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 […]
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.” […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]