Tag Archives: Cottage style

The thrill of the hunt: Final in a Three-Part Series, “Why Buy Antiques?”

You could go to Macy’s or Target and get a complete set of very nice wine glasses in less than an hour. You could get a nice picture for the wall over your sofa from a local framing gallery or … Continue reading

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Toleware: Beautiful at Any Price

“Toleware” comes from the French “tolé peinte” (painted metal). In the 1600s, Japan had stopped trading with Europe, placing their famous decorative pieces out of reach. In addition, the British no longer had access to the sumac-sap lacquer used to … Continue reading

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Upstairs, Downstairs: Antique English Pine Furniture

What do you like best about “Downton Abbey”? The characters? The acting? The plot? The whole noblesse oblige thing? For me it’s the clothes. And the antiques. Naturally, I’d love to have some of the pieces that are “upstairs.” But the … Continue reading

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