Tag Archives: Holidays

May I Have This Dance?

May I Have This Dance?

By Bill Thornbrook It seems as if every year concludes with short days and a long holiday season seemingly crammed with more social occasions than the calendar can possibly accommodate. For some, these events may include a fancy New Year’s Eve ball. But even those of us who stay home to watch the Times Square […]

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 […]

'Twas the Night

'Twas the Night

…and Other Holiday Classics by James Dawson Christmas was the holiday that was just waiting to happen. For whatever reason, whether it be there to fill a spiritual or an emotional void, it waits for us at the beginning of winter to give us a warm boost into the chilly new year. We moderns may […]

Publisher's Corner: December 2015

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

From Our Holiday Table to Yours Holiday dinner at my grandparents’ house when I was growing up meant the privilege of eating in the Dining Room, a formal, imposing, and mostly unused part in the house reserved for good company and special occasions. All other family meals were more informally served in their kitchen. Dinner […]

On the Road to… Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a state rich in history, which extends to the many shops, shows, auction houses, museums, and events that showcase its heritage. ANTIQUE SHOWS, FLEA MARKETS & EVENTS 18th Century Artisan Show April 10-11, 2015 Bedford County Historical Society, Bedford, PA Up to 40 authentic 18th century vendors. Paintings, pottery, jewelry, silver, copper ware, […]

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 […]

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 […]