Antique glass bottles, like many collectibles, have different categories in which they fall. Some are flasks, ink wells, soda bottles or even medicinal containers. The trick to bottle collecting is learning to recognize these categories, and to spot reproductions. Continue Reading
Cast iron cookware has been used in cooking for hundreds of years. You can probably recall your grandparents using cast iron cookware such as frying pans and skillets. These great cookware items can usually be found in some form or another where seasoned outdoor chef’s set up their outdoor kitchen.
Cast iron cookware is a great addition to any outdoor kitchen. It has the nostalgia of being used by early 19th century settlers and pioneers. These early settlers used these treasured kitchen items for their durability and their ability to retain heat. Continue Reading
Old Cameras As Home Decor – Camera is the Latin Word for room, which goes some way to describing the very basic principles of photography. Using a lens, a small hole made in the wall of a darkened room will allow a two-dimensional image of what is outside the room to be projected onto the opposite wall. A scaled down version of this idea, the camera obscura (literally, dark room) was a box, used mainly by artists during the 18th and 19th centuries as a way of studying perspective, and as such, these objects can also be viewed as the first form of the camera.
The southwestern home decorating style has been hot for years now and it looks like it’s with us to stay. The problem is however, that in recent years so many of the accessories have become a bit cliché. This is precisely why people who have grown tired of dream-catchers and baskets are now rushing to decorate with Mata Ortiz pottery.
A Room Full Of Collections – Long ago you were given a blue plate, then you bought another one at a local bazaar and then a friend gave you one for Christmas and, before you knew it, you had a collection! Your collection of plates, dolls, jelly moulds, tin cans, or whatever, offers great decorating possibilities if you display it well. Continue Reading
Vintage Enamelware In Your Home – Enamelware is a trip down memory lane. White jugs with blue trim and laundry tubs with red trim all bring us back to a simpler time. It’s a part of the farmhouse country look.
Vintage items made of enamelware include ladles, coffeepots, jugs, strainers, jelly moulds, measuring jugs, bread tins, sauce pans, laundry tubs, chamber pots, garbage cans, canisters and trays. There is also a large supply of reproductions of these items available. Look for reproduction laundry tins, canisters and bread tins from major retailers.