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The Secrets beneath the Seams

Two hundred years ago our ancestors saw and made upholstered furniture differently than they do today. Through his work on hudreds of museum pieces, Leroy Graves learned all the secrets of 17th and 18th Century upholsterers, and in an exclusive interview he shares some of his insights in our December issue.

Come and Join Us!

Joins us on St. Nicholas Day—that's December 6th—for a holiday get-together at Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton, Massachusetts. Meet Tess Rosch, publisher of Early American Life, other subscribers and new friends, and the staff of Vaillancourt Folk Art as we meet, greet, and share the holiday spirit—and a few snacks. There's no charge and no obligation, other than to enjoy yourself.

Best Show Ever

That's what one dealer told us during our visit to the Earlier Times Show on Saturday, November 6th. We were delighted to see so many happy faces—both those of the dealers who made record sales and the visitors, who found new (and antique) treasures at the combined antiques and craft show in Lancaster, Ohio. We want to share a few pictures of the show.

Autographed Copies Available

We have autographed copies of fiber-artist Rebekah Smith's wonderful new book, Wool Applique Folk Art: Traditional Projects Inspired by 19th-Century American Life, for you to give as gifts or order for yourself. In addition to nearly 100 pages of projects, ideas and complete how-to's, the book includes two 20 x 30-inch pull-out pattern sheets.


On December 31st John Moore wrote: Nancy Harbrecht did a terrific job in presenting the impressive reconstruction of the "Old Homestead."

I was very surprised to see that several casement windows had been installed. Is there any particular reason why the owners would put windows which I would consider to be a "No-No" in this beautiful old house?

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    s Winterthur to Host 2015 Directory
    s Our Travels
    s Bonus Pretzel Recipe