Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Holly Lane Antiques At The Topsfield Antiques Market

Holly Lane Antiques began its summer round of East Coast Antiques Shows at the Topsfield Antiques Market in Topsfield Massachusetts Memorial Day weekend.

A large collection of Early English White Ironstone was the main feature in our booth. Many special pieces recently purchased at the White Ironstone China Association convention were included in this collection.

Early transferware pieces especially in blue and white are always a favorite among buyers.

Quilts, Lovely English Table Linens, Vintage Silver and Glass, Tole Trays and Furniture completed our booth.

As always we included a selection of our vast collection of Antique Haviland Limoges China along with other very special antique china pieces.

The weather was typical New England with the temperature ranging from 90 one day to 60 the next combined with a Sunday afternoon thunder shower that had all of us dealers scampering to pull everything back into our tents.

Our next show will be the new SoWa Antiques Market which continues every Sunday through October. This market is located in an old trolley barn in Boston's SoWa Arts district of the South End. Holly Lane Antiques is scheduled to be there May 31 and June 14 and then later in the summer. For directions to the SoWa Antiques Market please visit this website www.sowaantiques.com

We would love to meet our internet followers. If you are in the area of our shows please stop by our booth.

If not - remember that many of the items you see pictured are available on line.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

White! White! White!

Holly Lane Antiques spent last weekend at the WICA ( White Ironstone China Association ) convention in Chautaugua New York. We loved every minute spent surrounded with wonderful Antique White Ironstone and all the nice people who are also addicted to it. We purchased many special pieces of Early English White Ironstone at the auction and sale. Some of these will become part of our private collection but many of them will be available beginning today at our Antique Arts store - http://www.antiquearts.com/13609/InventoryPage/1954821/1.html.

Our purchases include teapots such as this Lion's Head Shape by John Edwards

and this Walled Octagon Shape by Jacob Furnival

We also purchased many pitchers and ewers in a variety of sizes. We are especially fond of pitchers and ewers. This Vintage Shape By E Challinor features embossed vines and grapes.

The Scalloped Decagon by Davenport has a wonderful classic shape.

As does this Grape Octagon Shape ewer. These classic lines are a favorite among the traditionalists.

I continue to favor those with floral embossing such as this Fuschia Shape ewer by Meakin.

One of my favorites from the convention is this brush box in the Pear Shape by Henry Alcock. The finial is most special!

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