Foreclosures, Downsizing & Estate Sales

Dealing with the clutter of a lifetime can look like an insurmountable task. A lot of people turn to what they consider the easiest solution, which is usually one or more of the following: No one wants it, I don’t want it, don’t think it has any value so I will throw it away. I […]

Celebrating Christmas With Antiques

     German immigrants first introduced Christmas trees made from artificial materials to America during the late 19th century.  The feather tree was made from goose feathers dyed green and wrapped around stiff wire to create the branches of the tree.  The branches were attached to a wooden rod and inserted into a stable base.  Feather […]

Christmas Present, Christmas Past

       Although Santa’s traditional appearance features his rosy dimpled cheeks, cherry-red nose and the trademark red Santa suit, black boots, and Santa hat, astute collectors are thrilled to find early papier-mache Belsnickles and Santa ornaments with robes of unusual colors or adorned with fur. The Belsnickle, known as Father Christmas, traveled from house to […]

Gliding On Ice With A Skaters Lantern

Just Consigned The very sight of an antique skater’s lantern brings back childhood memories of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. In my mind’s eye I see young boys and girls, men and women, bundled up in thick wool coats, knit caps and scarves. It is nighttime, yet they are gliding gleefully around frozen fishponds on […]

All About Consignment

ALL ABOUT CONSIGNMENT Lessons Learned Only The Good Stuff Recently a nice woman spent quite a bit of time looking into our showcases.  As she went from case to case we heard her exclaim, “Oh my! Oh no!”  By the time she came to the counter she was distraught and in tears. Her story. The […]

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