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The Vintage Art of Tea

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty. ~Japanese Proverb Tea is the world’s most popular beverage, just behind water. And in the United States, it ranks number five – but in recent … Continue reading

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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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The Investment that Never Loses Value: Second in a Three-Part Series “Why Buy Antiques?”

Anybody can buy “collectible” items to display on a shelf. You see ads for them all the time: “Hand painted!” “Limited edition!” “Design of enduring value!” But will they hold their value? They may. Then again, they may not. One … Continue reading

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Add Some Luster to Your Life.

I’ve fallen head over heels in love. See, for most of my life, I took lusterware for granted. It was everywhere in our Janvier Road bungalow and in my childhood home. Then, most of it broke from usage or was … Continue reading

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