Author Archives: Collector

Publisher's Corner: June 2016

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

Cooking with Kitchenalia Maxine Carter-Lome Like many of us, I grew up in a house where the kitchen was the center of family life. From hanging around my grandmother’s kitchen I learned to cook, appreciate holiday traditions, and preserve my family’s culinary heritage.  The cast iron pots, molds, mixing bowls and other items used to […]

Museum Highlights: April 2016

Museum Highlights: April 2016

Glass Magic: Then and Now On Exhibit through May 1 Columbus Museum of Art. Columbus, Ohio The Columbus Museum of Art is currently featuring an century-spanning exhibition on glass titled “Glass Magic: Then and Now.” Bringing together a collection of ancient glasswork from the Israel Antiquities Authority with the Museum’s own holdings of modern and […]

Up to Snuff

Up to Snuff

Collecting Antique Snuff Boxes Story and Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson Hmmmm… Just what are those elaborate little boxes intended for, anyway? Trinkets? Change? Cufflinks and earrings? Breath mints? The answer: none of the above. These exquisite examples of design artistry are actually snuff boxes, the must-have fashion accessory which took the world by storm, during […]

Collector's Showcase: April 2016

Collector's Showcase: April 2016

The Gillinder Glass Man Bill Thomas has been a glass man for decades, with interests as diverse as the many types of glass he collects. A noted glass authority and historian, an active glass club member and a show promoter, Bill’s glass collection includes over 2,000 pieces – some on display in his home, some […]

In the Eye of the Beholder

In the Eye of the Beholder

The Vanity Table, Then and Now by Erica Lome Almost every home has a space for “putting on one’s face.” Perhaps without our conscious knowledge, dressing tables have made this a normal and routine part of our day. Like many ubiquitous furnishings, we often don’t realize how much they shape our habits. Tracing the history […]

Antiques Peek: April 2016

Antiques Peek: April 2016

by Jessica Kosinski These days we all take our compacts and makeup cases for granted, but the compacts we buy in retail stores are nothing compared to vintage compacts, which can be extremely collectible. Let’s take a peek at vintage compacts, how they developed, and why they became so popular. Behind the Scenes Beauty Techniques […]

The Musicbox

The Musicbox

Collecting with Jeff with Jeff Figler One of the most enjoyable collectibles is that of a little box (in most cases) that plays lovely sounds. They have been around for a long, long time and can be extremely colorful and decorative. And they are indeed one type of collectible that you can place in even […]

Perfume: Egypt to the Modern Vanity Table

Perfume: Egypt to the Modern Vanity Table

by Deborah Washington International Perfume Bottle Association Perfume – The origins of the “juice.” What exactly is perfume? How does it differ from fragrance? The academic/dictionary definition states that the word perfume derives from the Latin perfumare meaning “to smoke through.” The French gave the name parfum to the pleasant smells produced by burning incense. […]

On the Road to… Ohio

On the Road to... Ohio

Known as the “Buckeye State,” Ohio holds a rich place in our nation’s history, especially when it comes to glassmaking. Glassmaking shifted to Ohio in the late 1800s where fuel, railroads, and waterways made manufacturing and shipping more affordable. The industry boomed, spawning dozens of small-town glass companies and earning Toledo (birthplace of the automated […]

Collector's Showcase: March 2016

Collector's Showcase: March 2016

The J. Cheney Wells Clock Collection at Old Sturbridge Village The J. Cheney Wells collection of over 100 early New England clocks is not what one would expect to find when visiting Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, an early 19th century living museum village that re-creates everyday life in rural New England through the […]