Dovetail Antiques

Your hometown antiquing experience.


Established in 2003, Dovetail Antiques features a wonderful variety of true antiques including primitives, furniture, architectural doors and windows, postcards, ephemera, toys, textiles, fishing tackle, militaria, nautical, books, jewelry and more. Dovetail Antiques prides itself in offering quality merchandise.   We pride ourselves in bringing you quality Antiques and collectibles that are 1968 or older.   In 2012 we decided to respond to the demand for more painted furniture.  The customer response has been tremendous and we thank you!



  Debbie Haggai: Debbie is the owner of Dovetail Antiques. She is a Grand Rapids native who grew up in southern California. Her earliest collecting interests were primitives and anything related to dogs. After moving back to west Michigan, she began collecting patriotic themed items…flags, bunting and just about anything red, white and blue. Debbie also collects crocks, baskets, treenware, lightning rods and weathervanes.




  Tonia North: A dealer at Dovetails for several years, Tonia has been successfully selling postcards and consignment Antiques and collectibles on for 10 years.  The most expensive item she has sold was a $12,000 Louis Vuitton Steamer trunk and a $9,000 political pin.  If you have something special to sell, we invite you to contact her to see if it is worth putting online!

Tonia specializes in selling vintage postcards from the early 1900's. Her inventory includes a wide variety of over 10,000 postcards ranging from state views to topicals and holiday cards. As a member of the West Michigan Postcard Club, she contributes to their newsletter about her experiences selling online. Tonia is happy to appraise your postcard collection or list your high-end quality pieces online.   If you visit her booth, you'll find she likes to sell vintage furniture from the large old desks, to a painted china hutch.  But you'll also see old windows and doors, shelves, mirrors and other architectural pieces as well as beautiful glassware and jewelry.   She has recently expanded her inventory of paper ephemera which includes old advertising pieces and all sorts of interesting pieces of history.  

 Visit A Memory In Time on Rubylane.   Check out A Memory In Time on eBay too.

Terry McBurney:  Terry specializes in sporting collectibles, primarily vintage fishing tackle of all kinds – lures, reels, rods and accessories. He is a staff writer for Woods-N-Water News, Michigan’s premier hunting and fishing magazine. He writes monthly articles on antique fishing tackle, as well as periodic articles on fishing, camping, and bird hunting. His work has appeared in other magazines including Antique Weekly and Great Lakes Trader. Terry appraises vintage fishing tackle at a number of antique shows and sport shows in Michigan each year. He also sells at the Allegan Antiques Market the last Sunday of each month, April through September, held at the Allegan Fairgrounds, Allegan, Michigan. (Covered Pavilion, booth 201).



Karen Thumure - A new dealer but a lifetime collector, Karen loves textiles and Indian items.   Her booth is a work in progress after moving from a glass case but you're sure to find a treasure there.