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February 2009 Blog Posts (53)

I have two antiques and I'm not sure what the one is

I hope some one can look at what I got and help me find out what the one thing is and maybe it's worth also,So if any one can help me out I would appreciate it very much!!

Added by what is my antique? on February 28, 2009 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Some Folks Don't Get It..

Hey, y'all! I'd like to share an old story heard years ago from I don't recall who. If you remember who started it, feel free to respond. Here goes.

A young lady well-born in the Deep South (that's in the United States for you people living elsewhere in the world) who had recently married an Air Force lieutenant found herself living in a small tract house on an airbase as their first home.

Her genteel mother felt sorry for the daughter's new and humbler circumstances so… Continue

Added by Liz Bryman on February 28, 2009 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments


I'm having a GREEN SALE in honor of St Patrick's Day running March 1-17!

Grandma's Treasures Online is offering 15% off anything in the store that is solid GREEN. And 10% off anything in the store that has some green on it anywhere!

Also, check out my other GREEN offers!…


Added by Ellene Meece on February 27, 2009 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Ladies - Spit in Style!

You know all those vintage spittoons (or cuspidors as they are also called) that are adorned with pink roses, decorated optic glass or shiny iridescent glass, no man would dare to use them as they are too pretty! So, I am convinced the feminine spittoons were reserved for “ladies only” who could spit in style!

Back in the day, these fancy cuspidors were placed around hotel lobbies, in train cars, in parlors of homes and anywhere a… Continue

Added by Ellene Meece on February 26, 2009 at 9:38pm — No Comments

My Handmade Vintage Jewelled Photo Frames ~ Beautiful & Sparkling! They Can Be Yours To Treasure!

Recently, I have been getting back to my 'crafty' side! I have started creating my Vintage Jewelled Photo Frames. These first two vintage wooden frames came from a local estate sale. I found them during one of my treasure hunts! One of them has a photo of a very young Robert Taylor, who was a prevalent leading man in the motion picture industry. The photo of him in the one frame, appears to be from the late 1930's to 1940's.

The other picture frame was empty, so I printed the image of a… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on February 26, 2009 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Collecting Vintage

I blogged about my Russel Wright collection this morning and I thought my friends at I Antique would appreciate it! I love my RW collection.…


Added by LuAnn Smith on February 25, 2009 at 10:37am — No Comments

Waht is it?

I have a piece that I have no idea what it is. It looks like an upside down funnel with a 3 foot handle. It is similar to an agitator for an old wash tub, but I know that is not waht it is. Ant ideas?

Added by Louis Dyer on February 24, 2009 at 8:37pm — 2 Comments

Vintage Photo/Postcard Lake Louise, Byron Harmon 1920's

I have this photo/postcard that I acquired from a family member. My great, great, great Aunt traveled here with her husband in the 1920's. I thought it was so out of the ordinary that I would write a little about it. I posted the pic on eBay to sell (I have more that I am keeping) and in my research I found some interesting information. Mr. Byron Harmon must have been an interesting man in his day. He… Continue

Added by Lynnie Lou on February 24, 2009 at 7:45am — 2 Comments

How to link up sites and blogs

Hello All,
I've been searching and educating myself with linking up url's and blogs to a variety of webpages I have.It seems like quite an undertaking. I feel overwhelmed! Anyone, have any guidance or quit tips on how to get started? Sadly, it seems to take me forever to learn all the lingo and techie language to get going. Am I the only one who is so easily confused?

Added by Lynnie Lou on February 23, 2009 at 5:51pm — 5 Comments

Daryle Lambert: What a Great Day

Sunday February 22, 2009

Together Again

This has started out to be one of the greatest days in a long time for me. Vickie, my wife, returned from Hawaii after nine days and we sure had a lot to catch up on whenever our son, Joshua, would let us get a word in edgewise. I learned a very serious lesson with her being gone and that was that having her home is the most important thing in the world to me. It took hours of… Continue

Added by Daryle Lambert on February 22, 2009 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Buying and selling Antique Military - free valuation

Collector dealer for over 35 years buying and selling ANTIQUE MILITARY - flintlock, percussion and early cartridge pistols and muskets, swords, bayonets, medals, identified and inscribed items, military documents and books,hats, uniforms. Also World War One and Two items. I offer free valuation to I Antique Online members - pls send description and if possible pictures to Jerry at antiquemilitary@optonline.net or call 516 647-3595 Even if you decide not to sell your item, you now will have an… Continue

Added by jerry greenstein on February 22, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


Hi, Guess you have to start somewhere and this is the best site I could find because of my love of antiques ... and learning new things about life, love, and what makes us tick. Today, I would like to learn about starting a blog and using pictures and videos in a blog.

