Michelle Galler

Mementos from a Sentimental Journey: Shell Work

Here in the mid-Atlantic states the ubiquitous seashell symbolizes the arrival of summer. Wherever there was watery life there is ...

The Charms of Antique Watch Fobs

In the mid-1700s, men’s waistcoats had several pockets and it was fashionable to carry a watch in each pocket ...

The Antiques Addict: The Dirt on Early Garden Tools

In the largely agrarian society of colonial America, what we think of as common garden tools were extremely valuable in ...

World Away Weekend: Rappahannock County

As so aptly described by one local denizen, “Life in Little Washington reminds one of Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon ...

Make-Dos: Beauty Beyond Repair

If your interest in antiques is as much about an object’s previous owners as its decorative value, then make-dos ...

The Antiques Addict: Manuscript Art of the Pennsylvania Germans

Between 1720 and 1820, more than 100,000 German-speaking people entered the port of Philadelphia seeking a life free from ...

The Utensils: From Eating to Dining

Early Americans were close to medieval in their dining habits. Even though people have been sharing communal meals with their ...

The Art and Fashion of Mourning

Thanks to Halloween, this is the month of the macabre, which makes it a perfect time of year to discuss ...

Woven Coverlets: The Perfect Sleeper

Sleeping was a textile-heavy experience in the 1800s. Textiles were a primary component of being able to sleep in a ...

Art of the Noble Notchers

The hobos feared the tramps and the tramps viewed the hobos as suckers for work. Hobos, wandering migrant workers, stopped ...

The Antiques Addict Cure-Alls in Colored Bottles

Distinctive bottles of many shapes and hues, displayed in the windows of medieval apothecaries, lured ailing customers to buy their ...

Storage Solutions in Early Homes: One Size Fits All

The earliest Americans lived in simple, one- or two-room structures where space was meager and life was rough. By the ...

The Antiques Addict: Early American Pottery

Governor Gooch had a secret.

Virginia Governor William Gooch had good reason to hide the truth in his 1732 annual ...

The Antiques Addict: Hooked Rugs, America's Indigenous Folk Art

Early American hooked rugs were a craft of poverty. Prior to 1780, most floors in American homes were bare, especially ...

The Antiques Addict: Staffordshire Portrait Figures

Here in Georgetown, we live in the mother lode of antiquities, an antique community where relics are everywhere we look.

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