Kovels: Tin toys that move always popular
Clockwork toys have gears and parts like those used on a clock. In 1862, a cheaper type By the end of World War II, plastic parts were used for toys and the earlier metal wind-up was out of production. . It's made of walnut, 54 inches wide, has ...
April 10, 2015
Mind the difference between 'clockwork' and 'windup' toys
Clockwork toys have gears and parts like those used on a clock. In 1862, a cheaper type of By the end of World War II, plastic parts were used for toys and the earlier metal wind-up was out of production. It's made of walnut, 54 inches wide ...
April 7, 2015
The 12 greatest video game 'Easter eggs'
Players have to enter the office of the asylum warden, Quincy Sharp, and blow up a wall . What they'll discover is a hidden chamber with a large blueprint on the wall showing a planned expansion of the asylum to take up a whole city sector – the ...
April 2, 2015
Reflections on Walter Benjamin 5.
One could then see how the Nachleben der Antike, or afterlife of the antique, expressed itself in certain forms of Renaissance art, or how a figure from our primal history could shed the violence that had once accrued about it, become de-demonized in ...
March 17, 2015
Take a seat: the latest in furniture design for bars
Large tables with benches, perhaps with armchairs at each end, and garden furniture, such as wrought iron and Lloyd Loom dining sets (pictured above), can also add to the effect. “Create a well-lit space by adding strategically placed mirrors that ...
March 31, 2015
Anushka Shah: Whispers
Five girls were sleeping soundly in the other bunk beds and the blinds were pulled over the large window. The door A mirror on the wall reflected her pale face and wide brown eyes and she saw that her hair was straggly, falling into her eyes, and ...
March 17, 2015
$1850000 Homes in Texas, Arizona and Wisconsin
SASABE, ARIZ. WHAT: A compound with 22 bedrooms and 24 bathrooms, on nearly 250 acres of desert. HOW MUCH: $1,850,000, fully furnished. SIZE: Approximately 20,000 square feet. PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $93. SETTING: Sasabe is a desert ...
February 25, 2015
I always liked this one. TITLE: The Stakes. SUMMARY: No powers/'normal world' AU. Luffy wagers his body in a card game to the unscrupulous billionnaire Crocodile. Prompt: After a night of gambling, either Usopp, Luffy or Sanji ends up putting himself as stake against Enel (Crocodile, Doflamingo) and loses yet again. Let the story start from where the poor bastard is dragged inside the limousine to spend the night in the billionare's mansion. DISCLAIMER: Not mine, no profit, yadda yadda yadda. ---------------. The Stakes. Chips clicked loudly in Crocodile's hand as he snapped them together between his fingers. "You know what your stakes were," he said. Otherwise I'll lay my claim to your body in an entirely less amicable fashion. The slide of the hook along the line of his jaw could have been a considering gesture. But the way his teeth showed in a thin line, like another parallel scar, suggested it probably wasn't. "You can't go," Usopp hissed. " Luffy pushed his glasses higher onto his nose, trying to ignore how much his hands shook. "Oi, oi," his friend protested. "That was mine. Usopp went quiet and then when the bartender had finished serving another customer, did as asked.
Row homes and Cobblestones
On Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. After taking a bite out of his gloved handler, Phil, the prognosticator saw his shadow predicting 6 more weeks of winter. Three weeks later I'm turning February blahs, those wintertime blues into wishful Springtime daydreams. 10 days ago, on Valentine's Day as we were running through Trader Joe's aisles picking up a few needed weekend ingredients, a fierce snowstorm with huge flakes was quickly starting to accumulate. 9 days later a touch of Springtime in our Dining room in an antique Green glass Demi John, purchased on eBay. Ours is an antique from Italy, huge - 25 inches tall and 18 inches wide. But as of yesterday the blooms still have not completely opened up. I'm thinking another week or so before they do. We recently had our French inspired leather club chair cushions in our living room reupholstered in a Coffee colored Velvet. It is a welcome change/repair from cat scratched leather cushions. Extremely comfortable chairs but with ugly scratched cushions we needed a solution. The coffee color works well, fills the desire for tactile feel without high color contrast. Between the club chairs stands a vintage cigarette table from France, circa 1940. John and I have a great admiration and design appreciation for French 1940's.
Valentine’s Day is here and Olde Good Things is sharing their deep and abiding love of vintage and antique items by showcasing a few beautiful pieces. Mirror, mirror, on the wall, our customers are the fairest of them all. Nothing says love despite the passage of time like a gorgeous bronze mantel clock on an onyx base. This clock features a cherub, staring adoring up into the face of the one he loves the most. Contact us today to learn more about these items, or visit one of our locations to come face to face with an item you’ll fall for at first sight.
The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association Fair at Blenheim Palace
The very best of every discipline is showcased including furniture, pictures, silver, early needlework, antique boxes, sculpture, clocks and barometers ... enjoy spotting a very good early Pratt ware large model of a spotted cat, c1800, price £3,750 ...
April 1, 2015
Time pieces: Where to buy vintage fashion in Charlotte
One wall holds dozens of pairs of men’s and women ... Tucked in the eclectic Area 15 in NoDa, LeMond Hart’s cozy shop focuses on vintage and modern business menswear, offering a large variety of dress shirts ($10 each), pants ($15-$25), jackets ...
April 3, 2015
Collectors seek vintage technology
A recent auction featuring furniture, cigar cutters, stoneware crocks, Chippendale furniture and maps was also offering an antique stock ticker. The 11-inch-high machine had a metal label ... and 12 are on the clock face. There is a large shield-shaped ...
April 1, 2015
Rapid-Sell.ca a Division of David MooreAssociates Announces Extensive Private Antique Clock Dispersal AuctionMuseum Quality
The elegant collection includes longcases from several countries around the world Viennese wall ... of antique musical clocks cathedral clocks antique bronze figural clocks and Austrian Vienna regulators. Many include the ultimate in decorative metal ...
March 31, 2015