The History of Vinyl Records

Today’s vinyl records aren’t that much different from those that were introduced in the 1940s. The styles of music and the artists have changed, and a few refinements have improved their sound quality, most notably the introduction of stereo sound in the late 1950s, but the basic record has not. Before Vinyl, There Was Shellac:…

What are the Different Types of Furniture Styles?

There are plenty of different styles of furniture on the market, but with so many terms getting thrown around it’s hard to know what is what! Here we have broken down the most commonly used terms to give you a hand with choosing your ideal furniture style. Antique vs. Vintage Antique furniture includes pieces from…

Mixing old with new

Ok, I am a sucker for vintage and old furniture!  Who isn’t?  I love the idea of mixing old pieces of furniture within the same group. One of my favorite pieces to mix and match are old chairs.  You pretty much can find vintage and older chairs anywhere!   Yard sales, flea markets, antique stores, even your grandmother’s attic!  Photo…

How to get the look 

Have you been invited to a 40s “Old Hollywood” themed prom, wedding or charity ball? Or maybe a  WWII Canteen swing dance and not sure what to wear? This guide will help you put together a perfect period correct look for your 40’s vintage themed event. Fashion for a good part of the 40s fit…

Smart Tips for Collectors

Top Beginner Tips to Smart Collecting Collecting is usually an unconscious decision. It hits home when you realize you have ten cobalt blue bottles found over the years or when you get five elephants for Christmas “to go with the elephant collection”. (Those two or three sitting on a table that makes others think you’re into elephants.)…