How can you tell if the furniture you’re looking at is made of solid wood? That’s what this blog post is about. Furniture is often advertised as being made of solid […]
In my travels as an antique appraiser I sometimes come across furniture that we see very little of in western Canada. For some reason, western tastes in informal antique furniture runs […]
Warning. This post contains some venting about an article that was published in the Edmonton Journal about how losing our front lawns is somehow connected to creating a vibrant city. […]
If you’re planning to spruce up your home or do a renovation check out these upcoming workshops.
“A wine label is worth 100 years of experience” is something that I was told once when I took a wine appreciation course. The same could be said about reading […]
Who would have thought that a product that had been discarded because it was discoloured and distorted could be such a thing of beauty? Old house enthusiasts will know that […]
My sister in law bought our Welshie a “seasonally-appropriate”outfit and judging by the look on her face I don’t know if she’s too impressed.
After a few false starts our fireplace is finally in place not only just in time for Christmas but also for the cold minus 30 degree temperatures we have been enjoying here in Alberta.
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 […]