I'm semi-retired now and now have the time to devote to researching and selling some of my collectibles.
My husband is wonderful. We've been together since 1995 and this is the second time around for both of us and I still get excited when I hear his truck in the driveway. Between the two of us, we have 5 children - all grown adults now. We've had three weddings - all destination weddings and they were so much fun. We have a beautiful little grand-daughter who is 16 months old. We have two grand-dogs and one of them, Rex, is featured as "my photo". I do collect cookbooks and have about 1000 in my house and, yes, I love cooking too. Favorite things to make are appetizers but my hubby loves my apple pie and shortbread cookies.
As a "newbie" I really appreciate any help from my new friends and I love exploring this wonderful website - I Antique Online.
Tell us about your interest in antiques, collecting and any antique related websites, blogs, businesses.
Basically I love history. I am interested in vintage/antique jewelry and the history behind the designs. I like antique cabinet card photos and tin type photos, especially if they are more unique - for example, using props in the photo. I was given a photo of my grandmother when she was 17 years old - she was incredibly beautiful and she is posed looking at a flower arrangement. I found a Royal Doulton figurine called "My Love" and I bought this figurine because it reminded me of this photo of my grandmother. I have my father's World War II photo album, sadly I found it after he died so I was unable to talk to him about it. The album itself is unique but I'd really love to know why he kept an invitation to a wedding and the menu from the wedding as well. There's also a photo of a soldier having dentistry work done - outside.
If you belong to other collector groups which one(s) do you belong to?
I don't belong to any other groups
Would you be interested in moderating or co moderating a group forum in the area of collecting you specialize in?
Where is the Help Desk /Welcome Center button on our site?
A very big welcome to our terrific site, we hope that you get involved in many of our groups, and post some photos of your collection(s) etc with the information on yourself already on your page. When you get comfortable here please would you add an avatar picture and feel free to customize your profile page, to make it more you (easy templates provided)
Then you can start exploring the site and join as many groups as you like, let us know your interests and we can point you in the right direction as to which groups to join, if you only want specific topics. Invite some friends from the group, this is very easy and we have such a great group of people, write an article or make an announcement on our http://iantiqueonline.ning.com/forum (found on the main page) or post in any of the specialty group forums. Be sure to visit Whadja Find (tell others what you found remember to read how to post the photo’s correctly not links and add a detailed description to enable the others to give help easier). Visit the Sell My Antiques Group (where you can sell antiques, collectibles, art etc, should you wish to sell an item) By the way....each group has its own forum and also a comment wall (like a bulletin board). Forums help keep the threads (topics) organized. You are always welcome to start a new forum in any group. The Main forum is for general announcements for the whole community. If you need further help click on the Help Desk button at the top of your page. This feature provides answers to frequently asked questions and other tips, suggestions and information. Should you get stuck on technical matters or need to report an issue use the "Report an Issue" button on the very bottom of your page. Please tell your friends not already on the site about us. You can invite new members by clicking on the invite button on the top of you page,
Enjoy, make friends and look forward to your discussions and posts.
C. Dianne ZweigKathyParkEditor-In-Chief Co-Founder Welcome Centre Team Leader Dianne@cdiannezweig.com