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.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Revive Portland deliver 200 posters to brighten up Olympic Park (From Dorset Echo) -

Revive Portland deliver 200 posters to brighten up Olympic Park (From Dorset Echo) -

Revive Portland deliver 200 posters to brighten up Olympic Park

ARTWORK created by Portland students will be brightening up London’s Olympic Park for international visitors.

Two hundred posters created by Royal Manor Arts College pupils have been delivered to the capital city by Revive Portland community group representatives.

Year Seven students have made Welcome artwork inspired by local landmarks such as Portland Bill and Durdle Door, plus iconic British images, to brighten up the media centre within the Olympic Park.

The project, which was coordinated by the Revive Portland delivery group was inspired by the London 2012 Games initiative.

Revive members Yvonne Beven and Nikki Billington presented the work to a London Organising Committee representative in celebration of UK Inspire day.

Ms Beven said: “We handed over about 200 pieces of art by local pupils, we’re so proud of them all.

“Massive thanks to Royal Manor Arts College for their support with the 2012 art project. Some amazing work has been produced.

“The artwork will be displayed in the media centre within the Olympic Park.

“At the end of the Games members of the accredited media team from all over the world will be given an original piece of art to take back to their home nation as a memento of London 2012 – so who knows where the students’ pictures will end up?”

She added: “The school has copied them and they will be going up in empty shops and other places all over Portland – why should London have all the good stuff?”

James Grummett, learning director for art and photography at Royal Manor Arts College, said: “We’re delighted to be involved.

“The students have created some fantastic work in a short space of time and they are really excited at the prospect of their art work being displayed in the Olympic Park.” Revive Portland is one of 2,700 projects across the country granted the prestigious London 2012 Inspire mark, which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.

Revive Portland started three years ago with a public plea for ideas about how the local area could be improved.

More than 500 ‘wishes’ were received from the community and since then the project team, made up wholly by volunteers, have worked tirelessly to turn those wishes into reality. In addition to promoting local art, they have regenerated areas waste ground, put on community events, provided affordable activities for young people and brought back a community Christmas tree.

Jonathan Edwards, deputy chairman of the London 2012 nations and regions group said: “This summer, the UK will come alive with the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Inspire programme has been mobilising people across the country.”

Elaine's moment of glory

WEYMOUTH’S Elaine Harris was among the inspirational torchbearers who carried the Olympic flame yesterday.

The 57-year-old, who was nominated for the prestigious role after inspiring more than 1,000 fellow NHS staff to get fit, took part in the Olympic Torch Relay through Yeovil.

She was the first runner of day four, setting off at 7.39am, and described the experience as ‘a great honour’.

Elaine, of the Dorchester Road area, said: “It was well worth getting up for, even better than I expected.

“There was a great atmosphere with people cheering – I wanted to savour every minute of it.”

The Olympic flame’s 700-day, 8,000 mile journey began on Saturday from Land’s End. It is now moving through Cheltenham, Worcester and into Wales.

It will arrive in Weymouth and Portland on Thursday, July 12 with an official evening celebration on Weymouth Beach.

Elaine, who is a healthy workplaces manager, was nominated for her work leading the Somerset NHS Go For It challenge.


Painting upside down is a method applied by artist exhibiting in Wirral -


Oil painting decorative home add household color happier -

People to the requirements of the grade of the life that occupy the home is more and more high, in addition to decorate a style, furniture beyond, painting works actually can bear living room "the pen that nods eyeball". art oil painting is the adornment picture aristocratic a, according to the needs of the customer copy or creation, the style is unique. Now introduce the different areas of activity of the selection and arrangement oil painting.

The sitting room serves as household main activity place, is each family of the most remarkable place, and to have contact inside and outside, communication cuisine of the mission. In the sitting room hanging oil painting on canvas, its theme, tonal, style and even match boxes with the furniture should be in the unified and decoration.

If is classical especially the style that restore ancient ways, the European palace or religious subjects for the best choice. The heavy and complicated composition, luxuriant scene and a long culture, veiled divergent a luxurious atmosphere magnates, while at the same time never fails to highlight master status and connotation of culture, can greatly improve the whole decorates the effect. If is neutral partial conservative style, the classic or realistic buildings, landscape is the best choice. Choose when, in addition to the mass-tone attune, space level, painting work precision "hardware" outside factors, painting the building or the landscape of their own features also not allow to ignore, because the connotation and the soul is works by it gives. If is contemporary and contracted style, is a half original classic partial impression style of the works is the best choice.

The bedroom is wonderful dreams, indulging in the whimsical fantasy, is a catalyst for the coupling of real life and fantasy. Because the bedroom is master illicit close territory, so in oil painting on topics need not formality, the only purpose is to build comfortable and easy and comfortable, romantic atmosphere. If you don't have a specific idea, I recommend the human body and warm color attune scenery subject, classical or classical partial impression kind of style. Hang a picture to best place of the bedroom is the head of a bed, be sure to use double nail suspension to ensure safety. The bedroom with oil paintings for sale cultured is overall coordination with local set off and, through the visual contrast to highlight adornment effect.

In a restaurant with a relaxed in lively, quietly elegant is downy canvas, will bring you dine cheerful mood. Whether and simple sense hale real wood table or modern connect the glass table is tie-in, can build a relaxed and pleasant, appetite big leave atmosphere.

Classical still life such as fruit platter, flowers vessels is more orthodox choice; Also can choose according to the individual, such as red wine, Big blue mountains and green waters, and realistic landscape also can yet be regarded as urban fast rhythm of gens individuality choice.

Choose painted with restaurant should pay attention to the following: tonal should be soft and pure and fresh, the picture to clean and neat, brush to exquisite realistic. In dining-room and sitting room with a body, best can match with the sitting room painted phase coherent coordination.


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