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Southport Antique Mall welcomes June’s new booths:
Bette Brewer #709 and #253
Steve Shepard #700
Ken Pote #245
Betsy Grady #502
Marshall Gioscio #516
John & Jane Albright #129
Antique shopping is not just a spectator sport, but rather you can find items to ignite your creativity. Can’t find the perfect end table? You can find pieces to enhance and modify what you currently own or combine two vintage items from the Southport Antique Mall to create a unique piece that reflects you and your style. You can both find items you can reinvent or find repurposed items already made that will still add distinction to your home without all the work.
An excellent example of this can be found in booth 116, where Southport Antique Mall’s own Janice Siler took an old piano bench, removed the hinged top, repainted, and topped it with a piece of oval glass to create her own shadow box end table! What used to be the storage area of the piano bench is now visible under the glass and would be a great place to display collectibles or anything that fits with your home décor. It is a perfect example of what a little ingenuity, tools, and antiques can accomplish!
In honor of our nation’s birthday, our shopping guide of the month highlights Americana. When most people think of Americana flags, stars, stripes, and patriotism come to mind. And we certainly have a lot of those items here at the Southport Antique Mall for all of your Americana décor needs.
Remember, Americana is also great for special decorative occasions like July 4th or Labor Day. It’s an easy, fun and unexpected way to add pizazz and history to your gathering. Integrating a few antique or vintage flags and a simple striped pillow can really theme a party! And those decorations are just as easy to store as Christmas decorations. Changing up the accessories in your home to coordinate with special occasions or even months is a simple way to reinvent your home on a regular basis with little effort, but a lot of impact.
Our featured dealer of July is Nina Bohnert!!! Nina has been a dealer here at Southport for four years. Nina’s booth is the perfect place for finding living space accessories. Next time you stop in the Southport Antique Mall be sure and visit her two booths 103 and 135.
We asked Nina a few questions so you can get to know her better.
What is your favorite item to collect?
My favorite item to collect is beautiful glassware and marked porcelain.
What types of items can customers expect to find in your booth?
Items in booth are clean, good prices, and I buy antiques when available.
How many years have you been dealing in antiques?
I've been dealing in antiques for over 18 yrs.
How did you get interested in antiques and antiquing?
My sister started collecting and I became interested and I have loved it.
What is your best antiquing tip for customers?
My best antiquing tip for customers: Buy sturdy, good condition and of course "eye" appeal when buying furniture. Look for quality pieces in glassware and porcelain with no chips or imperfections.
Would you like to be the featured dealer next month? Just send us an e-mail and we will add you to our list.
Miss Geri Bell
Favorite word: Thankful
Favorite spot in the mall: Section 1
Years at Southport Antique Mall: 14 years this Fall
Best antiquing tip: Start your search at the Southport Antique Mall.
Favorite things about working at SAM: There is laughter every day. I love the interaction with our many longtime customers, new customers, dealers and the friends I work with.
Funniest work experience: There are many, but one of the funniest is that Jim and Jane never remembered hiring me. They say I just showed up and started telling everyone what to do.
We asked Geri’s Co-workers to pick one word that best described Geri here are a few of their answers: Kay and Max: Elegant, Suzy: Classy, Janice: One word? I can’t think of just one word she’s just a wonderful person.
Hello everyone! As you might have guessed, the Southport Antique Mall is beginning a newsletter in order for us to better connect with our dealers and our customers. It is set to launch at the end of this month, so keep an eye out! We are excited to get started! If you have any ideas or would like to see something specific in the newsletter, feel free to contact us!