Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Goodbye Burrrrr!!

It's been a very long, cold, snowy, icy winter.

But now now my neighbor's front yard is covered in daffodils--and the cherry trees are filled with pink blooms.


Better still--"Garage Sale" signs are popping up everywhere.

Goodbye cabin fever, welcome spring!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

TRUST ME By John Updike

The book TRUST ME was written by John Updike, and was published in 1987.  This book is filled with short stories like "Trust Me," "Killing," "Still of Some Use," "The City," "The Lovely Troubled Daughters of Our Old Crowd," "Unstuck," and many more.

The stories that are in this book were written by John Updike from 1962 through 1987 (which can be seen on the copyright page).

 Book TRUST ME Short Stories John Updike First Edition

Cover art, dust jackets, being a first edition, and the author’s name are some of the ways that books are collected (all of which this book has).

Another way that books are collected is if they are a good read or not.  It could be is if it made the reader cry, laugh, or made you think in a different way.

A copy of TRUST ME can be seen in my Etsy store here.  Have you had a chance to read this book yet?

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A little Fenton Art Glass history

The Fenton Art Glass Company was founded in 1905 in Martins Ferry, Ohio and closed up shop in 2011.  For over a century, they produced art glass that was sought after by collectors.

Now that the plant has closed, the collectors are out even more to find that rare piece.

Vibrant colored vases, beautiful dinnerware, candlesticks, pitcher and glass set, and on and on today find their way onto the auction table or estate sale commanding more than their original offering.

Patterns, logos, artist signatures, and labels have changed over time, but the demand continues. 

Looking for that special piece to complete your collection?  You can find all of my great Fenton finds here.