We were able to find some really unique antique fixtures from the Mother of Pearl & Sons Trading store. My mom gave us the inside information on this store. She and my aunt have practically bought out their inventory for their homes. Their pieces are one of a kind so what they carry varies.
A friend of mine found Castle Antiques and brought me there to explore. What a great store! They were well organized and allowed us to wander at will. The person working in the store that day was very knowledgeable and able to answer a lot of the history and background questions we had on several pieces.
The Uniquities Consignment House has some of the greatest antiques and treasures I've ever been able to find. Their collection of furs is quite a thing to scroll through in and of itself. I've found some magnificent sterling silver pieces and Baccarat crystal to die for. I love browsing through their online catalogue and have had the pleasure of seeing several of their items up close and personal. My husband is scared to death whenever I go on their website on what I might find!
We've purchased a few pieces from Classic Furniture for my daughter's bedroom, including her big girl bed, a jewelry box and most recently, an armoire. Their reproduction furniture is very feminine and able to grow with my daughter. It's beauiful furniture that's durable and well made. I love it and so does my little girl.
My husband has High Performance Auto Detailing at his office once a month to work on his car and the cars of his executives. I'll take my car in on detailing day to be done as well. They make it convenient for my husband, since they're mobile and can work right in the parking lot. They've always done a great job for us.
I wanted to get my husband something really unusual for his birthday. I found the perfect item for him from Bid Kid Collectibles. They have the greatest selection of vintage and retro games and toys that we all grew up with. My husband dragged me to an AC/DC concert last year. What I found at Big Kid Collectibles was the action figures for Angus and some other guy from AC/DC. My husband couldn't believe it! He loved it! They now sit proudly in his study on a shelf that he had specially made for them.
Ambiance Arts & Antiques has some great estate pieces from time to time. I've been impressed by their jewelry, paintings and silver pieces. It's hit or miss with what they have. I've also learned that if you see something and think you may want it for your own, you need to claim it immediately. Their prices are competitive and fairly marked.
My brother loves all things having to do with Egypt, so when I discovered Nomi's Antiquities while surfing online one day, I was thrilled. My husband and I have gotten him several Egyptian textiles from Nomi's that he's been absolutely thrilled with. Nomi's is a reputable antiquities dealer of Middle Eastern art that checked out. We're very pleased to be able to give my brother a piece of ancient history; especially without having to spend a fortune.
I was so happy when a decorator friend of mine gave the name of A & 3m Filla Rugs & Antiques. Our antique rug in the master bedroom needed to be cleaned and repaired. I was very leery of having just anyone work on my rug as it's an antique I scored abroad. I felt a lot better after seeing Filla Rug's work firsthand. Their handcleaning and repair work was done meticulously. It took some time, but the time was well spent. My rug is gorgeous once more!
I have no idea how my husband did it, but he found the parts to fix my dad's old radio through Old Time Replications. My dad had an antique radio his father had given him when he was a kid and cherished it. My very smart husband did a lot of research and found Old Time Replications. He contacted them and found they could provide exact copies of what was needed to restore the radio. My dad was extremely touched when my husband presented him with the restored radio. I don't know how Old Time Replications was able to do it, but they worked magic for my family.