Abilene's landmark antique shop is a destination event for shoppers who know where to find the best! Consignors from across Texas have determined that the abilities of B J Naranjo-Smith, as an appraiser and consignment shop owner, equate to higher values for their consigned items. The success of this business is attributed to her love and vision for all things old, or just slightly used. Her comment "I play in Grandma's attic everyday" is always accompanied by a knowledgeable dissertation on her latest acquisitions. The computer, and the many paid sites that she uses for daily research, give her an exceptional product knowledge. Huge estates in the past few months have been brought, in their entirety, from Houston and Mexia. If the owner of fine items cannot have a sale in their home, the estate is welcome at Antique & Almost. Buyers come from Texas and neighboring states as the story of this great shop in Abilene spreads and continues to grow. Many items are also sold on Ebay obtainling higher values by offering them internationally. Constant research determines which items are, or are not, good for on line sales.
Items include prints and paintings, Oriental rugs, art glass including Tiffany, Loetz and Stevens and Williams, 18th and 19th Century furniture; fine jewelry; lamps; clocks; chandeliers; china, including Lenox; Castleton; Bing & Grondahl; Haviland; crystal: Waterford, Baccarat, Tiffin, Fostoria, Fenton; leather bound books; linens; silverplate and sterling; French and American furniture; Dresden figurines; transferware in all colors; cut glass from small to large; Nippon; Bavaria; R S Prussia; framed French fans; American pottery including Rookwood, Van Briggle, Roseville, Hull and Hall. The price range is enormous, with items being as little as $5.00 to the most expensive, an 1806 American Bull's Eye mirror for $12,000.00.