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Boxing Day — What It Is and Why It Is Celebrated

Boxing Day — What It Is and Why It Is Celebrated

Boxing Day occurs every year on December 26th. It’s a national holiday in the UK and Ireland. If the day after Christmas falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is designated as the official public holiday. December 26th is also the feast day of Saint Stephen, the patron saint of horses, which is why Boxing Day has come […]

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Found, Unique Antique and Artisan Mall

Found, Unique Antique and Artisan Mall

By Jon DeStefano    When Amy Griesheimer decided to go into the antique business, she never had a store, a booth in a mall, or any professional experience with antiques or the antique industry. Her partner John Graefe, who she is quick to point out, is “her other half and the love of her life,” just decided to dive in. Amy […]

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Holiday Collectibles: Christmas Cards Since 1843

Holiday Collectibles: Christmas Cards Since 1843

By Chuck Thompson      There is some controversy as to which was the first legitimate “Christmas card.” Some accounts say Sir Henry Cole, first Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, was first with the idea of a Christmas greeting card. In 1843, artist John C. Horsley was commissioned by Cole to design his first card.    The artist’s […]

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Florence: An Exercise for Enjoying the Holidays

By Sandy Dale      Much is said these days about how to get along with your friends and relatives in this time of differing opinions and beliefs. The news and happenings of today can be confusing and overwhelming. I am going to share my simple rules for surviving and even enjoying this season.    These rules are the same simple ones […]

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Painted Japanese Screens Still Popular

Painted Japanese Screens Still Popular

By Anne Gilbert      There’s nothing like a Japanese wall screen to add a touch of glamour to a condo wall. Best of all they can be as old or new, affordable or expensive. There are great bargains at auction even for Meijii(1868-1912), while those from the Edo period (1603-1867) can cost thousands of dollars.    Historically, painted folding screens originated […]

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