Wednesday, December 8, 2010
So, What The Heck Is A Sniktaw????
That’s the first thing I wondered about the name of Jerry and Luan Watkins’ antiques business, Sniktaw Antiques, LLC, a.k.a. Sniktaw Trading Company. I’ve been around the antiques business for more years than I care to admit and I have a nodding acquaintance with most Native America Tribal Art so I wondered why I wasn’t familiar with this word. Hmmmm. Turns out it’s their last name spelled backwards… clever, creative, whimsical. That’s their style.
Jerry and Luan began collecting their eclectic mix of antiques in the early 80’s and by 1991 they had turned their passion into a business. They left their home in Houston, set up shop in Gurnee, Illinois, and have never looked back.
Luan has a great eye folk art. She stocks fascinating collections of hand carved cookie boards, sewing and textile items, handcrafted hearts of all kinds, amazing antique handmade toys and lots more. Jerry’s collection of fun, colorful and completely unique carnival and shooting gallery items will absolutely blow you away (pun intended). How cool would a colorful antique game wheel look hanging in your family room? Make sure you check out their booth at Jenkins Management’s Antiques at Music Valley Show, this Feb. 17-19. It’s sure to be a show stopper. And, if you want to see one of the best web sites in the antiques business go to www.sniktaw.com.