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The Appraiser’s Diary: Small Business Saturday is November 25

The Appraiser’s Diary: Small Business Saturday is November 25

By Rachel Hoffman      Each year more people discover something special about the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s Small Business Saturday. This year Small Business Saturday is November 25th.    First observed in 2010, the shopping event has grown strong. Shops and shoppers are uniting to make the day a huge success. Small business is what American commerce and liberty are about. […]

by · November 7, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
The Magic of Mahogany

The Magic of Mahogany

By Robert Reed    Centuries ago, mahogany was considered almost magical. Elegant but expensive, it added an entirely new dimension to fine Colonial furniture and furniture made elsewhere.    During what some consider the Age of Mahogany, amid the 18th and 19th centuries, the amazing wood cast its charm in America, as well as England, France, Italy and Spain. It was vital […]

by · November 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article

Happy Thanksgiving

By Sandy Dale    I don’t believe any of us can take a walk on one of these gorgeous, golden fall days in Colorado and not be filled with gratitude for the beauty of it. I’m of the opinion that who or what you are thanking is not as important as the overwhelming feeling of warmth you feel in your heart. […]

by · November 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Paper Memories of Thanksgiving

The Paper Memories of Thanksgiving

By Robert Reed    The grand holiday of Thanksgiving has been celebrated in many ways over the decades, and a surprising amount of it remains in memories of paper.    Trade cards, holiday postcards, magazine covers, menus, and colorful decorations have all faithfully carried the enduring Thanksgiving theme nationwide.    Historians have long noted that President George Washington delivered an address proclaiming the […]

by · November 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
A New Spin on the Industrial Age Fuels Collectors

A New Spin on the Industrial Age Fuels Collectors

By Anne Gilbert    I forget who first said “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” It certainly is true these days when it comes to what is catching the eyes and purse strings of collectors and decorators these days. These objects range in age from antique to vintage, and take many forms from furniture and decorative accessories to lighting. […]

by · November 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article