Fantasy Shopping for the Magazine Antiques

When The Magazine Antiques' web editor Carolyn Kelly asked me to select my favorite things at Chicago's Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair this weekend, my first thought was "how fun!" But when it came down to it, I realized I needed a strategy: do I choose an object because it is "important" and "best example of its kind" or because it appeals to me personally.

In the end, I decided to pursue an altogether different path, which I hope you'll find more interesting: objects which are beautiful as well as intriguing - whether in design, materials, or history.

Click here to view the slide show and let me know what you think - what you REALLY think.