Category Archives: Etsy

The $750 Song Title

Selling old vinyl records should be left to the professionals. Continue reading

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Ordinary thrift shop lamp…or work of art?

Someone recently asked in a Facebook group about a lamp she’d inherited from her grandmother. It was very retro, with a corset-shaped base and white drum shade. She said it was marked “Tye of California.” I’m not much of a … Continue reading

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From Grief to Glamour: The Enduring Beauty of Camphor Glass

I’ve had this necklace and bracelet forever. I can only assume it originally belonged to my grandmother and was passed down to my mother.   I had no idea what it was, but I loved to wear it on special … Continue reading

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Go vintage for a truly fun, old-fashioned holiday!

It’s getting to be that time of year again. The endless search for that special gift for that special person. You know, the one who already has everything. Another sweater? A fondue set? A candle – again? Can you take … Continue reading

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Vintage postcards: The “supreme expression of art” (Louis Daguerre)

These postcards fell out of a book when I was unpacking some boxes of glassware. They looked really valuable. I mean, how many photographic postcards of World War I could there be? Turns out, a lot of them. Postcards have … Continue reading

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Identifying EAPG Patterns: The Good News and Bad News

When it comes to EAPG and American Brilliant, I’m a total novice. A newbie with nearly 15 boxes packed with the stuff. I won’t sell it unless I can accurately identify it. And I won’t use it unless I can … Continue reading

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Tackling the Tecs: McKee’s 18 most famous patterns.

This biscuit jar was the first EAPG pattern I identified all by myself. I thought I’d become an expert! Little did I know that 17 other patterns were made by McKee, and that they all carried the “tec” suffix. Some … Continue reading

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