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  • 25 May 2016
    In the 6 years I've been doing weekly shows on iAntique I've never done one on Country Store Collectibles. Hard to believe! This week I make up for that oversight by highlighting some truly great & unique items currently offered for sale at the Brass Armadillo Antique Malls in Denver & Kansas City. We're not just talking display cabinets, spool cabinets, and scales (although we'll look at some great examples of them as well). You won't believe the 25' long back bar from a downtown Denver drug store turn of the century. Or the antique baker's table from a French bakery. Croissant anyone? Please join us this Sunday evening, May 29, 2016 for this week's show. We're on at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    58 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • In the 6 years I've been doing weekly shows on iAntique I've never done one on Country Store Collectibles. Hard to believe! This week I make up for that oversight by highlighting some truly great & unique items currently offered for sale at the Brass Armadillo Antique Malls in Denver & Kansas City. We're not just talking display cabinets, spool cabinets, and scales (although we'll look at some great examples of them as well). You won't believe the 25' long back bar from a downtown Denver drug store turn of the century. Or the antique baker's table from a French bakery. Croissant anyone? Please join us this Sunday evening, May 29, 2016 for this week's show. We're on at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    May 25, 2016 58
  • 18 May 2016
    How many times have you come across an old book, possibly falling apart, possibly in a language you don't understand, just waiting for someone to buy it for a song? Maybe at an estate or yard sale, maybe in an antique store or mall? In Sunday's show I'll profile one such book. It's pictured with this blog. It's in a very old vellum binding; it's in Latin; it's HANDWRITTEN, not printed. The author and publisher and publication date are not written or printed in the book, which is 500+ pages long. By working through the process needed to identify and value this book, I hope that it will provide an example of how you can research any old book that you happen to find. This particular volume belongs to a fellow dealer at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, CO. Tune in to learn how he acquired it and how much I eventually estimated its value to be. Hint: if you had found this book for sale it would have been a good buy at more than $1,000! We're on at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, May 22, 2016: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope you can join us. Gary
    75 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • How many times have you come across an old book, possibly falling apart, possibly in a language you don't understand, just waiting for someone to buy it for a song? Maybe at an estate or yard sale, maybe in an antique store or mall? In Sunday's show I'll profile one such book. It's pictured with this blog. It's in a very old vellum binding; it's in Latin; it's HANDWRITTEN, not printed. The author and publisher and publication date are not written or printed in the book, which is 500+ pages long. By working through the process needed to identify and value this book, I hope that it will provide an example of how you can research any old book that you happen to find. This particular volume belongs to a fellow dealer at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, CO. Tune in to learn how he acquired it and how much I eventually estimated its value to be. Hint: if you had found this book for sale it would have been a good buy at more than $1,000! We're on at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, May 22, 2016: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope you can join us. Gary
    May 18, 2016 75
  • 16 May 2016
    Recycled Garden Ideas! It always seems as though spring will never get here but it eventually does.  Until then, I’m planning how I can use "recycled" items to decorate my patio/yard.  Take a look at some of my ideas. Wood shutters, a door, or any large structure, work great to hide anything you wish wasn’t there, such as an A/C unit. Shutters can also be used to create a living wall by filling a burlap sack with dirt, inserting a plant and stapling the sack to the back of the shutter. Then pull the plant through the front opening of the shutter. Now you have a living wall that once it grows and fills in, will look amazing. I plan on staggering the plants on the shutters for a nice visual effect. Iron Work is a wonderful addition to the garden no matter how you use it or where you place it!  