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, June 6, 2012

Hertz Furniture Recognizes Achievements of Charter Schools - YAHOO!

Hertz Furniture Recognizes Achievements of Charter Schools - YAHOO!

Well-known Furniture Supplier Celebrates Movement’s Twenty Year Anniversary

Mahwah, NJ (PRWEB) June 06, 2012

Hertz Furniture, national reseller of educational furniture, has been supplying schools across the US for over 45 years. On the occasion of the impending twentieth anniversary of the US charter school movement, and the celebratory events at the National Charter Schools Conference later this month, Hertz takes a moment to reflect on the contribution of charters to the US educational landscape. From humble beginnings in Minneapolis in 1992, the charter school has grown to be a key component of the educational matrix. Catering to smaller groups and special interests, charters offer an otherwise unavailable option to students across the country. Hertz Furniture has been there watching the movement blossom and grow and achieve. As educational furniture has evolved and classrooms have changed, Hertz Furniturehas kept pace, offering innovative classroom furniture which adapts to the needs of today’s educators.

The noteworthy difference of charter schools exists in that those in charge of these schools have an increased amount of liberty to design specialized curriculums. They may lengthen school hours or even years and in general create a program tailor-made for the students who attend the particular school. The natural result of such freedom are teachers who feel valued and energized by the knowledge that their opinions and ideas count. Charter schools can take full advantage of the latest technology in order to develop an art or science-centered curriculum. These schools tend to have smaller class sizes, resulting in a deepening of educators’ ability to discover issues and opportunities earlier, sense what will work for their individual students, and adjust the program accordingly. Consequently, charter school teachers and students can revolutionize the learning process in a way that encourages students’ interests and meets their needs.

The charter school movement embodies the concept of changing with the times and moving with the current of students’ evolving needs and interests. Charter schools often outperform their regular public school counterparts and offer many of the advantages of private schools, proving that paying high tuition is not a prerequisite for success.

Hertz Furniture is thrilled to be working with charter schools across the country as the movement reaches this 20-year milestone,” says David Mocton, Vice President of Sales.  “Charters are breeding grounds for innovation in education, and Hertz is happy to have provide classroom furniture for the schools of today and those for tomorrow as well.  We’re looking forward to seeing many familiar faces at the conference later this month, and to the opportunity to meet new charter administrators as well.  We’re bringing a selection of products, including some new items, and look forward to sharing them with attendees in Minneapolis.”

Hertz Furniture is a Vendor member of many state-level charter school associations, offering pre-opening advice and planning services at no cost to new and expanding charters.  At the National Charter Schools Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center (June 19-22), Hertz Furniture is excited to be featuring it’s new line of auditorium seating from GreyStone Seating as well as a first look of exclusive new lines of library furniture from Russwood.

For over 45 years Hertz Furniture has supplied schools, religious institutions, businesses and government offices with top quality commercial furniture and superior customer service. Speedy Quotes, Quick Ship products, a wide selection of Eco-Friendly furniture,a free Project Planning and Design service and the best warranties in the industry are just a few of the ways that Hertz Furniture provides added value to its customers. For additional information on Hertz Furniture and its extensive line of products, please visit Hertz Furniture, speak to a furniture specialist at 888-793-4999, or send an email to amyhoffmann(at)hertzfurniture(dot)com.

Amy Hoffmann
Hertz Furniture
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Furniture exchange for social housing tenants to expand -


Published by Max Salsbury for in Housing and also in Communities

Furniture exchange for social housing tenants to expandFurniture exchange for social housing tenants to expand

A new partnership will help social housing tenants throughout Greater Manchester to furnish a new home, following a successful pilot scheme in Tameside and Stockport.

Manchester & District Housing Association in partnership with Cruden Property Services and The Mustard Tree established the furniture project for new customers in Tameside and Stockport.

New customers with little or no furniture were offered an opportunity to receive a free package of a bed, sofa and table and chairs to help set up their new home.

In return Manchester & District Housing Association asks existing customers to donate their unwanted good quality furniture or working kitchen appliances to the project.

