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February 19, 2018
Just throw it away.  We're done with it. 
It’s only been in the past 50 years that the work of illustrators has been recognized as art. Even some artists themselves argued that the real art was the finished product, the print. As a result, no one handled an illustrator's work with any consideration for value or posterity.  Such a loss of creativity!
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January 22, 2018
With thanks to Indiana Jones... 
Let's consider the history of the unique turnings that adorn our popular studded leather cupboard-on-stand, shown above.
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December 19, 2017
House of chards... 
It's time for holiday entertaining and imbibing. We have just what you need to do it in style.  Not that you can't use these pieces any time of year.  But, somehow, holiday festivities just seem to lend themselves to especially thoughtful presentations.
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December 1, 2017
Not just another pretty facade. 
I know you've enjoyed Hudson in the past so I thought you might be interested in this article.  If you're thinking of visiting again, this is the perfect excuse.  Get a closer view of the architectural gems that make Hudson so charming and help a worthy cause. 
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November 15, 2017
What's Hot? 
The first gas stove factory in England opened in 1836.  A gas stove was shown at London's World Fair in 1851, but no real inroads were made until the 1880s when piped gas was available in large towns in Britain. 
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October 24, 2017
Talk About Food Chains! 
People love roasts. It’s not just the luxury of a meal prepared over a l-o-n-g cooking period, it’s the succulence, the tenderness and the aroma of a roast. 
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October 2, 2017
Now is the Thyme... 
Herbs first were introduced into cooking not to flavor foods, but to disguise flavors.  Before refrigeration, frequently meat was served past its “freshness date”. Strong-smelling herbs worked hard to make what was on your plate palatable.  Phew!
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September 11, 2017
Jewelry for the Kitchen 
The great Mary Cantwell once wrote, “There is nothing better than the wind whistling at the windows and soup bubbling on the stove.”  She might have added ‘…and the glint of an old copper pot to keep you company.’
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August 21, 2017
the REAL Apprentices 
Great Britain's Furniture Guilds have no equivalent in the United States. Created by the Statute of Apprentices in 1563 and continuing to this day, they are training grounds where skills are passed on, ensuring that age-old techniques are revered and not lost.
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August 7, 2017
A Penny Saved 
Believe it or not, we have the Civil War to thank for the invention of mechanical banks. Here’s why: during the conflict both the North and South created their own paper money.
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July 25, 2017
Poaching. But - not in the woods? 
Poaching is not boiling. Boiling is way too aggressive. Rather, in poaching, the liquid should be kept at a very low simmer - no bubbles rising, just enough to make it shiver.
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July 11, 2017
The unmistakable perfume of summer 
Nothing says summer more than the fragrance and taste of just-picked fresh fruit. The first strawberry of the season, the sweetness of raspberries, lush, liquid cherries...
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June 12, 2017
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In our latest newsletter, we explore the downstairs of homes like Downton Abbey, and a use for those tools today.the housekeeping staff's methods of drying all the linens from the numerous bedrooms.
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May 8, 2017
Lloyd Loom Spring Furniture 
In our latest newsletter, we honor dressing tables and remember the great advance in "outdoor wicker & rattan" furniture made by Lloyd Loom with his "loomed" wicker.
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April 18, 2017
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In our latest newsletter, our set of 3 large ale measures leads to a discussion of how standarized measuring was needed, evolved and benefitted ale drinkers everywhere.
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March 27, 2017
When a Box is More Than Just a Box 
In our latest newsletter, we note the details of a lovely box with fine etched brass detailing while contemplating the struggle between industrialization and a demand for quality.
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March 6, 2017
Reflecting on Mirrors 
In our latest newsletter, we compare 4 different antique mirrors and learn about their creation and evolution. 
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February 12, 2017
Hammered Copper Teapot 
In our latest newsletter, we discuss the beauty of a German Art Nouveau hammered teapot and discuss "The Golden Rules for Making Tea". 
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January 26, 2017
Dovetailed Stockpots 
In our latest newsletter, we discover the beauty and elegence of this wonderful English Dovetailed Copper Stockpot and the history of dovetailing copper. 
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December 12, 2016
Elegant. Sophisticated. Refined

In our latest newsletter, we offer an Art Deco Silver Plate Champagne Bucket and learn the history of why we drink champagne on New Year's eve.
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November 29, 2016

french2Set of 5, Copper Cooking Pots 
In our latest newsletter, we discuss the advantages of cooking with copper and the methods used to apply the lining.
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