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April 2011 Blog Posts (20)

Hello to everyone!

Well here I am, a brand new member of "iantiqueonline.com", and happy to say so! There is a wealth of valuable information on this site, and I intend to learn all that I can. In the days to follow I plan to not only take photos of some of my items, but to post them. I'm so looking forward to sharing my experiences with you all.

Please keep in mind, I'm a beginner compaired to most. I just started selling in a booth, and I am just now beginning to create a website "Vintage…

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Added by Sandy Springer on April 29, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Red white and blue for Prince William and Kate Middelton



United Kingdom


An estimated 1 - 2 Billon will be watching the Royal wedding tomorrow will you be one of them? I certainly will.…





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Added by purplestevie on April 28, 2011 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Old Fashioned Charm.com has a Facebook Fan Page Where You Can List Your Vintage!

 

OldFashionedCharm.com cordially invites you to post antique / vintage! 2 items daily from the Victorian and Edwardian Eras, to the 1960's! Come peruse the shops!…
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Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on April 28, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

ESTATE SALE 100 Year Old Farm House Slam Packed Full Of Antiques!! May 13-21, 2011

Visit our post, about the antiques, in this home to keep up with our progress of getting the home ready for an estate sale.  We are getting ready to take many photographs so you can have a sneak preview of the contents.…



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Added by Kayleen Edwards on April 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Tips For Successful Thrifting By The Elegant Thrifter

Tips For Successful Thrifting By The Elegant Thrifter

 

Based on The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects and Vintage Details, here are a few tips for a successful thrift shopping trip:



• Define your shopping budget. Spending more than you have takes all the joy out…

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on April 23, 2011 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Best Source For Vintage Furniture Chicago Apartment Therapy

Best Source For Vintage Furniture Chicago Apartment Therapy

 

Buying vintage furniture is a great way to go - it's a greener choice, the quality of older pieces is often superior, the retro style will definitely make your space more unique than when furnished with only new items and the prices can (sometimes!) be more reasonable. With all of that in mind, we decided it was high time to round up ten favorite spots to for vintage in Chicago.  

 

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on April 23, 2011 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Cha Cha Chalkboards

Cha Cha Chalkboards

 

There are so many ways to enjoy them, and so many options to even make your own! I've done a bit of both. I love me a sweet vintage chalkboard like this one.




But. If there's a flat surface in my way...WATCH OUT! It just might get smathered with chalkboard paint!

 

Here is the link to a really fun blog about chalkboards:…

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on April 23, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

A Rainbow Of Fiesta Color By Susan Emerson Mellish

A Rainbow Of Fiesta Color By Susan Emerson Mellish

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Walk into the Theatre Gallery of the Culture Center of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and one’s senses are immediately overwhelmed with color. And why not? Arching over an 18 by 16ft wall is an impressive rainbow of Fiestaware; a wonderful display marking the 75th anniversary of this highly collectible dinnerware.

A product of West Virginia’s own Homer Laughlin China Co.,…

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on April 23, 2011 at 10:35pm — No Comments

The wedding tradition today as wonderful as yesterday

The royal wedding will create renewed interest in weddings.

Here is the link to my most recent Squiddo lens.

It is about weddings , don't miss it, I just know you will agree , time for someone you know somewhere to get married, because after you read this , you will want to go to a wedding…

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Added by RC Antiques on April 23, 2011 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Large Watercolor by Antimo Beneduce



IF ANYONE HAS INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER ART BY ANTIMO BENEDUCE I WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED TO HEAR…

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Added by joli jewels on April 14, 2011 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Sadigh Gallery is holding Online Easter Sale!

 

We would like to inform you about our online special sales, taking place at www.sadighgallery.com.

To celebrate Easter or Passover, we have an extensive collection of ancient religious artifacts available, and on sale!  Celebrate with gifts from the Holy Land like American or European bibles, crosses, crucifixion nails, icons, idols, menorahs, prayer plaques, jewelry, and statues.…

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Added by Sadigh Gallery on April 14, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

A History of Heisey Glass with Photos of My Discontinued Ridgeleigh Pattern of Heavy Pressed Glass,1934-1943



A.H. Heisey & Company History

Augustus H. Heisey was born in Hanover, Germany, on August 25, 1842, and emigrated to America with his family in 1843. They settled in Merrittown, Pennsylvania, where he attended school. His father died while he was still young and his mother… Continue

Added by joli jewels on April 13, 2011 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Antiques - Good Economic Choice for Home Decor

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May I suggest in these tough economic times, that you consider the investment opportunity of furnishing and decorating your homes with the addition of antiques and collectibles? Antiques and collectibles are not always pricey and out of range for the buyer.  In fact, you will not only find many bargains but better quality, and the best part of all is, what…

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Added by Vintage Touch/Deanna Moyers on April 10, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

FLOUR SACKS...WHEN BEING MATERIALISTIC HAD A WHOLE DIFFERENT MEANING...

IN THE PHOTO ABOVE,ALL OF THE GIRLS WORE DRESSES AND PANTIES MADE FROM  FLOUR SACKS



IN THAT LONG AGO TIME WHEN THINGS WERE SAVED,

WHEN ROADS WERE GRAVELED AND BARRELS WERE STAVED,

WHEN WORN-OUT CLOTHING WAS USED AS RAGS,

AND THERE WERE NO PLASTIC WRAP OR BAGS,

AND THE WELL…

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Added by joli jewels on April 9, 2011 at 9:03am — 6 Comments

New Shop On Etsy.com

Check out my new shop on Etsy.com I will be listing items for sale daily.

Added by Antique Plaza Antique Mall on April 8, 2011 at 7:43pm — No Comments

COTTAGE HEIRLOOMS - REOPENING!

COTTAGE HEIRLOOM IS NOW OPEN!

 

SLOWLY GETTING THE PAGES FILLED BUT WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU STOP BY, TAKE A PEEK! 

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Added by Sandy on April 5, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Buying Here and online fabrics

Please note that if you are thinking about buying fabric from here or any online site ask for a sample of it first. There is a way of telling what your fabric is, without going into too much details here, using the burn test at this link.

Burn test for fabric content

Please note a further test for silk is very simple if you just can't decide whether it is silk or another type of fabric, place a small swatch in…

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Added by Dena on April 5, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Magical Powers Egyptians Believed in Servants for the Afterlife



One of the most interesting and collectable artifacts from ancient Egypt is the ushabti, the magical statue found in tombs. Magic played an important role in the daily life of the ancient Egyptians. Part of their magic was the belief that amulets and statues would protect them from perils, both real and…
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Added by Sadigh Gallery on April 4, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments

Luristan Became a Center of Skilled Metalworkers



Luristan bronzes have been prized for their unique designs and fine craftsmanship since antiquity.  Geographically, Luristan is the central province in Iran’s western frontier, the area where production of richly decorated bronzes flourished from about 1200 to 800 B.C.

The formidable terrain of the region, sweeping plains, and high…

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Added by Sadigh Gallery on April 4, 2011 at 11:40am — No Comments

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