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.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Graham Nash to Debut Artwork at Ocean Galleries - Yahoo Finance

Graham Nash to Debut Artwork at Ocean Galleries - Yahoo Finance

STONE HARBOR, N.J., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As a founding member of The Hollies, and Crosby, Stills & Nash - a band that has been called the "voice of a generation," Graham Nash has made his indelible mark as a music legend.  This July, the multi-talented Graham Nash offers a glimpse at another artistic passion when he debuts his never before seen artwork at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, NJ.

The Art of Graham Nash exhibition is a worldwide, first-ever showcase of Graham Nash's exquisite artwork.  The exhibition opens at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor) on Thursday, June 28, 2012 and runs through Sunday, July 8, 2012.  Graham Nash will be at the gallery signing purchased artwork on Sunday, July 1 from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

"We are humbled that Graham chose Ocean Galleries to debut his paintings, pastels, and artistically enhanced photography," said gallery owner Kim Miller.  "When we first started researching the possibility of hosting this exhibition, we searched all over the Internet looking for examples of his artwork to no avail.  We then learned from Graham that, although he has shared some of his photographs in a few select viewings, his exhibition at our Stone Harbor, NJ gallery will mark the first time he shares his amazing original artwork with the public.  The pieces are absolutely magnificent – what a talent!  People will be blown away when they see the exhibition!"

Graham Nash is a true modern day Renaissance man.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice - once with Crosby, Stills & Nash and once with The Hollies.  He has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame twice - both as a solo artist and with Crosby, Stills & Nash.  In 2010, he was named Officer of the British Empire (OBE).  His company's original IRIS 3047 digital printer is now housed in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in recognition of his revolutionary accomplishments in the fine arts and digital printing world.

Born in the coastal town of Blackpool, England and raised in Salford, near Manchester, Nash picked up a camera before a guitar; he was inspired by his father, an amateur photographer.  Taking pictures of his family at age 11 proved life changing for Graham, who has said, "That was the first time I realized that I could see things differently."  The guitar and further watershed moments came shortly after when, at age 13, he decided that music was his calling.

The artwork of Graham Nash represents the manifestation of his love for music and art over the past 50 years.  There are a variety of techniques used in his artwork, many of them a natural evolution of his experimentation with photography.  Several of his pieces incorporate block print or newsprint, mixed with photography, each piece more unique than the next.  The artist's story behind each distinctive piece of art is arguably as special as the artwork itself.

Over his history-making life ensconced in the music industry, Nash captured the fleeting moments with photographs and written stories, many of which eventually became songs.  Delving into this area led to the creation of "Love, Graham Nash" – a handmade fine press book that is a sublime celebration of the artist's photography, music, and life.  The collection focuses on the 1960s and 1970s, a period that Nash's era-defining artistry helped shape.  Portraying friends, family, and fellow musicians, they capture the essence of a momentous time in American culture.  The collection includes Nash's photos of band mates, other famous singers from Johnny Cash to Joni Mitchell, and handwritten notes of lyrics that are now second hand to generations of fans.  A few copies of the coveted book, which was released as a limited edition keepsake (80 copies), will be available for purchase during the exhibition.

The Art of Graham Nash exhibition will include 91 of Graham Nash's exquisite paintings, pastels, and artistically enhanced photographs.  The limited run exhibition opens at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor) on Thursday, June 28 running through Sunday, July 8, 2012.  Graham Nash will be at the gallery signing purchased artwork on Sunday, July 1 from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

The Stone Harbor location of Ocean Galleries is open from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily throughout the summer season.  For more information or for directions, call 609-368-7777 or visit 

For over 25 years, Ocean Galleries has provided quality art by contemporary artists to their clients while practicing the highest standards of credibility and integrity in a comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere.  With locations in Stone Harbor and Avalon, New Jersey, the distinguished art galleries feature an ever-changing display of artwork that includes local artists' watercolors, nationally recognized artists' originals, popular beach prints and high-end reproductions.  Ocean Galleries also carries fine furniture and hand-made crafts from America and around the world.  For more information, please call 609.368.7777 or visit


Senate furniture stolen and sold illegally, report says - Washington Post

(J. Scott Applewhite - Associated Press)

The U.S. Senate is out of town this week, and somebody may want to make sure its furniture is safe and secure.

An employee assigned to care for furniture used by Senate offices stole and illegally sold more than $13,700 worth of tables and chairs to a used furniture dealer in Virginia, according to a new watchdog report and people familiar with the investigation.

The employee worked for the Architect of the Capitol, the office responsible for maintenance, landscaping and renovations at the U.S. Capitol and adjoining congressional buildings. A report released this week by the AOC inspector general provided limited details of the illegal sale.

On three separate occasions between October 2010 and August 2011, the report said the employee used an AOC vehicle to transport the stolen furniture and sell it to a used furniture store.

