It never occurred to me that people were not collectors of antiques, for me it was a way of life. Throughout my childhood, my family instilled the importance of history and its relationship to the decorative and fine arts. After purchasing my first antique in my early teens, I knew there was no turning back; I was hooked! I wanted to build a career handling early American decorative arts and great 20th century design.
In 2013, I established Thistlethwaite Americana, creating a business where I could share my knowledge and inspire others to enjoy the excitement of collecting. By emphasizing the history, authenticity, and value of each piece I hope to build a lasting relationship with each of my clients. My success is based on integrity and trust. With a close eye to aesthetics and quality, I travel across the country finding objects for museums, decorators and collectors.