February 24, 2019

Did you see the news that Nike has self -lacing sneakers? At a price of $350 per pair. To quote the Kia guy, “That’s crazy!”

So, I have to ask myself, did people have the same conversation when we switched from button shoes to laces?

Let’s toss in a little Jeopardy trivia; modern shoelaces were invented in 1790.

in this case, Modern being defined as having the aglet on the end which means needle. Aglet is Latin by the way. I feel like I have to footnote some sources, so I’ll add them at the end. Another Jeopardy tidbit, laces...

February 21, 2019

I’m 4 days into a 7 day cold, on my second snow day, have watched way to many  conspiracy videos on Youtube and eaten all the good snacks (The ones I hide from the hubs). I’ve come to the end of my procrastination and have no other choice but to write my blog.

Stealing an idea from Elle Decor where they ask a home designer or celebrity, “What 8 things can you not live without?” The answers vary French pastries, Opal and Pink Tourmaline earrings, Silver Spoon Warmers (It’s a thing), incredible...

February 4, 2019

Most days I play a little Antiques Roadshow at the store. Dealers and customers come in with an odd piece they found at auction or a clean out and ask me, “What is it?”. I often have enough knowledge to be dangerous and the rest I make up. Just kidding I look it up.


Today I brought some miscellaneous serving pieces. Most of the time I check to see if its sterling or silver-plate. However, the serving pieces were elegant and unusual, and I enjoy the history hunt for its origin.

 In my research, I found some other interestin...

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