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Caroline Ashleigh Blog: DIY art restoration? NOT!

Bread, garlic, onions and potatoes may sound yummy if you’re hungry, but some people believe that they can clean works of art with them. Here is their reasoning: each of these foods has moisture in them to pick up water-soluble dirt without getting the painting wet. However, these foods also leave behind bacterial residue,...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Welcome to Reality TV in Detroit City

If you haven’t figured out by now, I’m fascinated with reality TV shows that feature buying and selling of art and antiques, from reluctant estate sellers, to hard core pawn brokers. Especially ones in Detroit, Michigan. This business is known to be tough, but running one in Detroit can be even tougher. So, I’m...

A passion for vintage fashion: Secrets of a Vintage Maven

Holding an article of vintage fashion from another era makes you wonder how many women had a grand time wearing this particular piece of material history. Where did they go? How incognito had they been? One of the more fulfilling joys of this wacky world we call vintage fashion is in the interesting artifacts...