Wednesday, June 29, 2011
We at Tillie's Antiques and Trinkets will feature some outstanding early to mid 19th century books discussing the American Revolution, Native American Indians, Sullivan's Campaign and Luzerne County history. We'll have antique glassware, porcelain, military pins, jewelry, silver, and so much more.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
This porcelain oddity was manufactured and decorated by Charles Field Haviland of Limoges, France, during the late 1890s. The gently ruffled edge is adorned six, individually-applied, oval egg holders. The plate is decorated with hand painted violets with transfer outlines; the edges burnished with gold. The dish was used for serving deviled eggs, the spicy stuffed savory we still enjoy today.
Egg dishes like the one shown above are available in today's market, but they are not an easy find. If you are looking to buy a similar dish, expect to pay between $150 and $250.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
We've packed some great new merchandise including hand drawn Luzerne County maps, coffee grinders, costume jewelry, Wedgwood bone china, atlases, a great early 19th century oak umbrella stand and so much more.
Be sure to mark your calendars.
We're looking forward to seeing you again!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Take a look at silver prices today: $33.38 per ounce. Now sterling silver is 92.5% silver, and a dealer will pay you less than market value, but don't get ripped off. Reputable silver dealers are paying up to 75 and 90% of silver value.
Don't be afraid to sell, just be cautious and educated.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Mr. Joe Matteo, owner of the bed and breakfast, painstakingly restored the 19th century building, previously owned by Frederick Stegmaier, whose family owned and operated the the Stegmaier Brewing Company. The building dates back to the 1870s, and from its detailed entry foyer to opulent dining room, is Victorian splendor at its finest.
Hostess for the afternoon will be the always entertaining, Ms. Lisa Griffiths-Lewis, a professional Victorian Era living history actress. Ms. Griffiths-Lewis is the owner of Victoriana Lady, a traveling museum of Victorian clothing and accessories.
Food will be prepared by award-winning executive chef, Mr. Jody Klocko, who's food and presentation is second to none.
Antique appraisals will be conducted by Miriam Randazzo, owner of Tillie's Antiques & Trinkets. Mrs. Randazzo has been engaged in the antique industry for over fifteen years and completed appraisal training with the Institute of Appraisal of Personal Property, in 2003. She conducts estate sales in the Luzerne county area and displays at a variety of notable antique shows in the state of Pennsylvania. She also works as a research and technical analyst and appraiser for Cook and Cook Auctions of Plains, PA and as an auction consultant with White Rose Auctions of Boiling Springs, PA.
For reservations, please contact Lisa Lewis, The Victoriana Lady, at 570.655.8392 or at Lisa@VictorianaLady.com.