Welcome once again to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'.
I've been chatting to antique dealer and good friend of mine, Claudia, from Wren & Rust, this week. I popped over to hers for a cuppa and she tested a few pieces of jewellery for me. Whilst there, I got thinking. I know a bit about antique jewellery but there is a hell of a lot that I don't know and I'm keen to learn, and I'm sure there are many of you out there in a similar position as me.
Claudia, however, is a fountain of knowledge because she lives and breathes antique jewellery and has her own business specialising in just that. With this in mind, I persuaded Claudia to do a little interview with me to not only help me learn a bit more, but to also help those budding antique jewellery collectors and dealers out there who might be seeking a few tips or words of advice, themselves.
So, as always, get that kettle on, make yourselves comfortable and let me hand you over to antique jewellery specialist, Claudia, of 'Wren & Rust'.
A very happy 'Blog Post Monday' to you all.
A few months ago I met a very interesting chap, a very knowledgable fellow who has become a trusted antique chum of mine. Whenever I have an antique related question, whether it be about the trade or an item I've found, I rarely ask anyone else. A chance meeting on Instagram has blossomed into a beautiful friendship. Everybody should have someone like this in their lives, so I've decided to share him with you!
So, as always, get that kettle on, grab a hold of your silvery bits and let me introduce you to, the man himself, Mr Howard Emmerson of Class Antiques...!
Welcome to another instalment of ‘Blog Post Monday’.
This week I received a couple of messages from people who had read my interviews with some of the industry legends. They both enquired about my background and suggested that I interview myself to give readers a bit of an insight into me and my life. And seeing as I was struggling for any other ideas, I thought, why not! If all else fails, write about yourself…right…?!
I’m not really one for being centre of attention and I always feel slightly awkward writing about myself, unless, of course, I'm poking fun. Defence mechanism…? Probably… Nevertheless, I've decided to give it a go.
So, as always, get that kettle on, take a step into my world and let me tell you, about me, writing about me, for you…
Welcome once again to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'!
This week, I was so very fortunate to chat to another industry legend. A legend whom some of you will recognise from popular BBC antiques shows such as Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It!. He is also among the best-known faces of the UK regional auction scene and is managing director of 'Dreweatts' - www.dreweatts.com. Without further ado, please put your hands together for this week's special guest, the one, the only, Mr Jonathan Pratt, ladies and gentlemen!
So, as always, get that kettle on, settle into your favourite chair and let's find out what Jonathan had to say about the world of antiques...
Welcome to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'!
If you follow my weekly blog you'll know that I've been interviewing some industry legends over the course of the past 12 months. You'll also know that 'Hoof Brocante' and 'The Bidding Room's', Adi Higham, was one of my early interviews.
Well, this week, just for a change and to try something a bit different, I decided to interview that same Adi Higham...again...! "Why?" you might ask... Well, there are many reasons, really. Firstly, as legends go, Adi is up there with some of the finest. Secondly, my first interview with him has proved to be quite a popular one. And, lastly, when I interviewed him back in November, I caught him at quite a busy time. He'd been filming for 'The Bidding Room', as well as travelling back and forth from France on buying trips, so he didn't have a great deal of time. But this time, my timings were perfect and Adi was on top form!
So, as always, get that kettle on, get those feet up and settle in for Adi Higham, 'Part Deux'...