Colleen and Erin will let you in on their favorite antique spots in the area (you don't want to miss this if you've heard anything about how skilled these two are at scoring great finds) and will address all of the "faux" antiques in the catalogs right now. Then, they'll hunt for the real thing as they walk through the Market, pointing out what items they think are the best finds of the day and why.
To make my point about the prevalence of "faux" these days, I took a little browse online this morning at some of the more popular catalogs. I won't name amy names, but you can probably gather who I'm talking about.
|"Like trunks that have traveled the globe" says the website - $1300|
|A funky but still mass produced wingback chair - $1700|
|Yours for the bargain price of $995 - real or another faux?|
A collection of vintage trunks from Daffodils Vintage Home and Garden
|A one-of-a-kind Chairloom creation on an antique chair|
Hand made factory cart by D4 Architectural Salvage
As I've said before in a prior post, the sellers at Clover are artisans and small business owners who are making a living selling and celebrating the unique and handmade. The Market gives you a place to buy the real thing, a way to support these local entrepreneurs, and a means to have something really special in your own home...and hopefully have a whole lot of fun doing it! Hope to see you there Sunday - we'll have a full parking lot filled with treasure.
Finally, for more on the topic of the real thing, check out this great video from one of my fave designers Nate Berkus who visits the Brooklyn Flea. I saw Clover seller Olde Good Things in the video and MANY similar items to what you can find right here in the Philly 'burbs at Clover.