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Sunday, August 28, 2016


Big Update on shipping and insurance! All prices for antiques and accessories will include insurance AND free domestic shipping on all items. Larger items will be shipped parcel post except for antiques and accessories like lanterns that have glass inserts unless you would rather have me ship priority mail. I will include a 'priority mail shipping option' for all items over 5 lbs that will appear in the shopping cart feature that can be added to your invoice. All items will be packed with either crumpled paper, air pockets, or styrofoam peanuts for safe shipping. International shipping will be discounted so everyone can benefit from my decision to offer free domestic shipping.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dried Goods Being Added for the Fall Season

Some of the dried goods that will be added to my website starting with the August Update at the end of this month. I hope to start adding bulk packages of pre-mixed potpourri and oils too!

My August 2016 Update!

My August update will be on August 31, 2016 at 3 pm EST. I used to send out emails to all of those on my email update list with pictures and information on some of the featured antiques in the update but I will be now using this blog to feature those antiques. Included in this post are just a few of the antiques that I found for you this month. They include a wonderful set of 18th century leather bound books from 1773 that would look wonderful in your home or add to your collection of early books. Next is a 19th century shoulder yoke in the most wonderful original blue paint. I have hung it on the side of an early grain painted cupboard that makes that blue color pop and look great. Next is a pair of Civil War era sunglasses with green lenses, turn pin style frames and solid beaver tail ends. These are not prescription lenses but were used to keep the sun out of the soldiers' eyes on the battlefields, were considered soothing, and were also supposed to soothe upset stomaches and ulcers. Their original case is included and they were made in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Next is a mid 18th century deer hide small trunk or document box that has its original hinges, beautiful lock box, and the complete interior paper covering. The covering is covered in religious sermons and then a flowery vine was added over the sermons. It was made by Dudley Johnson who was a trunk maker in London, England and his advertisement is complete and inside the top of the trunk. For my early lighting fans out there, this is a circa 1800 tin double crusie fat lamp that would have been filled with animal fat for a smoky and not very bright light. These tin crusies were made well into the early part of the 19th century as inexpensive lighting. Finally, is this wonderful, amazing, small personal water pail or 'canteen' from New England in its original green paint. It has a top spout made of pewter with its original wood plug and the initials of the owner in black paint on the front of the canteen. It has a metal handle with those rounded 'ears' at the top and it very well may be a Shaker piece. Not shown in this post are a red painted Shaker covered milk pail with a hinged top and a many other wonderful offerings that will be available at on August 31st at 3pm EST. Starting with this update, all items will be sold with free domestic shipping. I will be shipping most items either priority mail or first class through the USPS. Insurance will be added to those items valued over $50.00 and a small handling fee will be added to each item's price. This will cover the cost of packing materials and, in some instances, the cost of the box.