The scheme has been a great success in Tameside and Stockport, and has now been extended across Greater Manchester.

The Mustard Tree is a Manchester based charity committed to providing support for homeless and vulnerable people across Greater Manchester. The project provides clothing, furniture and training. Items are collected free of charge by Cruden Property Services.

Diane Russell, Manchester & District Housing Association Neighbourhood Regeneration Officer, said: “Setting up a new home can be difficult. This fantastic partnership really helps people get off to a great start. We provide good quality furniture to make a house a home. Additionally we will collect unwanted good quality furniture from our costumers free of charge. It really is a project that benefits everyone.”

Barry Curran, Community Ambassador, Cruden Group Limited said: “Cruden are delighted to continue our partnership with both the Mustard Tree and Manchester and District Housing Association. We are proud to support a much needed community service that provides such a positive start for disadvantaged and homeless people in the area”

 Paul Wenham, Chief Executive The Mustard Tree, said: “We are delighted to be a part of this partnership.  With more individuals and families finding themselves facing severe hardship this sort of project is becoming increasingly important to our communities.  We hope that together we can make a difference to those who need a little support as they set up home.”


Furniture Store Set to Close in Nanticoke - WNEP-TV 16

Posted on: 4:44 pm, June 6, 2012, by Jim Murdoch, updated on: 06:09pm, June 6, 2012

After almost 80 years, a furniture store in downtown Nanticoke will close for good.

The owner of Bartuska’s Furniture said people just don’t have the money to spend on furniture.

Mary Elizabeth Budinas came to Bartuska’s Furniture along Main Street in Nanticoke Wednesday looking for a futon.  She said her mother took her shopping there when she was younger, but soon, Budinas will have to go somewhere else.

“It’s sad to see it go. We’ve been coming here for a while and it’s sad to see this part of history leave us. It’s a nice neighborhood furniture store and it’s always a pleasure dealing with them whenever we did,” said Budinas.

The painted sign on the front window says it all. After 78 years, Bartuska’s will soon close.  Third generation owner Jim Bartuska said the economy left him with no other choice.

“A lot of customers have been coming in giving condolences as if someone had died and in a way something in this town that’s been here 78 years. The closing of our doors is really hard,” said Bartuska.

He added the doors will remain open at the furniture store for a few more months because there is still a lot left to be sold.

“This is like the Boscov’s of Nanticoke. When this goes I don’t know what’s going to happen to the town so it’s sad, it really is,” said Alice Pawlowski.

While customers said they are sad to see the store go, perhaps the person feeling the biggest sense of loss is Jim Bartuska.

“Yeah, it is emotional. I guess, as I said, I was surprised at the outpouring of support.  As soon as the signs went up on the window traffic was stopping they were so surprised.  It’s been a landmark here for that long,” added Bartuska. 


Painting contest for child labourers - Times of India

RANCHI: A painting and debate competition was held for child labourers on the premises of HPDC by World Vision India and Urban Area Development Programme on Wednesday.

Nisha Lakda, a child labourer who participated in the competition, while talking about the demerits of being a child labourer, said: "I can't go to schools and that's why I don't have a dignified life like other children. Seeing them, I too feel the difference between them and us."

Nisha couldn't have been more correct given that this was the message sent out by most of the child labourers through their paintings. One such painting depicts two child labourers, a girl and a boy, watering a garden and on the other side some children were going to school. Seeing the children go to school, the child labourers develop a strong urge to study in school.

There were other paintings which depicted the better treatment by the housewives towards the child labour and some showed the difference between a literate and illiterate family.

"World Vision India is working in many areas. That's why child labourers below 14 years from areas like Harmu, Hatia, Bariatu and many areas in and around the city participated in this programme. The main motive is to provide some assistance to them so that they can sustain themselves," said Mitul Nayak, community development coordinator.

Nayak further said, "While 12 childern participated in the debate competition, 35 participated in the painting contest. The theme for the painting contest was 'How does child labour affect your life and how will you fight it'. The awards will be given on June 12 when Child Labour Day will be observed.


