Antique Beds—What Holds Them Up?(11/30/08) Antique Beds – What Holds Them Up?
By Fred Taylor
Beds are of great interest to most people. We spend more time in bed than we do anywhere else, except, maybe at work. So where we spend roughly one-third or our lives should be of great interest.
Horseshoe Plaque Trivets ~ Victorian Good Luck Mementos(11/26/08) Collecting Horseshoe Plaque Trivets is a fascinating hobby! It’s interesting to learn the history, practices and symbols of the different fraternal groups. And then there were the gift trivets … every year I find new examples: Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, Home Sweet Home … the list seems endless.
Some Facts about Horseshoe Symbolism
Automobile Flower Vases(11/21/08)
Automobile Flower Vases
By David Bausch
The flower vase is both an automobile accessory and an object of auto art. The flower vase added a touch of elegance to a rather dull interior of many of the cars of the 1920’s.
The George Washington Trivet(11/15/08) According to Kelly & Ellwood in their 1990 book Trivets & Stands, the first George Washington Trivet was designed and cast in brass for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876. George Washington was an appropriate subject, considering that the Exposition was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Dec