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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.

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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


Villagers’ daughter’s artwork featured on line of purses - Villages Daily Sun

THE VILLAGES — When Diane Barcelowsky was in grammar school, she had an art assignment to create a collage.

The other children pasted pictures on a poster board.

But Diane, her parents, Al and Lori, said, never did things like the other children.

Diane arranged her pictures into letters, spelling out the word “memory.”

She was always an artist, Lori said, calling art her first love.

At a young age, Diane filled a big book of drawings with clothing designs for birds — everything from wedding gowns to bathing suits for the petite creatures. Her dad, Al, said he gave her free rein on the walls of her bedroom. Diane painted murals, covering the walls in white paint over and over for a fresh canvas.

“I think the wall grew about 2 inches,” Al said with a smile.

Lori said her daughter always thought outside the box.

“She always thought a bit differently and she got rewarded for it,” she said.

After high school, Diane attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. For the past five years, she has been teaching at the Trevor Day School.

Her artwork has been displayed in galleries worldwide and about two years ago, her art hit a new medium — accessories.

After a Sakroots art director saw Diane’s art in a gallery, she reached out to her to see if she could create a print for a line of purses.

In spring 2010, the “One World” print collection was introduced in stores featuring Diane’s artwork and expressing the philosophy that “We all share one world, one dream of peace.”

In Diane’s print, a community of people are seated by a fire near a group of houses, nestled in the backdrop of a peace sign. Around the peace sign is a pattern that Diane said was inspired by “Wycinanki” — Polish folk art paper cutouts.

“(Sakroots) wanted something that symbolized harmony and peace, and I purchased a large piece of paper and just went for it,” Diane said in an email.

“When I work on very detailed patterns, it is a form of meditation for me, so I felt connected to their ideas. I see art as a common language that connects people.”

Sakroots supports The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees Campaign — a cause Diane said she was excited to be part of.

Village of Sabal Chase residents Al and Lori said they were thrilled about the purses but never got a chance to see them in the store until one day this month.

When Diane’s sister spotted them in the Belk department store in La Plaza Grande Shopping Center, she called them to let them know.

Al and Lori made their way to Belk as soon as they could and took pictures of Lori holding several of the bags.

“It was exciting that a company would approach her like that,” said Lori, who now uses one of the purses on a daily basis.

“It’s an opportunity for people to see things that are different from a regular black handbag,” she added. “Not everybody can go to a gallery and have the opportunity to purchase art. This gives them the opportunity to carry

their art.”

Diane said she was happy with the chance to reach so many people through her artwork. She said the company has added other items to the line of artwork-inspired accessories, including shoes and tablet computer cases.

“I was pretty impressed that they could even turn a drawing into a bag,” she said. “It’s always exciting to see how they use the design.”

Al and Lori said they are extremely proud of Diane and her success, both in her artwork and her teaching.

“What she’s accomplished so far in her life is just unbelievable,” Al said. “You go to church and you see somebody with a bag and you say ‘Hey, that’s my daughter’s bag.’ Being a parent and seeing that, it just gives you a lump in your throat. It makes you feel very, very proud.”

Tatiana Quiroga is a reporter with the Daily Sun. She can be reached at 753-1119, ext. 9013, or at tatiana.quiroga@thevillages


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    Furniture orders rise, but at a slower rate - The Business Journal

    Furniture orders are rising, but at a slower rate.

    Orders for new furniture continued to rise in March, though at a slower pace, according to the latest survey of manufacturers by High Point accounting and consulting firm Smith Leonard, PLLC  .

    New orders in March were up 2 percent over March of 2011, and by 1 percent from February. The survey had been finding double-digit year-over-year increases since September of last year.

    Reflecting those recent sales, shipments of completed orders were up 7 percent in March compared to last year. The number of factory employees was up 6 percent from a year ago, but was flat from February. Overall payrolls were up 7 percent from 2011 and 12 percent from February.

    Survey author Ken Smith said he's been hearing reports of "softness" in orders starting in late March and going into April. Most in the industry seem to think business is "bumping along."

    "The good news is that most companies have adjusted to these conditions. They also have adjusted staffing and spending levels to current business levels and with just a little bump in business, can make some money," he said.

    Matt Evans covers biotech, entrepreneurship, higher education, financial services and furniture. Contact him at (336) 370-2916.

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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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    Furniture factory orders rise 2% in March over last year - Furniture Today

    Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, May 31, 2012

    HIGH POINT — U.S. furniture factory orders were up 2% in March from the same month a year earlier, ending a six-month string of double-digit gains, Smith Leonard reported.

    "But we would note that the March 2011 orders were 11% higher than March 2010, so we were comparing to a pretty good month last year," said Ken Smith, managing director of the accounting and consulting firm, which conducts a monthly factory survey.

    For the year to date, orders were up 8% through March, the firm said. Some 69% of participants in the survey reported increased orders for the first quarter.

    Shipments, which tend to lag orders, were up 7% in March and up 11% for the year to date, according to Smith Leonard.

    Writing in his monthly Furniture Insights newsletter, Smith said many producers he talked to at the spring High Point Market "reported some softness in orders in late March and going into April." Most said business still seems inconsistent, with a period of good orders followed by a slump.

    "The good news is that most companies have adjusted to these conditions," he said. "They also have adjusted staffing and spending levels to current business levels and with just a little bump in business, can make some money."


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