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Victorian Fashion: Unmentionables, Cat’s Pajamas and Nightwear

Victorian Fashion: Unmentionables, Cat’s Pajamas and NightwearI love the euphemism unmentionables. I love the irony of the word. After all, once said, they are mentionable. Imaginations must have been stirred by the mere mention of unmentionables. But beyond the intimate world of…

Ohio River Pottery: Pope-Gosser China

Ohio River Pottery: Pope-Gosser ChinaIn the early twentieth century, Mr. Wells the president of Homer Laughlin China Company appeared before a Congressional Committee on tariffs to plead the case of American Potteries. He argued that foreign wares, particularly German and Japanese…

Ohio River Pottery: Black and White Restaurant China

Call it what you will . . . Retro Diner, Restaurant China or Restaurant Ware. To my eye, these plates look fresh and modern. Black is back but did it ever fade away? The scalloped edge brings a cottage in…

Vintage Fashion: Don’t Forget Your Hat

Vintage Fashion: Don’t Forget Your HatThe best thing about a hat –  put a hat on your head and you can become a different person. Or the same person with a different attitude. Especially with  a vintage hat. Recently, we inherited…

Vintage Fashion: Don’t Forget Your Hat

The best thing about a hat -  put a hat on your head and you can become a different person. Or the same person with a different attitude. Especially with  a vintage hat. Recently, we inherited quite a few fascinators.…

True Romance: The Perfect Picnic Spot

True Romance: The Perfect Picnic Spot“Let’s have a picnic.”  Yes!  Gather the supplies and pack the food. The adventure really begins once we are all in the car. We must find the “perfect” picnic spot. At first, we pass places that…

True Romance: The Perfect Picnic Spot

"Let's have a picnic."  Yes!  Gather the supplies and pack the food. The adventure really begins once we are all in the car. We must find the "perfect" picnic spot. At first, we pass places that are not shady enough,…

A New Look for a Vintage Filigree Vanity Tray: Mason Jars and Milk Glass I often wonder about the new homes for the vintage treasures that we send. Taryn paired a 1950s mirrored filigree vanity tray with painted ball jars and…

A New Look for a Vintage Filigree Vanity Tray: Mason Jars and Milk Glass

I often wonder about the new homes for the vintage treasures that we send. Taryn paired a 1950s mirrored filigree vanity tray with painted ball jars and then added a glass knob.  . . . what a great new look…

Celebrate Our Storefront with this Guatemalan Tote Bag

Time to celebrate . . who doesn’t love to give? We’re giving this beautiful Guatemalan tote bag to one lucky person. We will select one name randomly on Saturday, August 22.  Just leave a comment on our Facebook Page –…