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Florence’s B & B Pawn and Antiques

Florence’s B & B Pawn and Antiques

   By Jon DeStefano    Florence, the Antique Capitol of Colorado is known for its many outstanding and unique antique shops and B & B Pawn and Antiques at the beginning of town is certainly one of them. When Allen and Sara bought the building nearly three years ago this September, it had been there since the 1960’s but had never […]

by · April 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Yessiree, Folks, Spring It Is

Yessiree, Folks, Spring It Is

   By Sandy Dale     I just returned from my morning stroll along Main Street. It is, indeed, SPRING. The more courageous flowers in the sidewalk planters are popping their little periscope heads up to check the weather. It could still snow next week, but today we must celebrate the warm sunshine. I like to do that by visiting my favorite […]

by · April 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Is Decorated Furniture Out of Fashion?

Is Decorated Furniture Out of Fashion?

   By Anne Gilbert     For centuries lavishly decorated furniture was trendy, and pricey. These days as auction prices prove, the fake and repro gilt and ormolu 18th century pieces languish. Has their time in history passed? Should you buy now, hoping it will make a comeback in your lifetime?    Ancient furniture may not have been comfortable but it was certainly […]

by · April 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Antique Detective
Plant a Tree for Arbor Day: This Is Why Arbor Day Is a Thing

Plant a Tree for Arbor Day: This Is Why Arbor Day Is a Thing

   Nebraska was a largely treeless prairie region when, on April 10, 1872, it became the first state to celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees.    The celebration came a few months after J. Sterling Morton, a vice-president of the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture, first proposed to the Board that the day be set aside for tree planting and that they […]

by · April 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? April 2018

What Is It? April 2018

   We had one correct answer for our April’s What Is It. Fred Clark of Colorado Springs, Colorado correctly identified the object as a fishing reel.    It is a 19th century fly reel, from an unknown English maker. It has a rare decoration of a fishing scene in bas-relief. It was purchased for $20 in 1975.    Fishing tackle and tools […]

by · April 9, 2018 · 0 comments · What Is It?