• Vintage vs Antique vs Retro vs Primitive

  • What is a Primitive?

  • The "Made in Vermont" Quality Brand

    Vermont’s identity is powerful. Sure, our state might be tiny, but its brand sure is mighty. And many of us who call the Green Mountain State home have chosen to live here for what the Vermont brand encompasses.
  • On Line Shopping - The Numbers

    Because I am a numbers geek at heart, I thought you might find a list of the most important online shopping and eCommerce statistics at your fingertips useful and something to appeal to your analytical left brain.
    ​Online shopping and eCommerce is a huge multi billion dollar industry and is expected to grow by 20% this year to $1.5 trillion globally. E commerce is constantly changing and evolving with new technology and changes in consumer behavior.​​
  • Buying Antiques on Facebook Marketing vs Craigs List

    ​There was a time when you only find local items on line through Craigs List. But by now we have all heard of Facebook Marketplace.Facebook is the largest social media platform sees 1.37 billion daily active users. So it’s safe to say they have a sizable, active audience to market their Marketplace to. And it shows. Since launching in April 2017, Jumpshot (a digital consumer website) data shows usage of Facebook Marketplaces has grown almost 9X!
  • The Leather Stitching Horse - One of the oldest American tools!

    During a recent pick, I came across this really nice piece, Like anything I find, if I don't know what it is, its unique and I like it - I buy it!! After cleaning it up I started researching it quite a bit. What a unique and rare piece!!
  • The love of the glass butter churn

    If you really love antique collecting than no doubt you have or wanted a 4 quart glass butter churn. They are extremely popular and the price keeps going up on these beauties.
  • The Antique Singer Treadle Sewing Machine

    This is a topic I have been wanting to share as there are a lot of misconceptions which lead to over pricing - or even under pricing! No doubt they are beautiful machines and a nice piece to add to any collectors treasures. If you are only interested in the nostalgic look then any treadle machine will fit the bill.
    However, if you want to know the age, value or model.... well that is a different story.
    First - remember the first rule of valuing any antique - CONDITION. CONDITION, CONDITION!!

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