historic homes: Thank you to all local museums - 03/16/10 07:09 AM

It is that time of year again, every spring there are conferences for national, regional and state museums to gather and learn from noted experts in different relevant subject matter and see the latest from the trade companies that cater to the museum world.
Such an event I just attended in Richmond, Virginia. The Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) held its conference from March 14th-16th and I was privileged to attend and sit in on some of the events.  On the drive home I was again struck by the amazing dedication to this profession that these true public servants displayed. Amid announcements of lost … (0 comments)

historic homes: Welcome Heritage Lace Into Your Home - 02/03/10 11:49 AM

We are so pleased to announce the addition of a wonderful company to our Featured Artisan's page. Heritage Lace has been around for awhile providing beautiful lace products for the home for over 50 years.  I love companies that are based in long standing traditions of community and customer service and this is one of them.
Our site has a wide timeline for historic interiors from 1680-1930 and as such has only a handful of artisans and companies that have products that can span all the periods from Early American Colonial to Art Deco.  Heritage Lace does this … (0 comments)

historic homes: Reach out a helping hand while celebrating your historic home - 12/13/09 03:32 AM
Sharing the season with friends and family is what this time of year is all about. Many of us know someone that have neither friends or family or are alone because of distance and /or circumstance. Those of us who are lucky to own a historic home can do much to make those who are alone or needy have a Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas.Most of us who have a historic home have decorated it to the hilt. Sponser a tour of the first floor of your home for the local Senior ‘s home or organization, especially if you do not … (2 comments)

historic homes: Using pewter in your historic home - 12/07/09 11:21 AM
One of our most talented and celebrated artisans is Tom Hooper of ASL Pewter in Louisiana, Missouri. His work is very beautiful and can be found in homes of any historic period from Early Colonial to Arts and Crafts. Assisted by his lovely wife, Pat, the Hoopers have carved out a niche for themselves that is to be envied by anyone in the historic artisan field. They make their own molds and use them for casting pieces unique to ASL Foundry. They have also acquired and use a collection of historic and antique bronze, aluminum and steel molds. Using traditional lathe … (2 comments)

historic homes: Artisans/Farmers, the original "Green" Industries - 10/20/09 12:19 PM

I was recently struck by the thought that the majority of the artisans listed on my website thehistoricinterior.com are practicing a "green" industry.The commercials and ads that are in the media about "natural" and "organic" evoke the principles and properties of a past world when the main energy used was the physical effort of the farmer or craftsman and the forces of nature. By its very definition, green industry or the ability to produce a beautiful or useful product with a near zero carbon footprint is worthwhile and beneficial to our environment.As is usually the case we have a lot … (0 comments)


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