Tag: collectibles

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Weekend Getaway: Antiquing in Wine Country

Wind (and wine!) your way through Northern California’s scenic byways, small towns, and vintage-rich shopping. Well known as outstanding wine country, it’s a can’t-miss area for seeing magnificent…

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Before & After: A Dynamic Den Do-Over

Updating a dingy den with color, pattern, and collections creates a space where people love to spend time.   Built in 1973 and virtually unchanged since that time,…

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Antiquing Getaway: Treasure Hunting in Brimfield

Three times a year, the small town of Brimfield, Massachusetts, becomes a mecca for antiques dealers and shoppers alike. Brimfield is a shopping experience like no other. Since…

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Entertaining Ideas: Fiesta-Inspired Garden Party

Party like it’s 1938 with furniture, accessories, and linens as colorful as the vintage Fiesta plates we used as inspiration.   Sometimes you just gotta pull the collectibles…

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Vintage Seed Collectibles

Colorful and historical, vintage seed packets and boxes are appealing works of art that offer unique ways to collect and decorate.   Well-preserved seed packet specimens hold collectible…

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House Tour: A Cozy Coastal Maine Cottage

Dive right in and mix antiques with new pieces to convey a mood, says Texan MaryBeth Shapiro. Each room in her late 19th-century Higgins Beach, Maine, vacation cottage mixes…

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Creative Collections: Royal Souvenirs

Commemorative memorabilia is an easy and collectible way of saying God Save the Queen (or King)! A monarch’s 90th birthday has never come before in the royal line…

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Outdoor Rooms: A Vintage Glass House

Inspiration thrives amid the rusty relics and creative repurposing at Barbara and Brent Hochstetler’s mercantile, Sister’s Garden & Bloom, located between Iowa City and Kalona, Iowa. Their greatest…

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10 Timeless Flea Market Finds

The popularity of and interest in vintage collectibles follows fashions like almost everything else but among the thousands of items on offer at even the biggest sale, you…

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Must-See Vintage Flea Markets

It’s flea market season again at last! Use our list of the can’t-miss vintage markets to plan your travel and shopping calendar. Check out individual websites for more…

How to Style Your Shelves

Put your tastes and design aesthetic on display fearlessly with these simple styling steps. Step 1: Choose a bookcase or shelving that works with the style of your…

DIY Paint Makeovers: A Country-Style Kitchen

A lackluster kitchen gets a fresh and fabulous new face with cosmetic updates and vintage farmhouse details. This galley kitchen layout was roomy but the dark finish of…