Category Archives: Antiques Peek

Antiques Peek: May 2019

Antiques Peek: May 2019

It’s In The Bag by Jessica Kosinski Today, we take going to the doctor’s office for granted. It is a thing most of us must do whenever we need a checkup or any kind of medical procedure. However, that was not always the case. In fact, there are some rural areas where doctors still come […]

Antiques Peek: April 2019

Antiques Peek: April 2019

I Can See Clearly Now By Jessica Kosinski Glassware is commonplace in today’s society. We all have drinking glasses, wine glasses, and even bowls or other dishes made of glass. Many glass pieces may look nice, but they are not particularly special or valuable. An exception is lead crystal. Lead crystal is specially made and […]

Antiques Peek: March 2019

Antiques Peek: March 2019

Get Rid of Those Nasty Wrinkles By Jessica Kosinski Have you ever had a pressing issue to attend to? Most of us have. It’s called ironing. It is a household chore some people dread, but others seem to find it therapeutic. Ironing may not be as popular as it once was, especially due to our […]

Antiques Peek: February 2019

Antiques Peek: February 2019

The Power of the Pen by Jessica Kosinski For as long as humanity has existed, communication has been essential. Today, computers are commonly used to communicate. It is easy to send an email across thousands of miles in a matter of seconds. However, handwritten communication is also still a part of modern culture, and it […]

Antiques Peek: January 2019

Antiques Peek: January 2019

Antiques Found Gilty by Jessica Kosinski Overlaying is a process of coating one substance with another substance. The two most common types of metal overlay are silver and gilt (gold). Silver and gilt overlay processes (gilding) have been used for many years to add decorative touches to various other materials, including glass and porcelain. The […]

Antiques Peek: December 2018

Antiques Peek: December 2018

100 Years of Mixing Things Up by Jessica Kosinski There are many things we all take for granted every day that we shouldn’t. On that list are a lot of home appliances. It was not too long ago that things we consider standard now, such as dish and clothes washers, were unheard of. One appliance […]

Antiques Peek: November 2018

Antiques Peek: November 2018

Walk This Way by Jessica Kosinski Snowshoeing is an activity not as widely practiced as it once was because modern conveniences like cars have replaced the need to trek across the snow on foot. The closest many of us now get to snowshoes is when we see them hanging on walls. They grace the walls […]

Antiques Peek: October 2018

Antiques Peek: October 2018

On the Hood: Ornamental, Elegant, and Symbolic by Jessica Kosinski Have you ever owned, driven or seen a vehicle with a hood ornament? It is likely you have, since hood ornaments play a large part in automobile history. They are not standard on modern vehicles, but they are often seen on older automobiles. Also known […]

Antiques Peek: September 2018

Antiques Peek: September 2018

Is That a Firkin? by Jessica Kosinski When you think of primitive collectibles, one image that might come to mind is that of a lidded wooden container with a handle. Such containers can be found in many homes, especially those with traditional Colonial designs. They make excellent decorations, but what are they exactly? They are […]

Antiques Peek: August 2018

Antiques Peek: August 2018

The Art of Native American Sand Painting by Jessica Kosinski Among the many traditions of the American Southwest are Native American traditions steeped in cultural significance. One of those traditions is the creation of sand paintings. Sand paintings are beautiful and highly collectible works of art today. However, the original purpose of sand painting among […]