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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 31, 2012

San Francisco Bay Area McDonough Painting Launches New Website to Showcase Their … - YAHOO!

San Francisco Bay Area McDonough Painting Launches New Website to Showcase Their … - YAHOO!

20 years of craftsmanship, attention to detail and color expertise set San Francisco's McDonough Painting apart in creating exquisitely painted interior and exterior living and work spaces

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Patrick McDonough of San Francisco based McDonough Painting is thrilled to announce the launch of McDonough Paintings’ new website.

With 20 years of experience painting the finest homes and commercial buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area, large and small, the website highlights the breadth of building and architectural painting work they do. Known for their exceptional eye for color and execution of painting on architectural details, McDonough Painting is the artisan firm sought out by respected interior designers, architects and discerning homeowners when the paint job has to be perfect. Whether contemporary or traditional in style, McDonough Painting understands what it takes to get the job done. In fact, they guarantee their work! They pride themselves on clear communication with all parties involved, supply well trained craftsmen on each project, and understand how the paint job integrates with the overall building and garden design integrity.

McDonough Painting offers an extensive selection of services includes painting of new residential and commercial construction, architectural restoration work, color consultations, waterproofing, faux finishes, and repairs of various decorative surfaces including stucco, plaster and wood just to name a few. Patrick says, “Each job, whether large or small, is important to us. From grand mansions and buildings to studio apartments, we treat each job and customer with the utmost respect and care. We are so sure of the caliber of our work that WE GUARANTEE COMPLETE SATISFACTION.”

To view the new McDonough Painting website and their portfolio of painting projects, please visit

About McDonough Painting

For nearly 20 years San Francisco’s McDonough Painting has earned a superior reputation for providing high quality residential and commercial interior and exterior painting throughout the greater SF Bay area. McDonough Painting has built a solid reputation providing the type of painting service that is customized to meet the needs of their clients.

They pride themselves on their craftsmanship, attention to detail and color expertise as well as exceptional customer service and in creating beautiful interior and exterior living and work spaces that their clients will enjoy and be proud of.

To learn more about McDonough Painting and view samples of the expert interior and exterior painting, visit

Krista Coupar
Coupar Consulting
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The Painting Center to Feature Exhibition by Donna Festa - YAHOO!

"Thirty Portraits," an exhibition of the recent work of respected artist Donna Lynn Festa, will be taking place at The Painting Center in New York City, September 4 – 29, 2012.

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

The work of respected artist Donna Lynn Festa will be on display at The Painting Center in New York City, September 4 – 29, 2012. The exhibition, entitled “Thirty Portraits,” captures Festa’s unique point of view. According to the artist, “We wear our lives on our faces. These portraits are of people I’ve known or who have caught my eye. Each face tells a story in its own quiet way.”

"More than ever before, painting has grown into a medium that effectively translates the vibrations of the natural and metaphysical realms. While the public perception of painting has waxed and waned over centuries, its reliance on pure skill and visionary dedication has only intensified,” stated Robert Fontaine, Director of the prestigious Robert Fontaine Gallery of Miami, Florida.

“Donna relays her subject matter with remarkable vulnerability and at times, a chilling sense of clairvoyance,” continued Fontaine. “The distant gazes of her characters thinly veil a solid acceptance of their circumstances. Often depicting glimpses of the elderly, Festa creates an uninterrupted conversation between the observer and observed.”

Using oil on wood, Festa makes each painting quickly, in one sitting, in order to keep the loose, fresh quality of a sketch. The size is intentionally small in purposeful contrast with the greedy, loud and overstuffed society reflected directly in much of contemporary art in recent decades. She is attached, in a visceral way, to the fluidity of oil paint and the nuanced textural and lighting effects it facilitates, as well as traditions in portrait painting.

Retired Director of the Maryland Humanities Council, Barbara Wells Sarudy observed, “Donna's perfect, little, intimate works draw visitors in immediately - starting conversations, stirring emotions, and bringing back treasured memories. Her work connects the past to the present and gives us unexpected insights into the often unexplored corners of our souls.”

