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What Is It? September 2018

What Is It? September 2018

   Marjorie McLaren of Anchorage, Alaska gave the best explanation of our September’s What Is It. She tells us, “September’s What Is It is an antique whalebone and whale ivory swift, sometimes called a yarn winder. It is probably from the 19th century during the height of the whaling era. The whalebone arms expand out from an ivory cage at the […]

by · September 4, 2018 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Welcome to Primitive Blessings in Pine

Welcome to Primitive Blessings in Pine

   Debra Van Wyhe has put togetter a great new shop in Pine, Colorado. It is on 285 just one block South of Shaffers Crossing. (The actual address is 13028 S. Parker Ave. in Pine.) Debra certainly has a way of presenting her antiques. They are all arranged in such delightful settings. You can imagine just taking the whole arrangement and bringing it home and making it yours.    The […]

by · August 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Who Was Toby Fillpot? Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Players Would Know

Who Was Toby Fillpot? Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Players Would Know

By Maureen Timm    There are many theories in regard to how Toby Fillpot was brought into the world as a character. The name “Toby” was used originally to describe jugs which were made in the form of a seated male figure in a tri cornered hat. He usually held a beer jug on his knee and sometimes held a pipe […]

by · August 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Denver’s Antique Row Summer Block Party

Denver’s Antique Row Summer Block Party

By Rachel Hoffman    One of my favorite events of the summer is the annual Antique Row Block Party. this year the event is slated for Saturday, August 11th from 10AM-5PM. It is a chance to get out and explore some of Denver’s unique shopping and dining opportunities. It really is a wonderful family event for summer.    My mothership is turn of the Century Antiques which is located on 1475 […]

by · August 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
Furniture Made Just For Collections

Furniture Made Just For Collections

By Anne Gilbert       Whether your collection is large or small, over the century’s furniture was made just to display it. It began in ancient Rome with royalty and the wealthy who used table tops to show off small treasures. However, it was more common for them to use an entire room devoted to their collections. Wealthy Greeks built rooms to house their […]

by · August 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article