Category Archives: Antiques Peek

Antiques Peek: August 2017

Antiques Peek: August 2017

Braided Beauties by Jessica Kosinski Braided rugs have been produced for centuries in some form, and they have also gone by many names, including rag rugs. Although we now consider them to be common household items, they have a very rich history, both in Europe and in North America. They are even prominently featured in […]

Antiques Peek: July 2017

Antiques Peek: July 2017

Travel Trunks of Treasure by Jessica Kosinski Few items epitomize the Golden Age of Travel more than travel trunks. Steamer trunks and wardrobes of all sizes and descriptions were used by travelers, whether they were passengers on ocean liners, stage coaches, or trains. Today the speed of travel has increased, which means many people do […]

Antiques Peek: June 2017

Antiques Peek: June 2017

Fairground Prizes by Jessica Kosinski Most of us have been to a fair or carnival on more than one occasion. Fairs can be a lot of fun, especially the games. Some carnival games that originated many years ago are still popular today, but many of them have been altered from their original forms to keep […]

Antiques Peek: May 2017

Antiques Peek: May 2017

Watering Cans Can by Jessica Kosinski Whenever the weather permits, many of us like to be out in the garden planting, weeding, and, of course, watering. Some people reach for the nearest hose to do that, but others prefer the tradition of using a watering can. This month we’re taking a peek at antique watering […]

Antiques Peek: April 2017

Antiques Peek: April 2017

Hit Me With Your Best Shot! by Jessica Kosinski Shot glasses (sometimes written as one word) are some of the most recognizable small glass collectibles in the United States. They aren’t quite as common in many other countries, but they certainly do exist around the world as well. Here are some interesting facts and tips […]

Antiques Peek: March 2017

Antiques Peek: March 2017

And the Winner Is… by Jessica Kosinski Human beings have always had a desire to prove something to themselves and to others. That desire to learn, grow, and succeed is what has driven us throughout history. It is also what led to the idea of rewarding those who are the best in certain fields, especially […]

Antiques Peek: February 2017

Antiques Peek: February 2017

Arts & Crafts Influence on Book Publishing by Jessica Kosinski This month I thought it would be fun to do something a little different. Since this issue is all about the Arts & Crafts Movement, I thought we’d take a peek at how the Movement influenced one of my favorite things, books. It had a […]

Antiques Peek: January 2017

Antiques Peek: January 2017

Railroad Lanterns By Jessica Kosinski The history of the American railroad system is undeniably amazing. Without railroads many of the U.S. cities and states as we know them today simply wouldn’t exist. The coming of the railroad allowed many sparsely populated areas to become the big cities that they are now. The railroads led to […]

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 best. But did you ever wonder where the tradition of wrapping paper came from? Let’s […]

Antiques Peek: November 2016

Antiques Peek: November 2016

Vintage Cookbooks by Jessica Kosinski Have you ever wondered what people used to do back before there were restaurants and fast food joints on every corner? And what used to go on before cell phones, iPods, and other technologies existed? The answer is simple. Families spent more times cooking and eating with each other in […]