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  • Olf Gorham marks
    What do "NM" and "OM" mean when discussing sterling silver flatware?
    Often in an ad for sterling silver, especially on eBay, you will see the terms "OM" or "NM" in a listing title. This is what they mean:OM means "old marks". You often see this when an old Gorham piece is being offered...
  • Tucker Payne Antiques - King St - Charleston, SC
    Tucker Payne Antiques is in the heart of the Antiques District in Charleston, SC
    Tucker Payne Antiques is one of the few traditional antique shops left in the Antiques District of King St. in downtown Charleston, SC. He was the only local antiques dealer to exhibit in the recent Charleston Antiques Show 2015 at Memminger...
  • Tin man surface area math project
    Tin man surface area math project for students
    Give math students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade (or advanced 5th grade) a real world example of using the surface area formulas they have learned by calculating the total amount of tin foil needed to cover a tin man.Supplies needed:Recycled objects...
  • Salad fork
    Salad fork, dessert fork, fish fork, pastry fork or what??
    Look at the picture. What is it?Salad fork?Dessert fork?Fish fork?Pastry fork?The reason we ask the question is because we have seen forks like this listed as all the above descriptive names by sellers in their ads!Probably, most of us agree that...
  • Handmade flags
    Handmade flags for all occasions
    Springtime is here and sitting outside on the patio or deck with some fresh lemonade is just what is needed. After a long winter it is time to enjoy great weather and family time outside. Kids love to be outdoors as well, riding bikes, catching...
  • Olf Gorham marks
    What do "OM" and "NM" mean when discussing sterling silver flatware?
    Often in an ad for sterling silver, especially on eBay, you will see the terms "OM" or "NM" in a listing title. This is what they mean:OM means "old marks". You often see this when an old Gorham piece is being offered...
  • Annie cat looking over the hillside
    Drawing a cat looking down a hillside
    The colored pencil drawing of Annie the manx cat looking down the hillside is now complete. Thisillustration was created with colored pencils and oil pastels, and the hues were built up to make this really pop. Cat art is an enjoyable to look at...
  • Adaline breezy slouch
    Crochet pattern: Adaline breezy slouch
    This slouchy hat is a breeze to make, hence the name in the title. It is made from the bottom up and is the perfect hat for spring.The yarn used is Stylecraft DK yarn and while it is sold mainly overseas, I have purchased mine from a wonderful...
  • Simplity Pattern 1095, coming soon!
    Good news for cosplayers: McCalls and Simplicity now has sewing patterns for you
    It took a long time for the major pattern companies to understand that costumes were not only the purview of children, Halloween, and Christmas pageants. For a very long time, niche pattern companies like Folkwear and Past Patterns filled the gap...
  • Dress for the heat
    5 Tips for dressing professionally in summer
    When the mercury rises and you need to dress for work during the summer heat, you need a plan. Some tips to look professional but also dressed to acclimate to the heat outside and the air conditioning indoors. Here are some tips to follow.1....
  • 140 Years of Oettinger Davidoff AG
    140 Years of Oettinger Davidoff AG
    In 1875, Max Oettinger, a native of Bavaria, opened a tobacconist store at Eisengasse 9 in Basel, thus laying the foundations for today's Oettinger Davidoff AG. The family-owned company, which now operates all over the world, celebrates its...
  • Carroll Lewis: Alice's Adventures with doll artist Nancy Wiley
    Carroll Lewis: Alice's Adventures with doll artist Nancy Wiley
    Hello New York Doll Collectors,I wanted to share with you some of my earlier interviews with doll artists, particularly doll artists in New York. One of the many intriguing things about doll artists, is wondering what inspired them to create dolls...
  • G. Sergeant Antiques in Charleston SC just opened
    G. Sergeant Antiques is now open in Charleston, SC on Queen St.
    Gary Sergeant of G. Sergeant Antiques has opened a new antiques shop in downtown Charleston, SC at 86-A Queen St., where he showcases some of his best antiques that he often takes to shows. It is across from the Mills House Hotel with its 1853...
  • Candelabra
    Why can't I sell my sterling candelabra for a higher price?
    We receive questions from time to time from people who want to know why they can't get more cash for their sterling candelabra and single candlesticks. After all, the pieces are marked, "Sterling"!One answer may be that the piece...
  • La Flor Dominicana (TAA) Exclusive Series for 2015 - The TAA 47
    La Flor Dominicana (TAA) Exclusive Series for 2015 - The TAA 47
    Coral Gables, FL - La Flor Dominicana is proud to announce our 2015 Tobacconist Association of America (TAA) Exclusive Series, the TAA 47. The TAA 47 is a medium to full-bodied blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers with Nicaraguan binder and...
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