{headline}

News & Events

Mid-America News
Show Calendar
State Event Calendars


Regular Features

The Antique Detective
Antique Detective Q&A
Common Sense Antiques

Refurnished Thoughts
Traveling with Ken
Good Eye

Books for Collectors


Directories & Classifieds

The Finder: Unique Shops
Lodgings Directory
Museum Directory
  Aviation Museums
Wineries in the Heartland


Classifieds
Web Links

Archived Features

Antiquing in Colorado
Dealer Profile Archive
Editor's Notebook
Heirloom Recipes
Helpful Hints
   for Collectors
Is This An Antique?
Past Cover Features
Reflecting History

2005 Best Of Winners
Destinations 2006

Discover Mid-America — March 2005

"Best Of" Survey Winners

(Editor’s Note: We know that some winners and runners-up may not quite fit the category they are acknowledged in; but since our readers are also your customers, we feel obligated to state the voting as accurately as possible.)

Best Shop for General Antiques: Konitzer Lane, Spring Hill, KS
Runner-Up: Bates City Antique Co., Bates City, MO

Best Mall for General Antiques: (tie) Brass Armadillo, Grain Valley, MO and Greenwood Antique Mall & Country Tea Room, Greenwood, MO
Runner-Up: (tie) Paramount Antique Mall, Wichita, KS and Liberty Antique Mall, Liberty, MO

Best Mall or Shop for General Collectibles: (tie) Country Meadows Antique Mall, Independence, MO and Liberty Antique Mall, Liberty, MO
Runner-Up: Brown’s Emporium, Kansas City, MO

Best Mall or Shop for Crafts: (tie) The Shabby Flea, Independence, MO and Bratcher Cooperage, Liberty, MO
Runner-Up: (tie) Craft Place, Branson, MO, Decorator’s Gallery & Craft Mall, St. Joseph, MO and Rutlader Antique & Trading Co., Louisburg, KS.

Best Mall or Shop for Quilts and Fabrics: (tie) Liberty Quilt Shop, Liberty, MO and Rustic Yearnings, Independence, MO
Runner-Up: (tie) Country Meadows Antique Mall, Independence, MO and Liberty Antique Mall, Liberty, MO.

Best Mall or Shop for Gifts & D»cor: Liberty Antique Mall, Liberty, MO.
Runner-Up: (tie) Country Meadows Antique Mall, Independence, MO and Rustic Yearnings, Independence, MO.

Best Mall or Shop for Antique Furniture: (tie) Greenwood Antique Mall & Country Tea Room, Greenwood, MO and Liberty Antique Mall, Liberty, MO
Runner-Up: Country Meadows Antique Mall, Independence, MO

Best Mall or Shop for Antique Furniture Restoration: Bradford’s Antiques, Liberty, MO
Runner-Up: Arnold’s Furniture, Tullahoma, TN

Best Mall or Shop for Jewelry and Smalls: Country Meadows Antique Mall, Independence, MO and Liberty Antique Mall, Liberty, MO
Runner-Up: (tie) Annie Sue’s Antiques & Gifts, Lee’s Summit, MO, B & J Antique Mall, Topeka, KS and Faithful Peddler Antique Mall, Lamar, MO

Best Mall or Shop for Collectible Glassware: Liberty Antique Mall, Liberty, MO
Runner-Up: Back In Time Antique Mall, Garden City, MO

Best Mall or Shop for Antique Toys: Liberty Antique Mall, Liberty, MO
Runner-Up:Brass Armadillo, Grain Valley, MO and Southside Antique Mall, Joplin, MO

Best Mall or Shop for Classic Cars, Automobilia: Weird Stuff Antiques, Kansas City, MO
Runner-Up: Country Cottage, Belton, MO

Best Mall or Shop for Coins, Related Collectibles: Country Meadows Antique Mall, Independence, MO
Runner-Up: (tie) Faithful Peddler Antique Mall, Lamar, MO, Ice Chalet Antique Mall, Columbia, MO and Missouri Blvd Antique Mall, Jefferson City, MO

.Best Antique Mall (Selected by Dealers): (3-way tie) Jesse James Antique Mall & Furniture Gallery, St. Joseph, MO, Enchanted Frog Antiques, Lathrop, MO and W.D. Pickers Antique Mall, Platte City, MO

Best Craft Mall (Selected by Dealers): Decorator’s Gallery and Craft Mall, St. Joseph, MO

Most Dealer Friendly Mall (Selected by Dealers): River Market Antique Mall, Kansas City, MO.