The Brass Armadillo has some incredible pieces. Picket Fence. A small section of picket fence, made of wire, metal or wood, creates such a “homey” atmosphere. White washing a wood fence adds a special touch. The more banged up, the cuter. Painting each slat a different color is really a nice touch too. Metal or wood chair. Place this in your yard anywhere. If the seat is pretty tattered, place a pretty container of flowers on the seat to cover up the “tatteredness”, or remove the seat altogether, place the container inside the seat which lets the blooms pop up through the seat. Since I never have enough blue flowers in my yard, I plan to paint my chair blue. Old Wash Tub. Lean the tub up against anything, place a plant or plants and let them flow onto the ground. Creeping phlox is beautiful like this. A tricycle, child’s wood wagon or chair will add so much visual interest. Spray paint them and add some blooming plants. Voila! Vintage wood windows. They are so “hot” right now. They’re great for hanging or just standing against something. If you find one without the glass, hang potted plants inside the panes or colorful bird houses. Let your imagination go wild with this one. Wagon Wheel. Use it as a stand-alone piece of décor or add to a table base, place glass on the top and you have an outdoor table. Old wood ladder. Whether it is just one side of the ladder or free standing, it lends itself to so many creative ideas to decorate. My favorite is to alternately place candles and plants on each step. Lighting the candles in the evening is a really special touch. Iron Well Pump. Place this on an old stump in the yard that just won’t go away. Add some pretty pots around the pump and you have a unique art piece. Wandering around The Brass Armadillo this week, I found every one of these items, as well as lots of other things that can be recycled.  Stop by The Brass Armadillo for a look and let your creativity loose!  Have a great time!  
    168 Posted by Betty Jean Shearin
  • Recycled Garden Ideas! It always seems as though spring will never get here but it eventually does.  Until then, I’m planning how I can use "recycled" items to decorate my patio/yard.  Take a look at some of my ideas. Wood shutters, a door, or any large structure, work great to hide anything you wish wasn’t there, such as an A/C unit. Shutters can also be used to create a living wall by filling a burlap sack with dirt, inserting a plant and stapling the sack to the back of the shutter. Then pull the plant through the front opening of the shutter. Now you have a living wall that once it grows and fills in, will look amazing. I plan on staggering the plants on the shutters for a nice visual effect. Iron Work is a wonderful addition to the garden no matter how you use it or where you place it!  The Brass Armadillo has some incredible pieces. Picket Fence. A small section of picket fence, made of wire, metal or wood, creates such a “homey” atmosphere. White washing a wood fence adds a special touch. The more banged up, the cuter. Painting each slat a different color is really a nice touch too. Metal or wood chair. Place this in your yard anywhere. If the seat is pretty tattered, place a pretty container of flowers on the seat to cover up the “tatteredness”, or remove the seat altogether, place the container inside the seat which lets the blooms pop up through the seat. Since I never have enough blue flowers in my yard, I plan to paint my chair blue. Old Wash Tub. Lean the tub up against anything, place a plant or plants and let them flow onto the ground. Creeping phlox is beautiful like this. A tricycle, child’s wood wagon or chair will add so much visual interest. Spray paint them and add some blooming plants. Voila! Vintage wood windows. They are so “hot” right now. They’re great for hanging or just standing against something. If you find one without the glass, hang potted plants inside the panes or colorful bird houses. Let your imagination go wild with this one. Wagon Wheel. Use it as a stand-alone piece of décor or add to a table base, place glass on the top and you have an outdoor table. Old wood ladder. Whether it is just one side of the ladder or free standing, it lends itself to so many creative ideas to decorate. My favorite is to alternately place candles and plants on each step. Lighting the candles in the evening is a really special touch. Iron Well Pump. Place this on an old stump in the yard that just won’t go away. Add some pretty pots around the pump and you have a unique art piece. Wandering around The Brass Armadillo this week, I found every one of these items, as well as lots of other things that can be recycled.  Stop by The Brass Armadillo for a look and let your creativity loose!  Have a great time!  
