Author Archives: Toni Rahn

Toni Rahn

About Toni Rahn

Antoinette (Toni) Rahn is the online editor and content manager for Antique Trader. She has a penchant for collecting petroliana, vintage advertising items, Irish collectibles and general Americana. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Tom.

Pyrex-

Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Pyrex

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Pyrex bakeware on shelves of department stores across the U.S. In addition to being a popular form of cookware, Pyrex is also a sentimental favorite of collectors as well, as explored in the latest 10 Things You Didn’t Know column.

Broken portrait plate

Family of restorers rebuilding broken mementos

McHugh’s Restorations of Richmond, Virginia, has been rescuing damaged — or downright shattered — family heirlooms for decades. Antoinette Rahn catches up with the McHugh family in the latest Knowing Your Business column, and finds out how each generation contributes to the team.

Flower buttons

Gearing up for National Button Week March 15-21

Buttons are an attractive collecting option, in part, because it doesn’t take a lot of money to participate. Members of the National Button Society are celebrating National Button Week (March 15-21) in grand fashion, with many regional button events planned across the U.S. for new and old collectors alike.