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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.…Continue
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Jan 16 2012 by Ross Crawford, Solihull News
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…Continue
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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,…Continue
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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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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!…
Added by Jan Petroff on December 29, 2011 at 7:48am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jan Petroff on December 27, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments
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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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eBay Buys Hunch to Recommend Products Based on Shopper Tastes
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…Continue
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Senators Unveil Bill to Reform US Postal Service
By Kenneth Corbin
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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