Published on February 19, 2012
Today is the first in a new series here on Tandem Antiques blog.
The idea is to look at something in our inventory, and discuss why it’s in our inventory – what is good, interesting, unusual and valuable about it. Why we love it — because most of the things we buy and sell are chosen because we love them!
So, read on! All kinds of fascinating information coming your way. With pictures, of course.
This is an early 20th century advertising sign for a minstrel show, hand-painted on paper. It came out of a bunch of papers and…READ MORE
Published on February 2, 2012
Sometimes, when you’re close to something for a long time, you stop really seeing it. Do you know what I mean?
(from letterpress on etsy)
14 years ago Steven and I named our business Tandem Antiques. The idea was all about us working together, using the strengths, talents and pedaling abilities of each of us to keep the thing moving forward. A charming and apt metaphor, then and now.
But familiarity breeds…if not contempt, invisibility. So as I created my Survey for Designers and other customers, and began to articulate my desire to become a more valuable resource…READ MORE
Published on January 30, 2012
Hi there! I’ve been doing a bunch of thinking lately. Thinking about business in general and about business in our Hudson shop and about plans for the High Point Market show in April. Lots of thinking. (cue ominous music.)
There is a relationship between antiques/vintage sellers like Steve and I and the decorators, designers and retailers that we serve. You guys (you designers, decorators, retailers) are a huge and important part of our clientele, and I personally want to do this relationship better.
I’ve created a short survey because I want to learn more about where you’re coming from.…READ MORE