Posted at 9:45 pm , on June 27, 2019
- I think we are repeating history, no one really cares about antiques these days. I remembered this article, thought I’d share.
It’s hard to know exactly how many were made because Tiffany lamps were so out of favor during the 1940s that people were taking the shades out in the streets and hammering out the glass and then selling the lead for scrap. We have no idea how many lamps were destroyed or just thrown away during that time. The lamps were just not considered tasteful in the late Art Deco period. It’s amazing how many people I meet who say, “We used to have a lamp. We never liked it. We sold it at a garage sale.” I’m sure a vast amount of them were destroyed.
Tiffany Lamp Appraiser Arlie Sulka: An Interview with Collectors Weekly
Posted at 5:54 pm , on April 10, 2019
Posted at 9:24 pm , on April 8, 2019
My daughter Jess, some Gunne talk.
I started collecting Gunne Sax a little over two years ago. I’ve probably had over 150 Gunne Sax Dresses by now. I currently have about 70 in my personal collection. I’m not particularly sure what drove me to become so obsessed with these dresses. I’ve always loved collecting things even as a child and I’ve always been very passionate about fashion. I suppose it’s the quality and details that really makes me love Gunne Sax. I feel like a different person when I’m wearing these dresses. I can be a fairy nymph goddess frolicking through the forest to medieval renaissance queen. I love the stories behind these gowns; people wore these dresses to proms, special events or even just a date back in the 70s 80s. These dresses are so well constructed and built to last. People don’t take into recognition that clothing should last through time. These dresses I’ve purchased are already 40-50 years old. I honestly love how many people are excited about Gunne Sax; I’ve met so many people online and in person that cherish these dresses. There are many collectors out there all across the world and it makes me happy to see this appreciation for vintage.
My first Gunne Sax dress I ever purchased was at a small thrift store in a nearby coastal town, it was this beautiful blue white floral with bell butterfly sleeves. I only paid 5$ for it. The sweet lace and beautiful bohemian colors really sparked a fire in my eyes.
I would say my most rare dress is my patchwork calico hooded Gunne Sax. These hooded Gunne Sax are the rarest. It’s very funny because I’ve had this same hooded dress twice! The first time I found it I was in a local thrift store and it was a size 5. I ended up selling it because it was just too tight for me and I remembered how much I regretted it and then Alas! I found the same dress again online in my size! I suppose it was meant to be. I will keep collecting them, wearing them, taking photos in them. I always hope there will be a Gunne Sax Craze because these dresses and the stories behind them are just magical. 🙂 Jess
Posted at 8:47 pm , on March 2, 2019
Posted at 12:04 am , on January 10, 2019
Posted at 10:00 pm , on December 17, 2018
I almost forgot about this story until I realized I was saving some of these magnificent watercolors to mail to friends for Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone!!
Per FB “The 80 yr old watercolor artist from Oregon who’s work mysteriously wound up at Goodwill. # Goodwillfinds. I had to photograph as many as I could because they’re amazing! $4.99-$15.99 (poster size). ” FB September 11, 2018
*After making a post on my FB wall I later found out that Jean Fredrickson past away here in Oregon, she was in her 90’s. Jean was an interior decorator in Pacific Grove California. She spent many years painting while living in a magnificent Victorian perched high on a hill a stone’s throw from the beach. She traveled the world with her husband who also loved to paint, but with oils. I wish I could have met Jean, her artwork speaks volumes! Some of her work is from Ireland, I wonder if we went to the same places me and Jean…
Thank you, Jean, for your lovely work!! I met your beautiful daughter and I’m sharing your story with my friends as well as displaying your paintings! xo
Posted at 2:05 am , on November 29, 2018
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Vintage GHURKA No 37 The Spectator F1049 MARLEY HODGSON Khaki Twill Leather Trim Handbag
Rare “gently loved” 1984 Grurka No. 37 The Spectator in excellent condition
“The Spectator indicates the Ghurka style name
No. 37 indicates this was the 37th style introduced by Ghurka
The registration number F1049 indicates the year of production (G is 1983) & 1049 indicates the position of the bag in that year’s production
Marley Hodgson is the founder of Ghurka established in the US in the early 1970″s
Each item bearing the Gurka name is handmade to the highest standards of quality & craftsmanship by expert artisans. Ghurka is known for their timeless classic designs made only from the finest leathers with trademark stitching & solid brass hardware.”
Posted at 11:58 pm , on October 19, 2018
When your family leaves you at home alone for an entire week; it was awful!