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Noble Treasures Antiques In Lafayette Offers 6200 Sq. Ft. of Personality

Noble Treasures Antiques In Lafayette Offers 6200 Sq. Ft. of Personality

By Jeannine Erlhoff       Nancy and Terry West started West’s Antiques 36 years ago in Old Town Lafayette after Terry discovered a passion that developed during refinishing a second hand dresser he bought because he needed a place to put his socks. In 1981, the Wests bought the buildings in the 400 block of South Public Rd. where they […]

by · October 4, 2021 · 0 comments · Feature Article, Uncategorized
‘Canaries’ — Women Munitions Workers in World War I

‘Canaries’ — Women Munitions Workers in World War I

By Barry Krause    Women workers in the British munitions factories in World War I were nicknamed “canaries” because the high explosive chemical they used to fill shells was trinitrotoluene (TNT) which turned their faces bright yellow, and made their hair a bright ginger color. The color wouldn’t wash off, but it wore off gradually if they quit munitions work.    A […]

by · August 4, 2021 · 0 comments · Feature Article, Uncategorized
An Irishman’s Dinner

An Irishman’s Dinner

At home we lived the “simple life,” With “pint and praties” for the dinner. And chicken stew on Sundays, too, (With nary a bit of chicken in her). But when you “find” some rabbits in The landlord’s ground (a poacher’s trick) It’s wise to call them something else— And so we called our rabbit “chick.” You take and cut the […]

by · March 6, 2018 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
What Is It? December 2017

What Is It? December 2017

   We had several guesses for December’s What Is It? Only one reader correctly identified the objects.    Both objects are lightning rods. The one on the upper right is recognizable by the marbling as slag glass, which is made from melted-down scrap. This ornament has the doorknob shape often used for slag balls. The frosted pink of the plain ball […]

by · December 5, 2017 · 0 comments · Uncategorized, What Is It?
Find It All at Heartland Antiques

Find It All at Heartland Antiques

By Jon DeStefano   If you are looking for the best in high-end antiques and collectibles you can find it in Florence, the antique capital of Colorado, at Elsie and Keith Ore’s Heartland Antiques and Gifts. In this elegant shop you will find not only a great selection of the finest antiques, collectibles, and gifts but also a pleasant and […]

by · December 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized