Good evening! Tonight we are joined by Tim Chambers of Missouri Plain Folk, who shows us his beautifully painted sign from the early 20th century. Tim eloquently explains the importance of advertising through signage, and how the art of sign-making has changed throughout history. Be sure to come to the spring Fox Valley Antiques Show to see more wonderful antiques and dealers!
Happy Friday! Tonight we kick off the weekend with a new minisode from the Fox Valley Antiques Show! We are joined by the wonderful Colleen Alpers, who shows us her beautiful handwritten cypher book, dating from the mid 19th century! These books were carefully written out by schoolchildren, and show great detail in their handwriting, which we don't often see these days. Be sure to keep on the lookout for brand new Fox Valley minisodes coming soon!
We're only two weeks away from the Fox Valley Antiques Show! To celebrate, here's a minisode we filmed with Jason Sword at the last show! Jason shows us a piece he constructed by combining two previously broken weather vanes.
Don't forget to check out the show next weekend at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St Charles, Illinois!
Happy Friday! In this minisode we meet with Tim Chambers of Missouri Plain Folk, who tells us the importance of color in antiques. He shows us how even simple utilitarian items can have a whole new appeal, depending on what shade they were painted. You can see more great dealers and antiques at the upcoming Fox Valley Antiques Show in October!
Today we are joined by the lovely Colleen Alpers, as she tells us about her charming child's rocking horse from the late 1800's! This rocking horse was one of the first types of rocking horses ever made, because of its matchstick legs. You can find more wonderful antiques like this at the upcoming fall Fox Valley Antiques Show!
Happy Thursday! In this minisode, Bob Zordani of Z and K Antiques shows us a beautiful pair of portraits that were painted in 1850. They are believed to have been given as wedding gifts. You can see more great dealers and antiques at the upcoming Fox Valley Antiques Show in October!
We hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend! Tonight we're bringing you another new minisode from the Fox Valley Antiques Show. Debbie McArdle, of Iron Horse Antiques & Appraisers, tells us a little bit about her beautiful Civil War era storage chest!
Hello Everyone! We have another minisode from the Fox Valley Antiques Show. In this feature, Harvey Pranian shows us his 1940's-1950's whirligig! It's still in excellent condition for its age, and even spins around! Come see more antiques like this at the fall Fox Valley Antiques Show!
At this years spring Fox Valley Antiques Show, we met Britta Keller Arendt. Britta has been going to the show ever since she was a kid, and she continues to go every year to hunt for her perfect antique!
Good evening everyone, we hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Tonight's new minisode features Greg Thiele of Carriage House Americana - Greg Thiele! Greg shows us his beautiful 1850s goat cart. This cart was most likely used as a children's toy, in a similar fashion to the red toy wagons we still see today.
Good evening everyone! Tonight we're happy to bring you a new minisode featuring Colleen Alpers. Colleen shows us one of here favorite items to collect, antique butter stamps!You can check out more amazing antiques like these at the October edition of the Fox Valley Antiques Show!
Good evening everybody! We hope that you all had a spectacular weekend! Today were brining you another minisode from the Fox Valley Antiques Show. Tom Armitage shows us two very interesting items, columns from an alter of a Masonic temple! Their true meaning is still a mystery to us and Tom, but they are beautifully hand crafted and incredibly detailed.
We're back with a brand new minisode! Brendan Edgerton, of Country Cupboard Antiques, shows us this beautiful industrial elevator gate. It even has it's own original hand painted warning sign! You can check out more of Brendan's antiques at the next Fox Valley Antiques Show in October!
We're back with another new minisode from the Fox Valley Antiques Show! Bryan Green, of H. Lanny Green & Sons, was nice enough to give us a great lesson on American Windsor Chairs! That fan back looks pretty dang good for being made in 1790! Don't forget to check out the next Fox Valley show coming up in October!
Happy Wednesday! Today were bringing you a new minisode featuring Jason Sword! Jason shows us his antique beadboard cabinet, which was made between 1890 and 1900. Make sure to check out the next Fox Valley Antiques Show to see more great pieces like this one!
Happy Friday! Today we have another new minisode from the Fox Valley Antiques Show! We talk with John Smith, of American Sampler, about his figural cast iron doorstops. The giraffe might be our favorite! John has also published "The Doorstop Book" which is an encyclopedia to the world of doorstop collecting!
To check out more you can visit his website at www.castirononline.com
We hope you all had a great weekend! We had another exciting trip to the Fox Valley Antiques Show, where we met with some old friends and filmed a bunch of new minisodes. All of which will be coming your way soon! In the meantime, here's a new minisode, featuring Richard Peterson of Cothren House Antiques, that we shot at last year's fall show. Richard shows us a beautiful antique chimney cupboard that has a special surprise inside. Enjoy!
