Time marches on and at some point in one’s life the decision to downsize comes up. This is what we did two Decembers ago and although it was a good […]
One of the most exciting things about what I do for a part time living is that I never really know what I’m going to find when I go somewhere […]
A reader recently contacted me with a photograph of a gorgeous tea cup that she owns. (Unfortunately I did not save her photo because I hadn’t planned on writing a […]
One of the most common complaints, amongst serious collectors of antiques and people who own heritage homes, is that there are few craftspeople that know about, or even have, the […]
What exactly is patina? This is a question I get asked fairly often when I do talks about antiques. I have to answer honestly and tell the person that patina […]
What do you remember of your childhood hometown? Here’s some memories of mine in Ponteix, Saskatchewan and the heritage buildings that were so important.
If you walked into Spec Hardware in Edmonton you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were in a jewelry store. The only difference is that the products are displayed on […]
Antique Expert Tip #6: Do you know what a prie-dieu is? Or a barley twist? Read and find out.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to go into an antique shop or antique mall, peruse the objects the dealers have for sale, and not have to wonder about where they come from, how old are they, or how were they used?
I have always been fascinated by miniatures. They have always appealed to the kid in me, but of course, being me, the miniatures needed to be or look antique. Make no mistake, however – collecting these small objects is big business.