Generations of family treasures for the discerning collector
About Curated Curios and Antiques by Joan
Our Service PledgeIf you're not delighted, we're not delighted. And we want everyone to be delighted!
My mother Joan taught me the old-fashioned ethics of treating everybody with fairness and friendliness, know your stuff, admit it when you don't know, laugh a lot, say you're sorry when you make a mistake, be grateful for the good things in life and share that gratitude.
That's our service pledge, plain and simple.
About UsWelcome to Curated Curios and Antiques by Joan
My name is Anam Cara - nice to meet you!
Joan was my mother.
My childhood weekends of the 1960's were spent traipsing up and down the mid-Atlantic coast and hills at auctions, antique shows and estate sales with Joan as she bought and sold. She had a discerning eye, always putting aside the finest pieces for addition to our ever-increasing, multi-generation family collection; and for the business she planned to open: Antiques of Distinction.
A series of setbacks ended the dream of her shop before it could be realized. The extensive collections passed to me, her only child, thirty years ago.
In the years since, I've continued to collect, and to occasionally show and sell.
Now that I have a little time to indulge my passion, I'm here on Ruby Lane, realizing my mother's dream of bringing her curated curios and Antiques of Distinction to discerning collectors. I hope she'd be proud.
Please enjoy Joan's and my little shop and I love to "talk shop", so please contact me with any questions! If you'd like to be the first to know when we list new items, subscribe by clicking the "Favorite Shop" box!