Antiques Roadshow from the beginning

Antiques Roadshow from the beginning

The Antiques Roadshow has been a source of amusement for many and hope for some since it premiered in 1997 in the US. It enjoys a following of almost 1 million visitors a week. Like baseball it has its own set of statistics for us to follow. The Antiques Roadshow is...

read more
Roundtop Antiques Fair 2013

Roundtop Antiques Fair 2013

The 45th Annual Spring Roundtop Antiques Fair is coming up. It opens at 9am, Wednesday, April 3rd and runs through April 6th. This Fair is not just one event in one location, it is many events in many locations. Like Disney Land, you can't do it in just one day....

read more
Depression Glass what to look for

Depression Glass what to look for

Depression Glass Background Depression Glass was produced primarily in the 1920's and 1930's, hence the name depression. It was mass produced and made as affordable as possible. It wasn't intended to be saved for generations. These pieces are known to have "factory...

read more
Bronson Pinchot – Manly Shabby Chic

Bronson Pinchot – Manly Shabby Chic

If you ask 10 people you will get 10 different answers to the question: What is Shabby Chic? The internet authority, Wiki says: The style started in Great Britain and evokes the type of decoration found in large country houses where there are worn and faded old chintz...

read more
Oddities and the strange world of Richard Garriott

Oddities and the strange world of Richard Garriott

Richard Garriott is a video game developer which conjures up a picture of a "Geek" to me. But, Richard is far from a Geek. The Science Discovery Channel just took a tour of his house in the show Oddities. He has collections based on items that inspire his work. His...

read more

Reclaimed Wood

In the late 19th century cast iron toy banks were a popular way to store coins. They came in a variety of shapes like miniature models of banks, various animals like the ever-popular piggy banks, and some can even be found in the shape of boats and trains. They are...

read more

Houston Heights

We just found several hundred board feet of reclaimed wood from a local home being demolished. Reclaimed wood has so many uses and items made from reclaimed wood are in fashion right now. Come see what we have and check out some of the projects you can make with this...

read more