Sunday, July 31, 2011

Antiques Roadshow Recap

   Sorry it has taken me so long to report back about the Roadshow experience. 
I picked up a part time job waiting tables and a couple of shifts at the Wild Hare Beadery this week so I have been swamped with "other work."

   The Roadshow was a lot of fun and it was also a lot of waiting, about 2 1/2 hours.
We arrived at 9:30 and stood in one line then got into the area where you talk to the appraisers and had to stand in two separate lines. One for jewelry and one for "military and militia."

   The necklace I took wasn't of much value and the appraiser didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. I was hoping they would be able to tell me where it came from or at least what part of the country they thought it came from. He said it might be worth $100 depending on the market I sold it in. 
All that being said, I have decided to take the chain off and make it a beaded necklace to add some "oomph" to the piece. That would make it worth more too... but value doesn't matter because this piece is staying with me in and my jewelry collection ; )

   The whole experience was fun. There were some very interesting people and items at the show. Seeing the set and meeting the appraisers was really cool too. I keep pointing out which ones I met when Matt and I watch the shows that are airing on PBS right now.
After we returned to our hotel I learned that the highest appraisal for Antiques Roadshow was given at the Tulsa show. You can read more about it in the Tulsa World.

   I haven't shared the story of how we got the tickets to the show. Matt, my husband, is supposed to write about it on the blog I started for our wedding. So if you are interested in hearing it you might check our blog later today or this week.
UPDATE: August 10th, Matt finally wrote the story. It is awesome and it is on our personal blog... see links above!

This is me sporting my special piece for a Bella Vita event, you can kind of see it behind my hair. Photo by Abraham Savyong


  1. Thanks Max... you really throw me off with the name change ya know?
    Hey call me!

  2. Howdy! In response to your question about the class - YES! We are working on an online course right now, in addition to having two 'in person' classes twice a year! I'm so stoked about it all :)

    And did I mention how jealous I am of anyone who got to go to the Roadshow!?! SO cool that you guys got to go! :)

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