Estate Sale This Week: Wyckoff, NJ

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We are having a two-day sale this week, May 11-12, in Wyckoff, NJ.   More details, hours, and address information are here.  Items for sale include marble furniture, art prints, bedroom sets, instruments, kitchenwares, Lenox china and electronics.  Stop by and see us!

Becoming a Collector: Milk Glass

 

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With its origins in 16th century Venice, milk glass comes in a range of colors, among them white, pink, green, and yellow.  The white kind, often seen at estate sales today, became popular during the Victorian era.  At the time, it was seen as a cheaper alternative to porcelain.  Due to wide-spread production in the 50s and 60s, mid-century pieces from companies like Fenton, Westmoreland and Anchor Hocking are readily available today.  One way to make sure that a piece is the real deal (60’s and earlier) is to hold it up to the light.  Antique milk glass was made with iridized salts, and this produces a halo effect of iridescent reds, blues and greens.

 

 

Getting Creative With Vintage Suitcases

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Styled vintage suitcases have been popping up in decor magazines and chic storefronts for a while now, and it’s easy to see the appeal.  Well-worn and traveled luggage conjures up all sorts of images in the mind–exotic locales, romance…adventure.   The great thing about these popular pieces is that they are still fairly easy to find at estate sales, and that they offer all sorts of decorating possibilities for your home.   They can be stacked in corners and simply used as storage or they can be painted and re-purposed into coffee tables, nightstands, and even medicine cabinets.   Watch a DIY tutorial on turning a suitcase into a side table here.