Into Antiques?

On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Antique Dealers in California

Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Friday, May 25, 2012

California sport fish survey: mercury, PCBs higher - San Francisco Gate

California sport fish survey: mercury, PCBs higher - San Francisco Gate

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A sweeping state survey of contaminants in sport fish that were hooked, netted or speared in 68 spots on the California coast underscores a lesson for seafood lovers: Choose well your next fillet. In general, mercury levels in the fish - caught ...

Looking for Vintage Decor? Check out this once a month store! - Examiner

Last month, at about this time of the month I stumbled across an article in an antique register that was talking about this super unique vintage antique store - Sweet Salvage. What makes it unique? It is only open for four days a month. Yes, you read that right, only four days a month! They spend the rest of the month setting up for their once a month opening. What's to set up? That is the other unique part of the store, each month the store is set up in themed vignettes.

So I visited last month and I have to say I wasn't very impressed. It was small, hot and super busy. There was no parking, no room and I made the mistake of taking my super sweet, super well-behaved 2 1/2 year old. Strollers and just potty trained toddlers were not the best choice to bring to this store. But I will admit I was intrigued and wish that I had had more time to actually explore the store and absorb the really innovative setups. And I wanted to see what the store looked like on day one of the sale, not day three. Bonus - they were moving the very next month to a bigger location, with air and bathrooms!

Turn time forward to last weekend. My mother-in-law and I played hooky and got to the shop about 15 minutes before the doors opened. I knew there would be a line, but this? There was no parking for a good 1/2 mile around the store and the line was along the side of the building and into the parking lot. Thank goodness the staff thought about us poor shoppers standing in the sun, because they provided ice cold water bottles - for free!! The store does an amazing job at establishing a pre-want for the selections for the month by showcasing sneak peeks on their Facebook page and they have a contest to win early admission to the store to buy before the crowds.

We got into the store fairly quickly, and while it has about 2500 more square feet of space, there is about 2500 more square feet of items. The store was still crammed with furniture, decor and people. Lots and lots of people. It was disappointing that a lot of items had already been purchased (not sure how, unless the early admittance people bought a ton of stuff). And there were arguments about who saw what first, but it was fairly civilized. This month’s theme was "Destinations" and the vignettes all showcased a country - like France or a place - like the beach.

What I loved about the store - the stories that were told by the individual displays (which are set up by individual vendors not the store itself). The little things that make up the feel of the era, like the books written in the language and time period of the display, or the fabrics and signs that bring to mind a particular place and time.

What I didn't love about the store - it is still super crowded, especially when you add a ton of people to the displays, that items are not always clearly priced and finding the vendor responsible for a certain area is sometimes hard and the super slow, by hand method of calculating how much you owe for the pretty trinkets that you picked up. We spent over an hour in a Disneyesque line trying to pay for a small handful of items. Last pet peeve, because of the small amount of onsite parking, if you buy something big, be prepared to haul it, yourself to your car.

Want to check it out for yourself? Sweet Salvage is located at 4648 N 7th Avenue in Phoenix, AZ. The next showcase is June 21-24. Hours of operation are 10:00am-8:00pm on Thursday and 10:00am-6:00pm Friday through Sunday. The line starts forming about an hour or so before hand. And the displays are refilled with new merchandise each night so the displays can be slightly different each day of the sale. They accept all major credit cards and you can arrange to pick up your merchandise for a later date.

I think that I'm going to wait a bit to go back - the Halloween and Christmas displays from last year are making me feel like that will be the time to go back and see what this great group of vendors can cook up.

Have you been to Sweet Salvage? What did you think? Any favorite finds that you'd love to show off?


California (Campervan) Dreaming With Up To 10 Years To Pay - The Auto Chanel

MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM – May 25, 2012: With summer about to blow away the rain clouds soon, it’s a good time to think about buying a Volkswagen California campervan as there are tempting low-rate finance offers with up to 10 years to pay for new ones, and there’s currently a generous supply of Assured Used models available from the Volkswagen Van Centre network which you could be off on the open road with next weekend.

Finance offers for the new California range include a Volkswagen Solutions PCP from 379 a month, including free servicing for three years or 60,000 miles (whichever is sooner), or competitive hire purchase rates available with repayments over 10 years.

With unlimited potential for adventure and spontaneous holidays, the California is the ultimate Volkswagen campervan with the ubiquitous pop-up roof and versatile accommodation for every active lifestyle.

The California is unique as the only campervan produced directly by an automotive manufacturer to the same standards and with the same warranty as Volkswagen’s cars and vans.

There are two California models available, the Beach and the SE, both featuring two double beds, integrated blinds and lighting, plus a portable table and two deckchairs.

The Beach offers seating for up to seven people, with retail prices starting from 33,898, while the SE is fully equipped with a wardrobe and kitchen complete with cooker, sink and on-board tanks for fresh and waste water, with retail prices from 42,603.


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