Tag Archives: Christmas

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 give meaning to the celebrations we choose to honor, share, and pass down. When my […]

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 have taken place in the President’s House. Produced by the White House Historical Association, a […]

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 us. Those fragile china cups and saucers blink their way into the spotlight, emerging from […]

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 line – THE WHITE HOUSE. Your Christmas card from the President has arrived! Today’s Presidential […]

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 presents all year long and made gifts as they could when time permitted. Christmas items […]

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 sometimes bills from generous folks who toss what they can into the familiar red kettles. […]

Yuletide is a-coming!

Yuletide is a-coming! By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell The smell of fresh pine in the house and cookies baking in the oven are some of the happiest memories we have of the Yuletide holidays.  Fresh cranberries cooking on the stove with just a hint of orange peel to be used to marinate and baste the fat […]

Figure Skating and the Arts

Figure Skating and the Arts

Figure Skating and the Arts By Frances Dafoe When I started working on the book Figure Skating and the Arts: Eight Centuries of Sport and Inspiration, I had no idea of the treasures I would find in private and public collections in so many countries around the world. It was a journey of discovery for […]

Mystical, Magical, Mistletoe: The Link between Santa Claus & the Green Man

Mystical, Magical, Mistletoe: The Link between Santa Claus & the Green Man – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2006 by Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell Mistletoe is an ancient and much revered plant and can be seen on many a Christmas and New Year’s card because of its importance to the season. More revered than […]