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 […]

Fabulous Folk Art of Quebec

Quebec’s long history of woodcarving makes for great antiquing today! On our way back from New Brunswick this summer we drove to Quebec City and up through the Saint Lawrence Valley to Ontario. The Old City in Quebec is an absolute must-see. With its imposing stone walls and quaint cobbled streets, charming restaurants and storefronts, old Quebec City feels exactly like […]

Antiquing in Atlantic Canada

In August we drove to New Brunswick to visit our daughter who has moved much too far away for our liking but lives in an incredibly beautiful place. Our destination was the Bay of Fundy, home to one of the seven wonders of North America, the amazing tides that rise and fall between 32 and 46 […]

Spring Signals New Beginnings

The daffodils are coming up! Aah-mazing! Even though it’s been a mild winter, we are so ready to welcome spring and can’t wait for the return of the robins, the buds making an appearance on the trees, and the waves of spring flowers nodding in the warming breeze. The coming of spring puts us in […]

Gone Fishin’ for Vintage Cabin Decor

Must See Bears, Birds, Trout and Deer We connected with a treasure trove of Adirondack hunting and fishing decor recently and grouped the first dozen vintage cabin decor items into a collection featured on our home page this month at Our source is a collector who has been buying the best of vintage sporting life and […]

5 Easy Steps to Create a Gallery Wall

It seems gallery walls are everywhere these days, from HGTV to Houzz, Apartment Therapy to Pinterest. We absolutely love the look, but know it can be a rather daunting project, from gathering the right components to framing, placement and spacing. We recently created a gallery wall display using some of the fabulous vintage rustic pictures, signs, […]

Brief Peak at Spring

How odd it is that on February 1 the grass is green, the sun is shining and the temperature is 40 – 50 degrees here in the Northeast. As I walked the dogs this morning I heard the twitter of a flock of tiny birds in the hedge, the sound of waves rolling in to the […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season! Ours couldn’t have been better, with our kids home from far-flung places and lots of family time. But it was a hectic time too. We were so busy creating our rustic Christmas collection at (remaining selections on sale here: starting right after Thanksgiving […]

7 Tips for a Nature-Lovers Thanksgiving Table

Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate the Beauty of Nature this Holiday We’re not hosting Thanksgiving this year  – a very unusual circumstance that we are enjoying immensely. Normally this week we would be planning the menu, buying the provisions, organizing party rentals and of course, COOKING. Since we’re not doing all those things, it gave […]