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Rustic Spring Mantel

Waiting (and waiting!) for Spring It’s been a miserable March. The days have been grey, the temperature has hovered around freezing, and the lake still looks like an ice bath. It may be spring on the calendar, but here in western New York winter tends to far outstay its welcome. Since we can’t go outside […]

The End of an Era

In every city, and many towns there is the antique guy. In Buffalo, it was Hank Sontag. Hollywood Hank, as he was sometimes known, was a fixture on the antique circuit in the Northeast for more than 30 years. When we talked to antique dealers from Northern Ontario to Southern Pennsylvania, they invariably knew Hank. His warehouses, first […]

Paddles + Plaid = Cozy Cabin Decor

5 ways to mix cabin and cozy for a fabulous celebration of fall. Now that the weather is finally changing and the fall leaves are a glorious display of red, orange and gold, most of us are in the mood for cozying up our homes and outdoor spaces with glowing fireplaces, warm blankets, and the bounty […]

Vintage Adirondack Decor From the Source

The Thrill (or was it torture?) of the Hunt. Every once in a while I insist on doing something fairly crazy for our business, and this was one of my more harebrained schemes. I get Google Alerts every time rustic decor is mentioned on the Internet, and one Thursday in August I received an […]

Find Vintage Father’s Day Gifts for Dad!

One-of-a-kind gift ideas for the Dads in your life. Does your Dad love fishing or hunting? How about the Adirondacks or snowshoeing? Or maybe your Dad is an antique buff? Check out these awesome vintage Father’s Day gifts for Dad and his hobby, cottage or mancave! Adirondack Pack Basket Game Hunting Picture Frame Vintage Cast […]

Give Vintage This Mother’s Day!

Give Mom Something She’ll Love! I’m thinking of our Mothers this week. Yes, Mother’s Day is coming up, but even more so because the most wonderful Mother I have ever known has just passed, a woman who taught me what it is to be a Mother. A fierce but gentle woman who loved, disciplined and […]

Acing an Antique Auction

Everything you need to know to win big at an antique auction Ever attended an antique auction? Before you say, “Yuk, who wants old curlicue furniture and crocheted doilies,” let me explain. We go to country antique auctions all the time, looking for the rustic, vintage and natural artifacts we sell on our website at […]

3 Essentials for Rustic Winter Decor

Vintage and natural elements give your home warmth this season. It’s that time of year when those of us in the east begin to crave warm and cozy surroundings to cuddle up and wait out the long cold winter. Here’s everything you need for cozy rustic winter decor. Christmas decorations have been packed away, and it’s […]