There’s an app for that!

Take a break Tuesdays presents, THERE IS AN APP FOR THAT! On the run and looking for a fast app for your phone that may help you with pricing an antique or vintage item? Or are you looking to learn a bit more about that furniture find you just stuffed in your truck? Stop spending loads of […]

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Part 2: Key Antique Objects Made from Animals and Plants

In my recent post (Controversial Collecting – What on Earth is this object made of?) I touched on the idea that it is worthwhile when you don’t know what you are looking at to really question it or better yet ask someone about its origin. After all you cannot undo buying something in a market or at a […]

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Part 1: Controversial Collecting – What on Earth is this object made of?

Tables upon tables full of exotic trinkets and fluffy outerwear on hangers as far as the eye can see. In my travels near and far I have embarked on a multitude of miscellaneous objects. In a few instances items have stood out begging the question, what on earth is this made of? It may of been furry, shiny, carved, a replicate or have been the parts of a once upon a time living, […]

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Old treasures that can be toxic

   It hurts me to say this but there have been cases of different kinds of health problems attributed to antiques, vintage pieces and older collectibles. Says the girl (me) who jumps head first into every mangled box she finds at an estate sale. Other than quickly wiping my hands I have never second guessed what I might […]

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What is the Difference between Antique, Vintage and Retro?

Good Afternoon Readers, It has taken me a while to understand what the difference is between the terms (and classification of) Antique, Vintage and Retro.  I wanted to share my informed answers built from many different resources and research over the past few years. Antique: Refers to an item that is at least 100 years old. You may notice in recent years that antique shops […]

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