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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 […]

Clean as a Whistle

Clean as a Whistle

The World of Washday Collectibles by Donald-Brian Johnson Some folks collect teacups. Or thimbles. Maybe even swizzle sticks. Tiny treasures that are compact, easy to display, and even easier to store. Other folks collect washing machines. And dryers. And washer-dryers. These are definitely not tiny. Displaying (or even storing) them requires a generously-sized (and otherwise […]

Textile Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village Celebrates the "Everyday Elegance" of 19th-Century Fashion, August 15-16

Includes Special Tour of “Sight Unseen,” an Exhibit Featuring Undergarments, as well as Demonstrations of Ironing, Sewing and Shoe Making Sturbridge, Mass. —- Even the everyday clothing worn by New England residents in the early 19th century had a certain understated elegance that seems lacking in comparison to today’s fashions. Bonnets, belts, cuffs, collars, combs, […]