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Why Shop at Antique Stores?

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My wife and I were both brought up in Ireland where castles, manor houses and antiques are commonplace.  We have a love (addiction :)) for the story antiques tell. This mechanical people counter was used on buses and trams in the late Victorian era to keep track of the number of people that travelled on the vehicle.  Here are our top 6 reasons why buying antiques makes sense: 1. Antiques have a story: Antiques are purveyors of the past: they have endured a history and have experiences of past customs and etiquette. From the contrast of the over-intricate Victorian decadence...

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Integrating Antiques Into Your Home Decor

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So you love well crafted furniture and the history behind antiques. You search through shops to find unique furniture and home accents to enhance your home decor. How do you mix these different styles of antique and vintage furniture and accents with each other? Never fear, the fashion now is to mix different patterns, colors and even styles. If you mix antique, vintage, traditional and modern designs together, you can achieve truly unique home decor ideas for your home. Top 5 Tips for Mixing Antiques with Your Existing Home Décor Purchasing a “new” antique is exciting and finding a place for...

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Unsinkable Thinkable – The Titanic, The Olympic & The Britannic

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Early in the morning of 15th April 1912, the unthinkable happened to the unsinkable, it sank. The maiden voyage of the White Star Lines Fleet ship “Titanic” was forebode as a disaster even before this trip.   Everyone knows more or less the story of the sinking, so I am taking a different tack on […]

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The Birth of Cinema – A History of Film

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The History of Film Throughout history people have claimed to have invented and reinvented everything.  I personally invented water but I don’t like to brag about it.  If you have ever stood at a bar waiting to order and the bar person has taken someone else’s order before you then you can get a sense […]

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Nutmeg for New York

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New York History On February 2nd 1653 New Amsterdam received municipal rights thus becoming a city.   We at present affectionately refer to it as New York.  The original span  (acquired by a wily Dutchman, Peter Minuit) was only a section of Lower Manhattan, but has throughout its tumultuous past been known as Fort Amsterdam, New […]

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