Monthly Archives: March 2012

Re-Discovering Advertising Art

This past weekend I was on the hunt for frames at the flea market.   I rarely, if ever, buy new frames, as there are more than enough to be had at flea markets and antiques shops, and frankly, I always … Continue reading

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The Original Crooner

I love music of the 1930s and 1940s, and when it intersects with Hollywood films of that time, it is a home run in my book. While visiting my regular antiques dealers this weekend, I came across this fantastic and … Continue reading

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Early Lenox China

I love china, and have a bit of an addiction to it….I use all of my services, and firmly believe coffee tastes better in a cup and saucer.   And by all means, any meal tastes better served on fine china. … Continue reading

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A Gorgeous Gourd

This weekend was another great one for those of us who live and work with antiques, as it was the annual March Pier Show, where there were a goldmine of goodies to be had.    I also find that when these … Continue reading

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Live With What You Love

There are certain mantras that I bring to the table in my work with clients, and in giving advice to friends.   One of my favorites is “Live With What You Love.”   If you don’t love it, toss it.   If you … Continue reading

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A Majestic Art Nouveau Vase

This past weekend at the flea markets, I really struck gold…and one item that is the apple of my eye right now is this incredible Art Nouveau vase by Teplitz, hailing from the early 1900s. I love the stylized trees … Continue reading

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Rethinking The Cigarette Case

Back in the day when everyone smoked, there were tons of great smoking accessories which are now seemingly obsolete.   But I’m all about rethinking and re-purposing vintage things, so I have found some creative ways to breathe love into old … Continue reading

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A Resin Octopus

When I went to the flea market yesterday afternoon, there were a few things I was looking for, but certainly a resin octopus was not one of them.   But one of the reasons I love flea market shopping is that … Continue reading

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Australian Art Pottery

Every once and awhile I am blown away by a piece of pottery, and such was the case with this fantastically detailed and highly collectible koala vase from Remued. Remued was an Australian Pottery Company that manufactured gorgeous pieces from … Continue reading

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