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Antiques Center of Naples

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Taking a break from the beach.  Still warm and sunny in Florida.  Loved my visit at the Antiques Center of Naples.  Beautiful period pieces.

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Treasure Island 2014

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The shells are a dead giveaway, I spent the day at Treasure Island in Naples, Florida where it is warm and sunny.  I want those marbled books, aren’t they the best?  The basket, intricately carved from Ivory, was stunning and way out of my price range.  I love everything about Treasure Island and have been going there every winter for the past 20 years.  This year the shop had definitely changed, fewer dealers, newer dealers and not nearly as much antique silver as in years past, but still, best antique mall in town.  Go.  Here’s the link from my 2012 visit.

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March 5, 2014

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Happy Birthday Ben!  Wish you were here.  Love, Mom

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Silver Sunday

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My new best friend, Weiman Silver Wipes.  I just finished polishing most of my silver collections.  It used to be a job I absolutely dreaded.  This year I stopped in and picked up the silver wipes the girls at the shop had been raving about.  I thought nothing could beat my silver gloves.  OMG, had I known, I would have purchased a case of these and bought more silver at the flea markets.  Super easy, super fast.  If you are a friend of mine and you love silver, you need them.  Amazing.

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Friday Find: Chinoiserie Prints

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Estate sale Friday is my favorite day of the week.  You just never know what you are going to find.  These 4 Chinoiserie wood block prints came home with me today.  They need a little TLC and framing, but for now, one of the four is my new screen saver on my iPad.  When you can live in vintage color, why not?

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Vintage Basket Earrings

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This post is actually for my very good friend Erin at Just Grand.  Happy Birthday!  You have always been such a special friend and not just because we love to antique, paint and move furniture around our homes.  You are very kind, considerate and thoughtful.  I always appreciate your point of view and I feel that I am a better person because of you.  So thank you.  I hope you have a wonderful sunny, fun-filled day.  Love, K

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58th LaGrange Antique Show

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Starts tomorrow, great show, don’t miss it!

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Let The Games Begin!

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Beginning tonight, we will be sitting in front of the TV for the next 14 days watching the winter games.  So, I’ve pulled out my vintage Olympic style statue in honor of Sochi 2014.   Just something I happen to have in the house for special occasions.

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Friday Find: Etched Paperweight

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Vintage etched glass flower basket paperweight:  $6.  No, I’m not kidding, $6.

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Equestrian Hinge

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Vintage equestrian door hinge.  They just don’t make them like this anymore. 
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Yale University Memorabilia

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I’m not the only collector in the family, but I am the keeper of the collections.  The above items from Yale University span several generations of my husband’s family.  The cup from Mory’s and the Saybrook College athletic charms are my husband’s.  The Whiffenpoof sheet music and the Wedgwood plates were from my father-in-law’s era and finally, the book and charms from the 1900′s are from a great uncle and a great grandfather’s time spent at Yale.  I had purchased the Bulldog pins at the Wheaton Flea Market in anticipation of our son’s admission as a 5th generation Yalie.  Unfortunately, it was not meant to be.  Oh well.  Now I collect Vanderbilt memorabilia and that’s just fine by him.

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