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On Cherish An Antique Day

One of dad’s side-gigs was antiques dealer. Although he had a state sales tax permit and an assigned area of the basement to display his small vintage and antique items, he only occasionally sold very many antiques. Dad also acquired … Continue reading

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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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