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  • 02 Feb 2011
    Hi everyone. I'm happy it is warm inside today - there is a very thick sheet of ice over everything outside. I was fortunate to be selected to create one of the February window displays for Rosebush Antiques, where I have my antique booth. It was fun to put it together yesterday. Now I wait to see if it has any impact on business this month, with people wanting to buy what is in the window and more traffic inside.   Here are a few photos of the window display. For the full article, go to: http://antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-window-display-designer-me.html Sincerely, Lynn
    959 Posted by Lynn MacKerell
  • Hi everyone. I'm happy it is warm inside today - there is a very thick sheet of ice over everything outside. I was fortunate to be selected to create one of the February window displays for Rosebush Antiques, where I have my antique booth. It was fun to put it together yesterday. Now I wait to see if it has any impact on business this month, with people wanting to buy what is in the window and more traffic inside.   Here are a few photos of the window display. For the full article, go to: http://antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-window-display-designer-me.html Sincerely, Lynn
    Feb 02, 2011 959
  • 24 Jan 2011
    Rinker's Antiques is in Brodheadsville, PA off of Route 209, not far from where my sister lives. I had never been there before and decided to check it out yesterday. The directions were great and I had no trouble finding the place. For the full article, go to: http://antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com/2011/01/antiquing-at-rinkers-antiques.html
    846 Posted by Lynn MacKerell
  • Rinker's Antiques is in Brodheadsville, PA off of Route 209, not far from where my sister lives. I had never been there before and decided to check it out yesterday. The directions were great and I had no trouble finding the place. For the full article, go to: http://antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com/2011/01/antiquing-at-rinkers-antiques.html
    Jan 24, 2011 846
  • 26 Dec 2010
    This is my sister's idea, I must confess, but I love it so much that I picked up a couple of vintage graters on an antiquing day to make my own luminaries. I used electric candles, but you could use real candles or battery operated candles, if you prefer. My sister's grater luminaries:   For the full article, including photos, go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com . Sincerely, Lynn    
    884 Posted by Lynn MacKerell
  • This is my sister's idea, I must confess, but I love it so much that I picked up a couple of vintage graters on an antiquing day to make my own luminaries. I used electric candles, but you could use real candles or battery operated candles, if you prefer. My sister's grater luminaries:   For the full article, including photos, go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com . Sincerely, Lynn    
    Dec 26, 2010 884
  • 23 Dec 2010
    ...I brought out the toys! I apologize for the large gap between posts. I was a little under the weather and now that I am feeling better I have to play catch up with everything for the holidays. I will try to get some more posts finished, but I am not sure I will be able to make it to 12.   My favorite toy for the holidays is my train that I received as a child, now a vintage collectible. I nailed the tracks onto a piece of plywood that was painted green years ago and I use it as the base for my... For the full article, go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com . Kind regards, Lynn
    796 Posted by Lynn MacKerell
  • ...I brought out the toys! I apologize for the large gap between posts. I was a little under the weather and now that I am feeling better I have to play catch up with everything for the holidays. I will try to get some more posts finished, but I am not sure I will be able to make it to 12.   My favorite toy for the holidays is my train that I received as a child, now a vintage collectible. I nailed the tracks onto a piece of plywood that was painted green years ago and I use it as the base for my... For the full article, go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com . Kind regards, Lynn
    Dec 23, 2010 796
  • 16 Dec 2010
    ...I put out greens with my antiques, just as Mom always did when she was able to do so. My sister calls this "the greening of the house." Just as there are many containers that may be used as vases, so too may they be used for Christmas greens, pinecones, ornaments, etc. If I had a mantle, I would definitely put greens and small antiques there for the holidays! I do have an antique oak china closet, so I decorate the top of it as if it were a mantle. For the full article, including pictures, please go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com . Sincerely, Lynn
    845 Posted by Lynn MacKerell
  • ...I put out greens with my antiques, just as Mom always did when she was able to do so. My sister calls this "the greening of the house." Just as there are many containers that may be used as vases, so too may they be used for Christmas greens, pinecones, ornaments, etc. If I had a mantle, I would definitely put greens and small antiques there for the holidays! I do have an antique oak china closet, so I decorate the top of it as if it were a mantle. For the full article, including pictures, please go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com . Sincerely, Lynn
    Dec 16, 2010 845
  • 15 Dec 2010
