If you were to run into Mark Lambert in the Emporium, he would never tell you that he has one of the best booths in the entire building – but it would quickly become evident as soon as you laid your eyes on his remarkably organized and beautiful display of antique furniture, vintage tools, collectible glassware, and other rare period treasures.
Mark comes from the mountains of West Virginia, in a particularly lovely region called Pendleton County, where he worked in poultry farming for 42 years. He is a widower, who was blessed with three sons, Jesse, Jared, and Jacob. He also owns two convenience/antique stores, which are managed by Jesse and Jared, while Jacob works as an engineer with Triton Construction.
While he was building his family and businesses in West Virginia, Mark was also busy learning the antique business, and now has more than 15 years of experience as a dealer in unique items. This depth of knowledge is evident in his impressive selection of Blenko, Fenton, and Carnival Glass, as well as vintage kitchen items and authentic handmade Amish furniture, textiles and crafts.
That is not all! He also offers a nice collection of kerosene, electric, and railroad lamps, as well as framed original artwork, and a huge selection of coins. In addition Mark stocks old telephones, radios and cameras. If you’re searching for old bottles, tins or unusual kitchen gadgets you will not be disappointed. Fiesta Ware, Hummels and ephemera are on their way to the booth in the near future, as well.
With autumn quickly approaching, give Mark a visit and take care of some early holiday shopping. He has a wide variety of scented candles (Black Crow, and Old Candle Barn), potpourri and oils that make perfect gifts!
So, hurry up and take a look at Booth AA as soon as you have an opportunity. While you are at it, keep looking around – Ronnie Andrews and Mark spent 8 months renovating, designing and stocking the showrooms, so they are looking sharp. Right now, they are working on the third showroom, which they expect to complete by this winter. In the meantime, we have plenty to see in Mark Lambert’s wonderful display of over 7500 square feet of unique and rare items!