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Beautiful Bottles and Other Inspirations

I love to poke around  antique shops for inspiration. This past weekend, I wandered into a little old house transformed into a quaint shop.

There were some anticipated treasures such as old shutters… 87 more words


Women in Politics: A Longstanding Debate

There is a lot of discussion surrounding the role of women in politics in the United States today, as we saw this past year, when the country came close to electing our first female president. 540 more words


Antiques: Appraisals revisited — Lalique vase is worth a small fortune

This is the first of an occasional feature on This Old Thing where we revisit items submitted for appraisal some years ago, and see how their values have changed. 677 more words


Casual Easter Tablescape

I love an excuse to decorate and I absolutely love the spring season. Pastel everything, awesome candy and baby animals- what’s not to like? It’s a fresh start or a rebirth if you will, after the long winter. 323 more words

Japanese Grove demitasse cup, ca 1880

In the 1870s and 1880s there was a fashion for Oriental designs and at Coalport, Thomas Blocksidge came up with the now iconic Japanese Grove design. 47 more words


More Fun and Games!

Just when you think we know everything about gaming tables, more information surfaces. I was at the preview of a local auction house when I came across this rather chunky example: 439 more words


Art Nouveau Original Watercolor Dated 1912

Item Name
Violette Stevens
$75.00 USD
Art – Watercolor
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4305

This charming 1912 watercolor of a pair of birds perched on vines with pink and white flowers was painted by 15 year old Violette Stevens, who signed and dated her artwork lower right. 203 more words