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 15, 2012

Restaurant Furniture Supplier, Affordable Seating, and Mesa, Arizona’s Mad Dog Saloon Team Up to Create the Perfect Sports Bar - YAHOO!

Restaurant Furniture Supplier, Affordable Seating, and Mesa, Arizona’s Mad Dog Saloon Team Up to Create the Perfect Sports Bar - YAHOO!

The experts at Affordable Seating help Mad Dog Saloon find just the right bar stools and commercial outdoor patio furniture.

(PRWEB) June 15, 2012

Leading restaurant furniture manufacturer and distributor Affordable Seating recently helped Mesa, Arizona's number one sports bar, the Mad Dog Saloon become an even better place to relax, watch a game and enjoy some good, old-fashioned American comfort food.

The Mad Dog Saloon features 100 high-definition televisions on which patrons can view their favorite sports while they enjoy affordable beers and cocktails during happy hour and listen to live DJs spinning almost nightly. Patrons can enjoy sandwiches, burgers and salads for lunch or dinner, in addition to classic appetizers and wings.

Affordable Seating salesman David M. helped Mad Dog Saloon's Dominic Lalicata find the right bar stools and outdoor furniture to help properly outfit the sports bar in the highly populous East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

"Dominic wanted durable bar stools that would last a long time. His is definitely a high volume business that draws in a good crowd with happy hour specials, as well as offering a place to hear DJs and watch all the sports they want at no cover charge. That's a lot of wear and tear that your bar stools have to be able to withstand," David said, adding that comfort is also a main priority for a sports bar like the Mad Dog Saloon. "Dominic made it clear that his patrons come to have a good time and want seating that will make them feel as comfortable as if they were in their own homes. Unlike a restaurant in which customers sit for a meal and leave after an hour-and-a-half at the most, sports bar patrons eat and order drinks for up to three hours while they watch a game or just have a good time."

The management of the Mad Dog Saloon was debating between Affordable Seating's Vertical Slat Wood Bar Stool, which sells for $70, and the Elongated Vertical Back Metal Bar Stool, which sells for $49.99. "They weren't sure whether the metal bar stool with the wood seat or the full wood bar stool was better for their venue. We sent them samples of each and let them check which stool went better with the decor and would be preferred by their clientele. It's important to know you're getting exactly what you want when you make a purchase that is so important to your business and is actually a long-term investment," David said.

Dominic and the team at the Mad Dog Saloon opted to go with the Vertical Slat Wood Bar Stoo l. "They knew that their clientele expects a very particular look and feel, so they decided to go with the wood stool even though it cost more than the metal stool. They still got a great deal and they are set for years, as far as bar stools go, even with the heavy stress that a business like that puts on its furniture," David noted. Affordable Seating's Vertical Slat Wood Bar Stool offers a traditional but attractive look, while remaining exceptionally durable. The stool's solid saddle wood seat is comprised of solid wood, rather than the plywood that many manufacturers offer. The bar stool ships fully assembled and ready for immediate use, as all of Affordable Seating's chairs and bar stools do. It is available in a variety of wood finishes and seat options.

One of the Mad Dog Saloon's central features is a 4,000 square foot climate controlled patio. In addition to offering restaurant chairs, bar stools, booths, table tops and table bottoms for standard indoor use, Affordable Seating also carries a full line of commercial outdoor patio furniture. The Mad Dog Saloon decided to go with the matching Brushed Aluminum Patio Chairs and the Brushed Aluminum Patio Bar Stools to complete their outdoor area. The brush finish on the easily stackable and storable aluminum commercial patio chairs and bar stools offers a clean look, perfect for the sports bar’s patio.

“Dominic and the guys at the Mad Dog Saloon were thrilled to take care of the seating needs of a venue of that size for roughly $25,000. The place looks great and it’s wildly popular. I was really pleased to be able to send them samples to make sure they were getting just what they wanted,” David said.

