Category Archives: Antiques & collectibles
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.
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.
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.