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Posts by Beverly Cornell

Repurposing Mason Jars

Mason jars; they’re a staple item in the South. Whether you have a few mason jars laying around from other items or you just grabbed a few from Back N The Day, we want to talk about how to give these items some new life! Instead of sifting through Pinterest posts and deciphering crafty jargon,…

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What’s The Buzz About Radios, Anyways?

Radios: we use them every single day. But have you ever thought about how this radio originated? This seemingly life-changing invention has come so far when we look at it. We will not only talk about how the radio came to be what it is today but also why it is so important to life as…

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A Brief History of Lladros

The Early Years In 1953, Juan, José, and Vicente Lladró created their very first experiments in the creation of Lladros. They carefully began designing pieces to peak the public’s interest. By 1955, the brothers began making sculptures clearly influenced by the trends of the 1950s. They created their works out of porcelain. By 1958, the three…

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Repurposing For The Holidays

It’s the holidays, which means it’s time to decorate! Whether you’re using the usual box (or boxes, we don’t judge) of handed-down decorations or you’re buying all new ones for this season, it’s worth giving a thought to using something different: repurposed items. There’s plenty of reasons to use repurposed items this year, for example,…

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Setting A Holiday Table

We’ve hit the holidays, people! With Thanksgiving sneaking up on us, it’s time to talk about how to set a holiday table with something old… and something new!  Bringing together a holiday table is no laughing matter, so we’re going to talk about a few must-have items. Centerpiece Every holiday table needs a centerpiece! For…

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Repurposed: An Old Window Has New Meaning

From time to time, we get pictures from our customers of their repurposing experiences. We love seeing these! Here’s one of our favorite repurposing stories with photos that we’ve heard recently. It has so much feeling and heart in it, it’s hard not to love this! Giving An Old Window New Meaning “I wanted to…

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Say Cheese: The History Of Cameras

Cameras: we use them for small intimate moments, momentous occasions, and for every reason in between. Have you ever wondered how this wonderful technology came to be? Let’s dig in and find out more about how the camera has gotten to where it is today. The Early Years 1500s The first camera-like technology came about…

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How To Refinish An Antique

What Is Refinishing? In terms of woodwork and furniture, refinishing refers to “the act of repairing or reapplying the wood finishing on an object. In practice, this may apply to the paint or wood finish top coat, lacquer or varnish.” In layman’s terms, you are giving the furniture a new surface appearance. Is It Safe…

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Repurposing Old Doors And Windows

When we sell an old window or an old door, sometimes we wonder what you do with them! Or, maybe you’ve replaced the windows in your house and have dozens of old windows on your hands. Why throw them away when you can reuse them? Lately, we’ve been hunting down repurposing ideas for these two…

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Lamps Throughout The Years

The Early Years Oil Lamps Evidence of the first lamps used by humans dates all the way back to 70,000 BC. At this time, they used a hollow rock, shell, or other objects, filled it with moss or a similar material, then soaked in animal fat and set it on fire. Thus, the earliest oil…

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