Collectibles and Keepsakes

Collectibles and Keepsakes

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Country Kitchen: A Family Heritage of Quilting
As I sat beside my grandmother in her farmhouse kitchen, an 8-year old learning to piece a quilt, I never realized I was participating in a family heritage of quiltmaking. Ancestors b ...
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Country Kitchen: Table Cloth Memories
As I placed the red and green tablecloth on our table for holiday meals, I thought of the numerous family gatherings at my mother-in-law's home when it decorated her trestle table (th ...
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Finding Culinary Treasures at Auctions
Auctions possess a fascination for those seeking a bargain or a rare find. Attended by dealers, non-professionals looking for antiques, people simply needing an item for their home, o ...
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Having Fun with Coins
By Francis Prind One hobby that has been celebrated and participated in at all levels in nearly every region of the world is coin collecting. People have been collecting, sorting, or ...
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Is It Really Worth Saving McDonald's Giveaways
         by Colleen MouldingWe've all seen stories in the press of seemingly ordinary toys orchildren's ornaments fetching astronomic prices and wondered i ...
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New Life From Old Treasures
By Mary-Ellen Grisham Recently our washer ran over, and I had a big, messy clean-up of suds and soapy water. In the process, I had to unpack and reorganize several large boxes of st ...
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Old Wooden Bowls Popular Among Collectors
Among the antique woodenware popular with collectors and nostalgia buffs you'll find the wooden bowls, like those used by early settlers. Some were brought over from England, but mos ...
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Photo Memory Quilts
By Kim Noblin Memory quilts are a wonderful way to express pride in your family history, commemorate a special occasion, or honor a special person. The process of transferring p ...
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Restoration of Antique Linens
So you've found a beautiful piece of lace or linen at a thrift shop or estate sale, but it is dingy. Or maybe your wedding day is coming up, and you want to wear your grandmother's ve ...
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The Complete Guide to Buying New (Or Old) Furniture
Copyright © 2004, Pamela Cole Harris Home and Garden Makeover.com If you are like me, your investment in furniture has to last! It has to be durable, beautiful and a good buy fo ...
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The Fascinating World of Teacups
Within the world of tea parties, lies the hobby of collecting teacups and learning about their use. This interest also can evolve into accumulating teapots and tea sets, tea and tea ...
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Summer Harvest Tea

Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Don't make it a formal affair, but rather a way to celebrate everyone's gardens and share produce, flowers, seeds and advice.

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