I grew up visiting three wonderful great aunts who had an old Georgian house filled with antiques and collectibles of all kinds. That is how my love of antique furniture, porcelain, silver, etc. began. A lifetime collector and dabbler, I began learning in earnest about 19 years ago while assisting a friend in her upscale shop in Florida. And my learning continues on a daily basis as I research items that I want to present to you. Researching the items is one of my favorite parts of having the shop!
My professional background has been in the human services field as an R.N., and later as a social worker specializing in geriatrics. I have both BSN and MSW degrees.
It is amazing how much of the advertising we see is related around making people, places and things smell better! From soap, detergent, pet products, deodorants and perfumes, our society is very fixated on the olfactory senses. We even have adages that honor the importance, i.e., "like a breath of fresh air" and so on. I am sure that it will not surprise you to know that this fixation on aromas has been with us for…Continue
It is a different world than the one into which I was born. And I am really not all that old! However, things have changed so very much in the last 50+ years that I see absolute trends that will continue to impact the value of collectibles.
When I was young, every girl aspired to have a china and silver pattern. Hope chests were pretty normative and the Lane company made some beauties. Now I look at my son and his family, actually it is almost 100% of the younger people that I…Continue