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The Original Miami Beach Antique Show 2015

We will be exhibiting at "The Original Miami Antique Show", booth 2807 from January 31st - February 4th! Please stop be for a visual feast for the eyes!
Unfortunately, the shop will be closed from the 27th of January until the 5th of February. Please feel free to email with any questions. Eliseabrams@verizon.net.
For more information about the show, click on this link.
http://www.originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com/
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The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, the world's largest indoor antique show with more than 800 established dealers from 22 different companies. No other show in the world can compare with this event in terms of quality of merchandise and the sheer variety of the items displayed on the show floor.

17th - 19th Century furniture, Paintings, American and European Silver, Objects of Virtue, Textiles and Rugs, Art Deco, Modernism, Porcelain, Art Glass, Bronze Sculptures, Antique Jewelry & Watches, Exquisite Time Pieces and so much more. This show truly has something for everyone. This show is a must see for novice and serious collectors, museum curators, gallery owners, interior designers and anyone with an interest in antiques and history. Many of the items on the show floor have amazing provenance which detail previous ownership by dignitaries, royalty and celebrities.

We will be at booth #2807 in the C Hall.

Edible Berkshires Potato Latkes

Elise Abrams was featured in the popular magazine, Edible Berkshires, for the Winter of 2013, with her delicious Potato Latkes recipe. Pictured on one of her gorgeous Royal Worcester Art Nouveau dinner plates from her extensive inventory at Elise Abrams Antiques, these are latkes that you won’t soon forget

Makes approximately 15 latkes, depending on size

1 ½ lbs Yukon Gold potatoes

¼ grated, small onion (Approximately 2tbs)

2 eggs, well beaten

1 tsp salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste

½ cup high-temperature vegetable oil, such as safflower or sunflower

 

Grate potatoes with a Julienne grater, if available. If not, use a coarse grater, hold potatoes lengthwise to create “shoe-strings” rather than short shreds. The goal is to have elongated pieces. It is easiest in a Cuisinart, if available.

Grate the onion and add to potatoes.

Place the grated potatoes and onion in a bowl and gently squeeze out excess liquid.

Mix in the beaten eggs, then add salt and pepper and mix well.

Meanwhile heat just enough oil to cover the bottom of a cast iron or other heavy pan on medium-high, almost until smoking, careful not to burn it.

Drop 1-2 heaping tablespoons of potato mixture into hot oil and flatten with the back of a spatula. Continue to add latkes into the hot oil, but be careful not to overcrowd the pan, so the edges can brown nicely. Check for doneness by lifting the edge and avoid flipping until fist side is completely browned.

Turn and cook the other side, pressing gently.

Drain latkes on paper towels and place on baking sheet in  oven to keep warm until finished cooking.

Serve with applesauce and/or sour cream topped with finely chopped scallions.

*Hint: To make a chunky and easy applesauce, peel and chop 2-3 apples and cook until somewhat softened. Add cinnamon and or nutmeg to taste. Add your favorite jar of applesauce to mixture for a varied texture and flavor.

 

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show - Booth #2807

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, the world's largest indoor antique show with more than 800 established dealers from 22 different companies. No other show in the world can compare with this event in terms of quality of merchandise and the sheer variety of the items displayed on the show floor.

17th - 19th Century furniture, Paintings, American and European Silver, Objects of Virtue, Textiles and Rugs, Art Deco, Modernism, Porcelain, Art Glass, Bronze Sculptures, Antique Jewelry & Watches, Exquisite Time Pieces and so much more. This show truly has something for everyone. This show is a must see for novice and serious collectors, museum curators, gallery owners, interior designers and anyone with an interest in antiques and history. Many of the items on the show floor have amazing provenance which detail previous ownership by dignitaries, royalty and celebrities.

We will be at booth #2807 in the C Hall.

Pieces from Elise Abrams Antiques Featured in the September Issue of Vogue

 

 

Escaping the drawing rooms of New York, Edith Wharton created an artistic arcadia  in the Berkshires, where intrigues--both literary and romantic--unfolded in dramatic fashion...

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz on location at The Mount, featuring supermodel Natalia Vodianova portraying Wharton herself as well as other young actors and well-known authors re-creating scenes from Wharton's life in Lenox, the shoot features pieces from Elise Abrams Antiques, including a pair of Bohemian green overlay panel cut crystal tumblers and a 19th c Baccarat gilded crystal set of goblets and decanters. Check out the full article here.

