How to Spot Great Antiques | At Home With P. Allen Smith

Subscribe for new episodes: Allen heads to one of his favorite antique markets, where he finds some interesting pieces and explains exactly what drew him to the new additions to his collection. Have any questions for P. Allen Smith? Leave your comments and questions below! Practical tips for style, comfort and sustainable living from designer and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith. Allen dissects style and function to reveal the tips that will take your home and garden to the next level. More from Allen: More home tips: P. Allen Smith is an award-winning designer and lifestyle expert and host of two public television programs, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table and the syndicated 30-minute show P. Allen Smith Gardens. Smith is one of America’s most recognized and respected design experts, providing ideas and inspiration through multiple media venues. He is the author of the best-selling Garden Home series of books published by Clarkson Potter/Random House, including Bringing the Garden Indoors: Container, Crafts and Bouquets for Every Room and P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden. Allen is also very active on social networks such as Twitter, Face book , Allen’s Blog and YouTube as well as on the new eHow Home channel debuting January, 2012. His design and lifestyle advice is featured in several national magazines. Learn more at
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7 Comments/Reviews

  • eveny119 says:

    I like shops like that but I love auctions.
    Favorite thing I bought at auction: Sterling silver Tiffany tea spoons and Danish coffee spoons.
    Fav shop purchase, when I go on vacation I go to shops instead of getting tee shirts, I have a pair of Arapaho 1890 moccasins.

  • ubernagash says:

    The pound was a unit of account in Anglo Saxon England, equal to 240 silver pennies and equivalent to one pound weight of silver. It evolved into the modern British currency, the pound sterling. so yes it was named after its weight in silver, not gold ;) and it’s not YOUR metric system, its the britsh isles since Anglo Saxon time if not before by other conquering countries.

  • jeejee11711 says:

    I’m obsessed with the show.. I’m from Australia and I can watch this show all day…

  • LucasLearnsStuff says:

    They have an Antiques Roadshow like this In America, on PBS. Nowadays they have these shows called Auction Kings, and Pawn Stars. They imitate the show, but lack facts and add humour to entice more of an audience. I’m depressed that this show isn’t more popular in America. Maybe that would help us from being the Fat, lazy, stupid, money wasting Americans we are today if only a little bit.

  • Louise De Vito says:

    We Love Antiques! We Love The Antique Roadshow!……Louisesattic com

  • Lennycoma says:

    Because Pounds are based on Sterling Silver which coins used to be made out of and to by expensive things you would offer a certain weight of sterling silver. America weighs stuff in pounds because when we colonised it we took our pounds and ounces system which we used back then with us

  • livinginbedlam says:

    It’s not an antique – it is a contemporary work of art – and it’s not the kind of object that a roadshow is meant to showcase. Particularly since the person bringing it knows exactly what it is and probably also what it is worth.

    Sorry BBC, find me some video of a nice old lady that didn’t realise she had a Ming vase or some such…

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