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Get The Perfect Dining Table!

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Nov 2, 2012 antique, dining sets, dining tables, family, holiday, Thanksgiving, vintage 0 Comments
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we are stocked with gorgeous antique and vintage dining tables and chairs! Warm up your dining room with a vintage or antique piece that will last a lifetime. Do you have a piece in your home that is vintage or antique that you just couldn’t live without? Email your story to info@potomacwestantiques.com, we’d love to hear it! 

Curious About Caring For Your Furniture?

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Feb 29, 2012 antique, DIY, DIY Del Ray, furniture, furniture care, Restor-A-Finish, vintage 0 Comments

Buying furniture is an investment, especially antique and vintage pieces. Protect that investment with our tips for caring for your furniture.


The ladies at DIY Del Ray sat down with us to chat about the best way to care for wood furniture, silver pieces, upholstered furniture and fine china. Read their post for our tips about how to care for furniture here and check out a sampling of our tips below!


How To Make Your Furniture Last Forever:

  • When you first acquire a piece, especially if it is dingy or dirty (maybe you scored a crazy deal at our sister store Not Too Shabby Consignments or found it in somebody’s curbside diss pile) clean, clean, clean it. The best formula for cleaning furniture is 1/3 linseed oil, 1/3 white vinegar and 1/3 turpentine. Clean, clean, clean with a soft dry cloth. This formula is tried and true and will leave your furniture looking brand new (hey, I rhymed)!
  • Restore furniture that might be nicked, scratched or damaged using a product called Restor-A-Finish (pictured above). You can purchase Restor-A-Finish at our shop, it comes in a variety of finishes to fit your specific needs. Use #0000 super fine steel wool and gently scrub – voila, a refreshed and restored piece!
  • Maintain that furniture you worked so hard to make beautiful again by NOT using products like Pledge or Endust (they can discolor and damage wood). Instead, use a product like The Original Bees Wax, available at our shop, for weekly cleanings. Use it when you dust or clean your house!
For more tips and tricks for cleaning and caring for your furniture, read DIY Del Ray’s Article here!

Happy Cleaning!

Photo Credit: Katie DIY Del Ray

Columbus Day Finds!

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Oct 10, 2011 antique, Columbus Day, Costume Jewelry, Danish style, Fiestaware, savings, vintage 0 Comments

We are open Columbus Day 10/10 from 10am-6pm! Stop in and check out our fabulous fall inventory.

Pictured above is a gorgeous Danish style cabinet with wood inlays, perfect for extra storage in any room. This piece is available in our dealer Primrose’s space. You can find her upstairs at Potomac West.

We also have a great selection of vintage and new Fiestaware. The pieces above can be found downstairs at Potomac West in Dealer #352’s space.

There are some great opportunities to save right now, Dealer #109 is offering 30% off their entire selection of antique and vintage furniture! He has wonderful pieces and an absolutely fabulous selection of vintage hats.

Celebrate Columbus day with Potomac West! Become a fan on Facebook and get daily updates about new merchandise and special savings!

Keep your eyes on our website this week for a special feature about our dealer Full Circle who is currently featuring her fabulous costume jewelry the front window.

See you at Potomac West!