Category Archives: Why Are Antiques Important?

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

Posted in Antiques, Art, Collectibles, Etsy, Lighting, Pottery, Vintage and Antique Furniture, Why Are Antiques Important? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is it a stretch vase or a swung vase?

Stretch and swing glass vases are different types of vases. It pays to learn the difference! Continue reading

Posted in Antiques, Glass, Vintage Glass Patterns, Why Are Antiques Important? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Antiques, Etsy, Vintage Jewelry, Why Are Antiques Important? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Antiques, Etsy, Why Are Antiques Important? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pressed and Cut Glass Were Never Meant to be Shabby Chic.

The year was 1907. Oklahoma was about to become a state. World War I hadn’t even begun. Women weren’t allowed to vote. The Titanic was nothing more than a design. “School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)” was … Continue reading

Posted in Antiques, Glass, Why Are Antiques Important? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Let me call you “sweetheart” – Patriotic jewelry of the Wars.

While rooting through my jewelry box, I came across several pieces that just wouldn’t fit into any particular category. All I knew about them was that my father had given them to my mother sometime during or after World War … Continue reading

Posted in Antiques, Vintage Jewelry, Why Are Antiques Important? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Museum of American Glass: A celebration of America’s first industry.

I really meant to sell ALL of the EAPG and American Brilliant pieces from our Janvier Road bungalow. I really did. I mean, who needs old-fashioned, elaborately patterned glassware from 100 or more years ago? Someone who holds them in … Continue reading

Posted in Antiques, Glass, Why Are Antiques Important? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments