Yes, I have three dogs!
Dog number one is Stella. She is a standard poodle and the love dog of my life (pictured in first photo below)! For anyone who knows me personally, you will recall that my beloved Stella went missing for FOUR entire months! Heartbroken, I thought that we had [...]
19th century Staffordshire figurines of Queen Victoria and Prince of Wales
Staffordshire pieces, like any collectibles, are only as valuable as the price a purchaser is willing to pay for them. So, the first thing to remember when selecting your pieces is that YOU set your personal threshold of value. Depending on how much you [...]
Staffordshire dogs from my personal collection
As I mentioned in my last post, I am certainly no expert in the world of Staffordshire pieces. However, having handled a great many of these collectibles through the years – under the tutelage of many an educated antique dealer – I have come to recognize some of the [...]
Many of my clients ask me about a particular type of figurines that are quite popular in the interior design world…. Staffordshire dogs! Although I have spoken to many antique dealers through the years and have researched these charming pottery pieces on my own, I must admit that I am still not an expert on [...]
Did Someone Say “Chicken Bog”? NO? Oh my gosh, What’s a BLOG??
(G8HWR5JXXME6) Several years ago I attended a BPN (Best Practices Network) Conference, an association of 100 interior design firms across the U.S. that convene to learn more about how to run successful interior design firms. The topic of that day was BLOGS. I [...]