The Kentucky Derby: The Race for the Roses is a Collectibles Treasure Trove
The 2015 running of the Kentucky Derby will mark the 141st race in the event’s history. Annually held in Louisville, Ky., the race is the […]
Ask A Worthologist Question: Cut Glass Punch Bowl
Donna J. has a cut glass punch bowl that she inherited from her great grandmother, who had received it as a wedding gift before World […]
The Celery Vase: A Prominent Way to Serve an Exotic Vegetable
According to the early nineteenth century writer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in “The Physiology of Taste,” gastronomy required “intelligent knowledge of whatever concerns man’s nourishment.” Brillat-Savarin’s […]
Q & A with Harry Rinker: Candy Dish, FADA Radio, KKK Book
QUESTION: My grandmother bought a candy dish during her honeymoon trip to Washington, D.C. from her home in North Carolina sometime around 1910. She could […]
Teacups, teakettles and an honest antiques customer
Some time ago, my mother and sister decided to have yard sale to clean out a storage area. They would be putting out typical yard-sale items—small appliances, pots and pans, bottles, lots of junk and maybe a collectibles or two.
“The God of Things As They Ought to Be” – Bottle or salt/pepper shaker…or god?
The title of this blog is the wonderful and strangely upbeat phrase embossed around the pedestal base of this whimsical little bottle…or is it a salt/pepper shaker. Actually, the "em-bossing" is "de-bossed" or indented into the glass instead of raised relief like typical bottle embossing.
MY HUSBAND FOUND A GRAVY BOWL MADE BY JOHANN HAVILAND. IT HAS GOLD TRIM AND FLOWERS ON IT. TRYING TO FIND OUT VAULE OF IT. SOMEONE HELP.
I just Love old things.
If the price is right I might sell a few of my dishies.
19th century glass lamps
To keep light in a home during the 1800’s required the use of oil lamps, for the most part. The glass lamps were functional, put out enough candlepower to light a small room, and served as night lights for the kids.