Welcome to Artiques
Thursday, December 18 2014 @ 11:35 PM EST

To all of my friends and family:

I have decided that it is time to close my beloved Artiques. It has been a wonderful 6 1/2 years full of challenges and successes. I have met so many wonderful people, reacquainted with a few dear classmates, a gained many new friends. I have learned so much, researching the beautiful and unusual treasures that people have brought me. And have shared the stories and memories surrounding many of these heirlooms.

A friend of mine, and former business owner, just told me that having your own business is like have a child that never grows up - you are always nurturing it, feeding it, worrying about it and devoting most of your life and finances to it. I love that analogy! How true... but I am afraid that I must now walk away. I want to thank all those people who helped make Artiques thrive and to my family who have all at one time or another had to take second place to my spoiled child called Artiques.

A special thank you to my dear, sweet husband, who stood by me, supported my dream and put many hours in delivering and picking up items and doing the tedious bookkeeping.

Officially Artiques will be closing it's doors for the last time on December 31, 2014 We will be having sales the whole month of December. So stop in and have one last cup of coffee with me!