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Mixing It Up! How I stay trendy in an ever-changing market.

Posted by Shelley Blackwell on

                                                   There is not a day that goes by that people may ask me "what period of antiques do you specialize in" or "how would you describe your style". I don't concentrate on any one period or have a very specific style. I buy what I love and or what works together. That does not always mean putting certain periods together. To mix periods and styles creates more interest. Don't let conflicting styles overwhelm you. You don't...

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Chestnut Lane's Featured Artist

Posted by Shelley Blackwell on

I have known Staci Wall for well over 30 years.  She grew up in Danville and later went to VCU where we were roomies for a year.  Staci now lives in Chatham with her hubby Andrew and four children.  Two of her children are good friends with my younger son and daughter.   I am very excited about Staci's artwork because she paints what I love; animals, flowers and so much more.  Her style is a mix of lightly abstract and impressionism.  Her use of color and loose brush strokes bring the viewer in.  The paintings are done on gallery...

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How To Use Chestnut Lane's Gift Registry

Posted by Carolyn Brackin on

How to sign up for your Gift Registry at Chestnut Lane! To create or find a previously made Gift Registry click the Gift Registry button in the sidebar menu. This is the next page that should pop up on your computer screen. If you want to find a registry click the FIND button. If you would like to Create a gift registry click the CREATE button. To manage a preexisting registry click the MANAGE button. Before creating your registry you must sign up by filling out all of the information listed in the picture above.Once you have signed up it...

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Quick Buying Tips for Antique Copper and Brass

Posted by Shelley Blackwell on

Antique copper and brass sometimes can be tricky to buy.  Especially when the piece becomes so tarnished or oxidized it's difficult to decipher between the two.  Copper was usually used for cooking purposes and the designs were usually simpler than brass pieces.  This is a general rule not a sure thing!!   A lot of antique brass has makers marks like silver.  These marks help identify the age and the country.  This is not always the case, as with silver.  Some brass may be signed as I have seen with french brass.  Makers marks can usually be found on the...

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