Yesterday I mentioned one of my favorite vendors from the Trade Secrets show, and today I want to introduce you to another business owner I am always pleased to see there year after year. Debra Queen has been working in garden antiques and collectibles for 25 years, and Martha and I are always impressed by her unique and stylish pieces, most of which she refurbishes herself. A graphic designer and garden antique aficionado, Debra is a pro at spotting older pieces with potential. She favors small sculptural objects, cast-iron urns and tables, and other industrial pieces that she can brush, wax, and give new style and life. I loved exploring her collection at the show this year, and found quite a few pieces I wanted to take home with me.
Debra is a regular at the Trade Secrets show, as well the Concord Armory, near her hometown of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Her collection is available for view by appointment in South Dartmouth, MA, by calling 508-542-4868.