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Featured Blog Posts – April 2011 Archive (7)

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

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 returned to Germany, leaving him with a sister. After his graduation from the Merrittown… Continue

Added by joli jewels on April 13, 2011 at 10:03pm — 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 AND THE PUMP WERE WAY OUT BACK,

A VERSATILE ITEM, WAS…

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

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