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August 2008 Blog Posts (12)

Furniture Care

There are many ways to care for furniture to keep a polished look to your house furnishing. Is there a difference in care of furniture depending on the age of the objects. Care for antique made furniture is similar to care for modern day items. Furniture care for antiques can be a little more complex than the newer furniture available today. For antique, hard wood surfaces are common and usually a good polish can be used to keep or restore the shine on that wooden-made antique such as a table… Continue

Added by Veronica on August 31, 2008 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Antique Tea Pots

It seems like a great place to shop for antique tea pots is online. I know a lot of the fun of antiquing is digging through old shops, finding dust covered treasures. But it has been my experience that I will find information about a piece and the easiest way to locate it is to search for it online. Often, I am torn between finding the tea pot at a rummage sale and experiencing the romanticism of loving antiques and just entering the name of the piece into a search engine and having it just pop… Continue

Added by MLBGirl on August 29, 2008 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Hard Times and Home Charm

There may not be too many on this blog who remember the last depression in the 1930’s. But, I have read that part of the fortitude and ingenuity that emerged from those hard times came in the form of keeping the home charm alive and well. Resourceful homemakers somehow managed to decorate and entertain with simple elegance. Using inexpensive but pretty glassware that grocery stores and retail vendors included as an incentive to purchase their products– they set their tables with style.… Continue

Added by Ellene Meece on August 29, 2008 at 4:25pm — 2 Comments

Memorabilia

I started collecting memorabilia when I was a teenager and would save magazine articles, videos and other assorted products from my favorite TV shows. But now, being a pack rat has paid off because many of these items are worth a lot of money.



Now I find myself buying and collecting items from today’s popular TV shows. Television programs that are cult hits are the focus of my memorabilia collections. Not only is it fun to research, search for and buy promotional items and products… Continue

Added by Whitney on August 27, 2008 at 11:12am — No Comments

Bottle JET Capper

I have an old Jet Bottle Capper manufactured by Oregon Spec. Co., Portland, Oregon. I would like to the know the value.

Added by Bonnie Grable on August 26, 2008 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Odd things for those who want to sell just about anything including antiques!!!

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Added by Emily Raven on August 24, 2008 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Clean Oil Paintings

So, you want to try to clean an old oil painting. There are two main reasons why older paintings might look yellowish, dull, or dirty. First, they might actually be dirty! Secondly, older oil works were typically treated with a varnish coat to add sheen and gloss. This layer of varnish does protect the paint, but will darken and lose clarity over the years.



If want to risk removing the dingy varnish, most specialty art stores sell an emulsion designed to do just that. You should… Continue

Added by Wid Getman on August 21, 2008 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

Antique Jewelry

My collection of antique jewelry has expanded enormously over the past few years. I began accumulating jewelry when I was a teenager. I started dressing up my daily outfits with unique and handmade jewelry pieces. On my sixteenth birthday, my mother called me in her room and said she had a present for me. She pulled out a beautiful brooch with rubies. I was shocked that she wanted to give it to me. She told me that her mother had given her that same brooch when she turned sixteen. That brooch… Continue

Added by Kim D on August 20, 2008 at 2:54pm — 1 Comment

Antique Collectibles

“Antique Collectibles”



Having a hobby is a great way to find enjoyment in life’s simple pleasures. Ever since I was young I have loved to accumulate antique collectibles. My grandmother sparked my interest in the hobby when she bought me my first Barbie doll. She then showed me pictures of how the dolls have changed throughout the years. I was enthralled so I started collecting! I loved being able to compare each detail and how they changed from one year to the next. Of course, as I… Continue

Added by Lauren on August 20, 2008 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Vintage Tablecloths

I blogged this week about utilizing damaged vintage tablecloths... Take a peek!

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Added by LuAnn Smith on August 15, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

German doll repair

Right now I am working on a damaged bisque head for a German k*r doll.

This is her before pic :)



Added by dolldockrisneal on August 5, 2008 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Henry Wallis Painting 4 sale







Henry Wallis (1830 - 1916) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter, writer and collector.Wallis is best remembered for his first great success, the painting titled Death of Chatterton, which he exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1856. This painting is for sale. Price on request. Please email Ken on:… Continue

Added by Ken Ken on August 1, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

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