Saturday, April 16, 2005

The 90 Minute Lunch Delay...The 90 Minute Education

FORT SUMNER, NM--I had 4 or 5 hours to kill in Fort Sumner yesterday. The Artist Ken Saville was doing a workshop and didn't need me until 5:00. I started off downtown looking for a place to eat, but found this antique store first. I spent an hour and a half inside.

I got a real education in antique restoration and the history of pre-1930 American furniture. Tracy Martz of Martz Antiques not only sells furniture, he loves it and lives it. And it is contagious. By the time I left his store my head was ringing with words like Federal, Empire, Hepplewhite, and pre-veneer vintage cherry. What an education.

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