Saturday, January 2, 2010

Flower Power!

Here at the world headquarters of the Dolly Johnson Antique and Art Show, in the middle of winter, we are thinking of flowers. When the show opens on Friday March 12 and Saturday March 13 in Fort Worth, the 2010 theme will be  Flower Power! 

Each of the 75 extraordinary exhibitors will bring at least one equally extraordinary antique with a floral twist. You can expect over 100 examples of the flower inspiring antiques and art of all eras and styles. At the Will Rogers Memorial Center, spring will have sprung.

Look for a small mid-century metal Italian purse. I fantasize that this little gem might have been bought at the NoneSuch Shop at the old Neiman Marcus on Fort Worth's Camp Bowie Blvd. West about 1966. Perhaps Twiggy had one like it. Anyone out there remember Twiggy?  

From European and American textiles to Native American jewelry and beadwork, expect blossoms to bloom in all directions. We'll even have fresh flowers and live plants for sale in the Mayfest Benefit Booth. More on Mayfest soon. Meanwhile, think flower power!


  1. Madelena sends best wishes for a great show and says it with flowers too

  2. Jan, so glad you got this blog going. I wish you much blessings with it and will add your link. Let me know if you have any questions. Blessings to you and your family, T

  3. Ann Casler-Fagre1/3/10, 6:00 PM

    So delightful to receive your email. Honestly, you were on my mind today and then you appeared. I am excited for you and the Dolly Johnson Antique and Art Show gig and am actually considering attending the event. March is a good time to leave West Glacier and head to more spring like places. Plus the venue sounds most appealing. Your In with the Old post made me really smile. I took a quick assessment around my home of some items with stories and history like the cast iron skillets that my grandmother prepared meals in, the china cabinet my piano teacher gifted to me in which she stored stacks of music, oriental carpet my grandfather got a deal on in Waukegan, four poster bed my grandmother, mother, sister Carol, Casey, Danielle, countless house guests and I have slept on, doilies, 1920's Sears and Roebuck oak rocker Dan and I found in N. California before Casey was born, Navaho horse blanket from Pueblo CO pre 1910 that hung over the banister at Winton Terrace, the refurbished Kirby vacuum, old cedar chest holding Dans vintage Norwegian sweaters...and there are others plus original items, like wedding presents, that will one day belong to my daughters.
    You are lucky. I am lucky. What a gift to realize it. Thank you, have a fulfilling and healthy 2010.
    Ann Casler Fagre, West Glacier, MT

  4. Hello Jan: Congrats on your new blog. I will be stopping by often to read your words and check out your photos. This is an unusal time for antique dealers what with the present economy. I am interested in your point of view. Sea Witch

  5. Jan,
    Great site! Great writing! Great pics! A whole world in one blog. If I am in the area, I will be there. If I know anyone in the area, I will send them there fo' sho!

    Amy Ukena, Bay Area, CA

  6. what a wonderful blog...I enjoyed meeting you at JJ's (I'm her next door neighbor)...she sent me your blog address...after reading it, I was so excited for you and the show...I know you'll have great success...hope to see you again in the near future...hugs, Fran

  7. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, may all your wishes come true!


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