Tag Archives: Christmas

Antiques Peek: December 2016

Antiques Peek: December 2016

That’s a Wrap! by Jessica Kosinski With the holiday season rapidly approaching, chances are good that you are stocking up on wrapping paper. After all, no matter which holiday you celebrate, you want the gifts you give to look their

Getting, Giving and Glowing with Vintage at the Holidays

Getting, Giving and Glowing with Vintage at the Holidays

A Chat with Bob Richter by Judy Gonyeau There are those who are born with the “eye” – they can spot the perfect gift or decoration for that special someone from a mile away. It appears almost effortless as they

Holiday Shopping Guide 2016

Holiday Shopping Guide 2017

A holiday shopping guide for all the connoisseurs and collectors on your shopping list. Inside our interactive, downloadable pdf booklet, you’ll find several holiday inspired articles, including “Getting, Giving, and Glowing with Vintage at the Holidays: A chat with Bob

‘Twas the Night

'Twas the Night

…and Other Holiday Classics by James Dawson Christmas was the holiday that was just waiting to happen. For whatever reason, whether it be there to fill a spiritual or an emotional void, it waits for us at the beginning of

Publishers Corner: December 2016

Publishers Corner: December 2016

Holiday Collectibles and Traditions by Maxine Carter-Lome From what and how we celebrate to the food we serve, the items that make up our holiday table and the objects used to perform our religious rituals, traditions create lasting memories that

Thirty-five Years of White House Christmas History

Thirty-five Years of White House Christmas History

By The White House Historical Association In 1981, the White House Historical Association created the first Official White House Christmas Ornament, establishing a tradition that honors the presidents of the United States and reflects on the history and events that

Come Fill The Cup: Christmas Bone China

Come Fill The Cup: Christmas Bone China

Christmas bone china Story & Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson Most of the year, it’s kept safely tucked away in drawers, or on display behind the locked glass doors of a dining room cabinet. And then the holiday season is upon

Presidential Christmas Cards

Presidential Christmas Cards

Presidential Christmas Cards by Bill Thornbrook One December day it appears in the mailbox with other holiday greetings. Something sets this envelope apart, says it’s special. The return address catches the eye. Yes, just three words imprinted on a single

Once Upon a Time There Was Christmas

Once Upon a Time There Was Christmas

Once Upon a Time There Was Christmas By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell “The Halloween Queen” Holidays do not have to be stressful nor terribly expensive if you slip back in time when Christmas was less technologically and commercially driven. People purchased

Ken’s Korner: Mystery donors drop rare coins into kettles

Ken’s Korner: Mystery donors drop rare coins into kettles

Ken’s Korner: Mystery donors drop rare coins into kettles News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Each year an army of Salvation Army Santas braves the cold and accepts donations of loose change and