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Do some antiquing in West Newport

January 17, 2003

Some of Newport's best antiques can be found in an industrial area

in West Newport at Jefferies Ltd. It also specializes in

labor-intensive custom picture framing, fine prints, paintings and

decorative arts. More than a dozen antique dealers have filled the

5,000-square-foot showroom with beautiful antiques, lighting and

accessories. Many of the dealers also have stores of their own.

Asian, European and American pieces are available. Good deals are

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found here, especially compared with prices in Los Angeles. Specialty

framing techniques are done on the premises. All of the frames and

moldings are hand-pressed and handmade; French matting is used, where

all of the lines are hand drawn in a watercolor wash; and 22-karat

gold leaf can be applied to frames. Also popular are beautiful custom

stands for trays and boxes. Dealers represented include Tom

Stansbury, Lyman Drake, Robert Yeakel, Nobili Antiques, Doug Stotts,

Patina, Ardenia Capanelli, South of France, Phil Spellman, Mary Jane

Edalatpour, Inger Osterea, Mary H. Tindukasiri, China Source and

Marian Palley. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4

p.m. Saturday. 852 Production Place, Newport Beach. (949) 642-4154.

THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER

Beautiful flowers can be found at Oiseaux Flowers, which opened in

November on Old Newport Boulevard. Owner Kate Jeremias was thrilled

to open in the old bike shop building that was here for 30 years. The

feel at Oiseaux Flowers is meant to resemble the little flower shops

Jeremias loves in Paris. Mini bouquets are its specialty, as well as

unique containers, jars and vases and a broad mix of interesting

flowers that are selected in Los Angeles and Carlsbad. Blooming fruit

branches are currently featured including peach, apple and quince.

Gift items available include specialty soaps, cosmetic boxes and

papers. Free deliveries to Hoag Hospital. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 371 Old Newport Blvd.,

Newport Beach. (949) 673-5283. oiseauxflowers@aol.com.

BENZ THERE, BUY THAT

Fletcher Jones Motorcars is having the country's largest sales

events on previously owned Mercedes Benz through Jan. 31. Hundreds of

late model sedans, sport coupes and convertibles; sport utility

vehicles, as well as rare models, are available. Those purchasing or

leasing one of the cars will receive Fletcher Jones Motorcars'

exclusive Preferred Owner Benefits that provide an additional $5,000

value during the first years of ownership. Benefits include unlimited

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