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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Carleton Place Shopping Attractions & Antique Flea Market

Location: The Town of Carleton Place Every Sunday or so I enjoy taking a road-trip to a different town and scavenging all the Antique and Used Clothing stores I can find. Today, it was the picturesque Carleton Place on the Mississippi River. Upon arrival I was surprised by the amount of shops/businesses on the main drag […]

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Antiques, Vintage & Retro – The Ottawa Antique Show

Dear Readers, Spring is in the air and all the great furnishing sales and vintage accessory shows come out of the woodwork – in a marvelous way. The semi-annual Ottawa Antique Show has been around since 95′ and bringing to the surface the most superb antiques the nations capital has to offer. Swing by the Carleton University Field House […]

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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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