Sunday, August 15, 2010
The summer heat broke this morning and a welcomed cool breeze entered the red dining room from the screened front porch door. I decided to set the table with an antique grape&cable punch bowl by Harry Northwood (West Virginia 1880-1919), and a pair of smooth amber glass candle sticks Mom gave me.
4 place settings of iridescent marigold glass dinnerware topped with cut glass berry bowls and silver birds take on a warm glow.
Kathy and I spent the hot/humid weekend turning over price tags in the shops of Galena IL. We reviewed a hundred shops on Galena's Main St. and saw many colorful tourist things, but very little "unique vintage & antiques pieces" we liked.
So, we headed for home and stopped at The Tin Lantern Antique Shop in Cuba City, IL. Kathy spotted the marigold glass dinnerware for $20. Another shop a few doors away I found a Harpers Monthly Magazine, November 1879, and a large hardcover book--full of Victorian interior photos.