    May 16, 2016 168
  • 15 May 2016
    Tonight's shows begin in just under an hour!   First, at 6PM MST, Gary discusses illustration art.   Next, Reel Design takes a look at The only game in Town   Then, Bottles, Relics & Junkets demonstrates their Finds of the Month for May.   Finally, we have an exciting sale at the Coffee Club.   All of this starts Sunday Night at 6PM. Tune in by clicking the link below!   http://www.iantique.com/live/   Also, have you missed a show? Check out the iAntique Video Archive to see any of our past events and webcasts!   http://www.iantique.com/videos
    80 Posted by Denver Brass Armadillo
  • Tonight's shows begin in just under an hour!   First, at 6PM MST, Gary discusses illustration art.   Next, Reel Design takes a look at The only game in Town   Then, Bottles, Relics & Junkets demonstrates their Finds of the Month for May.   Finally, we have an exciting sale at the Coffee Club.   All of this starts Sunday Night at 6PM. Tune in by clicking the link below!   http://www.iantique.com/live/   Also, have you missed a show? Check out the iAntique Video Archive to see any of our past events and webcasts!   http://www.iantique.com/videos
    May 15, 2016 80
  • 10 May 2016
    Illustration art is one of the hottest categories, and it has been for years--ever since the public decided that illustrations could actually be "ART." In this week's show we'll take a close look at the work of Colorado's most famous illustrators, Paul Gregg & Herndon Davis. Gregg did the Sunday magazine cover of the Denver Post for 47 years! Herndon Davis is famous as the artist of the "Face on the Barroom Floor" in Central City, CO. I have a beautiful oil on canvas painting that Paul Gregg did in 1934 that depicts a robin in a tree against a winter mountain landscape. In the show I try to make the case that this illustration rises to the level of art. The Herndon Davis work, a watercolor portrait of the magician, Chandu, was probably done in 1939. It's got quite a story! Hope you can tune in for this week's show, which is on at the usual time, Sunday evening, May 15, 2016: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    99 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Illustration art is one of the hottest categories, and it has been for years--ever since the public decided that illustrations could actually be "ART." In this week's show we'll take a close look at the work of Colorado's most famous illustrators, Paul Gregg & Herndon Davis. Gregg did the Sunday magazine cover of the Denver Post for 47 years! Herndon Davis is famous as the artist of the "Face on the Barroom Floor" in Central City, CO. I have a beautiful oil on canvas painting that Paul Gregg did in 1934 that depicts a robin in a tree against a winter mountain landscape. In the show I try to make the case that this illustration rises to the level of art. The Herndon Davis work, a watercolor portrait of the magician, Chandu, was probably done in 1939. It's got quite a story! Hope you can tune in for this week's show, which is on at the usual time, Sunday evening, May 15, 2016: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    May 10, 2016 99
  • 08 May 2016
    Happy Mother's Day! Once you're all set shopping, be sure to check out tonight's shows, starting in 2 hours!   First, at 6PM MST, Gary explains "cross collectibles".   Next, Reel Design takes a look at BOOM!   Then, we take a look at a classic episode of Bottles, Relics & Junkets on the Civil War.   Finally, our friend Ski displays his collection of Estee Lauder solid perfumes.   All of this starts Sunday Night at 6PM. Tune in by clicking the link below!   http://www.iantique.com/live/   Also, have you missed a show? Check out the iAntique Video Archive to see any of our past events and webcasts!   http://www.iantique.com/videos
    97 Posted by Denver Brass Armadillo
  • Happy Mother's Day! Once you're all set shopping, be sure to check out tonight's shows, starting in 2 hours!   First, at 6PM MST, Gary explains "cross collectibles".   Next, Reel Design takes a look at BOOM!   Then, we take a look at a classic episode of Bottles, Relics & Junkets on the Civil War.   Finally, our friend Ski displays his collection of Estee Lauder solid perfumes.   All of this starts Sunday Night at 6PM. Tune in by clicking the link below!   http://www.iantique.com/live/   Also, have you missed a show? Check out the iAntique Video Archive to see any of our past events and webcasts!   http://www.iantique.com/videos
    May 08, 2016 97

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