For more information visit to browse its selection of restaurant chairs, bar stools, table tops, table bases, booths, patio furniture and sale items.

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Nick Warren
Affordable Seating
(888) 495-8884
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Furniture in Fashion Expands its Social Media Presence - YAHOO!

FurnitureInFashion is expanding in terms of its social media presence to reap the maximum advantages of online marketing.

(PRWEB UK) 15 June 2012

Social media platform has become a very critical element of an online business as it has opened the door for business owners to develop a sustainable base of communication with their customers. This is helping the businesses to strengthen their relationship with customers and reach out for potential customers. FurnitureInFashion in order to grow business online and conquer traffic has expanded its social presence as well by joining Twitter and Facebook.

Among the many social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook have taken the world by storm, spreading information, news, opinions and advice. Taking advantage of their potential, FurnitureInFashin has allocated a special team and marketing plan for Twitter and Facebook. The company now has a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

These two platforms are being used to provide news, new items, service, discount and everything else about the company. Both these platforms have helped FurnitureInfashion to communicate directly with their customers and design products as per the demand of customers. Twitter has been a successful venture for FurnitureInFashion as it has helped the company to develop daily interaction with the customers. The company has been able to address critical issues immediately rather than having meet clients or send emails. The company has benefited from Twitter by using it to announcing the new arrivals, several different offers, discounts and other details about the company.

This has helped the word to spread from one set of people to the other along with bringing bright business prospects. Twitter has turned out to be a very effective way to advertise the unique product lines of FurnitureInFashion at almost a negligible cost. FurnitureInFashion has improved the customer service and products overtime by using the services of Twitter as it has provided the company with the most appropriate feedback hence making the company to rectify the problems and mistakes. Twitter has helped the company to reach out for potential customers in different regions hence expanding the business. The enormous benefits that FurnitureInFashion has reaped from Twitter can be seen with the ever increasing number of followers their Twitter account has.

Facebook on the other hand through its business page has helped FurnitureInFashion develop long lasting relationships with customers because it provides a center point where all visitors can discuss and argue over one common thing. The Facebook business page of FurnitureInFashion is a very active medium to communicate with customers. It has helped the company to arrange special online events, offers and discounts. With one status update, the company alerts all its fans about its new product, service, discount offer and other company news. FurnitureInFashion has been able to create new products and improve the current services by managing campaigns on Facebook page.

In addition to this, the company has been able to drive a lot of traffic on their website as well through the Facebook. The major benefit of Facebook is that FurnitureInFashion has been able to retain fans that could be potential clients as well. This has helped FunritureInFashion to expand its business globally as the word has gone viral through the Facebook page.

The polling feature of Facebook page has allowed the company to get the feedback of its customers over the range of products that have been launched and those which are still to be launched aggressively. In addition to this, the company is using different custom tabs on its Facebook page which has helped develop a business brand and credibility among the online furniture market.

FurnitureInFashion is expanding in terms of its social media presence to reap the maximum advantages of online marketing. With the increase of fans on Twitter and Facebook, FurnitureInFashion has been able to convert potential clients into regular clients. The ultimate accessibility with these social media tools has given the company a much needed exposure and profit.

Luke Patel
01204 792700
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Cape ANC defiant in face of debt - Mail & Guardian Online

The ANC still owes R1.8-million to the Cape Town International Convention Centre for the provincial conference it held there last year. (David Harrison, M&G)

The ANC in the Western Cape has recently had its office furniture attached by the sheriff of the court and its phone line cut for nonpayment of debt.

Yet ANC provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile said the apparent lack of funds would not deter the party from striving to achieve its goal of taking back the province from the Democratic Alliance in 2014.

“Just because our furniture has been attached does not mean the end of the ANC in the Western Cape,” Mjongile told the Mail & Guardian. “We are a resilient party.

We have been loaned furniture and computers and our office is up and running.”

