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  • Macy’s Parade a holiday tradition
    by Kris Manty on November 14, 2019 at 3:26 pm

      Part of the cultural landscape since 1924, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York has become as traditional a part of the holiday as turkey and stuffing. This year’s parade will kick off at 9 a.m. on Nov. 28, with more than 3.5 million people expected to attend. Here are some highlights of the nearly 100-year history of what has become one of America’s most beloved parades, now The post Macy’s Parade a holiday tradition appeared first on Antique Trader.

  • Three steps to antiques marketing success
    by Wayne Jordan on November 14, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    This is a question all antiques dealers should ask themselves: Do you have products looking for a market, or do you look for products that fit your market? Most of us in the antiques business are product-focused rather than market-focused. When we are out picking, we look for unique items that we can buy low and sell high. Who-might-buy an item is usually an after-thought. This methodology is commonplace in The post Three steps to antiques marketing success appeared first on Antique Trader.

  • Nutmeg has a spicy past; graters are also valuable collectibles
    by Kris Manty on November 14, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    One of the favorite spices of Thanksgiving and Christmas is nutmeg. And unlike the many foods commonly associated with the Thanksgiving feast, like sweet potatoes and marshmallows, nutmeg was actually there from the start. It was one of the most popular spices with Europeans at the time of what is generally accepted as the first Thanksgiving in 1621 in Plymouth. This spice may seem humble and unassuming — something you The post Nutmeg has a spicy past; graters are also valuable collectibles appeared first on Antique Trader.

  • The vintage Thanksgiving table
    by Kris Manty on November 14, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    You can create a special mood for your Thanksgiving table that shows off your vintage style and sets the scene for welcoming family and friends. Falling between Halloween and Christmas, two holidays that have showier celebrations, Thanksgiving can get overlooked when it comes to decorating. Since the Thanksgiving table is typically the focal point for family and friends, creating an inviting setting is an easy way you can showcase your best The post The vintage Thanksgiving table appeared first on Antique Trader.

  • The Art of Norman Rockwell Gives Us Pause
    by Paul Kennedy on November 13, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    By PAUL KENNEDY Mary Berle is a teacher at heart. A little more than a year ago she was named the new Chief Educator at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. A Harvard-trained educator, Berle is a former high school principal. And before that a third-grade teacher. She seems perfectly suited for her new role because kids and Rockwell go together like peanut butter and jelly. “There is nothing The post The Art of Norman Rockwell Gives Us Pause appeared first on Antique Trader.

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