Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lisa Ackerman honing her etiquette skills at A&P Collectibles.

Over 30 years ago my parents Bonnie and Al Ackerman, (both LAPD-retired) moved our antique store, A&P Collectables onto North Glassell Street in the Antique Capital of Southern California, Old Towne Orange. About the same time I was completing my ‘degree’ in retailing at what I fondly refer to as the University of Bullock’s Department Store at Santa Ana. My experience in the China Department fostered an even greater love of fine tablewares and objects d’ art, and later management opportunities honed my customer service skills.Our specialty is antique and collectible china wares, glass and crystal, silver, fine and costume jewelry as well as a collection of tea accoutrements. I'm an acknowledged fool-for-glass and have enjoyed many trips back to the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. I'm a member of the Pickard China Collectors Club, Elegant Glass Club, and Carder Steuben Glass Collectors Club Though Dad is gone, Mom and I continue to enjoy coming to work Tuesday through Saturday! Each item presented is as carefully researched as possible. Every day is different and we never know who or what is going to come through our door! Maybe even you! If you find yourself in Southern California, please visit us at 146 N. Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866. We are open Tuesday - Saturday from 11-5.. Call ahead at (714) 997-1370 if it is our day off and we may be available to open for you.. And if we don’t have what you want we’ll be happy to refer you to one of the many antiques stores and malls within walking distance to our shop. As you know, we have started a page on Ruby Lane. Here is the URL Thank you for thinking of us! :) Lisa


susie said...

What a small world Lydia...I grew up in So Cal loving antiques & I had a booth at the Orange Circle Mall years ago. Old Town Orange has always been a huge love of mine & I'm sure I've been in your shop. Next time I had that way, I'll stop in & say hi!!!!
Smiles friend & I still adore your blog design....
Susie LOL {of course I would} ;)

Lydia said...

Susie! A&P antiques is a customer of mine. It is a small world though because I had a booth at Country Roads in Old Town Orange. Sounds like we are kindred spirits. Did you get my message on designing a facebook page?