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 On the Second Day of Vintage Christmas Decorating...   ...I decorated the front porch! Besides the wreath on the front door and front windows that I put up yesterday, I also brought one of the iron benches from the backyard onto the porch. This will work great as a place to put down packages I bring home from holiday shopping while I unlock the front door. Then I set out my fave snowman. It is made of spare lumber by my brother-in-law and painted by my sister.   For the full article, go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com .   Sincerely, Lynn
    710 Posted by Lynn MacKerell
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2010 On the Second Day of Vintage Christmas Decorating...   ...I decorated the front porch! Besides the wreath on the front door and front windows that I put up yesterday, I also brought one of the iron benches from the backyard onto the porch. This will work great as a place to put down packages I bring home from holiday shopping while I unlock the front door. Then I set out my fave snowman. It is made of spare lumber by my brother-in-law and painted by my sister.   For the full article, go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com .   Sincerely, Lynn
    Dec 15, 2010 710
  • 13 Dec 2010
    On the First Day of Vintage Christmas Decorating, I hung my wreaths!   I love decorating for Christmas, more than any other holiday, but I am not one to decorate far in advance. This year I had to start decorating my booth at the antique mall earlier than I usually decorate for Christmas and I decorated the shop the weekend after Thanksgiving. At home, I tend to decorate in the two weeks before Christmas. This is the first of the Twelve Days of Vintage Christmas Decorating.   I always start decorating my home with the wreath on my front door. Nearly every Christian puts a wreath on their door at Christmastime, but do you know the history of the Christmas wreath? I did not know the full history myself.   For the full article, including photos, go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com . Thanks, Lynn
    935 Posted by Lynn MacKerell
  • On the First Day of Vintage Christmas Decorating, I hung my wreaths!   I love decorating for Christmas, more than any other holiday, but I am not one to decorate far in advance. This year I had to start decorating my booth at the antique mall earlier than I usually decorate for Christmas and I decorated the shop the weekend after Thanksgiving. At home, I tend to decorate in the two weeks before Christmas. This is the first of the Twelve Days of Vintage Christmas Decorating.   I always start decorating my home with the wreath on my front door. Nearly every Christian puts a wreath on their door at Christmastime, but do you know the history of the Christmas wreath? I did not know the full history myself.   For the full article, including photos, go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com . Thanks, Lynn
    Dec 13, 2010 935
  • 13 Dec 2010
    Hi. The vintage sleds I have in my antique shop have been very popular this Christmas season. I bought 2 sleds to start with that looked something like this one.     For the full article, go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com . Sincerely, Lynn  
    1059 Posted by Lynn MacKerell
  • Hi. The vintage sleds I have in my antique shop have been very popular this Christmas season. I bought 2 sleds to start with that looked something like this one.     For the full article, go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com . Sincerely, Lynn  
    Dec 13, 2010 1059
  • 04 Dec 2010
    Saturday, December 4, 2010 Antique and Vintage Christmas Ornaments   Hi. My favorite decorating season is Christmas! I love remembering all the ornaments I have as I decorate the tree. I have accumulated many ornaments over the years from various places and each one has a special memory. Some are new ornaments, some are antiques or vintage glass or china ornaments, some are repurposed antique items.   For the full article, visit http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com   Sincerely, Lynn
    2460 Posted by Lynn MacKerell
  • Saturday, December 4, 2010 Antique and Vintage Christmas Ornaments   Hi. My favorite decorating season is Christmas! I love remembering all the ornaments I have as I decorate the tree. I have accumulated many ornaments over the years from various places and each one has a special memory. Some are new ornaments, some are antiques or vintage glass or china ornaments, some are repurposed antique items.   For the full article, visit http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com   Sincerely, Lynn
    Dec 04, 2010 2460
  • 27 Nov 2010
    Saturday, November 27, 2010 Gift Ideas from the Antique World   Hi.     Do you have any antique lovers on your gift list this holiday season? I know I do. There are many antiques and collectibles available from your local antique mall and shops that may fit your gift giving budget. For the full article, including photos, go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com   Sincerely, Lynn
    791 Posted by Lynn MacKerell
  • Saturday, November 27, 2010 Gift Ideas from the Antique World   Hi.     Do you have any antique lovers on your gift list this holiday season? I know I do. There are many antiques and collectibles available from your local antique mall and shops that may fit your gift giving budget. For the full article, including photos, go to http://www.antiquesfortodayslifestyle.blogspot.com   Sincerely, Lynn
    Nov 27, 2010 791