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Posts by Beverly Cornell

The Age Old Debate: Coke vs. Pepsi

Where Did It All Begin? Coca-Cola Things began in 1886 when Coca-Cola was originally created. Pharmacist John S. Pemberton created the well-known drink because he wanted something that would bring him commercial success. Sadly, Pemberton passed away 2 years later. It was Asa Griggs Candler who then rescued the business in 1891. Candler then took on…

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The Different Types Of Wood Used For Furniture

Wood furniture comes in all shapes and sizes. The type of wood used depends on what furniture is being created. In this post, we will be going over the different types of wood that is used. The Many Types Of Wood There are two main types of wood: hardwood and softwood. The difference between these…

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North Carolina: The Furniture Capital

Most North Carolinians have at least heard that High Point, North Carolina is the “furniture capital of the world”. This has been true for over a century now. We’re about to delve a little deeper into the history that got North Carolina on the map. History And Development The furniture industry has played a major…

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The History Of Milk Bottles And What To Look For

The History The first home milk deliveries began in rural Vermont in 1785. That’s quite a long time ago, isn’t it? When milk delivery began, the milkmen would fill the customers’ own jugs. However, it’s not clear when exactly milk bottles replaced the old method of milk delivery. The first patent for a milk container…

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The History of Mason Jars

Living here in the South, we’ve all heard of mason jars. Actually, they’re quite a staple item in one’s home. There are the original Ball mason jars, there’s the new take on mason jars in a variety of colors, and much more. But, where did these mason jars even come from? We’ll delve into that great…

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The History of Petroliana

What Is Petroliana? Petroliana is a term used for antiques related to gas stations and the oil business. Memorabilia in this category include items such as old gas pumps, fuel advertisements, enamel or tin signs, oil cans and tins, and road maps. These items have always been a collector’s dream, especially when you get to…

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Where to Find Antique Kitchen Pieces

Ask anyone, and they’ve probably got the latest and greatest culinary technology in their kitchen. But what did any cook have in their arsenal before all this technology came to be? There’s this little something some people may call “vintage kitchenalia”. Collectible items range from teakettles to toasters, to stoves and cookie jars. Here, we’ll…

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The History of Desks

The desk is a staple piece in any home office. In fact, you couldn’t have a home office without a desk. While many of us know of only one or two main styles of desks, there are in fact more. Desks have a complete history behind them that is unbeknownst to most. Lucky for you, we’re…

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Shopping For Antiques & Collectibles Is Great For The Environment

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Well, you can say that again. The saying is fairly true when it comes to most things. There’s no limit to what people will throw away nowadays, a symptom of our inclination toward over-consumption. We all have too much stuff. Even if you think you’ve slimmed your closet or house down…

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The Joy Of Antiquing

When you first visited an antique shop, you may have done it for a special occasion. You might have been looking for one particular item, with no intentions of returning again. But what you’re about to read will convince you to do otherwise. Hopefully, what you read will convince you to make a run to…

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