Oklahama native Toma Clark Haines, known as the Antiques Diva, is bringing her antiquing tours, which she has offered since 2008 in locations throughout Europe and Asia, to the U.S.
The tours have launched in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island as of July 4, with new tours launching in Florida, Louisiana and California. Clark Haines will also offer group tours in the Hamptons, Round Top (Texas) and Brimfield (Massachusetts).
"So many of our fabulous clients are selling at shops in America, and many of our clients really want to travel to Europe or Asia to buy antiques, but simply don’t have the time," says Clark Haines. "Our U.S.A. tours will take you to the best antiques sources and fairs in the United States, no passport required! Whether you’re looking to buy one specific piece or fill an entire store, our personal shopping antique buying guides share their vast knowledge of secret sources to take you to all the right places."
The tours are private and are led by local guides who have long-term relationships with the antiques vendors in question. The tours are planned with an eye towards attendees' style, budget and timeframe, and guides help arrange shipment for all purchases.
The next group tour on the docket is the Hamptons tour, running July 20-21 (during the Traditional Home Hampton Designer Showhouse and the East Hampton Mulford Farm Antique Show) and includes a trip to Jackson Pollock's home, as well as other local houses, gardens and antique stores.