Who know what next weekend is? It's the Fox Valley Antiques Show!! Come out to the Kane County Fair Grounds in Saint Charles, Illinois, to check out some amazing antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries! Here's a minisode, featuring Colleen Frese, that we filmed at the show last fall. We hope you enjoy as Colleen shows us her unique 44 drawer apothecary cabinet!
Happy Monday everyone! For todays minisode, we're visiting with Marion Atten of Antiques at Hillwood Farms! Marion tells us a little bit about her massive 17th century English court cupboard! Enjoy this little history lesson, and don't forget that you can meet Marion at the upcoming Spring Fox Valley Antiques Show!
Happy Wednesday everyone! Tonight's minisode is the first of many that we filmed at the Fox Valley Antiques Show! Richard Peterson, of Cothren House Antiques, shows us his pair of hidden library doors! This set is very similar to the ones shown on the hit show Downton Abbey! Make sure to check out the next Fox Valley show coming up on October 17th and 18th in St. Charles, Illinois!
Happy Friday! Tonight's minisode is another from the Fox Valley Antiques Show! Scott Ferris, of J & R Ferris Antiques, shows us his early 20th century weathervane as well as his antique American Indian effigy pipe. Don't forget to check out the next Fox Valley Antiques Show coming on October 17th and 18th!
Happy Monday everyone! Tonight we're bringing you another minisode from the Fox Valley Antiques Show! Tim Chambers, of Missouri Plain Folk, shows us some of his antique game boards. These game boards were all hand made and hand painted by their owners, and they're absolutely beautiful! You can meet Tim at the next Fox Valley Antiques Show coming up on October 17th and 18th.
It's finally Friday! Kick off the start to your weekend with this new minisode from the Fox Valley Antiques Show! Tom Rawson shows us this very rare ridable children's toy from the 1800s. Don't forget to check out the next Fox Valley show coming up on October 17th and 18th!
It's Friday! That means minisodes! In tonight's minisode, we talk to Brendan Edgerton of Country Cupboard Antiques. Brendan talks with us about his 19th century mouse trap. This type of trap was actually designed to temporarily keep the mouse as a pet! You can meet Brendan, and many more amazing dealers, at the next Fox Valley Antiques Show in October.
It's Friday! To celebrate the weekend you should check out this new minisode from the Fox Valley Antiques Show! Jason Sword, of Jason Sword Antiques, shows us tables that he made using antique grinding stones as tops. You can see these tables, and many more antiques, at the upcoming Fox Valley Antiques Show in October!
Happy Friday everybody! We hope enjoy this new minisode featuring Jim Lowery of James Wm. Lowery Fine Antiques & Arts. Jim gives us a little bit of info on his beautiful Connecticut flat-top high boy. You can catch Jim, and see more of his great collection, at the next Fox Valley Antiques Show October 17th and 18th!
The Fox Valley Antiques Show is this weekend! To celebrate, we'll be releasing minisodes from their March show all week! Today we're starting with Pat Garthoeffner and her beautiful ship painting done by Wendell Thompson Perkins!
Happy 2016 everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful New Year! It's time to kick off 2016 with a brand new minisode. Karen Buckingham traveled all the way from Burleson, Texas, to take part in her first Fox Valley Antiques Show. One of the standout pieces in the Buckingham Antiques booth was this beautiful 18th century New England barrel back corner cupboard. Don't forget to check out the next Fox Valley show coming up in March!
It's almost the weekend! Celebrate with this new minisode from the Fox Valley Antiques Show! Debbie McArdle, of Iron Horse Antiques, gave us a quick history lesson on her beautiful antique spice cabinet. Check out Debbie's booth at the spring Fox Valley show in March!
Happy Monday! Tonight we revisit Richard Peterson of Cothren House Antiques, as he tells us about his landscape painting. This particular piece of art depicts the area where the Battle of Bad Axe was fought by Blackhawk and his warriors. Be sure to check out the Fox Valley Antiques Show coming up this March!
Good evening everybody! We're back with an all new minisode featuring Missouri Plain Folk! We met Tim Chambers at the Fox Valley Antiques Show, and he gave us a little info on his early 1900s bingo board. You can meet Tim and many more amazing dealers at the spring Fox Valley show coming up in March!
Happy Friday everyone! Today we're bringing you a new minisode featuring Jason Sword. Jason shows us a light fixture he created using an antique hay bale trolley, and it's beautiful! Make sure to check out the next Fox Valley Antiques Show coming up in March!