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Posts by Beverly Cornell

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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Groovy Things To Know About Vinyl Records

Vinyl records go by a handful of names, such as phonograph records, vinyl, gramophone records, and just plain old record. No matter what you call them, we all know what they are. Vinyl was the primary medium used for music reproduction until later on in the 20th century. It was later on ousted by the compact…

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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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