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Author, Columnist and Director of the
National Arts & Crafts Conference
at The Grove Park Inn since 1988

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A Whole New World

A Whole New World Times, they are a changin'. And I guess, if staying relevant is one of our main concerns within the Arts and Crafts Revival, it's time we hop on the social media bandwagon. When we started in January of 2010 (has it really been that long?!) among the Articles and Business Listings and Calendar of Events and the Reference Library and Shopmarks -- to be perfectly honest, it was kind of buried -- we had a section called 'Discuss' where we had hoped a...
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$425Arts and Crafts Sterling Pendant and Chain

A vintage handwrought sterling silver pendant and paperclip chain in the style of Kalo. The lightly hammered pendant has a blue oval cabochon in the center. Fixed bale. Marked Sterling Handwrought.

Maker: Unknown
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date made: Ca. 1910
Dimensions: Pendant measures 2" long and 1 1/4" across. Chain is 18" long.

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Little Journeys

Two Days, 15 Antique Malls, 754 Booths, One Museum

Two Days, 15 Antique Malls, 754 Booths, One Museum

Observations on an Antiquing Trip Across North Carolina:

After having encountered nearly every airline delay possible, I now have a rule: if I can drive to my destination in fewer than five hours, I give up the one-ounce bag of stale peanuts, can of warm ginger ale, and leg cramps.

So, with a business trip scheduled last week to Raleigh, I decided to drive from Asheville the day before. I invited my best friend Jim Wilson, owner of Chatsworth Antiques...

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Arts & Crafts Businesses

The Color People303 308 0220

Architectural color consultants specializing in exteriors for historic buildings. Our national mail order system has set the standard for over 30 years. Everyone dreams in color. We make your dreams come true. Special price for home owners

920 Inca Street
Denver, CO

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Collector's Guide

Are You An Arts & Crafts Groupie Yet?

Are You An Arts & Crafts Groupie Yet?

No, I'm not talking about THAT kind of groupie. To my knowledge there isn't an Arts and Crafts Movement band...yet (I play drums!). I'm talking about joining up with one of the handful of Arts and Crafts related societies and clubs across the country. From monthly discussion meetings to home and garden tours to special trips and more, these groups exist for people just like you -- enthusiastic historians, collectors, business people, home owners and more, from every walk of...

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Aurora Studios Hanging Fixture

Aurora Studios Hanging Fixture Aurora Studios/Michael Adams Tiesselinck Scroll hanging fixture, in hammered and riveted copper with mica inserts, original chain and ceiling cap, 26.5"dia x 32"h. Estimate $3,000 - $4,000 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, December 7th, 2013) Sold for $3,660
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Frackelton Pottery Let's test your knowledge of early Arts & Crafts pottery. Do you recognize this mark?
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