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5 Easy Tips To Infuse A Retro Look Into Your Home

Retro home decor is making a comeback, and it's doing it with style as many homeowners are now turning to the older days to give a new look to their house. When you decide to infuse a retro look into your home, what's the first thing that crosses your mind? Is it the kitchen walls of avocado col...
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11 Tips to Help You Start Downsizing Your Home

Up until the Home Downsizing process starts, most people have been "accumulating", i.e., buying things first for themselves, and then later in life for the children, and rarely throwing things away. Today the children are usually no longer at home, and you are probably no longer accumulating thin...
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How to Style Antique Pendants

Vintage jewelry is an increasingly popular option for women that like to stand out from the crowd and wear a unique and one-of-a-kind piece, rather than an item that is mass-produced and lacks the history behind it that a necklace or ring from another era has. Antique pendants are one particularl...
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The Basics of an Antique Engagement Ring

An antique engagement ring is a very fashionable choice for couples these days in their choices for engagement rings. The styles and the craftsmanship of the antique rings are far better then many of the modern made rings and the history that comes from the rings can be quite interesting as well,...
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Antique Jewelry - Buy the Perfect Vintage Piece For Your Collection

Wonder what more to add to your jewelry collection in your jewelry box? If you are looking for something exclusive, antique jewelry can be the perfect answer. Classic and charming, antique jewelry can add that perfect touch to your couture. Flaunting such a timeless piece of jewelry would surely ...
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16 Tips to Keep You Moving Forward With the Home Downsizing Process

Our last article included 11 Tips to help you get started with the Home Downsizing process. Whereas that article focused more upon how you can "Get Started", this article takes you to the next step and provides you with 16 tips and strategies designed to "Keep You Moving Forward" after you have s...
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Anything Goes - An Overview of the of the Vintage Eclectic Look and Some Tips on Achieving the Look

In this interior design workshop article we will look at how to bring vintage elements into a scheme and combine them to achieve an eclectic look. The term 'vintage' is commonly used to describe a group of things which share a period and style. This may be influenced by a decade or just be recogn...
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How to Decorate With Antiques, Part 1

For some the thought of living with 'old things' is repellent, but for those who've experienced the richness afforded by a well-selected and smartly placed antique, the experience is more thrilling than traumatizing.For as long as humans have been surrounding themselves with furnishings it has be...
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Those Items Aren't Trash - They're Antiques!

If you've ever watched the long-running PBS series Antiques Roadshow, you know that some people have precious treasure hidden in plain sight. It's astounding to see the priceless items people have stashed in their attics, basements, and even in their walls; it's all treasure waiting for the right...
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How to Refinish Vintage Brass and Copper Umbrella Stands

Umbrella stands are an important household accessory to organize and store wet umbrellas, and to keep entryways safe by helping to keep floors dry. Umbrella holders can also serve as an attractive decorative accent for the foyer or entryway making an important first impression on visitors. While...
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Collectible Bottles - Collecting Theory

Why collect bottles? I suppose the simple answer to that question is "Why Not?". Collecting anything is a truly personal and subjective endeavor. It could be because your father or mother did and your carrying on the tradition. It could be because the color or design of a particular bottle caugh...
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How Do I Get Something Appraised?

Getting an antique appraised requires finding an expert that is able to give your antique a dollar amount. The first step in finding the right antiques specialist is to determine if the he / she is qualified. Personal property appraisers aren't regulated by the government and they only hold busi...
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