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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.

Website URL: http://www.neworleansantiquing.com Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Orleans is a menagerie of cultural experiences, fine dining, scenic wonders and of course great shopping! So we understand that you'll want to maximize your time and experience a little bit of it all. If this sounds like you, then our half day shopping trips are tailor-made just for you. Macon has carefully 'shopped' each antiques store and her bulging notebook lists and cross references each shop's specialties in order to provide you with the most time-efficient tour possible.

All you need to do is let her know what you'd like to shop for and the adventure begins. With transportation provided, you'll be off on an adventure weaving you through the famed New Orleans Vieux Carré, the burgeoning specialty shops of Magazine Street, or the warehouses and auction houses known by few.

Whether you are a casual shopper, a designer or a serious collector, your shopping time in New Orleans will be maximized.

New Orleans is a city like no other, it's all here - the food, the music, the sights, the history and ah yes the shopping! The city's famed Vieux Carré (French Quarter) has long been known for its wealth of antiques, but has undergone a rebirth since Katrina. There is a fresh spirit which is reflected in available inventories--old world meets new.

In outlying areas, hosts of new specialty shops, galleries and dealers are infusing a revised version of the Modern style. People are finding it refreshing to fuse elements of historicity with a vintage and contemporary feel. One might call this look "MODERN-IQUE™" to quote Julia Edelman , ASID designer, of Chicago.

Macon Riddle and Let's Go Antiquing! can guide you in your quest to claim a bit of the past for yourself and in doing so, help you to appreciate the long colorful history which has made New Orleans one of the most unique cities of the world. She knows the unique sources for everyone from the collector of fine antiques to the shopper who wants an overview of the classic, contemporary finds. Macon knows the dealers, auction  houses,warehouses, salvage yards and out of the way sources for art, antiques and collectibles in the city; and she stays in touch with them on the status of their inventory and new arrivals.

All you need to do is let her know what you'd like to shop for and the adventure begins. With transportation provided, you'll be off on an adventure weaving you through the famed New Orleans Vieux Carré, the burgeoning specialty shops of Magazine Street, or the warehouses and auction houses known by few.

Whether you are a casual shopper, a designer or a serious collector, your shopping time in New Orleans will be maximized.

Let's Go Antiquing! offers comprehensive locating services for individuals and designers alike. 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.

As William Schemmel of Art and Antiques says, "Whether you're looking for French furniture, Art Deco, pottery, 17th-through 19th-century Louisiana pieces, Native American art, dolls, clocks, jewelry, rare books, Asian art, old Paris porcelain, pearl-handled knives, dessert sets, majolica or the best places to find McCoy, Roseville and Hull pottery, she'll know just the place to find it."

Simply tell us what you are looking for and we can research it, send photographs, make the purchase, and even have your selection professionally packaged, shipped, and insured. Let's Go Antiquing! can also locate artisans, craftsman, and conservators qualified in the historical restoration of paintings, gildings, frames, linens, and textiles.

 

Let's Go Antiquing! offers complete Personal Shopper services for those with limited time or who would just prefer to skip hassel of shopping trips. Whether your shopping for your home, your business or gifts, Macon Riddle will work within your style and budget to help you find the exceptional, not the mass produced, while saving you both time and money!

What distinguishes Macon Riddle from all of the other personal shoppers in New Orleans is her expertise, experience and contacts. She has carefully 'shopped' each antiques store and her bulging notebook lists and cross references each shop's specialties. She doesn't just know what's in the shops - she keeps abreast of the darkened annexes and locked warehouses, too. She knows what's being stored up on that hidden third-floor corridor where nobody ever goes.

SHOPPING FOR YOU
• Consultation to determine your style and budget
• Carefully edited selections with digital images
• Notification of close-outs and sales
• Advance notice of new arrivals, auctions and estate sales

SHOPPING FOR GIFTS
• Consultation to determine your preferences and budget
• Carefully edited gift suggestions with digital images
• Birthday, anniversary & special occasion reminders
• Custom gift wrapping, card enclosure & shipping

Simply call or email to make an appointment or to find out more about our services:
phone: 504-899-3027 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.