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 […]
Here’s my second “Uncommon Antique” – a small cupboard this time, designed in the Aesthetic stye.
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 […]
Occasionally a person comes across an object that speaks to the quirky side of one’s personality. It doesn’t have to be old. As a matter of fact I love my […]
A reader writes… Dear Johanne: I am trying to help a friend deal with the massive collection of Avon, figurines, Royal Albert, Precious Moments, etc. left behind when her mom […]
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. […]
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“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 […]