The employee, who resigned his position one day before he was set to be fired, sold the furniture to a used furniture store in Virginia, according to two people familiar with the investigation who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution. The pieces were not considered valuable antiques, and were mostly excess office furniture previously used in Senate offices, the sources said.

The inspector general’s office learned of the illegal furniture sales from an AOC employee who spotted “what appeared to be AOC Senate furniture for sale in a local used furniture store,” according to the report. Watchdog investigators successfully identified the stolen furniture after finding “government markings” affixed to the furniture, the report said.

The employee later admitted to investigators that he earned about $1,000 for the stolen furniture. Investigators estimated that the total value of the recovered furniture was $13,750 — but the report did not say whether the AOC recovered all of its stolen furniture.

AOC Inspector General Carol Bates declined to provide further details of the case Wednesday, because the employee’s decision to resign didn’t require AOC to take formal disciplinary action. In her report, Bates said federal prosecutors in Washington declined to press charges in the case because of the AOC’s lax security and furniture inventory system.

AOC spokeswoman Eva Malecki previously declined to comment on the case.

The watchdog report, a semiannual report to the Senate Rules Committee and House Administration Committee, also details other personnel violations, including workers who improperly reported worker’s compensation claims and allegations that some employees stole flags, tools and copper from congressional facilities.

The AOC has been plagued for years by allegations from current and former employees of improper termination, sexual harassment and racism in hiring and disciplinary decisions. At least two federal lawsuits related to such allegations are pending in federal court in Washington.

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Introducing Christian Artwork by Candis Kloverstrom, “He Has My Back” - YAHOO!

Now available, introducing Christian Artwork, “He Has My Back,” by Candis Kloverstrom depicting herself as a Christian artist on life’s journey creating a visual representation of God inspired biblical truths. Giclee canvas reproductions are now available through

Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

Candis Kloverstrom introduces her latest Christian Artwork, “He Has My Back.” This is an acrylic painting revealing her relationship with God as a Christian Painter. It depicts herself as a Christian artist on life’s journey creating a visual representation of God inspired biblical truths.

She states, “Being a Jesus Artist may be who God created me to be. But, what goes through my paint brush is from Jesus, inspired by Jesus, and is offered back to Jesus.”

She also states, “As an artist I connect to the creativity of God. Just look at the world around. If this imperfect world is this beautiful, imagine heaven. And, as an artist I have a new role today expressing biblical truths through my creativity.”

The Christian Artist Resource Website asks this, “As a Christian artist, do you create with the awareness of your destiny? Something to think about, isn't it? Perhaps you are eager to fulfill God’s plan, yet unsure of how to live it out. God can use your gift and help you create meaningful art.”

God’s Purpose through Art

“… art is a way of showing, as no other activity can, something about the world's depth and reality. Artists create possible worlds that help people envision (or rebel against) the final shalom God will create when Christ returns to completely renew creation,” said Joan Huyser-Honig in the article “The Visual Arts in Worship.”

Huyser-Honig further states, “Looking at the world through this creation-fall-redemption-renewal pattern makes every liturgy's final section -the sending -especially important. Renewed in worship, Christians go back into daily life to bring about shalom, according to how God has gifted them.”

“… if our whole person is broken, then the worship arts can become a unique way to promote the sanctification of our affective, physical, and imaginative faculties, which are often ignored in Protestant worship. In worship, our emotions, bodies, and imaginations have a vital role, and the arts serve to bring them into an intentional and intensive participation,” stated W. David O. Taylor in the Christianity Today article, “Disciplining the Eyes Through Art in Worship.”

He also stated, “Our sight is broken and therefore requires training to see God's world rightly. As an act of the imagination, the visual arts can enable us to see the world, for example, not as opaque to God's presence but as charged with it….All of us need this help. The visual arts, by fixing our sight on concrete objects—canvases, sculptures, installations, architecture—invite us to look at the world as it is or maybe as it shouldn't be. At times they urge us to see it as it might be.”

About Candis Kloverstrom

As a thirty-three-plus Christian veteran she adheres to Christian fundamentals that God is who He says He is, has a plan for each person, and the power to carry that out. She spent the past twenty years working with various aspects of brand development that included design and illustration connecting target markets through understanding client needs.

She states, “It is that connection that makes a difference in today’s world. Visual images have the ability to pass the intellect and stir emotions. When you reach the emotional level, you reach the heart. Jesus wants us to hear and see with our hearts. Relationship with God is a heart issue not intellect. We need to get to the heart to reach people. Art has the ability to do just that.”

Candis Kloverstrom also published through Artistic Impact Publishing “Denver Men in the Kitchen,” featuring men such as Governor John Hickenlooper, MIX 100 anchor-man Dom Testa, and Denver Business Journal President Scott Bemis. This book went beyond the business suites into personal lives creating an accurate picture of today’s successful Denver guy.

For more information on “He Has My Back,” go to the web site,

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