January 29, 2010
January 26, 2010
Sweet Silver spoon from my Adopted Daughter Mrs. Magpie date stamped on it of 1905...How sweet is that ???
This thing really does fold down to make into a rocker for a baby....Also you can flip the tray over the top and it becomes a Youth chair....
The Eastlake furniture style as envisioned by its namesake, Charles Lock Eastlake, came about in response to his dislike of the over-the-top Rococo and Renaissance Revival styles popular during the Victorian era. Although Eastlake furniture is technically considered Victorian, being popular from 1870-1890, it breaks away from the excessive high relief carving, classical elements and numerous curves of other styles produced during this time frame.
♥♥♥♥COMINGS ATTRACTIONS IN FEBRUARY♥♥♥♥
January 24, 2010
God love her,
I surely do
Senior Patriot Moment
Here's a quote from a government employee who witnessed a recent inter-action between an elderly woman and an antiwar protester in a Metro station in DC.
There were protesters on the train platform handing out pamphlets, on the evils of America . I politely declined to take one..
The elderly woman was behind me getting off the escalator and a young (20-ish) female protester offered her a pamphlet, which she politely declined.
The young protester put her hand on the old woman's shoulder as a gesture of friendship and in a very soft voice the young lady said, "Lady, don't you care about the children of Iraq ?"
The old woman looked up at her and said, "Honey, my father died in France during World War II, I lost my husband in Korea , and a son in Vietnam.
All three died so you could have the right to stand here and badmouth our country.
If you touch me again, I'll stick this umbrella up your ass and open it."
From my mountain top to yours...Please take the time to always says a prayer for our service men and women...who give us our FREEDOM each and every day...
Until next time, Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria
January 23, 2010
Also called the “1015-Bubbler”, this juke is arguably the most popular jukebox of all time. It was conceptualized by the famous designer Paul Fuller (who was chief designer with the Wurlitzer Company from 1935-1948). The ornate design of 1940’s jukeboxes has been referred to as “gothic” or having a “cathedral” look, but this juke has more of an art deco influence. With its illuminated, color-changing pilasters, 8 bubble tubes, shiny chrome and domed top, it is reflective of the positive, uplifted attitude of the post-war nation. The coin-operated 1015 plays 78-RPM records and has push-button Multi-Selector technology, allowing selected records to be played.
The model 1015 was produced from 1946 to 1947, and was so popular that many of them were utilized right into the 50’s. This longevity is responsible for the 1015’s association with the 1950’s sock-hop era. By 1954 the 45-RPM records were becoming so popular that the Wurlitzer factory introduced conversion kits for their jukeboxes so they could play them. In addition, the Wurlitzer 1015 was such a popular model of jukebox that in 1986 Wurlitzer celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1015 by manufacturing it once again and dubbing it the “One More Time”. It had the classic design of the 1015 with all the latest technology, including the ability to play CDs.
Through the years, there have been many Wurlitzer 1015s that appeared in background shots of TV shows and films like “Cheers”, “Friends”, “Back to the Future” and “On the Waterfront.
Thanks to all you you that come by and see my collection...I'm well aware that this stuff is not for everyone...And every time I post on Antiques I lose followers and comments faster than I can weight....ha ha!!! But like I have told you I love History and am just the care taker of these pieces......From my mountain top to yours until next time....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria
January 21, 2010
I"m snowed in and needed a good laugh today....Hope you do too... ( to enlarge and watch hold down the Ctrl button on your key board and scroll your mouse wheel froward ps this also works wonderful on blogs with word verification to help you see the word better).....Until next time from my mountain top to yours,
January 20, 2010
On his return to the United States in 1872, at the age of 24 Tiffany began his first studies in glass and mosaics. Later his experiments with iridescent glass were conducted by exposing hot glass to a series of fumes and metallic oxides. Over the years Tiffany Studios would produce many stained glass windows, lamps and glass vessels using his famous “iridescent” glass.
Tiffany was inspired by Thomas Edison’s new invention the incandescent filament light bulb. He was among the first to create a revolution in home illumination using his colored glass to produce beautiful commercial electric lamps. Effort was made for Tiffany’s artistic products to reach all economic levels sometimes at the sacrifice of company profit. He introduced his style and left his mark in the U.S. by redecorating a number of private homes and public spaces. Mark Twain, Cornelius Vanderbilt and, the presidential White House are listed among Tiffany’s clients. Most Tiffany lamps were made between 1895 and 1920.
January 17, 2010
Just look at that proud Peacock...is he not Purdy...Oh I ♥ him.....
January 15, 2010
Remember I told you I had the Ice Box that matched my dining room set....it came from the same estate sale in upper New york....Its also from ca.1880 This I also have in my Dining room...
I know I have allot of stuff in this room...but its really a big dining room remember I had this room added on in 1996 just for these pieces I have show you so far....
The top half is all zinc on the inside and that's where you would have put your ice...the bottom half was for your food....I just loved the beveled mirror on this....to this day I have never seen another one like this...But it was all made for this home in New York..
I love all the wood cravings on this...
The Quartersawing Method
The Quartersawing Method places these rays on the face of the board, revealing the distinctive stripe or 'ray fleck' running across the grain that is the signature of quartersawn oak. According to Gustav Stickley "The quartersawing method of cutting...renders quartersawn oak structurally stronger, also finer in grain, and, as shown before, less liable to warp and check than when sawn in any other way." Quartersawing fell out of favor in the first half of this century because it yields less lumber per tree and takes more labor than plainsawing. Because almost all oak furniture today is plainsawn, we associate the quartersawn figure with prized period pieces. Therefore, this unique figure is an important ingredient in accurately recreating the look of turn-of-the-century furniture.
Plainsawn Lumber is used in most oak furniture today. Here boards are sawn from around the perimeter of the log so the growth rings are essentially parallel with the surface. The ‘ray fleck’ appears only on the edges of the boards, if at all. Plain sawing produces many wide, clear boards with a pronounced 'cathedral' figure mixed with straighter grain. Plainsawn oak has a coarser, more textural look that draws attention away from the lines of the piece toward the surface itself. This textural quality tends to give furniture a more rustic or ‘country’ look, whereas the quartersawn figure is more refined and shows off the rectilinear lines of Prairie and Arts & Crafts furniture more clearly.