Tag Archives: Judy Gonyeau

Breakfast Out with the Old Car Guys

Breakfast Out with the Old Car Guys

by Judy Gonyeau Walk into the Apple Barn in Brimfield, MA on a Friday morning and you’ll think you’re back in time listening to a group of kids hanging out at the local diner talking about their cars. Where you actually are is a favorite breakfast haunt of the members of the “Old Car Guys […]

Turquoise: The Jewel of the Southwest

Turquoise: The Jewel of the Southwest

By Judy Gonyeau The very nature and character of turquoise has turned the heads of admirers from Ancient Egypt to China, Tibet to Turkey, and in our glorious Southwest. For over 10,000 years, this stone has captured the attention of the powerful and the artistic, as reflected in carved Chinese relics, Egyptian jewelry and scarabs, […]

Great Collections: February 2018

Great Collections: February 2018

Seeing Double: The Stereoview Collection of Tom Prosser Managing Editor Judy Gonyeau recently got a tour of collector Tom Prosser’s amazing collection of stereoviews. A semi-professional photographer, she admits a great deal of time was spent viewing the images with many “oohs” and “ahhs.” The pictures, equipment, and overall collection were worth well over a […]

Great Collections: October 2017

Great Collections: October 2017

Match Safes and Little People A Conversation with Dr. Howard Knohl of The Knohl Collection by Judy Gonyeau, Managing Editor It is said that Museums showcase only 5% of their collection at any given time; however private collectors Dr. Howard and Linda Knohl are able to keep their over-80,000 items across 17 collections on view […]

The Royal Connection

The Royal Connection

By Judy Gonyeau When Queen Elizabeth was preparing to celebrate her 90th birthday, a beautiful set of china was commissioned by the Royal Collection Trust, which is dedicated to preserving European royal art collections. But how does one go about creating exquisite tableware fit for a Queen? With regard to commemorating key events, the final […]

Great Collections: May 2017

Great Collections: May 2017

A Tool for Every Purpose – The Gardening Tool Collection of Mark Morrison By Judy Gonyeau Seeds of His Collection Like so many collectors, Mark Morrison’s eye for antiques began at an early age while growing up in Wisconsin. “Ever since I was a kid I’ve always liked rusty metal and antiques and old things,” […]

Bringing Old Lights to Life

Bringing Old Lights to Life

Lighting Restoration and Repair with Chris Ehrler by Judy Gonyeau and Chris Ehrler Antique and vintage lighting restoration and repair can bring buried treasure out of the dark ages and into the brightly lit rooms of today. In New England, especially in the Newport/New Bedford/ Providence area, the array of lighting found in homes and […]

Getting, Giving and Glowing with Vintage at the Holidays

Getting, Giving and Glowing with Vintage at the Holidays

A Chat with Bob Richter by Judy Gonyeau There are those who are born with the “eye” – they can spot the perfect gift or decoration for that special someone from a mile away. It appears almost effortless as they pull out the old and bring in the new, creating a holiday atmosphere that takes […]