ABOUT US - DEALERS & VENDORS

Background:

My name is Tonia North, I have been an an antique dealer for over 15 years. My postcards business was named "A Memory In Time" and in February of 2017, I took over what was once Dovetail Antiques from the owner whom has since retired. The previous owner, Debbie Haggaii has kept the name and will now focus on shows and Estate Sales. You can follow her on the Dovetail Antiques Facebook page.

Myself, a dealer and two consignors remained with North Star Antiques and are still working with us. We also have four new dealers.

OUR DEALERS

Tonia North

- (Owner) I was with Dovetail Antiques for more than 10 years. As mentioned above, I specialize in vintage postcards but I buy and sell almost anything from furniture to collectibles. I also am the primary dealer that sells online. I can help you with appraisal information and give you advice as to the best way to sell your goods.

In addition to the above, we have 5 new Dealers:

Karin Jelsma

whom is best known for her fabulous things at her home on Burroughs (House #8) Christmas Through Lowell. Karin has become widely known for her fun and affordable vintage jewelry. She is also quite skilled at finding uniques from primitives to shabby chic and fun furniture pieces.

Terry McBurney

whom specializes in all things fishing related and Coleman lanterns. He writes for Woods and Waters and does the Allegan show and numerous others around Michigan. Terry can most commonly be found at the store on Wednesdays and one Saturday a month. If you have a collection you want appraised you can call the store for details at 616-897-0898.

Cindy Louwsma

Joined our team in September of 2018 and her booth is already turning heads. She loves to repurpose and create the fun and quirky things. You'll spot her booth right away if you see a skeleton or FUNky piece. She is VERY eclectic. Cindy has books, old cameras, Shabby Chic, one of a kind pictures, and painted furniture to name just a few things. Cindy likes to change it up weekly!

Star Palasek

has been in the business for 15 years and has also been at Changing times. She loves to upcycle and repurpose. She loves shabby chic, fun vintage, barn wood, stars, farm furniture and glassware.

Wally Jung

aka Postcard Wally is one the largest postcard dealer in Michigan. Known for organizing shows all around Michigan and traveling through the Midwest, Wally is always up for a good collection! Wally has over 10,000 postcards with us (the store has over 30,000) and brings in new inventory every month! Wally's inventory here includes Michigan (including Real photos), Ships, topicals, and holidays including Halloween! He also has approximately 15 boxes of Dollar postcards. Don't worry, we keep a desk nearby so you can spend time hunting comfortably.

Mary Smith

has a background selling for over 8 years at Changing Times in Grand Rapids. Having recently moved to Saranac, she wanted a closer venue! Mary has customers woo'ing over her door and bed benches and chairs. But she is skilled at finding old pieces and giving them new life. She mixes her booth up with a fun eclectic mix of stuff from fabric pillows to garden decor.

Donna Dykehouse

Now in her 80's, Donna has been selling here for nearly 10 years. She brings a fun aray of vintage items from Pyrex to tea cups, knives and purses. Donna adds a great flavor of items to our shop.

Tim Smith

is our "Bottle guy". He has a variety of cool Beer / Brewery related bottles & collectibles as well as collectible Ball jars and milk bottles. You'll also find some fun 'guy things' in his showcase like collectible pins, tins and maybe even a military piece once in a while.

Steve Elvy

brings us a great variety of Military and ship nautical related pieces. He loves Great Lakes Ships and Navy items, but he will also bring in some fun local collectibles on occasion.

Dale Spitler

has sold down at Allegan and has a fabulous gift of fixing and repurposing all kinds of things. He loves to make barn doors, Bars and cabinets to name just a few things! But he's growing a following that love his unique mirrors and shelves too!

Vendors Booths and Showcases will be available on a temporary basis. Because we are a smaller store, we feel that our dealers and customers will benefit most by rotating the inventory as best we can. For this reason, we will be renting most of our showcases and extra rooms on a more temporary basis. This could be a daily special event, only a week, or for a whole month. These vendors will be bringing in wonderful items from either their own estate or they are dealers or collectors downsizing inventory. Either way, they are motivated sellers.

Vendors will be limited to 1 months use per showcase or room. They are allowed to renew a showcase (So a total of 2 months per vendor per showcase) one time, as long as inventory rotates completely. In addition to their rent, Vendors are also subject to additional advertising fees of up to 10%. (NOTE: But if you have something we are interested in, we are not afraid to barter.)