Laura Bell of Roscommon, Michigan used lint from her dryer to make a 14′ by 4′ reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. The AP reports: “ell says she needed about 800 hours to do enough laundry to get the … Read More +
A beautiful and varied collection of art, first-rate antique furniture and finely crafted treasures from Russia and the Orient will be featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Feb. 5-6. Bidders also will have the opportunity to obtain estate jewelry, early firearms, furs, gold coins, fine carpets and Native American works.
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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 … Read More +
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 … Read More +
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 we find, but the most rewarding aspect is the fabulous people met along the way.
Dec. 30, 2010
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Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are once again searching the back roads, junkyards, and filled-to-the-brim barns in America for “rusty gold.” American Pickers, the No. 1 new cable series of 2010, returned for new episodes of its second season earlier … Read More +
Adding to the new reality television shows aimed to please antiques and collectibles enthusiasts that I have been writing about in my former blogs, Cash ‘n’ Cari, premiers on HGTV January 2nd from 10:00 to 10:30 p.m. Read the full … Read More +
LONDON, Dec 13 – The Mona Lisa painting continues to throw up mysteries, as art experts now claim to have found a set of tiny letters painted into the eyes of the woman in the Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece. The … Read More +
Modern artwork including paintings, sculpture, and wall hangings, modern furniture are categories expected to dominate Skinner, Inc.’s 20th century furniture and decorative arts auction Dec. 18. Key periods of 20th century design will have take center stage including silver and art pottery from the Arts & Crafts movement. The auction also features antique lighting fixtures,Tiffany lighting, Art Deco lamps and wall sconces. Read More +
The ‘pride’ of Michigan, General George Armstrong Custer, led the 7th Cavalry into battle against the Lakota Sioux and the Northern Cheyanne near the Little Bighorn River in Montana 134 years ago. It was not Custer’s finest hour. All 210 … Read More +