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Come Join the Celebration!

Come Join the Celebration!

From the Desk of Acting Executive Director Vonda Givens

In a letter to Charter Members dated October 19, 1989, Elaine Ellis, who was then Chairman of The Craftsman Farms Foundation, provided the following announcement:

“The news we have been waiting for has arrived…the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills took possession of Craftsman Farms….we can now be assured that Craftsman Farms will forever be one of our public treasures.”


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$695Mission Light Fixture #607

Beautiful Mission lighting handmade in America with white quartersawn oak and hand cut stain glass. Hanging distance 17" from the ceiling. Stain color on the wood is a typical mission brown color. Maximum watts 300 and requires 4 bulbs.

Maker: Mission Studio
Location: San Diego
Date made: June 2 2014
Dimensions: 21" x 17"

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Little Journeys

Looking In Your Own Backyard

Looking In Your Own Backyard

It has often been said, but certainly bears repeating: The best little journeys are often taken in our own backyard.

Leigh Ann and I recently returned from a two-week vacation during which we took daily jaunts in our rental car out through the countryside, each morning heading off in a different direction. We stopped at small towns, strolled through art galleries and antiques shops, checked out a few museums, ate at outdoor cafes, had dessert in the middle of the afternoon,...

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Arts And Crafts Tile.com949-292-5682

Our gallery features the exquisite handmade solid wood clocks made by Schlabaugh and Sons. You will find a huge selection wood clocks hand made in the USA. Our clocks feature Inlaid Motawi Tile. Design and build with our new Customizer tools.

7973 Calle Madrid
Carlsbad, CA

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Collector's Guide

West Coasters Prepare for Craftsman Weekend

West Coasters Prepare for Craftsman Weekend October 17th through the 19th is going to be a busy one for folks attending the 2014 Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend. This year will include an exceptional variety of architectural tours including walking, bus, self-guided and an all-day drive-yourself tour of unique examples of Pasadena's extraordinary Craftsman-era homes. Not to mention the Craftsman Exposition, which features exhibitors of period furnishings and decorative arts. Oh, and special receptions will be hosted...
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What's It Worth?

Marblehead Vase

Marblehead Vase Marblehead vase, round shape covered in a blue matte glaze, marked, 5"w x 3.5"h. Estimate $150 - $250 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, June 1st, 2014) Sold for $250.
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Shopmark of the Week

Heal & Son (Heal's) This may seem like an easy one given that the name is prominently displayed in the shopmark itself but we're doing it differently this week. Do you know where this company was in operation and what they made?
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