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October 2018

October 1,2018 It’s really starting to feel like fall! Thanks to those who came to the Bluemont Fair a few weeks ago on what turned out to be a nice weekend from a weather perspective. Let’s hope for good weather…

September 2018

September 1, 2018 This month’s featured items are Nippon porcelain, which is the term for porcelain made in Japan for export to the U.S. from 1891 to 1921.   Its designs were made for American tastes and it was less expensive…

August 2018

August 1, 2018 Did you see the photos below on our Facebook page? In case you didn’t recognize it, this recently acquired item is a poissonniere or, for those of us whose primary language is English, a French fish pot…

July 2018

July 1, 2018 Even though it isn’t July quite yet, the newsletter is going out today because we’re going to be closed on Sundays starting July 1st.  There’s not enough business on Sundays to justify being open and it’s nice…

June 2018

June 1, 2018 Did you see Bob’s flag collection displayed at our house on Memorial Day? If not, you may get the chance to see them on Independence Day—weather permitting.  He’s well on his way to acquiring a flag with…

May 2018

May 1, 2018 Happy May Day! If you follow our Facebook page, you may have seen the map case in its “before” and “during” states.  The “after” state is shown below, though the “before” and “during” photos are also there. …

April 2018

April 1, 2018 Happy belated Easter!  Now that it stays light so late, you may not be thinking about lamps, but the flowers on the beautiful lamp below make it a perfect topic for a spring newsletter.  The first thing…

March 2018

March 1, 2018 In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this month’s newsletter is about the flint glass commonly known as Waterford crystal.  This quintessentially Irish enterprise was started by Quaker brothers George and William Penrose in 1783 on the Quay…

February 2018

February 1, 2018 We’ve moved—but not far!  A couple of weeks ago we left the old building where Cochran’s Sawmill used to be for the building across Bluemont Village Lane where our work spaces are.  The new store space is…

January 2018

January 2, 2018 Happy New Year!  If you’ve been thinking of having some upholstery done in leather, now is the time as this month Pacific Hide and Leather has reduced their price on leather anywhere from $ 2.00 to $5.00…