Monday, November 10, 2014

My New Treasure

My Weekend Find:

Pyrography Flemish Art

 Arts & Crafts Table

I've been coveting a pyrography table of my mom's for many a moon--and finally found my own! And it was only $18.00--Can we say steal!
Pyrography or Flemish Art was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century. "Pyrography" is writing with fire or using a heated metal tip to burn designs into soft wood. Unburned designs would be sold in kits where you could make boxes, book ends, frames etc., they were usually made as gifts and signed on the back with the givers name and the year made.
The great thing about  pyrography is its affordability, especially considering most pieces are almost 100 years old.
Can't wait to see what I find next weekend........

Monday, June 9, 2014

Backstreet Antiques

So excited. Setting up new area in Backstreet Antiques of Huntington, Long Island with all my finds from antique shops and estate sales from Manhattan to Montauk. Please check out our new website:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Please come join me and other dealers from Backstreet Antiques of Huntington, NY for a great Father's Day Show with great items for Dad (and Mom) - make it a family affair!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Great Find

I found this antique pyrography frame at the antique show and it fit my mom's baby picture perfectly.

Bell & Howell, Kodaks and Brownies--Oh My!!

Vintage Naturalist field kit with specimen bottles--Tarantula included!

Remember Paint by Numbers??

Madame paper Mache Rabbit sold--I miss her!

Vintage games

Drill Bits & Hardware

Had a fantastic time at the 35th annual Greenlawn Antique Show in Long Island. Superstorm Titian shrank and conveniently moved south. I met a lot of collectors and tried to get a pulse on what people were searching for. "Eclectic" is the word that comes to mind. I found a vintage drill bit holder with old drill bits, cleaned the wood, and sold it as a piece of art. I placed vintage keys on a wooden antique pinball/bagatelle game - and voila!--Wall Art. A vintage wire bowl filled with odds and ends, including old doorknobs, drawer pulls, and door plates, was placed on a large wooden spool and made a fun display. Vintage Easter, always a top selling category, was a little soft--hmmm could it be the piles of snow outside which prevented everyone's spring mojo to rear its lovely head? Vintage trophies, cameras, and even 60s movie cameras are always in vogue. Old wooden drawers I turned into shelves displaying vials of powdered paint affixed with old labels from Brooklyn, NY, sold. I put vintage bakelite paint brushes in wire flower frogs next to an amateur painting on an easel--some inspiration for indoor creativity until grouchy Old Man Winter skedaddles! A fun time for everyone. Now back to my writing!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Please Join me at The 35th Annual Greenlawn Antique Show on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday March 2nd. This is the best show on Long Island, offering quality antiques & vintage. Goodbye Winter--Say Hello to Spring!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Trust no future, however pleasant!
Let the dead past bury its dead!
Act -- in the living Present!
Heart within and God overhead.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow