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What to do with superior quality antiques?

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 10:26 PM Comments comments (35)
     Over the years we've bought and sold a lot of different antiques and collectibles.  Some obviously take longer to sell than others, but all eventually sell.  However, there slowly accumulates a category of antiques that due to the uniqueness and/or the scarceness (read in here, value), that are very slow to sell.  A person purchasing such an antique needs to pass a  three-part criterion:  know about the antique, desire to acquire it, and have the means to afford it.   These criterions place the antique item described into a very, very niche!

     The next blog posting will let you know how we anticipate to place these unique and/or scarce items so that they will have an opportunity to become a part of someone's life.

A personal note ....

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (33)

Our ground-stone Annis had a routine mammogram a couple of months ago, and sure enough, a suspicious formation.  Cutting to the chase, she opted to accelerate the sometimes long and tedious task of discovery, identification and multiple opinions, and have a mastectomy.   The malignant cancer was completely removed before it had an opportunity to spread to lymph nodes!


Some history ...

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 9:56 PM Comments comments (48)
Somewhat of a mis-sight on my part in not giving a little background on the Thompson Antique Center of Texas.  Several decades ago, the future doyenne of antiques in Houston, Carolyn Thompson, founded and established the "Carolyn Thompson's Antique Center of Texas", located on Old Katy Road near the 610-290 Hwys in close-in west Houston. Hailed as "Texas' Largest", there was little  arguability.  An instant success, it 
progressed merrily along it's way.    Eventually the city of Houston grew in population enough that highways 
needed to be enlarged and adjusted.  The Texas Dept of Transportation (TXDOT) deemed in it's wisdom that
the land on witch Carolyn's Center existed was needed for their use.   Fortunately, Carolyn Thompson's demise preceded the finality of the process.  Purchase by eminent domain forced the re-location of the "Antique Center".   Carolyn's son Phillip  (wife Rebecca) and daughter Kathy Zingergy negotiated a move about a mile north on Post Oak to the west end of Northwest Mall, located immediately west of 610 and between Hempstead Hwy and 18th st   Renamed the "Thompson's Antique Center of Texas", the "Antique Center" continues to grow in both dearer count and quality of merchandise offerings.  Get your act together and visit what's STILL the 
largest antique center in Texas, and perhaps this part of the country!

Amazing ... !

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 9:13 PM Comments comments (52)
     Wow!   How time flies 'when you're having a good time'!

      It's difficult to believe that it's been about six months since my last blog post.

     I'm going to try to be more diligent in the future.   Close to the first of a month now,
so that's how I'll set my internal reminder.  A lot's been happening, so I'm going to do some 
separate postings today so that the posts are more easily read and understood - a long post
tends to lose my interest, so I'll not burden your attention span!

Opening thoughts

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 4:28 PM Comments comments (38)
January of 2013, and the start of a website.

It'll be challenging to keep a regular and committed blog that will be interesting enough to 
gain your attention and still entice you to return.  I'll give it a try by keeping the followers
abreast of what's happening as it's happening.   Not to mire you in details, but to create
the desire to log in again so you don't miss something.  

Notice of new adventures, how they progress, how they succeed or fail, and of course
the 'special offers' available only to the blog followers.