Tag Archives: antiques

I Just Discovered More Postcards

My father was a prolific pack-rat, but he was not a hoarder in the popular sense of the word. When he wasn’t designing and building bridges and highways, he was collecting antiques and vintage stuff to sell. He actually sold … Continue reading

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Enjoy An Antique

Karl once wryly stated that my house looked like a boutique. My boyfriend and I had just tapered off of a minor quarrel when he blurted it out. Comparing my living quarters to a boutique was not meant as a … Continue reading

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Avant Garde Antiques …Floral Friday

The glassware for today’s projects is quite old, but I didn’t want to recreate period-correct arrangements for them. So, why not be contrarian? Why not use the old glass as the foundation for contemporary floral design? The first piece is … Continue reading

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Old Stuff And Me

Stories about antique fortune-finds usually begin these days by citing episodes of “Antiques Roadshow”. Some lucky treasure hunter ends up discovering an old painting or knick knack worth a million dollars. Who could resist dreaming about becoming rich overnight in … Continue reading

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Dresser Top …Floral Friday

During routine housekeeping this week, I cleared off the dresser top to clear away the dust. That’s when I decided to streamline the stuff from it. It was time to consider a few options. The decorative hand towel was to … Continue reading

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Enjoy An Antique

I will probably never have a completely contemporary, modern home even though that is what really appeals to my asthetic sensibilities.  The twist is,  that vintage items and antiques are fascinating to me, too. My mind will be eclectic the … Continue reading

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An Intriguing Table Lamp

I scouted the thrift store in Wayne, Nebraska for an old lamp to showcase interesting light bulbs.  Old or unique light bulbs should be displayed in unique fixtures.  There happened to be two old table lamps in the store that … Continue reading

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