Best Bookstore (Used Books): Buy the Book, Liberty, MO
Runner-Up: (tie) Lloyd Zimmer Books and Maps, Topeka, KS and I Love a Mystery, Mission, KS

Best Caf» or Tea Room in a Mall or Shop: (tie) Country Tea Room (Greenwood Mall), Greenwood, MO and Café Angelica (Southside Mall), Joplin, MO
Runner-Up: (tie) Lady Montgomery Tea Room, Blue Springs, MO and In the Garden Café(Country Meadows Mall), Independence, MO.

Best Holiday Open House at a Mall or Shop: Greenwood Antique Mall & Country Tea Room, Greenwood, MO
Runner-Up:(tie) Country Meadows Antique Mall, Independence, MO and Liberty Antique Mall, Liberty, MO

Best Bed & Breakfast: Woodson Guest House, Independence, MO.
Runner-Up: Camel Crossing, Warrensburg, MO

Best Historic Hotel or Inn: Elms Hotel, Excelsior Springs, MO
Runner-Up: tie) Hotel Phillips, Kansas City, MO, The Painted Lady Inn, Jamesport, MO and Hotel Bothwell, Sedalia, MO

Best Mall or Shop for Customer Service: Liberty Antique Mall, Liberty, MO
Runner-Up: Country Meadows Antique Mall, Independence, MO

Best Auctioneer or Auction Company: Stanley & Son Auction Co., Chillicothe, OH
Runner-Up: (tie) Kent Mickelson Auction Co., Freeman, MO and Steve Ritter Auctioneering, Excelsior Springs, MO

Best Winery: Stone Hill, Hermann, MO.
Runner-Up: Les Bourgeois, Rocheport, MO

Best Antiques & Collectibles Show: Willowrush Promotions, Overland Park Antique Show, Overland Park, KS
Runner-Up: Dirk Soulis, Antiques & Collectibles Market, Kansas City, MO

Best Outdoor Flea Market: 63rd Street Drive-Inn, Kansas City, MO
Runner-Up: none

Best Indoor Flea Market: Tontitown Flea Market, Tontitown, AR
Runner-Up: Old Westport Emporium, Kansas City, MO

Best Arts & Crafts Show: Santa-Cal-A-Gon, Independence, MO
Runner-(tie) Affair of the Heart, Tulsa, OK, Louisburg Cider Mill, Louisburg, KS and Bingham-Waggoner Estate, Independence, MO

Best Festival Theme: Vaile (Mansion) Strawberry Festival, Independence, MO
Runner-Up: none

Best Fall Festival: (no relevant votes received)

Best Art Gallery: Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO.
Runner-Up:(tie) Mulvane Art Museum of Washburn University, Topeka, KS and The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Best Historic Homes Tour:Vaile Mansion, Independence, MO
Runner-Up: (tie) Ft. Scott Candlelight Tour, Fort Scott, KS, Spirit of Christmas Past Homes Tour, Independence, MO and Lexington Vintage Homes Tour, Lexington, MO

Best General Historical Museum: Dillingham-Lewis Museum, Blue Springs, MO
Runner-Up: none

Best Specialty Museum: Toy & Miniature Museum of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Runner-Up: Arabia Steamboat Museum, Kansas City, MO


> Back to Discover Mid-America homepageBest of Winners 2004

{rightside ad cell}
 

©2000-08 Discovery Publications, Inc.

Contact us | Privacy policy