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Three Years: My Experience at Etsy

My Etsy shop opened three years ago today https://www.etsy.com/shop/queenofsienna.  A year ago, to mark my second anniversary, I composed the following post to sum up those first two years: https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2-years-and-250-sold-items-my-experience-at-etsy/ While there have been some changes at Etsy over the … Continue reading

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Edwin Brittin’s Squirrel

I’ve lately become enamored of silver plated nut picks from the late 1800’s…don’t ask me why, maybe I’m nuts.  But there is just something about the relatively diminutive size (usually around 4 and 3/4ths inches long) and amount of detail … Continue reading

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Reflection and Shadow in Photographs

I’m no photography expert, let me make that clear right at the start.  But I do like taking photographs which is a good thing as I have to take photographs for my Etsy shop listings.  And I don’t use any … Continue reading

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Ladies Home Journal Silver-Plated Ware Premiums

My introduction to the early editions of Ladies Home Journal began when I was researching flatware made of plated steel.  I also ran across these early Ladies Home Journals when researching premium spoons.  Some of what was offered as premiums appeared to … Continue reading

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Where’s George Park’s “Chrysanthemums”?

BULLETIN 10/28/16: The original of this Paul de Longpre painting is for sale. Impeccable provenance…it is still in the hands of the Park family. If you are interested in discussing possible purchase with a member of the Park family, please … Continue reading

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The Youth’s Companion Premiums: 1847 Rogers Silver

Browsing through the October 21, 1897 issue (Vol. 71, No. 42) of the Youth’s Companion publication, I was taken by the vast selection of premiums offered.  There were optical goods, artists materials, cutlery, cameras, electrical apparatus, all kinds of boxes … Continue reading

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2 Years and 250 Sold Items: My Experience at Etsy

To commemorate the second anniversary of my queenofsienna shop on Etsy, I’ve created a separate page to share my thoughts on the last two years.  You can find it here: https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2-years-and-250-sold-items-my-experience-at-etsy/

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Giants and Wolves and Bears, Oh My!

In sorting through remnants of books and page illustrations from children’s stories, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and such lately, I noted a disturbing element in the contents.  One of the most beloved nursery rhymes / songs is “Rock-a-bye baby on the … Continue reading

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19th Century Transferware and Complementary Silver Plated Flat Ware

The transferware patterns of the the late 19th Century were many and varied.  A good number had an aesthetic theme, including naturalesque landscapes, Japanese motifs, quilted collages, simple rectangle or scrolled cartouches with varied architectural elements.  The potters produced a decorative earthenware … Continue reading

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David H. McConnell: Beyond Avon

In researching items for my Etsy shop, I’ve discovered individuals who are truly inspiring.  Two earlier posts to this blog discussed two such men, Dr. Leonard Waldo and Mr. John Bowman.  Now I turn to David H. McConnell…. If the … Continue reading

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