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Get The Look: Working on your design project - we're in!

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Get The Look: Working on your design project - we're in!

In an aqua cottage mood, we've got you covered. If you have an art project, a decor project, a design project, a special event project with vintage flair: we're in! We love helping you find the things you're looking for to make your project come alive with true vintage. We've been lucky enough to partner with decorators, designers and creative souls on projects. We sell props to set decorators for film and theater and to art directors for advertising. And that's fun. (Yes, the rumor is true, we did overnight a mason jar of rusty bottle openers for a beer commercial.)...

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Vintage Sleuthing: Rabbit hole dive - insurance fire mark from our colonial history

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Vintage Sleuthing: Rabbit hole dive - insurance fire mark from our colonial history

Sometimes an object crosses our path that impels us to dig around on the internet to see if we can find out more. The internet can give you all kinds of information...if you persist until you string together the right searches. Curiosity doesn't carry a pocket watch, so once you start time stands still until you find out all you can. We call that diving down the rabbit hole.  IMPELLING OBJECT: Brass reproduction plaque of a man with a horn and the word "fire" in tiny letters above his head WANT TO KNOW: Who is the man and what does this plaque mean?...

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Hall of Fame: A Pyrex china set now and them

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Hall of Fame: A Pyrex china set now and them

Finding a set of china from the 1950s that was the every day set and is still in nice condition is a little like finding a unicorn. We've heard rumors they exist, but we've never seen one. Until now. We're assisting a client with dispersing her godmother's estate, and there in the kitchen cabinet was a set of lime green banded Pyrex dinnerware. In good condition. And nearly complete. After nearly 60 years.  We regularly find Pyrex mixing bowls and refrigerator dishes, but Pyrex china hasn't crossed our path in the eight years we've been move managers. Thanks to the Mid...

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Vintage Sleuthing: The Regency romances of Georgette Heyer

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Vintage Sleuthing: The Regency romances of Georgette Heyer

  When you speak of Regency romances, the first name you think of is Jane Austin. Which is only fair because Austin wrote romantic novels about the time in which she lived. We recently received a client's vintage Georgette Heyer hardcover and paperback collection and set out to read up on the author. I would describe my knowledge of romance writers as good enough to survive the category on Jeopardy, but hardly more than that. So we started investigating... Georgette Heyer was a much beloved British writer of historical romance and cozy mysteries. The bulk of her books were written in the 1930s through the...

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Vintage Tales: Two vintage oak chairs

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Vintage Tales: Two vintage oak chairs

Being move managers, we have the advantage of hearing first hand histories from our clients about their vintage things. These two chairs have a sweet story to tell. According to their 90-year-old former owner, she and her husband purchased these two chairs at a thrift store for their first apartment. They didn't have much cash, but they did know quality. The intention was to strip off the aqua paint, stain and then finish the chairs. They got started on the project, but life and babies interrupted and it was never finished. They moved to a bigger home, bought new things and these...

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