Collecting dolls has never been an area of interest for me – not because I don’t appreciate them but because there are other areas that fascinate me more. However, I was intrigued with this doll when a client brought it to me for evaluation.
Although there is evidence that Romans played backgammon on special boards, the games table did not become popular until the concept of the Medieval ‘great hall’ gave way to the […]
In the Middle Ages (when flowers actually smelled like flowers), small bouquets, also called tussies, were worn on one’s clothing, close to the face. This combination of flowers and herbs […]
Why did you choose to live in your current home? What was there about the house that made you realize that this was the right place for you? Beyond its […]
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 […]
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 […]
Time marches on and at some point in one’s life the decision to downsize comes up. This is what we did two Decembers ago and although it was a good […]
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 […]
It’s not often that I talk about design projects I have worked on, but now with more time on my hands, I decided I might just share a few images with you.
It’s interesting to me how a small group of people can be on the same trip and have markedly different takes on their experiences. This is even if they all […]