Saturday, December 16, 2017

I'm Still Kicking

I will have the new website up in January. I have been so very busy with classes to become a certified appraiser. Taking classes online is wonderful but you have to be diligent in blocking the time everyday to get it done. I thought that I knew it all when it comes to antiques, I exaggerated a bit, but was quickly put in my place by the first class which was on furniture.

Check in on the blog or peek on the website My Granny's Attic Antiques .

I have some wonderful new inventory that is just itching to find a new home.

See you soon.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

2016 I am Glad You Are About Over, 2017 Makes Me Nervous

Howdy All,

It has been a pretty shit year and I had quite a few drafts of posts but not one that was finished so I decided to update all the antiques and collectibles folks that might read my blog.

First; my antique shopping website is still not up and running but I might be getting a bit closer to have it up and running. When we were cleaning up after a foot of water shot up through the basement floor drain in June, I came across more of the Inspiriter Figurines so please give me a call my number is on the website and I will get you hooked up.

Anywho, what a year! It has been filled with my father being ill then having a couple of falls. He is doing great now. One of my daughters was severely beaten by an ex boyfriend, husband was diagnosed with leukemia, he is also doing amazing now. The basement flooded and the camera showing a video of water blowing out of the drain in the laundry room was stolen by a temp worker from Labor Ready. She was dumb enough to pawn it in her name but the pawn shop deleted all the photos Minor illnesses popped up here and there but we all survived. In the midst of all the chaos I have managed to hit quite a few antique shops, thrift stores and various sales which means I have some new inventory for the shop.

With all the website issues I am going to be posting some items on Etsy and will put up a link when I get some goodies uploaded.

I just wanted to let anyone who reads this know that I am still around and will have some good vintage items up for sale soon.

If you want to read more details on the events of the year visit my other blog listed on the sidebar - Life In Suburbia.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

So Much Has Been Going On, A Brief Update

Howdy All,

It has been quite awhile since I have posted to the blog. Gosh, there has been so much going on lately I don't know where to start.

I think I had told y'all about my Q&A column for Discover Vintage America I am really having a great time writing the column and some of the questions that come in are amazing.

About the middle of last year I began going out to antique shops who advertise in the publication and doing on site appraisals. It has been a blast! I have also made appearances at several antique shows. The downside to this is that it has taken a lot of restraint to keep from making purchases wherever I go.

In March I will be in Grapevine, Texas at an antique show.

You can visit my new antique appraisal page Michelle Knows Antiques to see when and where I will be appearing and you can also get an appraisal online for a nominal fee.

If you would like for me to come to your location for an appraisal event please let us know. There is no cost for my appearance, unless I have to travel outside of the KC metro area.

Having on site appraisal events is a BIG customer draw, especially with the prices I charge, people come in for an appraisal and then spend time in your shop. It is also good for fund raising events, festivals and any other event where you need and want high attendance.

As you know, I have been around for quite a few years but you may not know that I still love what I do and spend a great deal of time researching market for trends and values. Finding an appraiser who you can trust is a difficult task and finding one with great people skills and good at what they do is almost impossible..... that's where I come in.

Drop me a note to say hi or better yet attend one of the events that I will be appearing at or have me come to your event.

Thanks to all,
Michelle aka Granny

Friday, February 07, 2014

50 Years Ago The Beatles Changed American Music and Changed Us

Granted, I was only 4-years-old the night The Beatles stepped on the stage for the first time on the Ed Sullivan show but I do remember watching that evening.

I became a Beatles fan on the spot. I was in love with Ringo and wanted to own every song they put out.

John Lennon's music has always touched me. He had such passion for peace and love. I still tear-up when I think that this beautiful man had his life cut short because of one sick person with a gun.

Eventually I did have all of their music and many wonderful Beatles memorabilia items. It was one of those "who knew" situations when my mom sold it all at a garage sale before me moved to Singapore.

I do still have a couple of albums and a few 45s left and I have always said that if my some chance I win the lottery I will get another Beatles lunch box and the nodder dolls.

Please enjoy my most recent article for on The Beatles.

Share with us your memories of the Beatles and whether or not you still have any of the early memorabilia.

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Holiday Season Can Be Painful for Many Reasons

For many the holidays are the best time of the year. They look forward to all the cooking, baking, family time and finally gift giving. Not me so much anymore. If I had my way we would just straight from October to January.

I see my family once a week a family dinner. When it comes to baking, well my family would rather that I didn't. I am not much of a shopper unless it is an antique shop or flea market.

Things weren't so bad until my mom passed away 4 years ago this coming January and that just seemed to have sucked a lot of joy out of Christmas. Mom loved Christmas. She loved everything about it. Some years ago my brother and his family quit coming up to spend Christmas with us and that took a toll on her but otherwise she was jolly and ho, ho, ho.

My recent article for was written in memory of my mom.

Christmas Memories of my Mom; Antique Dealer, Collector and Family Historian

I hope that you enjoy it.

Merry Christmas to All

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Looking For a Reasonably Priced Antique Appraisal?

All collectors of antiques, collectibles and other vintage wares are curious as to the value of their items.

Antique appraisals can get very expensive so one of the companies that I write for has made it possible to get a low cost personal appraisal on just about anything you can think of and I will be doing the appraisal.

It is a very simple process, just go to "Ask Michelle" on the Discover Vintage America Website, follow the simple instructions and within a week or less you will receive an email from me with all of the information you are requesting.

Since you and I are in direct email communication you can ask for additional information on your item, clarification on the information I have given you or anything else that comes to mind in regards to the item.

Here is my online video debut telling you how simple it is to get a low cost personal appraisal. Yep, this is me in the video. Enjoy!