A sewing table or work table is a table that was used for sewing. It originated in 1770 in England and was eventually adopted in Canada and the USA. Based on the philosophy […]
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, […]
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to downsize? Even donating your goods requires some forethought.
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 […]
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 […]
What a question. I can hear you saying “When you need to get rid of them” and that would be true if you are under time constraints. People who are […]
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 […]
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.