I was trying to find something on one of my jars and before I knew it, I was looking at Clay Art jars all over the Internet. And I was starting to get pretty confused, so I decided to make a list of all the Clay Art jars I could find. I don't think the company is around anymore, at least I can't find anything on them. It's too bad, they made very affordable and fun jars.
Have any jars to add to the Clay Art text list?
I love both so I'm pretty pumped up about it and can't wait until they come out.
The jars will be large and costly, so I don't think I'll be getting one in each color, that would be pretty hefty investment. $290 x 4 !!
But I'm pretty sure a scarlet one will be making it's way to our home. The Scarlet Lady, I love it already!
Happy Easter and Happy Spring! Vintage candy containers like this pair of rabbits in their Easter finery are festive holiday decorations. The papier-maché pair are 10-inches high and were made in Germany in the early 1900s. They sold together at a Virginia auction for $270.
Most Easter baskets today are filled with chocolate goodies, plastic eggs and a toy trinket or two. But in the early 1900s, candy actually came in containers that served as toys once they were empty. They were often made of glass, and shaped to coincide with a holiday like the rare rabbit family example shown here. Read more...
The Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles April 2013 newsletter is both online and in the mail. Auctions of Midcentury Modern Cocktail Tables, Collectible Bottles and Trade Stimulators are reported—all with color photos, prices and marks.
I'll be heading to the Round Top and Warrenton antique shows (there are a number of them spread out over miles of ground between these two towns!) over the next few days. Dealers travel from around the country with their best stuff for these shows, so it's always an exciting prospect. I never cease to be amazed at what I witness and learn when I visit an antique show, even if I don't find a treasure to bring home that day. Read more...
Attend a Spring Antique Show and Learn Something New originally appeared on About.com Antiques on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 14:34:21.
I was looking at some amazing original artwork by Joseph Christian Leyendecker that was reproduced on a Saturday Evening Post cover in 1926 (shown here) to be sold at a Heritage Auctions sale next month, and it made me think about collecting magazines. If you've ever wondered what makes an old magazine worth buying, or a new magazine worth keeping, one of my features here on About.com might give you some clues. Read more...
Take a look at the before and after side of the same plate to see what an amazing difference an inexpensive product made.
The show is located at the Kendall Country Fairgrounds in Yorkville, Illinois. Dates are April 5 and 6th.
Want to be convinced? Take a look at pictures from last year's show.
As a follow up to my recent articles on a number of different types of Steuben glass, here's another interesting variety of glassware decoration to learn about. Threading and Reeding, which were both popular Steuben offerings in the early 1900s, employed an interesting layering technique in their manufacture. Read more...
Are You Familiar with Steuben's Threading and Reeding? originally appeared on About.com Antiques on Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 13:22:53.
While it's not the only place to find them on Pinterest, the TIAS board featuring Easter collectibles is a good place to start if that sort of thing tickles your springtime fancy. You can also learn more about these collectibles here with me on About.com. Read more...
Every time I go to Blumchen.com's website it's a huge time suck for me. They have the most amazing holiday pieces, trims and scraps. I don't know how they find all their treasures, but that's what they are -- a treasure trove of items perfect for the collector.
Many of the items, like the adorable rabbit candy container shown here, are new, but created in the time honored traditions of cottage industries that have been around for decades and sometimes more than a century.
Often using old molds, these pieces will have the look of an antique, but at an affordable price. Currently they are showing six different Easter rabbit candy containers and if I had to pick, it would be very hard.
Check out Blumchens!
As a New York furniture company, J&J.W. Meeks got a head start on many of its competitors. From producing Greek Revival styles early on to Neo-Rococo that competed with other well-known names in Victorian furniture manufacture, the Meeks family endured as crafters of moderately priced goods sold not only in New York, but other parts of the country as well. Read more...
Reproduction antiques and collectibles can be a real bummer, especially if you pay a good sum for them. I'm always trying to help people learn more about reproductions, and relish finding a new related resource. When I found out that RubyLane.com recently launched a new website called Real or Repro, the immediate response was to check it out. Mark Chervenka, a renowned expert on antique and vintage reproductions, contributed much of the site's content. And according to Ruby Lane, other industry experts will be contributing content on a monthly basis to grow this resource. You'll find this new site along with others on this topic linked in the Reproductions category here on About.com.
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Vintage postcards like this one with St. Patrick's Day greetings are available in online shops for about $5 to about $25.