First, time I tried this it didn't seem to work. I looked at the picture and when I went to preview and it looked great ... but when I went back the blog page was blank.… Continue

Added by Moncton Flea Market on February 21, 2009 at 9:57am — No Comments

Calling All Gemstone Collectors, Information Please!

Recently I was challenged to develope information on gemstones. I found myself being drawn to this wonderful area of antique research.
I feel that there are a great deal of people who would benefit from a discussion on the topic.
If you are the kind of person who would like to help others better understand these wonderful and precious items, You are invited to join in the discussion or leave questions that you would like answered.
Please take the time to get started right now.

Added by rescuelifeproducts on February 21, 2009 at 1:03am — No Comments

An Introduction

My husband was disabled a few years ago and we began supplementing our income by searching garage sales for treasures, estate sales, and thrift stores. I have really gotten interested in glass, although I am still learning about it.

I live in Central Illinois with my husband Steve, and our Cairn Terrier Toto, and yes she does look like she should be with Dorothy in Kansas. I also am a freelance writer, author of two published books, and sell on an antique site called Cyberattic. I… Continue

Added by Sherri Smith on February 20, 2009 at 10:41pm — 4 Comments

Miriam Haskell Distinct Vintage Jewelry

As most people know, Miriam Haskell began selling jewelry in 1926 but didn't start signing her pieces until 1949 when her brother took over the business side of the company - said to be due to her mental instability. That left 23 years of unsigned pieces for people to wonder, "Do I have possibly have a piece of Miriam Haskell jewelry?"

I would say her style and craftsmanship is so distinct, she probably didn't need to sign any of… Continue

Added by Ellene Meece on February 20, 2009 at 7:23pm — 6 Comments

If I Can't Sell, I'll Keep Sittin' On It

I've always identified with with this old Ruth Brown Song and went looking for a Video of it. Sadly, there aren't many of her performances around, but I found this UTube where the singer does and EXCELLENT job.

No matter what you sell, this… Continue

Added by Rita Holcomb Cemetarian on February 20, 2009 at 7:01pm — 1 Comment

searching for item listing

i have a table that serves as a fire screen/fold up wall decoration, all 3 actually, it was patented in nov. 1934 by the james e stark company memphis tn, it has gp571 on the print ontop of the table, and the instructions on how to use table as a fire screen,wall decoration(hanging) and back to table. the signature on the print is dije (?) rilcuwsky(?)
I have never seen anything like this and it is a beautiful piece of furniture. Does anyone know anything about this item???thanks debbie

Added by Debbie Millero on February 20, 2009 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

Ship It to Yourself....Don't forget to send it?

"Ship It to Yourself....Don't forget to send it?" Box it right ship it mean. You can send your items packaged to survive the trip. Arriving as your customers expected them to arrive, mean and lean ready to go. Over the many years in the logistics business and having to handle and deal with customers. There is one thing that you want to avoid , "un-happy customers". Give them the service that you would like to have given to you.

When an item is ready for… Continue

Added by J. T. Bkins on February 20, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Imperial Candlewick - Elegant Vintage Crystal

If you desire stunning and exquisite vintage crystal to grace your entertaining events, consider Imperial Candlewick!! Manufactured in Bellaire, Ohio, it’s legacy is among the strongest in the glassware industry.

National Imperial Glass Collectors Society writes about the company Imperial, “For over eighty years, the people of the Imperial Glass Corporation in Bellaire, Ohio produced some of the… Continue

Added by Ellene Meece on February 19, 2009 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Judith Viorst Poem

I shared this poem with my friends on Multiply a few months back and now I am sharing it with you. It was the poem chosen by my son when he was in 5th grade ( he is now 20), to recite during a school district event. Their teachers gave them different books with poems and had them choose the one they want. This was his choice...

I put this together using digital scrapbook elements, my other hobby.…


Added by Eclectic Ave. on February 19, 2009 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

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