Sponsor Spotlight: The Antiques Diva

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As someone who loves to travel and has a great appreciation for antique and vintage furnishings, I am absolutely thrilled to welcome the Antiques Diva as our newest sponsor on La Dolce Vita. Since opening in 2008, The Antiques Diva® & Co has become Europe’s largest antiques touring company, offering customized, private one-on-one antiques buying tours in 8 countries to both private individuals (tourists) and to the trade (antique dealers and interior designers).

The Antiques Diva & Co offers custom planned Antiques Buying Tours for tourists and trade professionals. Their team of 18 locally based Diva Guides are well-versed in the local culture, language, and best local sources for antiques – whether that be the local flea markets, antique warehouses or private, by-appointment-only antique stores. Whether you’re looking to buy one specific piece or wanting to fill an entire container, their expert, personal shopping antique buying guides share their vast knowledge of secret sources to take you to all the right places.

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{Founder and Owner, Toma Haines}

The Antiques Diva & Co offer a wide range of tour options, customizing them to your budget, style and time frame. You tell them when you want to go and they will  take you there. On tour they take care of it all– translating, negotiating and liaising with a shipper to help get your purchases home across the pond.

Clients book tours a la carte: by the day and by the country. A tour may be as simple as a 1 day, 1 country tour or as varied as a 5 country, 2 week tour. As all tours are private, you never travel with a stranger.

Current tour countries include France, England, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands. By the end of 2014 Antiques Diva & Co will also offer tours in Switzerland, Portugal, and Scotland. Their Paris Flea Market tour is considered one of the most popular tourist attractions in France!


For those times when you can’t travel abroad to source antiques in person The Antiques Diva & Co also offers Antique Buying Services for trade professionals such as Interior Designers, Antique Dealers, and Store Owners. Once you provide us with a list of items you are looking for, we scour our sources, sending you images along with negotiated trade prices. This service provides busy dealers the opportunity to shop abroad without spending the time or money to go abroad personally.

While we don’t do shipping ourselves we are happy to make introductions to various shippers so you can choose the shipper most suited to your needs. On tour or in our buying services we will liaise with your shipper, helping to fill out the purchase orders and shipping paperwork, saving you time and simplifying the process for buying antiques abroad.


For more information, booking details, and to keep up with the latest from The Antiques Diva & Co, visit their website and follow along on social media!

To Book a tour, email info@antiquesdiva.com

Antiques Diva Blog http://antiquesdiva.com/blog | Facebook at The Antiques Diva® & Co | Twitter @TheAntiquesDiva | Instagram @theantiquesdiva


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  1. Paloma, You are featuring one of my favorite women ever. Toma is so accomplished and an incredible antiques and travel expert! I am so happy to welcome her here!

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