Tag Archives: Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell

Mementos of Mourning – The Quintessential Folk Art

Mementos of Mourning - The Quintessential Folk Art

Mementos of Mourning – The Quintessential Folk Art By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell “The Halloween Queen®” Remember me. Memory is so sweet and to cling to a fragment of someone dear and integrating a part of them with other family members was a way to ensure that their memory remained bright. A lock of a lovers […]

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 […]

The Many Faces of Halloween

The Many Faces of Halloween

The Many Faces of Halloween By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell   “The Halloween Queen” There is nothing more exciting than wondering who or what is behind the mask in front of you.  Are they human or from another world? Are they someone you might be romantically inclined toward or are they someone Dante would have delegated to […]

There is Something Fishy About That Lady

Abbotsford Arms - There is Something Fishy About That Lady

There is Something Fishy About That Lady By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell Mermaids and sea maidens have excited the imagination for millennia.  She has enchanted us in fairy tales and sagas of the sea as well as delighted us in art. How many ships have gone to sea with her leading as she jutted out in […]

“On the Road” Important Safety Tips for Antique Dealers of any Age

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles May 2013 Issue

“On the Road” Important Safety Tips for Antique Dealers of any Age By: Veteran Dealer Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell – The Halloween Queen Dealers who head off to set up at antique shows or shops often find themselves the target of individuals and groups of criminals. Crime is at an all time high at antique shows […]

Be Prepared: Baden-Powel and the Scouting Movement

Be Prepared: Baden-Powel and the Scouting Movement

Be Prepared: Baden-Powel and the Scouting Movement By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell – The Halloween Queen® Over 50,000 people will visit the newly opened Summit Betchel Family National Scout Reserve from July 15 to 24, 2013 for the National Scout Jamboree. Most of them will be unaware of the incredible amount of Scouting memorabilia that is […]

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 […]