Why did you choose to live in your current home? What was there about the house that made you realize that this was the right place for you? Beyond its […]
The Evolution of a Room Is the parlour just another Victorian room that is totally irrelevant to today’s homes? To understand how this room evolved into today’s living room and […]
There are many reasons for partners, married or not, to disagree, but what kind of furniture to have in one’s home doesn’t have to be one of them. Since I […]
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 […]
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 […]
There comes a time in every one’s life that it is necessary to sell belongings – your own or someone else’s. Garage sales are one way but what if your […]
There are so many events going on over the next few weeks that celebrate our country’s 150th birthday that it’s very hard to fit even a small number of them […]
Years ago a client of mine purchased a dining room suite at an auction. It had seen better days to be sure and she was understandably concerned about the high […]
Although there is evidence that Romans played backgammon on special boards, the games table did not become popular until the concept of the Medieval ‘great hall’ gave way to the […]
This blog is Part 2 of 2 on Nazi Collectibles .
It should be no surprise that selling certain types of Nazi memorabilia is banned in many European countries. White supremacists and their ilk have made such items desirable yet they are seldom the buyers of high level Nazi objects. In this blog I feature two very special books that were popular during the Third Reich.
In the Middle Ages (when flowers actually smelled like flowers), small bouquets, also called tussies, were worn on one’s clothing, close to the face. This combination of flowers and herbs […]
Valentine’s Day, also known as St. Valentine’s Day, on February 14th, is a day dedicated to love and romance and, after Christmas, is the most popular (and expensive) holiday in […]
Seeing as I deal with antiques, and have never had experience as a marriage counsellor, what I’m talking about today is what is called, in the antiques trade, a “marriage.” […]
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 […]