Category Archives: Antiquing Adventures

Decorating with Antiques: Door Plates and Fashion Plates

Here’s a fun way to integrate a variety of small decor items — my friend Erin did this for me shortly after I moved into this house.  We have here some Eastlake hinges from the 1880s, antique monogrammed doorknobs, an … Continue reading

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Donating Old Sewing Supplies

I was at my local Salvation Army the other day — they have the best prices in town for dresses, you know — and I wondered suddenly why I hadn’t seen any sewing patterns there.  So I asked.  The answer?  … Continue reading

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Fabulous Finds and Life Lessons from an Estate Sale

The Sale My mom came to visit this weekend as a belated birthday present. Sewing/antique junkies that we are, we decided yesterday morning to head over to an antique store the next town over. As we were driving down the … Continue reading

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Great Resource for Antique Hardware

While researching for my hardware book, I just came across a fabulous 1918 book on Google books with some great period instructions and info on using antique hardware:  Building-Construction and Superintendence: Part II, Carpenters’ Work, by F. E. Kidder.  Fabulous … Continue reading

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Vintage Suitcase as China Storage

After examining the china storage options at The Container Store yesterday with my mom and sister, I came to three conclusions: These are fairly poor quality. These are really expensive. These would be a piece of cake to make (my … Continue reading

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Oh, the Glorious Finds!

Oh my goodness, people, it’s been a great weekend. I’m getting a little bonus at work this month, and so I felt justified in spending a little on frivolities for myself (like I need the excuse). And I hit the … Continue reading

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The Eagle Doorknob Origins

Some of you may remember my insane excitement over the eagle doorknob that my friend Mr. Fie gave me.  I’m in love with this doorknob.  My sister says I’ve proudly shown it to her three times.  But I couldn’t figure … Continue reading

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