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March 9, 2013

Experts to lecture at Federated Guild Antique Show

MOULTRIE — Moultrie Federated Guild will be showcasing new dealers at its 56th Annual Antique Show at Moultrie Technical College on March 15 and 16.

Jennifer Davis, owner of Purdy’s Antiques, located in Oakfield, Ga., is an interior designer. She has perfected the balance between residential and commercial design, according to a press release from the Guild. She imports fine French and English antiques from Europe and hand-selects American antiques. She also specializes in custom building heirloom quality furniture. Purdy’s Antiques boasts one of the largest assortments of Asian pottery in South Georgia.

“Vessels imported from Vietnam and China that are of the best quality and will add interest to your home, garden or pool,” added Judy Stringfellow, co-chair of the antique show.

Davis will be lecturing on Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m., on “The Value of Antiques in a Modern World.”

Patty Dunn with Terra Cotta is located in Omega, Ga.

“This quaint little garden shop is known for its collection of eclectic garden art,” said Stringfellow.

She will be displaying whimsical garden art, symphonic chimes, handmade birdhouses, feeders, ornamental concrete and garden iron, Vietnamese and terra cotta pottery, along with a wide selection of live plants for indoor and outdoor: hanging baskets, flats of annuals and perennials, including a huge collection of succulents.

She will conduct a workshop on “Fairy Gardens” Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m.

Jamie Nutter with Making A Nutter Memory, fine custom made children’s wear, is located in Birmingham, Ala. A little over 20 years ago, her mother started sewing heirloom dresses for each of her children.

“They always had the best looking pageant, Christmas, and Easter dresses around town,” added Stringfellow.

As more and more people saw what she designed and created, she was overwhelmed with orders. She decided to invest in her own business and this small business grew into a thriving shop that sells heirloom dresses around the world. Every individual piece is still designed and created, one stitch at a time. All dresses are made from the finest cotton-poly batiste fabric and fine cotton lace. She and her mother will have dress and play clothes for boys and girls, including slips and day gowns.

“This is their fourth year to share beautiful pieces of art,” said Stringfellow.

Savannah Antique Jewelry, located in Savannah, Ga., is owned and operated by Melissa Burkholder.

“If you love antique jewelry, you will absolutely adore Savannah Antique Jewelry. Exquisite and unique jewelry is created using antique brooches and other vintage finery. Each piece is magnificently designed and will be noticed for its beauty, yet, is amazingly affordable,” said Stringfellow.

She has the largest inventory of antique and estate jewelry in the region and her booth will feature a large assortment of antique jewelry along with cultured and freshwater pearls.

Ken Robertson, representing Paul Baron Company in Stone Mountain, Ga., will be offering crystal repair on-site at the show. Since 1946, Paul Baron Company has offered all types of art restoration for clients in the Atlanta area and the Southeastern United States — art restoration including crystal, porcelain, oil paintings and chandeliers. He can repair chipped and broken crystal by resurfacing and polishing and he can reassemble porcelain figurines and replace missing pieces. He also relines and repairs oil paintings and cleans, repairs, rewires and installs chandeliers.

Ronnie Barrett of Flowers by Barrett will also give a floral demonstration, “Floral and Color Forecast for 2013-2014.”

The show this year will be host to more than 20 dealers including J. Sheldon Metcalf Antiques, Molly’s Antiques and Fine Collectibles, Wilton House Antiques, P. S. Antiques, All That Shines, Sid’s Antiques and Gifts, D& D Antiques, The Gliding Goat, Connie Walker Antiques, Bella Maison Antiques and Rugs, Forget-Me-Not Antiques, Randy Gibbs Original Art, Bob Howell’s Woodshed Carving, Flowers by Barrett and Jill Stringfellow Restoration Service.

“We have something for everyone. Children’s clothes, plants, silver, jewelry, pottery, cut-glass, porcelain, art and furniture,” said Stringfellow.

A preview dinner held at the home of DeAnna and Gregg Isaacs will kick off the 56th Annual Antique Show on Thursday evening. After a gourmet meal, patrons will enjoy dessert at Moultrie Technical College. This event will give them a chance to view and purchase unique pieces of antiques and art before the opening of the show on Friday morning.

The Tea Room at Moultrie Technical College will be serving lunches, homemade cakes and beverages on Friday and Saturday. On Friday night a lasagna supper will be available.

Tickets may be purchased at Sid’s Antiques and Gifts or from any member of the Moultrie Federated Guild.

“Moultrie Federated Guild is community service organization. A ticket purchase is an investment in our community, said Stringfellow.


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