If it looks like oak furniture is it oak? No, not necessarily. From the late 1890’s until the early 1900’s manufacturers offered this style of furniture as a budget friendly option to furniture made of straight grain oak or quarter-sawn oak. So how can you tell if you have real oak or as they called it then “fumed oak”?
All of us have to deal with people on a business level that we wouldn’t give the time of day to otherwise. This week I received I call from a […]
Getting rid of Mom and Dad’s things can be really hard. After all it’s like we are throwing away a piece of them and we feel the guilt – oh… […]
Johanne: I enjoy reading your e news info. It seems that you usually mostly comment on Victorian or Mission style houses. We have an Edwardian farm house (totally authentic/original […]
Here’s the amazing statue of David – all 17 feet of him! It’s pretty awesome when you see him in person (so to speak). I saw him three years […]
There are all kinds of sayings that refer to the serendipitous meeting of people you know. Sayings like ” What a small world we live in” or “There are only […]
On a recent trip to Kingston, Ontario a family member and I decided to go to a different kind of museum – a Penitentiary museum. I’m not even sure I spelled that right! It’s certainly not a word in my normal vocabulary. We decided that it was something that might be interesting in a weird kind of way…. And we were not disappointed.
Design with bird and decorative border The designs shown are from the five that I bought at the St. Ouen Flea Market in Paris in May. This flea market is […]
As many of you know my husband and I holidayed in France late this spring. We had a great trip. We had a few panicky minutes when we got […]
When is a Flea Market not a flea market? When it is 15 acres in size and sells things that are in the tens of thousands of dollars! In May […]