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Amy S. Blanks
Kerrville Texas

I live in the Texas Hill Country with my cute husband, Tim, and our Australian Shepard baby, Earl Bucket Blanks, aka. Bucket. My mother and grandmother loved to �antique" together. I grew up surrounded by, caring for and shopping for antiques. Their searches often included my sister, Kat and me. Together we explored dusty old barns, dark stale warehouses, and spider web covered basements. During my teen years, my dad moved us to Saudi Arabia. Getting up before dawn, armed with flashlights, mom led me to �thieves markets� of London. The remainder of the day we went in and out of antique shops and auctions with an occasional trip to the Silver Vaults. While in Saudi, dressed in long loose tops slung on over our American jeans and T's, mom haggled with ancient sun baked men in the souqs. Our collection expanded to include camel saddles, hand woven tapestries, Persian rugs, ancient coffee services, and Bedouin jewelry. Mom taught me about Sterling vs. silver plate, Mission, Hull, Fiesta, Victoria furn
March 12, 2011