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Set of Amethyst Glass Apothecary Jars

All glass starts out clear. What's added to the mix gives it those beautiful colors.  

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Would You Recognize This as Roseville?

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Roseville Futura Christmas Tree VaseAlthough it's one of Roseville's most popular lines, many of these pieces have a geometric flare that don't necessarily bring to mind this company's pottery at first glance. But Futura is Roseville through and through, and it's also one of Frank Ferrell's crowning achievements in the eyes of collectors. Read more...

New Brimfield App Poised to Assist Shoppers

Tuesday April 22, 2014

BrimfieldApp.jpgIf you've ever been to a huge flea market like Brimfield, you know how helpful a guide of some sorts can be. Well, how about having one on your iPhone? Yes, the folks at Brimfield are making shopping easier than ever with a new app that has a number of useful features. Read more ...

What's the Difference in Art Nouveau and Art Deco?

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Someone asked me this question recently, and it served as a good prompt for adding information to my site here on About.com. If you need a refresher or might just be learning about these periods, see the difference between an Art Nouveau style vase and an Art Deco vase here, along with some other pointers on recognizing these two distinct styles. Read more ...

Antique Garden Furniture Fair Welcomes Spring

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Coalbrookdale Cast Iron Garden ChairAs if another good reason to visit the The New York Botanical Garden is needed this spring, antique lovers in the area won't want to miss the Antique Garden Furniture Fair coming up April 25-27, 2014. Along with outdoor furniture of yesteryear, an array of antique garden accessories and specialty plants will also be available at the show. And if you're needing a refresher on highly collectible Coalbrookdale cast iron furniture before heading out, I've got you covered. Read more ...

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