Dining for Women

We recently had a wonderful opportunity to put our passion for food and dining to a great cause. This week, we took part in an amazing organization called Dining for Women. Dining for Women is a dinner giving circle. We "dine in" together once a month, each bringing a dish to share, and our "dining out" dollars (what we would have spent if we had eaten at a restaurant) are sent to programs empowering women worldwide. We then combine all donations from hundreds of chapters to support one carefully selected international program a month. We fund grass-roots programs in education, healthcare, vocational training, micro-credit loans, economic development and now I am happy to report MENTAL HEALTH. These programs are aimed to improve the living situations for women and their families, by providing the tools they need to make changes.

Please take a look at the link to this month's program. We had the pleasure of a personal visit and amazing presentation from the parents of Peter Alderman, who perished on 9/11 at the World Trade Center. They have founded the Peter Alderman Foundation that focuses on women's mental health issues in northern Uganda to honor him.

http://www.pcaf.org/

To find out how to get involved with Dining For Women visit the site HERE.

Elise Abrams Antiques Featured in "The Punch Bowl"

We are also excited about the recent publication The Punch Bowl, written by Dan Searing and featuring many wonderful pieces from our collection alongside 75 irresistible punch recipes: 50 vintage classics and 25 from today's most accomplished bartenders. This great resource also recounts the centuries-old history of punch.

It was a wonderful experience working with Laurie Dolphin and photographer, Stuart Shapiro, and very rewarding to see such a great finished product. The book is available at our gallery.

Sterling Silver Spider Place Card Holders

Halloween is just around the corner! Time to set your table with these whimsical, creepy-crawly place card holders! These unique Silver 1920's Spider Place Card Holders are the perfect accent to any Fall table for a classy touch of Halloween.
Elise Abrams Antiques offers such a large collection that you could entertain for any holiday theme! Let the party begin!

Collaboration with Helen Kain of Entertablement.com

This week we were so pleased to be able to work with a great friend, Helen Kain, an avid collector and photographer of tableware who runs a beautiful websiteentertablement.com. The site is a wonderful source of inspiration, showcasing her great eye and passion for entertaining and setting a beautiful table. What a treat to spend a day in the studio together! 

Visit us at the Miami Beach Antique Show in February!

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, the world's largest indoor antique show with more than 800 established dealers from 22 different companies. No other show in the world can compare with this event in terms of quality of merchandise and the sheer variety of the items displayed on the show floor.

17th - 19th Century furniture, Paintings, American and European Silver, Objects of Virtue, Textiles and Rugs, Art Deco, Modernism, Porcelain, Art Glass, Bronze Sculptures, Antique Jewelry & Watches, Exquisite Time Pieces and so much more. This show truly has something for everyone. This show is a must see for novice and serious collectors, museum curators, gallery owners, interior designers and anyone with an interest in antiques and history. Many of the items on the show floor have amazing provenances which detail previous ownership by dignitaries, royalty and celebrities.

We've moved this year and will be at booth #2807 in the C Hall.

Berkshire Designer Showcase

We were so pleased and excited to participate in the recent Berkshire Designer Showcase at Ventfort Hall, Lenox’s Gilded Age Museum. The local landmark, originally built by George and Sarah Morgan, the sister of legendary financier J. Pierpont Morgan in 1893, has undergone an amazing transformation over the last decade, as the Ventfort Hall Association has worked tirelessly on its restoration. Nearly demolished in the 1980’s by a nursing home developer, the Association was formed in response and was able to purchase the property with the help of private donors and loans, and a five-year loan from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. To furnish the newly completed second floor, the association worked with 14 Berkshire based designers to create unique spaces that complement each room.

We were happy to be included in the group of wonderful Berkshire interior designers, artists, artisans, and antique dealers who worked on these extraordinary spaces. Pieces from our collection can be viewed in the Salon du Jour Bridal Suite at Ventfort Hall designed by Cecil K. Pollen of Kitchens & Interiors (pictured above). Ventfort Hall is open daily, Monday-Thursday 10 to 5, Fridays 10 to 7, and weekends 10 to 3. The showcase will be on view until next winter.

Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Great Barrington

As we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Great Barrington, we are very proud to call the Berkshires home. The area has truly bloomed, with more cultural offerings and events bringing more visitors in every season. Whether you have visited the shop before or have never had the pleasure, we welcome you to come explore our magnificent collection of fine antiques for dining. Stop in and peruse our always expanding, world-class inventory of museum quality sets of porcelain, stemware, glass and dining accessories.

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