Good Design for Everyone: American Modern by Russel Wright

The glaze captures the imagination .  . . Russel Wright dedicated long hours to mixing glazes to achieve the depth of soft color of American Modern Dinnerware. The first glaze colors - Chartreuse, Seafoam, Granite Gray, Coral, and Bean Brown -…

Selling Pieces of the Past: The World is Your Marketplace

Governor  James Rhodes brought the dream of the Appalachian Highway to life with a lot of political capital earned over the span of a long political career. Born and raised in Southern Ohio, his efforts on behalf of the people and the economy of…

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

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

"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 then added a glass knob.  . . . what a great new look…

Ohio River Pottery: Shadows by John Gilkes for Taylor, Smith & Taylor

The ink was barely dry on his master's thesis when John Gilkes accepted the position of Lead Designer for the Taylor, Smith Taylor Pottery. Gilkes, under the tutelage of Arthur E. Baggs, the renown potter and professor of ceramics at…