Vintage Textiles

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Kate Middleton Dress Sells for over $125,000

A dress worn by Prince William’s fiancee Kate Middleton at a university fashion show in 2002, which reportedly sparked the royal’s interest in his bride-to-be, fetched $105,000. Including commission, the see-through mesh slip dress designed by Charlotte Todd sold for 78,000 pounds ($126,000). It had been expected to sell for 8,000-10,000 pounds. “I am...

American Indian artifacts hoard up for auction

I just got an Antique Trader auction alert from ProxiBid and Iron Horse Auctions this morning. Of course I had to go check out what was available in this online sale. (Iron Horse Auctions is AuctionZip auctioneer #8405.) (I just love online auction catalogs, don’t you?! They make antiques and collectibles around the world...

Indy Ad Show experiences another ownership change

INDIANAPOLIS — Bruce and Donna Weir have assumed full responsibility of the Indy Ad Show from partners Doug and Sandra Moore. The Indy Antique Advertising Show is held twice each year at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds. Run by B&D Promotions, the event has a loyal following of both customers and dealers, as vintage advertising is...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Cash ‘n’ Cari ‘repurposing’ HGTV

In early 2010, TV talent scouts were looking for a female estate liquidator for a reality television show. One of those executives happened to land on Cari Cucksey’s website, called her, and the rest, shall we say, is Her-story… Soon to follow, producers came to Michigan and filmed 12 hours of Cari and her...

Antiques Roadshow Announces Six New 2011 Tour Cities

This summer, Antiques Roadshow will once again crisscross the country in search of new treasures for Season 16 of PBS’s most watched show.The 2011 Tour stops are: Eugene, Ore. …………. June 4, 2011El Paso, Texas ……….. June 18, 2011Minneapolis, Minn. ….. July 9, 2011Tulsa, Okla.  ………….   July 23, 2011Atlanta, Ga.……………. Aug. 6, 2011Pittsburgh, Pa. ……….. Aug....