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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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Artwork changes the look along Grand River Avenue in Detroit - Detroit Free Press

Artwork changes the look along Grand River Avenue in Detroit - Detroit Free Press

Grand River Avenue business owners are opening their arms to local artists trying to make a difference in their community, both economically and artistically.

"I always have to cover my building of the gang-related graffiti," said Jeff DeHetre, owner of American Integrated Supply at 4250 Grand River. "It costs hundreds of dollars per year. A couple of people said they have been riding around this area for years and didn't realize that these businesses were open."

More than a dozen local artists came together to start the revitalization of Grand River by using paintings and street art as a part of a 2 1/2-week volunteer cleanup of the neighborhood.

The project -- the Grand River Creative Corridor -- includes murals on 15 buildings and an outdoor photo gallery by the Grand River and Warren bus stop. The project ends July 31.

"Not only are we going to be doing this, we will also cut down overgrown grass and weeds and pick up trash in the neighborhood," said Derek Weaver, managing director of 4731 Arts Incubator Gallery, who also is a real estate executive.

When national news media visit Detroit, the area of Grand River between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Warren Avenue is portrayed as unsafe and blighted, said Weaver, 25, of Harper Woods.

"We're trying to revamp and re-image Grand River into a creative corridor where people can come and recognize the creativeness of the people in Detroit," Weaver said.

The project started when Weaver saw a local artist painting a mural on a building and figured such artwork could bring inspiration and business to the community.

Weaver and the artist, who goes by the name Sintex, teamed up and got other artists to help the project. Word spread, and soon others from the community joined, too, Weaver said.

The "323 East Gallery, Home Depot, a grant and a couple other businesses are helping by giving us discounts on paint," said Sintex, 30, of Detroit. "This project will benefit the community in many different ways. Abandoned and burnt-down buildings are an eyesore for people, but we want them to notice that these store owners are still here."

DeHetre said a few customers told him not to allow the artist to paint on his building. But "it's better than gang-related graffiti," he said.

"Whenever you're working on a project dealing with anything, there are a few people who will oppose it, and don't think any good will come out of it," Weaver said. "The reason for the project is change."


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