Searching & picking in the moment – Metcalfe Early Morning Findings

To be a great picker you need to be mentally and physically living in the present- seeing and thinking in the moment, leads to acting in the moment. I noticed for the first time today that there at times when I go into a sale with what I want to find or buy in mind. This mindset really inhibits me […]

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Wonders in the Woods

Grab a coffee, tea or “other” beverage and take a load off – have I got a story for you. It was a cold day but for some reason I decided to put my tuque on yesterday [along with thick garden gloves] and grab a shovel. My mission was to clear out all the glass and garbage along […]

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Painting the Picture on Artwork

“This was modern art, all right, and it wasn’t so bad. It made me smile. I decided that maybe if people didn’t try so hard to understand it, they would get along with it better.” – Michael Kernan, Smithsonian July 1997 My father is awesome at finding artwork that speaks to people. He always finds exceptional […]

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Second Hand Shopping on a Saturday

Well Hello! “Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.” ― Karl Lagerfeld There were garage sales galore this weekend and no shortage of second hand items to get my hands on. […]

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Appraising and the Antiques Roadshow

In follow-up to one of my first posts What is the Difference between Antique, Vintage and Retro?: Growing up watching the Antiques Roadshow I always admired the strict attention to detail placed on the objects when they were being appraised. The passion, history and hidden value of the items brought on the show – simply excited me. According to Michael Flanigan, a […]

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