Spring issue of Pins & Tales now available

For those of you in the Northeast- Is this cold ever going to end?? And for those of you down South- I am starting to be envious!

Anyway- I hope you enjoy this issue of P & T. This issue features an extensive report on the Colonial Williamsburg Working Wood in the 18th Century Conference along with the Cartouche Award Banquet honoring this year’s Cartouche award recipient, Bob Stevenson.

A special thanks to Mesda Curator of Collections , Daniel Ackermann for taking the great cover shot of the Thomas Elfe Library Bookcase door detail.

The 2019 Midyear is coming up July 25-29 and Greenville, South Carolina is the place. The Saturday presenters are Bob Stevenson, Curtis Buchanan and myself. Daniel Ackermann and Chris Schwarz are the after-dinner speakers Friday & Saturday nights. All the info, including pricing and hotels- is in my “What’s News” column in this issue. The information will all be on the sapfm website- including registration, mid April. Put the date aside- this is a midyear you will not want to miss!

Make sure you spend some time going reading through this issue’s Chronicles article on Furniture Conservator Martin O’Brien. He is amazing- just ask the people at Mesda- he is their go to guy!

Once again, I want to thank the team for working together to produce this e-magazine. I know how hard it is and I hope you- the readers, all find it worthwhile.

Bob Van Dyke
Pins & Tales