I love old things! Even my home is an antique. Built in 1924 (old by Florida standards), it was once surrounded by stately oaks and a huge orange grove. The groves are gone now, replaced by housing developments and a 'four-lane' close by. Tampa sure has changed!

I have been in the antiques business for 30 years, and I've enjoyed every minute of it. Like most folks, I started by being a collector myself - more than 40 years ago. As my interests grew, my collections grew, and also my knowledge. In 1991 my husband and I started selling in local antique malls and at shows. We loved to travel, and soon our vacations became buying trips.

Twenty years ago we turned to the WorldWideWeb! I love being a part of the internet, such as eCrater. Shoppers can spend hours here, just like at a brick & mortar mall, but your feet don`t get tired!

My family includes one dog and two cats. Yes, they have mistaken a few collectibles for toys, but it was my fault for leaving that clock finial and that Pluto squeak toy where they could get at them!

Customer satisfaction is important to me, and I strive to make sure everyone who makes a purchase from me is pleased with their transaction. If not, I make it right. I'm glad you dropped by to meet us (woof, meow)!

Here's what some of my customers have to say about me:

"Hello Evelyn - I received the amplifier yesterday. I can't tell you how happy I was to find it in this condition. After cleaning, it is like new. I am extremely satisfied with the purchase... Art"
"Hi Evelyn, I received the purse yesterday. It looks great!! Thanks for your help... Barbara"
"Thank you very much!! I have received beautiful cup & saucer safely. Thank you again and best regards... Hiromi"
"Hi Evelyn...just received the little deer today & it is all that I had hoped it would be, thanks so much for being so prompt... Linda"
"I just opened the box and I can only say that the pictures didn't do it justice. The decoy is beautiful. It's the best in my little group of decoys by miles... Dennis"
"Evelyn: I received the sheep and they are perfect! They are just what I had hoped for, and will match my creche given to me as a child! You so carefully shipped these items, and they arrived in perfect condition! Thank you again, for selling what you advertise ... Pam"
"I received the stamp sheet today in fine form. I found through search that you had them for sale. The wonders of the Web! Thanks. I will keep you in mind for future unique gifts... Teresa"
"Hi, I received the linens and they are truly beautiful... these were the perfect find- thank you so much... Maureen"
"Evelyn, I received my package today and found it to be in excellent condition! I am very pleased with your service and will certainly look forward to doing business with you again!.. Linda"
"Hi Evelyn, The book has arrived. Very nice. I would certainly leave positive feedback for you if I could. Thanks for the quick shipping and the great communication... Jon"
"Just wanted to let you know that I received the planter yesterday. You did a great job packaging it. I also wanted you to know how satisfied I am with it, it is probably the cutest animal planter I have seen... Terri"
"I received my beanies. I love them. Thank you Evelyn for your courtesy and professionalism. Both were greatly appreciated... Michelle"
"Thanks for all your time and help in making this transaction so smooth, I will definately be shopping your site when I am looking for antiques again! Thanks so much... Kristen"

Evelyn is a member of iAntiqueOnline, a site for anyone who collects, buys, sells, or is curious about antiques and collectibles. Visit them at: http://iantiqueonline.ning.com/