inApril 30, 2008 - 3:46pm
I have been blessed with many family heirlooms. Now where do I put them? I recently started to bring them out and display them through out my house. My favorite is a display of dishes from past grandmothers, great grandmothers and aunts and my mother. I had only one plate or cup, so I found some plate hangers and started to place them on the wall in my dining room. I “piggy backed” some to make them look more 3-dimensional. I found cup and saucer wall holders that work great.
inApril 24, 2008 - 4:30pm
As I slowly rub my hands over the large crystal ball in my office, the mist inside begins to clear. I am searching for a word, a word that will tell me what everyone in the antiques and collectibles trade wants to know: What is the next hot collecting trend? If I am lucky and a word appears, its validity will have an accuracy level equivalent to that of the answers provided by Mattel’s Magic 8 Ball.
inApril 22, 2008 - 9:17am
Jeanne Adwani – Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Aquarius, and years of indulgence in the Metaphysical sciences; story telling via the Tarot, and numerology… I bring this astrology column to you for your enjoyment. True to my Sun and my Moon, I am a resourceful recycler, with an eye for the unique and creative. In this column, consider either your Sun or your Moon sign when reading them.
inApril 22, 2008 - 6:46am
"Using Vintage Shelf Edging & Tablecloth “Cutters” to Decorate Kitchens Shelves, Cabinets & Cupboards"
inApril 17, 2008 - 1:16pm
There are no fixed values in the antiques and collectibles field. Value depends upon buyer, time, place, and a host of other circumstances associated with the sale. Value is transitory and complex. Value before and after purchase is non-existent. It occurs only during the brief interval when a buyer takes out his wallet, checkbook, or credit card to pay for an object.
inApril 11, 2008 - 9:43am
Have you often puzzled over how to storage your vintage fashions? VintageTextiles.com offers tips and no-nonsense advice on how to do it like a professional.
inApril 7, 2008 - 10:44am
Transferware pottery is the perfect compliment to any decorating style: eclectic, shabby chic, traditional, or contemporary. There is a pattern to suit everyones taste, some with one color on white, while others are decorated with rich, beautiful colors.
inApril 7, 2008 - 7:16am
Quick Facts About Transferware:
Transfer printing as a decorative technique was developed in England in the mid-1750s, particularly in the Staffordshire region.
The transferware process began when a flat copper plate was engraved with a desired pattern in much the same way that plates used to make paper engravings were produced.
inApril 3, 2008 - 1:52pm
QUESTION: An uncle who fought in World War II brought back a ceramic boot stein as a souvenir (war booty). The stein measures 12in long and 16in high and weighs 12 pounds. When translated, the German text on one side reads: “This boot is the symbol of the night we made the march to Austria with our tanks. We were part of the Sudetenland campaign with this tank. As long as this stein is filled with beer, we stay healthy and think on that historical hour.
inApril 3, 2008 - 1:37pm
By the late eighteenth century if a young British gentleman’s formal education was to be judged complete, a tour of continental Europe was necessary. Mostly this would entail the visitation of important major cities offering much to do and see, like Paris, Venice and Rome, but jaunts down less well traveled paths could also be undertaken in order to make the experience as full as one was willing to undertake.