Monday, July 21, 2008
Antiques Roadshow in Chattanooga, TN
This past weekend we were blessed with the opportunity to attend the Antiques Roadshow during it's stop in Chattanooga, TN. It was so much fun! Lots of standing and waiting, though.
I went with my sister-in-law and we each were allowed to take 2 items. She took her step-dad's 1952 Martin guitar. She also took a Japanese doll that her brother (my husband Eddie) sent to her when he was in the Navy in Vietnam. He was in Hong Kong on R&R and bought this doll and sent it to her. The appraiser said that alot of servicemen brought these dolls back after the conflict, so they are not very collectible. So, it turns out that it's really only as sentimental value to us. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it, but I plan to take one soon, since I'm going to scrapbook this adventure.
I took a porcelain teapot that was Eddie's aunt's wedding pattern when she was married in the 1940's. Alot of those were made after WWII, so they are not very collectible either and only worth sentimental value. The other thing that I took is an antique folk art walking stick/cane that my maternal great-grandmother carved in the late 1800's. It's over 100 years old. I was pleasantly surprised at it's value.
I've posted here the pictures of us as well as the cane and the doll that my SIL took. I'm sad because I thought she was holding the doll up and she is not holding it up in the picture, so you can't really see what it looks like.
By the way, I'm the one holding the cane. You can also see the wagon that we used to hold all of our items. And I'm really sore today, that wagon was heavy, but I'm so glad we had it because we never would have made it through the day without it.