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Heywood-Wakefield

Necessity is the mother of invention. When WWII halted the import of Rattan to the US, famous manufacturers like Heywood-Wakefield began to incorporate other quality material like oak into their designs. The result was the creation of undoubtedly some of the finest pieces of Rattan ever made. We have a wonderful living room suite that is the example of the best of Heywood-Wakefield.…

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Added by Harvey Schwartz on January 17, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments

WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW CELEBRATES ITS 58TH YEAR WITH EXPERT EYE: A LECTURE SERIES ACCOMPANIED BY BOOK SIGNINGS

WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW CELEBRATES ITS 58TH YEAR WITH EXPERT EYE: A LECTURE SERIES ACCOMPANIED BY BOOK SIGNINGS

NEW YORK , New York -- 12 January 2012…
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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 16, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Top tips on buying antiques at the National Fine Art and Antiques Fair at the NEC

Top tips on buying antiques at the National Fine Art and Antiques Fair at the NEC

The National Fine Art and Antiques Fair returns to the NEC next week from January 18-22 and it continues to be one of the most prestigious events of its kind outside of London.

For many, buying antiques is unchartered territory and can be daunting to begin with. So with…

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 16, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments

List of the top 20 selling antiques & collectibles in 2011



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Jan 2 (13 days ago)…
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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 16, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

New Year Indulgences

Oh the merriment, oh the holiday parties! The most glamorous cure for the post-holiday blues is to relax in a rocking chair by the acclaimed Mid Century designer Milo Baughman. The classic modern form is accentuated by gleaming chrome and tufted black upholstery. Or relax, unwind and dream of the tropics; our wonderful blond Rattan rocker will take you there. We have a pair,…

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Added by Harvey Schwartz on January 12, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Part 5 - The Hoosier Manufacturing Company 1920's by Jan Petroff

Hoosier ad in LHJ March 1930

Ladies Home Journal March 1930 from sweetgaldecals on Flickr…

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Added by Jan Petroff on January 2, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments

Part 6 - Hoosier Cabinet Jars, Hardware, Accessories & Links by Jan Petroff

Source: ijoos.com via…

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Added by Jan Petroff on January 2, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments

Danny & Sally's Top 20 Vintage Trends For 2012: It's A Catastrophe!

Danny & Sally's Top 20 Vintage Trends For 2012: It's A Catastrophe!

What Do Danny & Sally Think?"



1.  Crème de la crème Vintage Fashion. With vintage continuing to be the hottest "new thing" in fashion and overseas sweatshops knocking off retro styles, authentic vintage couture will be…

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 1, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

New Year's Day Family Tradition

 

New Year's Day…

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 1, 2012 at 9:50am — No Comments

Part 4 - Hoosier Cabinet Ads

The Hoosier Manufacturing Company had Emmett G. McQuinn (son of J.M. McQuinn)  in charge of the advertising and marketing. What a fine job he did! You can see The Hoosier all over the place - Ladies Home Journal, House Beautiful and in images in cook books and kitchen designs. It's like "The Hoosier goes viral" in 1900's!…



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Added by Jan Petroff on December 29, 2011 at 7:48am — No Comments

Part 2 - 1900 The Hoosier Manufacturing Company

The who's and how's of the Hoosier Cabinet's start are a bit conflicting.

On the youtube video (below) we're led to believe the Hoosier was invented by…

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Added by Jan Petroff on December 27, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Part 3 - The Look and Design of The American Hoosier Cabinet



1905 Hoosier Ad (above from http://tennessee.inetgiant.com/nashville/addetails/hoosier-cabinet-s-springfield/13379535)- shows accessories and how the Hoosier was used…

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Added by Jan Petroff on December 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Part 1 - The Housier Cabinet 1890's Kitchen

"1890 Wash Day photo from www.explorepahistory.com"] [/caption]…[Woman and man sit in Walt Whi... Digital ID: 1636029. New York Public Library

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Added by Jan Petroff on December 23, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Antiques and Collectibles in Boston

Boston is a great American city, rich with colonial history and a treasure trove for any collector.  My mother, grandmother and I travel around to auctions and antique shows all over the country and we find so many great things in the Northeast that we actually have to keep a Boston storage unit for the seasons that we work the New England region.  Though there are great collectibles that find their way out of attics and…

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Added by Lisa M. on December 15, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Hoosier Cabinet - A Culinary Work Station

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From Indiana Public Media Article by Yaël Ksander

I've always wanted a Hoosier Cabinet (after I found out what it was). Besides being a…

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Added by Jan Petroff on December 11, 2011 at 6:55am — 6 Comments

Charles Heman Leonard - The Man Behind the Refrigerator

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From THE GRAND RAPIDS HERALD, Grand Rapids, Mich., Wed., March 23, 1927, Pg. 1, Cols. 6&7 and Pg. 2, Col. 4 Obituary

Death yesterday afternoon claimed CHARLES H. LEONARD, pioneer refrigerator manufacturer at his home 455 Morris Ave., SE. He had been in failing health…

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Added by Jan Petroff on December 11, 2011 at 6:52am — No Comments

eBay Buys Hunch to Recommend Products Based on Shopper Tastes

eBay Buys Hunch to Recommend Products Based on Shopper Tastes

By Ina Steiner

EcommerceBytes.com

November 21, 2011

eBay has acquired Hunch.com, an online platform launched in 2009 that delivers customized recommendations to its users based on their individual tastes. Hunch's patented prediction…

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on November 21, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Collecting Treasures of the Past VII Opens at Blumka Gallery in New York, January 2012

Collecting Treasures of the Past VII Opens at Blumka Gallery in New York, January 2012

New York , New York -- 21 November 2011…
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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on November 21, 2011 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Senators Unveil Bill to Reform US Postal Service

Senators Unveil Bill to Reform US Postal Service 

 

By Kenneth Corbin

EcommerceBytes.com

November 03, 2011

 

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation on Wednesday that would undertake a sweeping restructuring of the U.S. Postal Service, aiming to put the ailing organization back on the path to financial…

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on November 10, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Is Price All that Matters in Retail?

Is Price All that Matters in Retail?

By: Ina Steiner Thu Nov 3 2011 22:07:50eBay CEO John Donahoe told attendees of the Open Mobile Summit today…

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on November 10, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

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