Author Archives: Mark A. Roeder

R. Atkinson Fox prints

As my eyes roved over the merchandise, old and new, at a local household auction, they fell upon an enchanting print in an antique frame. The print was a misty pastoral scene of cows grazing in a forest. I had long searched for just the right print to hang on the wall of my...

Christmas postcards

The tradition of sending cards dates back a hundred years, perhaps it’s even older. Postcards have long been a way to send holiday cheer to those far away.

Too hot to handle – collecting vintage irons

“Oh for the carefree days of yesteryear when grandmother spent her days cheerfully ironing the all cotton clothes of grandfather and their 12 children.” Such a nostalgic portrait of the past can only be painted by someone who wasn’t there and has never ironed clothes.