I 'm a second
generation antique dealer. My parents, Richard and Norma Bury, ran their
business, Bury Farm Antiques, for over 50 years from our home in rural
Madison County NY. At that time, a day of antiquing would take you on a
wonderful gallivant into the country side. As a girl I couldn't wait to
help my Mom unpack her treasures from her latest buying trip or
auction. Mom and Dad's customers were often dealers from other parts of
the country "picking" the area. Many of them returning year after year
becoming fond friends of my parents. Their visits often ended at the
kitchen table over a bowl of home made soup. The conversations were
always lively with talk of the latest finds, researching an attribution
for a recently discovered portrait or the latest news in the Maine
Antique Digest. Some of my earliest memories are of these visits with a
most interesting group of people who are now some of the most respected
dealers in country.
I started my business in
Cazenovia in 1981 after studying fashion design at Cazenovia College.
Then a summer in London with Syracuse University to study the history of
fashion. A great experience that helped me find my passion for vintage
clothing which I started buying when shopping the markets with my Mom. I
had a talent for restoration of textiles and vintage jewelry that
helped me make a profit on my "finds". Mom was willing to support my
efforts by giving me a space in one of her shop rooms. ........
a lifetime in the antique business I still love the wonderfully wacky
& passionate people who can't get enough of the thrill of the hunt,
the high of the the find and the art of the deal!