The exhibition at The Painting Center is part of a month-long celebration of portraiture that also features “Inside Out,” an exhibition of work by local New York painter Robert Bunkin. The schedule of events includes:

  •     Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 2012, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  •     Artists' Dialogue: Festa and Bunkin will talk about their work. Saturday, September 15, 2012, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  •     Solo Recital: Guy Klucevsek, composer and accordion virtuoso extraordinaire: $10. donation, Saturday, September 22, 2012, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  •     Final Day of the Show and Poetry Reading by Joan Larkin: Voluntary donation, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Painting Center is a non-profit exhibition space located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 500, in Chelsea, a neighborhood considered by many to be “the center of the art world in New York City.” The Painting Center helps to unite working artists and engage them in conversations about art, culture, and the challenges of painting in a rapidly changing world. It recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding painters, including younger and older artists who are under-recognized. For directions and more information about The Painting Center visit

Festa was born in Vineland, New Jersey in 1960. She received her MFA in painting from the University of Hartford in 1996, her BFA from the University of the Arts, where she graduated summa cum laude in painting in 1989 and earned a certificate in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1987.

Festa’s work can be found in both public and private collections. Her painting, “Conversation” is part of the permanent collection at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. She has also exhibited at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts. In addition, her work has been shown at venues in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Miami.

Paintings by Donna Festa can be found at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill, New York, in the Hamptons, and at the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami, Florida. Person’s interested in learning more about Festa and her work can visit the artist’s website at

Eric Gordon
Gordon Public Relations
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Furniture Fashion Names Top 30 Environmentally Friendly Furnishings - YAHOO!

Daily design blog Furniture Fashion today released its list of the top 30 eco-friendly pieces of furniture in the modern marketplace. Taking into account its readers' feedback on its more than 5,000 interior design posts over the past five years, the editorial team rounded up what it feels are the most impressive green designs for the home, from tables and chairs to cabinets and decorative accents.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Analyzing feedback from its 20,000 readers and reviewing all its furniture finds gathered over the past five years, Furniture Fashion today released a list of the 30 most essential pieces of eco-friendly furniture its curators have run across in the team's daily search for objects and ideas worth sharing. The interior design blog hosts an archive of more than 5,000 furniture-related posts; it publishes original content 365 days a year.

Ranging from rustic, reclaimed wood pieces to sleek, ultra-modern objects, the list spans a wide range of furniture styles, materials and manufacturing processes. Each piece is considered environmentally friendly because it was either made of sustainable, consciously-sourced materials or upcycled from pre-existing objects that would have otherwise been discarded.

The co-founders advise that "sustainable design doesn't mean sacrificing style; on the contrary, some of the brightest minds in the design industry today are not only inventive and creative from both a visual and functional standpoint; they also bear in mind the impact their pieces will leave on the world behind them. The terms 'green,' 'eco-friendly' and 'stylish' will likely someday be synonymous."

The list -- the first of its kind for the site, which normally publishes daily roundups of ten variations on the day's theme -- is divided into six categories: tables, chairs, lights, accents, bedroom and kitchen. According to the Furniture Fashion team, each object featured is one of both style and substance that, whether classic or contemporary, was thoughtfully crafted with the environment's well being in mind.

Furniture Fashion's Top 30 Eco-Friendly Home Furnishings

The Tables:

Bamboo Coffee Table by Ken Tomita

Darjeeling Dining Table from CB2

Dovetail Bowling Lane Table from CounterEvolution

Coffee Table by Golden Gate Bridge Furniture Company

Solid Wood Dining Table from Hudson Furniture Company

Spool Top Coffee Table from MFEO

The Chairs:

Bourbon Barrel Stave Chairs by Uhuru Design

Mirra Chair from Herman Miller

Seatbelt Chair by Adam Barron

Wood Chair by Gursan Ergil

Lounge Chairs by Piet Hein Eek

Wood Rocker by Carlos Motta Asturias

Sleek Chair by Inoda Sveje Design Studio

The Lights:

Pull Tab Pendant from Mauricio Affonso

Wine Bottle Lights from Jerry Kott

Glowing Nourishment Lamp by Carolyn Joan Lau

Tucker Soda Bottle Pendant from Inhabit

The Accents:

Bio-ethanol Indoor Fireplace by Brasa

Interchangeable Carpet Tiles from FLOR

Ortensia Bench by 13Ricrea

Milk Carton Porch Swing by Loll Furniture

Elevated Dog Bowl Stand by Muir

Repurposed Door Desk by Manoteca

Writing Desk by Knu

Fair Trade Coffee Bag Ottoman by GUS

The Bedroom:

Eco-friendly Dresser from Iannone

The Edge Bed from Environment

Turquoise Nightstand by Vincent Lehman

The Kitchen:

Kitchen Cabinets by GreenTech Cabinetry

Recycled Non-toxic Cabinets by Alno

This list was compiled by the editorial team.

John Kyle
Ideate Media LLC
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