Asked whether it could still campaign without its own computers and database, Mjongile said it was all about getting out to the people.

“Campaigning is done at grass roots,” he said. “You can’t campaign just by sitting in an office.”

Outstanding debt
Mjongile said ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa was going to step in to help the party to settle an outstanding debt of about R1.8-million it owes to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

The office furniture and computer equipment were removed by the sheriff of the court from the party’s Thibault Square office last week and will be sold at a public auction in July unless a solution is found shortly, the Mail & Guardian has established.

A Telkom operator said the phone lines of the Western Cape ANC were cut two months ago because it owed about R141000.

The ANC’s long-standing battle with the convention centre over the debt has twice escalated to the courts after the party hosted its provincial elective conference at the centre in February last year.

At the event, Marius Fransman was elected as chairperson of the Western Cape ANC after his rival, former chairperson Mcebisi Skwatsha, refused to stand for nomination and alleged the proceedings were “fraudulent”.

Motion of no confidence
Following the party’s provincial general council last weekend, Fransman claimed the ANC planned to boot out the DA in 2014.

The M&G was informed there were plans to introduce a motion of no confidence in Fransman at the provincial general council, but this did not happen. Disaffected branch members believe Fransman should give up his position as deputy minister of international relations and co-operation to take up a vocal role in the provincial legislature, ANC sources say.

Meanwhile, the DA’s Western Cape leader, Theuns Botha, has hit back at Fransman’s assertions, saying the ANC stood no chance of taking over the reins in the province and describing its leadership as “morally bankrupt”.

Asked about the financial woes of the ANC’s provincial office this week, Fransman referred the M&G to the ANC provincial treasurer, Fezile Calana, who could not be reached for comment.

The convention centre’s chief executive, Rashin Toefy, confirmed that the ANC’s R1.8-million debt was still outstanding.

“However, the CTICC has been engaging with both the national and provincial ANC treasury to resolve this matter amicably,” said Toefy. “We successfully negotiated a payment plan in late 2011, but this repayment schedule was not honoured.”

Legal recourse
To avoid any further legal recourse, the centre now requires the ANC to settle the account in full, or to recommit and honour the repayment plan, he said.

The sheriff of the court has attached the party’s furniture on a previous occasion because of the debt, but the ANC went to court to have the order set aside.

Mjongile did not try to defend the party over the debt, which he said would be paid back as soon as possible.

The Western Cape ANC relies on donations from members and its supporters to run campaigns and conferences for its 274 branches in the province.

“We are hoping there will be changes to the national policy to assist our funding in future,” said Mjongile.

The ANC is to recommend the regulation of private and foreign donors and has mooted that taxpayers foot the bill for party-political election campaigns.

Vexed issue
Phosa spoke out on the vexed issue of funding at the party’s two-day finance policy development workshop in Johannesburg earlier this month. National, provincial and regional treasurers held discussions about political-party funding and will make recommendations to the party’s policy conference, which is being held from June 26 to June 29 at Gallagher Estate.

“South Africa is moving into dangerous and challenging territory. The private funding of political parties is unregulated,” Business Day quoted Phosa as saying after the talks. “Public funding is insufficient for the needs of our parties.”

Phosa called for public funding to be significantly increased and said both the public and political parties should know who had made donations. Integrity mechanisms should be introduced to ensure conflicts of interest were managed. He warned that, if reforms were not instituted now, the corrupting effects of money would get worse.

Transparency of funding sources has always been a contentious issue. In May, the ANC and the trustees of murdered mining magnate Brett Kebble reached an out-of-court settlement about a donation he made to the party before his death.

Phosa has confirmed agreement was reached that the ANC would repay the money Kebble donated to it in 2004. It is believed this was done to avoid a controversial court case.

DA national spokesperson Mmusi Maimane said the party would welcome multiparty discussion on promoting accountable and transparent funding. However, it would not be happy to make “burdened” taxpayers cough up further for party funding.


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