Banishing the “blahs” at Original York Antiques Show

the merchandise at York will include 18th and 19th century period American and English furniture, as well as country pieces in original paint, fine early porcelain and pottery (including Chinese export and Staffordshire), Oriental carpets, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers and other textiles, estate jewelry, Native American pottery and weavings, early kitchen and fireplace items, and much more. Arion strives to guarantee the scope of merchandise offered will be as broad as possible so visitors can find a “new” treasure at the show. Read More +

Things We Love: Raggedy Ann, Howard’s Restor-A-Finish, Trunk Encyclopedia

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Our staff loves old things, but these new products make our collections and investments all the more valuable: Raggedy Ann and Andy retro rag dolls, Howard’s Restor-A-Finish, The Encyclopedia of Antique Trunks. Tell us what you love, who makes it and where to get it, and you could win a copy of the Antique Trader 2013 Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide! Read More +

How to clean and care for hooked rugs

how to clean hooked rugs

When the experts were asked for advice for the care and display of hooked rugs, they came up with a list of tips anyone can follow to clean antique hook rugs. Without exception, avoid the vacuum cleaner; use a manual carpet sweeper or a broom. One expert advises: ““If you want a rug for under the dog, go to Sears.” Read More +