Tag Archives: Jessica Kosinski

Selling from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Selling from the Comfort of Your Own Home

by Jessica Kosinski Today, we are all familiar with home parties such as The Pampered Chef, Touchstone Crystal, Jafra, PartyLite, and more. But who can forget those great vintage home parties like Tupperware, Mary Kay, and Stan Home that brought great products to the home and that we are all chasing after today? You may […]

Antiques Peek: February 2019

Antiques Peek: February 2019

The Power of the Pen by Jessica Kosinski For as long as humanity has existed, communication has been essential. Today, computers are commonly used to communicate. It is easy to send an email across thousands of miles in a matter of seconds. However, handwritten communication is also still a part of modern culture, and it […]

Antiques Peek: January 2019

Antiques Peek: January 2019

Antiques Found Gilty by Jessica Kosinski Overlaying is a process of coating one substance with another substance. The two most common types of metal overlay are silver and gilt (gold). Silver and gilt overlay processes (gilding) have been used for many years to add decorative touches to various other materials, including glass and porcelain. The […]

Antiques Peek: December 2018

Antiques Peek: December 2018

100 Years of Mixing Things Up by Jessica Kosinski There are many things we all take for granted every day that we shouldn’t. On that list are a lot of home appliances. It was not too long ago that things we consider standard now, such as dish and clothes washers, were unheard of. One appliance […]

Antiques Peek: November 2018

Antiques Peek: November 2018

Walk This Way by Jessica Kosinski Snowshoeing is an activity not as widely practiced as it once was because modern conveniences like cars have replaced the need to trek across the snow on foot. The closest many of us now get to snowshoes is when we see them hanging on walls. They grace the walls […]

Antiques Peek: October 2018

Antiques Peek: October 2018

On the Hood: Ornamental, Elegant, and Symbolic by Jessica Kosinski Have you ever owned, driven or seen a vehicle with a hood ornament? It is likely you have, since hood ornaments play a large part in automobile history. They are not standard on modern vehicles, but they are often seen on older automobiles. Also known […]

Antiques Peek: September 2018

Antiques Peek: September 2018

Is That a Firkin? by Jessica Kosinski When you think of primitive collectibles, one image that might come to mind is that of a lidded wooden container with a handle. Such containers can be found in many homes, especially those with traditional Colonial designs. They make excellent decorations, but what are they exactly? They are […]

Antiques Peek: August 2018

Antiques Peek: August 2018

The Art of Native American Sand Painting by Jessica Kosinski Among the many traditions of the American Southwest are Native American traditions steeped in cultural significance. One of those traditions is the creation of sand paintings. Sand paintings are beautiful and highly collectible works of art today. However, the original purpose of sand painting among […]

Antiques Peek: July 2018

Antiques Peek: July 2018

A Tonic a Day Keeps the Doctor Away by Jessica Kosinski Pharmaceutical bottles, also known as apothecary bottles, have been popular collectibles since their earliest uses. They come in a wide variety of colors and shapes, making them pleasing to the eye and perfect for display. They also have practical uses, which can be appealing […]

Antiques Peek: May 2018

Antiques Peek: May 2018

Theater Souvenirs by Jessica Kosinski Broadway shows have become a major part of the culture of both New York and the United States as a whole. Theatre productions are also popular in many other parts of the country, especially large cities like Boston and San Francisco. In fact, plays, operas and pantomime performances have a […]