“A wine label is worth 100 years of experience.” Have you ever heard that saying before? This saying refers to the amount of information that can be gleaned from a […]
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to downsize? Even donating your goods requires some forethought.
One of the biggest benefits of getting an antique appraisal is finally being able to know what it is that you have – and what it might be worth. It’s possible, however, for you to do some basic research yourself.
Have you ever been to Quebec City? Did you know that it’s one of only two surviving walled cities in North America? (The other is in Campeche, Mexico). Quebec City […]
There are hundreds of art techniques and approaches out there and not all of them resonate with me but sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith. Given […]
There’s no shortage of talented interior-decorators-to-be in the Residential Interiors Certificate Program I teach for the University of Alberta in Edmonton but occasionally I come across a student that is […]
An email from a reader: Dear Johanne: Today I bought a teacup that I’m having a hard time finding what year it was made. It’s quite a plain yellow teacup […]
Often the worst thing you can do is refinish furniture. I’m not referring to the idea of keeping finishes original but rather to the incorrect refinishing of furniture. Some times the […]
Coleman, Alberta is a great place to visit on your holidays unless you’re looking for lots of activity, shops to browse through and tourist destinations. Coleman is a small town […]
“Glass needs light to live. Stuffed away in a curio cabinet it tends to look flat and boring. When lit, either by sun or artificially, it blossoms and gains a […]