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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

In New Brunswick, IT WAS SO COLD….



That Cathy Consentino asked me to hold the phone, because there was a knock at her front door. It was snowman asking if he could sleep on her couch. Well, actually, I held while she lit her wood stove. She told me “we’re in the middle of a blizzard up here”. With twelve inches of snow already on the ground and plenty more on the way, you can be sure she’s looking forward to heading south for Antiques at Music Valley. She said it will take about three days to get from her home in Timber River, New Brunswick, Canada to Nashville, Tennessee. We’re looking forward to her arrival and we can’t wait to see what she brings. Cathy’s known for her great country furniture, quilts, hooked rugs, textiles and especially for her love of color. She specializes in antiques that have been made by hand and reflect “the time and pride that went into making them”.
Having been a full time dealer since 1982, she weathered the highs and lows of the economy and she’s enthusiastic about the current state of the antiques market. “Attitudes have changed in the U.S. People are excited about buying antiques again”. She was nice enough to send a few photos of items she’ll be bringing to Nashville so, we’ll have to forgive her for being the Patriots fan that she is.

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