Summer Update

 It has been brought to our attention that a blog is meant to be updated periodically. Apologies for being out of touch, but perhaps if you saw us in Chicago, New York, or Grosse Pointe, you may realize we've been busy. So here's a brief rundown of what we've been up to over the past couple months:


We began in Chicago the last week of April. The Merchandise Mart asembled one of their largest listings of dealers yet. There were many familiar names as well as some very good new faces.

From Chicago, it was direct to New York the following week for the AADLA Spring Show at the Park Avenue Armory. In keeping with the "Spring" theme, bright booth colors were the order of the day.

Of course, being the first weekend in May, we were forced to answer repeated questions pertaining to why we were in New York instead of at the Kentucky Derby. In spite of missing the Derby, the show did prove worthwhile. Only in its second year, an interesting array of art and antiques were on offer and the attendance was increased from the inaugural year.

There were a few weeks of respite before our most recent show in Grosse Pointe.

It was a big weekend in Detroit. The Yankees and Red Hot Chili Peppers were in town. The Detroit Grand Prix was taking place for the first time since 2008. And, not least, the antique show was happening.

Stay tuned for upcoming adventures in Newport and Nantucket....

Today's Woman Writes Up Lori Thompson Finke

Check out February's edition of Today's Woman for a very nice article on the multi-talented and beautiful Lori Thompson Finke.  The article focuses on Lori's skills as a lighting designer. The benefits of expert lighting design are too often overlooked and can make the difference between an ordinary space and a spectacular one. In addition to her talents in the field of lighting, Lori is also an interior designer, an antique dealer, and a terrific mom. If you're interested in utilizing her in any of these capacities (aside from mothering--she already has her hands full there), give us a call.

February 02, 2012 by Mark Finke