Category Archives: Antiques Peek

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 […]

Antiques Peek: October 2016

Published Antiques Peek: October 2016

Folk Art Dolls by Jessica Kosinski It would be impossible to talk about folk art fully without taking some time to recognize a major folk art phenomenon, which was the creation of dolls. While some people might just think of them as children’s toys, older folk art dolls have a lot of historical value and […]

Antiques Peek: September 2016

Antiques Peek: September 2016

Like Buttah’ Churns by Jessica Kosinski When it comes to tools of the trade in the kitchen, few are more iconic than the butter churn. Today butter churns are mostly decorative. They are still used on some farms, and especially by the Amish, but the majority of Americans are used to buying their butter at […]

Antiques Peek: August 2016

Antiques Peek: August 2016

Animals in Advertising by Jessica Kosinski Advertising is a huge industry, and it’s not a new one. Ads go back for as long as people have been trying to sell products. Some of them have involved catchy slogans, songs, or logos. But many of the most successful and long-lasting advertising campaigns have involved animals. Some […]

Antiques Peek: July 2016

Antiques Peek: July 2016

by Jessica Kosinski Tin Toy Cars Since this issue is all about toys from the attic, let’s take a peek at two of the most well-known names in toys, Hot Wheels and Matchbox. Most of us had these cars as kids. Those who still have them in the attic might be sitting on quite a […]

Antiques Peek: June 2016

Antiques Peek: June 2016

by Jessica Kosinski Hot-Pads, Potholders and Trivets When it comes to kitchen collectibles, some of the most fun to collect are potholders (pot holders), hot pads, and trivets. In this issue, let’s take a peek at how they have changed over the years, why people collect them, and what kinds are available today. Collecting Potholders […]