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My friend, George Champion, is a mid-century furniture and accessories dealer extraordinaire and a perfectionist. We have purchased many vintage credenzas, chairs and tables from him during the past few years. He is also the source of very special gifts for my sons. His shop, in Woodbury, CT, is a perfectly proportioned small white building that is the right scale for his artful displays of icons of modern design and his slightly quirky assortment of Italian objects often purchased when he travels to Milan for the Salone de Moblii.

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On a beautiful Spring day Robert and I decided we needed an antique fix.  So we grabbed Lulu, hopped in the car and drove north on the picturesque Taconic Parkway to Hudson, NY.  The town itself flourished in its early years (1760-1810) as a seaport and later, with the coming of the railroad,  it began life anew with tanneries, breweries and foundries.  It’s in a remarkable state of historic preservation, especially in the Greek Revival and Victorian style, made even better in the past 10 years by the influx of nearly 100 antiques dealers and the restoration of the remarkable store facades and historic houses.

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