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, June 8, 2012

New painting tells story of catholic church - Dayton Daily News

New painting tells story of catholic church - Dayton Daily News
By Pamela Dillon, Contributing Writer Updated 6:46 PM Friday, June 8, 2012

TROTWOOD — An impressive new painting tells the story of Precious Blood Catholic Church, a huge mural 100 feet long and three stories high.

Artists and volunteers helped transform an empty building wall near the Trotwood church into a canvas that captures the memories and history of the 64-year-old church.

William O’Donnell came up with the idea for the public art titled “All Are Welcome.”

“Precious Blood Church is an active Catholic Faith community with a missionary heart. Our church building is surrounded by a deteriorating neighborhood. We have always been looking for ways to brighten up our property in service to the local community,” said the Rev. O’Donnell. “The mural is colorful, bigger than life and a testimony to our wonderful parishioners, past and present. We are committed to a vital and faith-filled future and are here to stay.”

One of those parishioners is Marilyn Hart, who coordinated the four-year project. She wanted a professional artist, so she contacted Leonard Williams of Waynesville. He’s had experience with large-scale murals. He was the artist who painted the ambitious work on the rear walls of Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering in 2003. This particular mural was supposed to take three years, but Williams had some serious health problems that added another year to the project.

“The enjoyable part about this mural were all the volunteers we had working on it with us. Some people would come out of church service and ask us if they could help,” Williams said. “A few sorority girls came over from U.D. a couple of days.”

Williams took advantage of an old painting method that dates back to 15th century, when Michelangelo used it for the Sistine Chapel. A pounce pattern consists of perforating the outline of the design with a little wheel. Then charcoal is pounded through the small holes onto the surface of the building. Williams’ biggest support for this monumental task came from Keith Thue. There were three main sections, and they did 90 percent of the last section themselves.

“He’s a member of Town & Country Fine Art Center, and has only been painting a few years,” said Williams. “When I asked if he could help with it, he said he’d love to. We did all of the higher work that required scaffolding and ladders.”

The design includes a base of blue waterways meandering through a beige ground. The massive painting was designed by Brother Joseph Barrish, a well-known area artist residing at Mount Saint John. It is a Marianist community in a 140-acre natural setting in Beavercreek.

Barrish’s design focuses on the history of the church that held its first Mass on June 20, 1948, in the basement of the Convent of Our Lady of the Precious Blood. The Sisters donated the land, which included a 75-year-old barn. This barn became the church with two classrooms. Mass was held in the converted barn-church in August 1949. Precious Blood School opened in September of that same year. These and other milestones are depicted in the mural.

Besides Thue, Williams was aided by professional artists Regina Whipp and Connie Crosby to complete the work. Other volunteers included parish volunteers: Whipp’s son, Gene; Wes and Amy Wright with sons Tom and Patrick; Skip and Laura Discher, Chris Gulliford, Bill McCabe, Mike Newbauer, Mike Schindler, Judy Thaxton and Bill Wilbanks.

Nonparish volunteers who worked during the four-year period were: Taylor Barnes, Michael Gearhardt, Rachel Gearhardt, Michelle Hey, Stephanie Moon, Josh Nieman, Dion Roberts, Andrew Schaffer, Sarah Schaffer, Eric Swint, Karen Thue and Evan Wilson.

All artists and volunteers involved with the project will be recognized at Precious Blood Catholic Church on Sunday, followed by an outdoor blessing of the wall. The wall wouldn’t have been done without the contributions of major donors Mike and Mary Gearhardt and Beth Duke, an “angel” donor.

“We have a very diverse membership, and we’re becoming more community oriented. Among other outreach activities, we have a reading program and a food pantry,” said Hart, who lives in Dayton. She was married to her husband, John, at the church 58 years ago. “About the mural, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how much my family came to my aid on this project. When grandma needs help, everyone comes running.”

Contact contributing writer Pamela Dillon at


Furniture In Fashion, The Cheapest Online Furniture Store In The UK - YAHOO!

Being launched in 2001, Furniture In Fashion has now become the cheapest online furniture store in the UK. Within a period of just 11 years, the company has gained huge success and reached the skies.

(PRWEB UK) 8 June 2012

Furniture In Fashion, a furniture store, located in Bolton, United Kingdom is now renowned as the cheapest online furniture store in the UK. With its more than 14000 stylish yet functional furniture products, the company has maintained its high quality and standard. As per the managing director of the company there are number of factors that contribute towards the success and achievement of the company. Some of them include high quality material, unique designs, functionality, varied features, strength, durability and versatility of all the products.

There are more than 14000 furniture products ranging from shoe cabinets, sofas, coffee tables, TV stands to dining table, sideboards, dining chairs to beds, bedside cabinets, mattresses, lamp tables to bathroom sets, vanities, bins, toilet seats and other accessories. Every type of furniture for your living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, kids room or family room in available in a number of varieties. Whatever your needs are, you are sure to get every desired piece of furniture for your home at Furniture In Fashion. Either shop online or visit the store and get a chance to save some extras. For example, they provide 5% off on orders over £750 or 10% off on orders over £1500 or 15% off on orders over £3000. As such, there are many provisions which help their customers save or win some extras. Furniture In Fashion also offers its customers with various discounts and gift coupons.

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Furniture In Fashion is a well established company in the United Kingdom, dealing with different types of furniture. Most of the products are manufactured by the company itself, in their workshop and many are sourced for different parts of the world, in order to provide their consumers with variety. For more information about the company you can visit their website and go through it. You will definitely get details about the company’s policies, timings, payment modes, store, sales, their suppliers and many more things.

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