I simply couldn’t resist giving you a peek into the fabulous Cincinnati Art and Antiques Festival today while preparing for my presentation tomorrow! I could show you hundreds of “Favorite Friday Finds” here but I will limit myself to one treasure trove! My first stop was at the exquisite booth, Katherine Denny Blair and Associates from Hammond, Louisiana…and did I ever find a ‘new twist for collectors’!
It is a little known fact that the first corkscrew was patented in England by the Reverend Samuel Henshall in 1795. Today the corkscrew is fast emerging as one of the most desirable antiques to collect. It is said by many antique dealers that an English gentleman would never touch the cork and these lovely examples below would bare out that interesting little tidbit!
And one of these delightful little antiques is going in Wells Greeley’s Christmas stocking…assuming that he continues to be a good boy until Christmas! Have a great weekend… I wish all of you could be here with me in Cincinnati for this beautiful antiques show!