inJanuary 31, 2013 - 2:43pm
It is after Christmas and I am putting my kitchen back together. I have lots of stuff! Some would call it clutter, I call it My Collection. With the new ideas of minimization, young people see little value in the old. My older friends are talking of getting rid of their extras for it is too much bother and work they claim. I am not there yet.
inJanuary 30, 2013 - 5:50pm
As the 2013 New Year emerges, antiques and collectibles sellers everywhere are facing the continuing bleak reality that our market area is one of the most devastated by our country’s persistently weak economy. It’s not that customers don’t want to spend, it’s that they just don’t have the resources they used to be able to spare on non-essentials -- and “antiques and collectibles” embodies the definition of non-essentials!
inJanuary 30, 2013 - 3:23pm
1.) Child's Vintage Clothing, $35, click here. 2.) Vintage Mouse Doll, $250, click here. 3.) French Art Deco Bed, $649, click here. 4.) Story Book Rag Doll, $495, click here. 5.) Hand-Crafted Rocking Horse, $80, click here.
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inJanuary 30, 2013 - 12:27pm
“My Vintage Garden” celebrates gardens, nature and flowers in antiques, collectibles and jewelry. Included may be intriguing historical information, curious bits of folklore and a few useful gardening tips. Flowers have inspired art and design since ancient times, and their beauty, symbolism and sentimental meaning make our treasured collectibles even more precious.
inJanuary 29, 2013 - 5:14pm
Ruby Lane had a Red Tag Sale on January 12 and 13. I sold two red tag items on Friday before the sale and 5 red tag items during the sale. I had 12 items on my wish list during the sale.
How did the sale help my shop? Why do I always participate in the red tag sales? Sales help to drive business. The sales bring new customers to my shop.
inJanuary 28, 2013 - 9:51pm
Nine years ago our family business fell into postcard collecting and dealing after attending a local estate auction. We went looking for glass or pottery and came home with 10,000 postcards.
inJanuary 28, 2013 - 1:25pm
My grandparents lived 108 miles away from our home in Peoria, Illinois in the town of Kankakee. It was less than three hours away, but the early 1960s had no super highways, no hand-held video games, iPods, miniature DVD players, cell phones or lap top computers.
inJanuary 25, 2013 - 6:47pm
Many reproduction gas pumps and globes used during all eras of the internal combustion engine transportation era can be purchased new today. The example shown here is a fantasy that looks like a circa 1950 "8 Ball" Electric Gas Pump from the Wayne Pump Co.
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inJanuary 25, 2013 - 3:13pm
1.) Vintage Pop-Up Valentine Card, $10, click here. 2.) Botanical Mantel Clock, $45, click here. 3.) Sterling Silver Candle Sticks, $125, click here. 4.) Pair of Champagne Flutes, $120, click here. 5.) 6.) Royal Staffordshire Vintage Red Plate, $10, click here. Crystal Vase, $75, click here. 7.) Vintage Pop-Up Valentine's, $18, click here.
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inJanuary 24, 2013 - 11:30pm
It was a great trivia question and one I should have known the answer to. What super long Led Zeppelin song was the most requested song in the 1970s on FM radio stations in the United States but was never officially released as a single? All eyes at the table turned to me, the Oldies expert and record collector, but this was one I didn’t know.