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Embracing Timeless Charm: Incorporating Vintage Pieces into Modern Interior Spaces

In the ever-evolving world of interior design, the allure of vintage pieces has endured through the ages. Integrating these treasures from the past into contemporary spaces brings character, history, and a unique charm that elevates the overall ambiance. The fusion of old and new creates a harmonious balance, breathing life into modern interiors while honoring the craftsmanship and stories behind these timeless pieces. Honoring the Past Vintage pieces encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from mid-century furniture to antique accessories and everything in between. Each item carries its own narrative, bearing the marks of craftsmanship and the passage of time. When introduced into a modern space, these pieces become focal points that prompt conversations and evoke nostalgia, adding depth and character...

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Vintage Halloween With Beistle

Just like associating PAAS with Easter, I link vintage Halloween decorations with Beistle. Halloweens of the past between the relatives’ homes were always adorned with the honeycomb crepe paper cats and witches as well as impish pumpkin faces. The Beistle Company started in 1900 by Martin Luther Beistle as a paper goods and calendar business. It wasn’t until the 1920s the business shifted over to holiday decorations, with the machinery to create honeycomb tissue paper designs after seeing the craft in action in Germany. Cut-outs and tabletop centerpieces were made for Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas. The popular Halloween designs featuring a band of cats, silly pumpkins and sinister witches have been recreated under other brands and clothing...

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What is EAPG?

When you hear of EAPG, short for Early American Pattern Glass, it is meant for the type of pressed glass tableware that was made in the United States during 1850-1915. The glass was known to have some sort of themed pattern or motif throughout the pieces that made up a set. Some sets had a full table range and some were produced as a smaller four-piece set that was made up of a sugar bowl, creamer, spooner and a butter dish. Full sets may or may not have included candy dishes, relish dishes, stemmed glasses, toothpick holders mustard or jam jars, syrup pitchers and much, much more. This glassware was manufactured and wide-spread throughout the middle class as an inexpensive-yet-elegant...

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