Category Archives: Antiques

New Year, New Trends: Projected Design and Home Decor Trends of 2013

My decorative and design energy is fired up for the New Year.  I’ve spent the last few days checking things out fresh and new for 2013 aka  the design and home decor trends of 2013.  As we all know,  fresh and … Continue reading

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Fall Tablescape 2012

Planning a fall tablescape is a labor of love and one of the best parts of the fall home decorating season. Natural elements provide a canvas easy to work with, color that only nature could produce, and the opportunity to treasure hunt … Continue reading

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Historic Homes And The Beauty Of Their Architectural Elements

Architectural integrity through architectural elements is the indelible mark of historic homes and landmarks. It is usually the only tangible proof of bygone golden eras ruled by classic styles. Restoration efforts and day to day upkeep of historic homes can be financially mind boggling.  The … Continue reading

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Introducing New Finds & Keeping Old Favorites: Stylish Decor With The Accent On Decorative Chairs

As styles and tastes change, it becomes important to update favorite posts.  Parts of this refreshed post are taken  from the original one written last October featuring decorative chairs. via I thought about doing an entirely new post, but I still love some of … Continue reading

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SuperCopperKitchenTasticExcellent à laDecorocious! Copper Home Decor Accessories

That’s one big word for one big “element” of color!  Copper is on my mind a lot lately.  The patina, the richness, and the versatility copper brings to the color palette of interior design and home decor is ever current, never out … Continue reading

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The Second Time Around: Repurposed Vintage Items

via The popularity of vintage pieces remains deep rooted in timeless purpose. The popularity of repurposed vintage items remains deep rooted in decorative purpose.  Vintage furniture, accessories, and clothing can live many lives at the creative mercy and keen fashion … Continue reading

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Antiques and Home Decor Accessories: Hitting The Antiques Inventory Shopping Trail

Finding antiques and home decor accessories and quality fabric made for a successful inventory shopping trip. Nice digs, good food and great company rounded out the fun. Mixing business with pleasure makes for an excellent start.  We arrived Sunday evening to warm … Continue reading

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Unique Entry Doors: Open It Up And Say Welcome To Fabulous!

If the package sells the product, your front door is the bow on the top of that very inviting package. Unique entry doors are often custom works of decorative art. Design individuality speaks to the personality of the homeowner. So much … Continue reading

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Refreshed Repost: A Formal Introduction To The Primitive Dining Table

via Formal is defined as being in accordance with the usual requirements or customs. Fabulous, by my design definition, is being anything but in accordance with the usual requirements or customs.  I highly recommend being original. House Beautiful rated the … Continue reading

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The Hunt & The Shop: Antiques Buying Trips

One of the most rewarding benefits of my antiques business is the antiques buying trips. Retail, auction and antiques therapy satisfies my shopping needs, replenishes inventory and puts us on the road again. The beautiful lyrics of John Lennon’s “Beautiful Boy (Darling … Continue reading

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