Cozy Up to Vintage Handwoven Textiles

Is there a better way to add bright beautiful color to a corner or a sofa or a bed then with a colorful handwoven textiles? From hand crocheted afghans to hand woven Saltillo blankets - it seems like their color…

Plain Old White Ironstone Bowls – Perfect for Chili

Plain Old White Ironstone Bowls – Perfect for ChiliA good chili bowl should hold chili. A better than good bowl for chili should not be too wide  – leave the wide bowl for cereal. A wide bowl holds the contents certainly…

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…

The Gift: The Story of The Homer Laughlin Plate

Almost, thirty years ago, a package arrived postmarked from the Homer Laughlin Company, Newell, West Virginia quite unexpectedly. A few days before, we were at the International Housewares Exhibition in Chicago. It was a big deal, a really big deal. Now,…

The Romance of a Christmas Mouse

The Romance of a Christmas MouseChristmas Mouse Featured in Romantic Homes Magazine Hmmmm, I said, this looks like spam. Quickly, I clicked log out and returned to my real work. Later in the day, there was another notification from Etsy about a convo.…

The Romance of a Christmas Mouse

Hmmmm, I said, this looks like spam. Quickly, I clicked log out and returned to my real work. Later in the day, there was another notification from Etsy about a convo. Hello Valerie, I am gathering materials for a vintage Christmas photo…