We are open

We have re-opened. Our Grand Re-Opening is Aug. 19. The Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at 1pm. Shawn Delker will be demonstrate her Memory Quilts. There will be snacks and punch. Come in and see us.

Fire at Laura’s Antiques

You may not know but, we had a fire on April 21. I have spent the last few weeks meeting with insurance adjusters, fire investigators, and contractors. Yesterday the insurance released the buildings back to us and we can begin to repair. We were very lucky and did not lose much of our stock. I…

Candlewick Glassware

Imperial Glass Company made the Candlewick pattern from 1936 to 1984. It came in the following colors: Crystal, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Black, Red, Cobalt Blue, Green, & Carmel Slag. It is easy to recognize by the beading around the edges and the ball stems. That being said, it is important to know that not all…

Scottie Book Ends

Many people collect items that remind them of their pets. You can find figurines for just about any breed of dogs and of course all other animals. Scottie Dogs have long been collectible in their own right. There are many items made in their image. These darling book ends are just one example. I have…

The Lone Ranger

Toys are a great category for the collector. There are a lot of sub categories that target specific interests. One guy I know collects Horse trailers and car carriers. He has quite a collection with many different brands and types. The toys that I am finding interesting are the ones from the movies and TV…

Collecting Pottery and Glass that commemorates American History

Why not collect historical pottery and glassware? Over the years a number of companies have made items with a historical motif. This Buffalo pottery pitcher features George Washington. My Father has collected bread plates that comemorate various presidents, either in Memory o ras political statements. Historical events are another popular subject for these companies. This…