Rangers fiasco is painting Scottish football in a bad light, admits SFA chief executive Stewart Regan - Daily Telegraph

"Anyone would have probably laughed at you if you'd have said that's what you were facing,” said Regan. “No one could have predicted it so it's a hypothetical question, but I would say that I personally have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this job.

“I love the fact we have made so much change in such a short space of time and I like the fact the game is moving forward. There's still a long way to go especially with league reconstruction, but I really have enjoyed it.

"Of course I get frustrated when I get the police giving me advice on how to behave in Scotland, given the culture we operate in, and when people send me inappropriate emails and messages but I've learned to live with that and put it down to experience. I know some of you get the same abuse I do so that kind of makes it a bit easier.

"I think Scottish football fans are more passionate than any fans I've seen anywhere in the world. I've grown up in the North East of England in a football-loving family and a football-loving culture and I've been to some of the most passionate derby matches you can imagine.

“However, I haven't seen anything like the Old Firm rivalry and how it takes on a very different perspective when you roll in religion and politics all into one pot. Unfortunately a minority actually choose to use any attempt they can to undermine you, to create conspiracy theories to try and deflect from the good work that is going on.

“And I think it's very sad for the world of football but it's the world that we live in, and we deal with it.”

One high-profile figure who might yet become a casualty of the revelations at Rangers is Campbell Ogilvie, who was secretary/director at Ibrox when the contentious Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) were introduced there.

Regan, though, presented a stout defence of his president when he said: “Let's not forget that EBTs are not illegal. They are illegal if they are used knowingly in an incorrect manner. That is something we are still waiting for facts on, but I am satisfied that Campbell has discharged his duty of care.

"He has done everything we could have asked of him and, so far as his integrity is concerned, he is a man with many years as a highly respected administrator across the game of football in Scotland. He has been upfront, transparent and the board are happy we could not have expected any more of him at this stage."

One particularly significant change to SFA articles, which was approved unanimously, came out of the Rangers morass and obliges clubs to investigate the background of prospective new owners.

Regan also declared that Fifa will take no action against the SFA for Rangers’ action in going to court to contest a 12-month transfer embargo imposed by the association’s independent Judicial Tribunal.

Rangers fans, meanwhile, will be given the chance to rename the club's Murray Park training ground, according to Charles Green, who is leading a consortium who wants to buy the ailing Glasgow giants.

Green met with the Rangers Fans' Fighting Fans Fund and he described the meeting as "constructive".

One of the issues raised was the club's training complex at Auchenhowie, which was officially opened in July, 2001 and named after Sir David Murray, the club's then owner who sold Rangers to Craig Whyte last year.

Season ticket holders have been promised the chance to change the name in homage to Moses McNeil, one of the club's founding fathers, or Davie Cooper, a former winger.

Scotland have leapt seven places in the latest Fifa world rankings to sit in 41st place despite losing 5-1 to the United States last weekend.

Scotland Under-21s will take on their Belgian counterparts in a friendly at East End Park on Aug 14.

Coach Billy Stark will use the match as preparation for his team's final two European Under-21 Championship qualifying matches in September against Luxembourg and Austria.

Gregory Tade has confirmed he will be playing for St Johnstone next season.

The 25-year-old French striker has signed a pre-contract with the Perth club after leaving Clydesdale Bank Premier League rivals Inverness. The deal is for a minimum of one year.

Peterborough United have signed midfielder Danny Swanson on a two-year deal following the expiry of his contract at Dundee United.

Kilmarnock have confirmed they will play Sheffield Wednesday in a testimonial match for James Fowler at Rugby Park on Aug 8, with a 7.45pm kick-off.


Painting work blocking Maple Avenue lanes - Zanesville Times Recorder

ZANESVILLE Lanes are blocked off on Maple Avenue as crews repaint street lines.

The work starts near the Balls Lane intersection and heads north, according to officials with the street department.

The road is down to one lane going north and south.

The lanes will be reopened once the paint dries, likely sometime this afternoon, said Jeff Shook, street and sanitation department superintendent.

At that point, crews will move further south on Maple to paint lines near the Dresden Road intersection, Shook said.


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