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 […]
Occasionally an appraiser is required to appraise an object that belonged to a well known individual, alive or dead. Determining value for said object presents a conundrum for the appraiser on many levels.
Our home, aka the “Bell Residence” in the Highlands of Edmonton, has been sold. Now comes the not-so-much-fun part – moving. I have been collecting antiques for many years. Although […]
It’s Spring! Well, sort of. In any case it’s time to start thinking of this year’s projects, whether that means doing some work around your heritage home or beginning the […]
I’m always amazed at the kinds of antiques that I get to see here in our city when I do appraisals. After all, we’re a land-locked city in central Alberta, […]
Christmas decor can be serious business for some of us. Heritage homes, like the one I live in, lend themselves to over-the-top decorating. I spend a lot of time decorating […]
Identifying what the marks mean on the bottom of a teacup can be sometimes challenging but other times, ridiculously easy. This Instant Antique Expert Tip answers the question “What does […]