The Story Behind the Plum Painting

The antique shopping trip to Canonsburg was on a warm winter Sunday afternoon. We’ve stopped at almost every antique store there and decided to finish the last one which was in the same block with the other two we’d just visited. The scale of antique stores in Canonsburg outweighs the size of the town because […]

Why Dont’ Antiques Sell?

Antique dealers come and go. Under normal conditions, it is not surprising to see big red “For Sale” sign in front of some small antique shops. But recently, the antique business, at least at the low end, has seen a quick downfall as some big antique malls have been shuttered locally and elsewhere. Why has […]

Collecting U.S. World’s Fair Memorabilia

(Photo: On display in Philadelphia in 1876 was George Pullman’s Corliss engine, later used to run a factory in Pullman, Il) The “Beaux-Arts boys,” as Burnham called them, remained in Chicago for a week and then returned in a private car at the end of February with their completed sketches. Unrolling them on the walls […]

Larchmere Festival

Larchmere is known as Cleveland’s Antique District (also Lorain Avenue near downtown on the West Side). If you’ve never visited, consider heading North for the Larchmere Flea Market and Festival June 30, 11-5. MORE INFORMATION