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Macon Riddle

Owner of Let's Go Antiquing! - a native of Virginia and long-time resident of New Orleans with a lifelong passion for history and antiques. She knows the unique resources for everyone from the collector of fine antiques to the shopper who wants an overview of decorative arts.

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Decorating with Antiques explains how some of the most talented interior designers approach a room and its contents.The first section of the book, shows how furniture, fabrics, and fittings from very different periods can be mixed successfully. The Rooms chapter illustrates how antiques can be used throughout your home.

Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Bulfinch; 1st edition (1999)
Language: English

Emyl Jenkins provides the first accessible, user-friendly source of information on Reproduction furniture: how, when, where, and by whom these beautiful pieces were made. Includes a directory of museums and restorations where Reproduction furniture can be seen, and a listing of cabinetmakers who are currently creating handmade Reproduction furniture. Illustrations.

Hardcover: 204 pages
Publisher: Crown; 1st edition (July 25, 1995)
Language: English

You've discovered Let's Go Antiquing!
One of New Orleans' many hidden treasures.

Macon Riddle, in the 1980's, turned her passion for history, antiques and the decorative arts into a consulting business, Let's Go Antiquing! Over the years as life styles for many have changed and the appreciation of modernism has evolved, Macon does as much shopping as antiquing. She says, "the beauty is in the mix."

New Orleans is a maze of shops and galleries. It is ever changing and not for the faint-hearted! Knowing of new shipments, art openings and new favorites on the market are all Macon's job.

Her advance work done, Riddle plunges in, guiding individuals through the labyrinth of shops. "The response has been continuous over the years. We get referrals from people who have been here," she says.

Clients have streamed in from well beyond the deep South. Whether one is looking for a specific piece or wants an overview of the riches here, time is saved and" a good time passed by all!"

Most opt for a half day or full day of exploration. Designers often need more time. Riddle usually works with one or two at a time, but she doesn't hesitate to take a mini bus on Magazine Street. "They are happy to let someone else take care of the parking.

Let's Go Antiquing has been featured in many major publications, including Fodor's Guide, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Southern Accents and House and Garden.

Your memorable shopping adventure begins after you first contact Let's Go Antiquing! to schedule an appointment. This enables Macon and her staff the time to plan your excursion and do the advance research and scouting necessary to locate the items of interest.

Macon Riddle has painstakingly catalogued, categorized, and cross-referenced every antiques dealer, auction house, warehouse, salvage yard, and out of the way source of fine art, antiques, and collectibles in the city; and she stays in constant touch with them on the status of their inventory and new arrivals.

When the day arrives, relax in knowing that you are with "the best antiques shopper in New Orleans" (Lisa Reuter / The Columbus Dispatch) and that everything has been preplanned. Transportation will be provided for you or your group and you will be picked up at your hotel. Let's Go Antiquing! can even handle lunch plans of your choosing. As Macon says, "A good eye, passion for the hunt and a sense of adventure will bring you great buys and great fun!"

Let's Go Antiquing! offers both half-day and full-day packages. A half-day tour last about 3 to 4 hours and a full day package is approximately from 9:30am to 5pm with lunch plans of your choosing. Please call (504) 899-3027 for rates and more information.

To make your shopping trip as productive as possible, Macon and her staff always carry measuring tapes, cameras, and even a black light to check for cracks in heirloom china. So don't worry, if you happen upon an exquisite armoire but you're not sure if it will fit in your living room or you would just like to take a few days to think about the purchase, Let's Go Antiquing! can send you back with an image and all the particulars.