Thursday, August 30, 2012

ANTIQUES.What is it? Questions and Answers.

   Well, as they say, Bad Pennies Return. I guess that means me. The badest penny of them all. Yesterday I tried to start a new blog. It has been awhile since I did a blog and things have changed on the format. I did my wording, saved it and went to add pictures and I could not find it back??? There used to be this little thing called,"Edit Post."where did it go??? I am not one to give up, so I thought maybe I would just do what I wanted to do on the old blog. So here goes. I hope it works. If it doesn't appear, as it didn't yesterday, I am sorry in advance. I am touched by all my many followers, friends and fellow bloggers, who have sent emails and made comments about missing me, wondering about me and Sissy Dog and just being really nice people. I just wanted you to know, I am grateful and it touched me so much, so I am going to try and do something new. I have to admit, I was a little burned out on blog. So many people sharing the same old stuff over and over, with the same old people, writing the same comments, over and over. "nice","beautiful" and etc. I know when I write that just now, it seems mean. It is only my head talking. Please do not take it personally. I love you all, miss you and wonder what you are up to. I have meet friends in the South, North, East and West. I feel like I know you all personally and I have never meet hardly any of you in person. Yes, a few of us have run into each other. And that makes knowing you even better. I wish I could throw a big party and all of you would and could come. Now that would be blogging at it's finest. I'd do it too, if any of you are interested? Just say the word and we will have a party! But, I digress, back to the story I was trying to tell, before I went off on a Rose from the Golden Girl moment. A new Blog, that was it. I have a new ideal. I felt I have taken, "My Old Historic House", about as far as I can. I am launching a new blog today. It will continue under the title of the old one and with the same blog address. The new blog is all about antiques.A show and tell blog. You send me pictures and questions and I will send you answers and feature your items in the new blog. It would work kinda like this: Email me your pictures and questions. That would make them easier to down load. I will post the answers in the next blog. You might want to know if, the item is real, how old, what pattern, design, period and so on and so forth. I have had a love affair with antiques since I was a child. my mother took me to country auctions and I was allow to bid on one item, that struck my fancy. The amount I could bid was $5.00. I had to pick the item I wanted most and try and get it, for $5.00 or less. It taught me about antiques, auctions, budgeting and decision making. As I look back on this experience, i realize, I had a really great MOM!. RIP.

     Victorian is my favorite in the antique world. Queen Victoria went to the throne of England in 1831 and she reigned there till 1901. All these years were known as Victorian. I love all things Victorian and I have been studying them, buying them, selling the, writing about them, most of my adult life. I have piles of research books from that period. So I say, if you have questions about Victorian Antiques, bring them on. While Victorian is my first love ,it is far from the only area of which I can take questions. I will be glad to answer any ones questions about any period or style. China, glass, fine porcelain,furniture, lighting, textiles or what ever. If I do not know the answer, I'll do the research. Country or formal. I'll dealt with them all. I hope I find some interested followers. I hope you all have some fun questions to ask me and better yet I hope I can answer them. here is my email address. Send your questions and photos right away. let's get this game a going.
     You don't have to feel like you need to send me a picture. I was hoping I would get real questions and from people who really want to know. I will be glad for any and all.
      For those of you who have been with me for awhile and know about,My Old Historic House. the little town I live in, Clarksville,Mo. has a new web site. It is really good and it features my house, so you might want to check it out. Here is the site address. Then go to attractions. Also features my new antique mall, listed under antiques. Down Town Antique mall. If you have the time you will be glad you checked this out. Be sure and see all the views of my old historic house. In closing, just wanted to let you know that Sissy Dog is doing wonderful. She is the sweetest, loving, little beagle girl a person could have. She is with me at the store and all the customers love her too. She makes my life a whole lot better. A lot of you all had asked about her and she sends big wet doggy kisses your way.


Sweet Old Vintage said...

Your new blog sounds like something you will enjoy...I will send you a couple pics of things I have as soon as I get feeling just a bit better.... sending best wishes and blessings..

Shelia said...

There you are, Richard! I did see your post yesterday but it wasn't there. Sorry it didn't work out for you. Now I think change is good and sometimes it take a while to realize what we want for our blogs. I love your idea and will have to snap a few things for you. I don't have any really fine things but some passed down memory things. Hug little Sissy Dog for me and glad to see you back!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Richard. I think your new blog is a great idea! It is difficult to find answers about antiques when one can't send a photo to Google or whatever to find out. I will be sure to keep following and may send a photo and a question along one of these days. Take care and blessings to you. Sissy Dog is adorable. (you can tell her I said so) :)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Glad to see you back. I went to do a post today and I can not load pictures? So no post till I figure it out. Hope you and Sissy have a good Labor Day weekend!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Good for you Richard, also great idea about the picture and questions I will be digging out something for you to evaluate for me . Really I don't have anything of value but I'll put you to the test and my junk also LOL

It was good to see your & Sissy's picture again

I'll be watching and waiting for your next post


Ok pal, here you are, lol..I did wonder about you, thought you might be sick oe Sissy dog, or something, as you know I inquired about you. I'm loving your new blog idea dear Richard and I will try to post some old, vintage and antiques I do have...but, I probably did already, lol...than I will have to do it again! Enjoy your weekend and happy to see you back.

Amy said...

Glad to see you're back and I love the new blog idea!
Looking forward to your future posts!

Barbara F. said...

Your post came up in my reader but it wasn't really there. Blogger is as crazy as ever. I think your new format sounds great and a nice resource for folks. I am glad Sissie is doing well and gets to hang out at the mall so she doesn't miss you. I have some old things from my family, nothing worth a whole lot. But I will see if I can send you a photo. xo

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Richard! I would love to come to your party! Let us know when. :)
Your new blog idea is wonderful! Great idea! I always seem to have something I want to know more about. So I will send a photo of something.
I'm glad you and Sissy are doing well. Great hearing from you! Gina

Entertaining Women said...

Good to hear from you. I love your new idea. I have a feeling that you are going to have more inquiries than you can say grace over. I have some things that I'd love to learn more about, too. Thanks so much! Cherry Kay

Pearl said...

Great news about your blog I agree with the same old same old. I quit blogging all summer because i was plain bored with it. Glad to have you back and I love the idea for new blog. See you soon! Hugs, Pearl
Glad to hear Sissy is doing well.

Susan said...

Hi Richard! Great news to hear about the new blog. I think that sounds super, especially since you know so much about antiques.

Looking forward to your sharing your expertise.


Mary Smither said...

Sounds good to me...I have several I will send you.

Sissysmom said...

Hi Richard- The new format sounds great!! I have some family items I would love more information about so will be sending some photos to you soon.

I'm so glad you and Sissy dog are doing well.


mississippi artist said...

Fabulous idea for a new blog! I will pass the info on.Glad you and Sissy are doing well.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Missed you!! I will be looking forward to your new format on your blog!!
I think it is a great idea for you to share your vast knowledge with all of us and I think it is an exciting idea!!

Now , tell me, are you in the path of the storm and are you and Sissy safe? And your beautiful home?????


Daena from Bad Rabbit Vintage said...

Hi Richard,

I have an awesome piece of furniture I need help with identifying. I don't see an upload button to send a picture, but here is a URL that will do the trick.

thanks!! Daena

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

I hope you can make it!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick