Archive | February, 2013

Toy Commercials – 1950’s

27 Feb

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919

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New Uses for Old Things/Postcards

20 Feb

When we’re talking about old things or better said antiques, it does not necessarily mean that it is something that grandma used it way back than, but better yet, something that can be of use for us in today’s modern world, so we’ve  found a report by countryliving.com that shows us six new uses for old things.

1. Vintage Postcards

Group multiples for maximum impact. Back in the late ’80s, a college-aged Scherer scooped up this series of vintage Pompeii postcards for a mere $10. But it wasn’t until he moved into this house nine years ago and started decorating the entrance hall that he had the chance to play up their appeal. “Because I went bold on the walls with Benjamin Moore‘s Marine Aqua,” he says, “I relied on neutral accents that would really pop.” Using bookbinder’s glue, Scherer affixed all 45 postcards to a large canvas before hanging the work above an antique grain bin and a pair of mercury glass lamps.

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375
(281) 255-2919

New Uses for Old Things/Book shelfs

20 Feb

When we’re talking about old things or better said antiques, it does not necessarily mean that it is something that grandma used it way back than, but better yet, something that can be of use for us in today’s modern world, so we’ve  found a report by countryliving.com that shows us six new uses for old things.

2. Book Shelf Display

Scherer could see what others could not, an opportunity to bring to the light his small photographs. For years, he has collected pictures from antique shops and flea markets for a small amount of money beginning from $3.00(this of course been original prints of Civil War soldiers that the price could be up to $600 dollars) As for the type of frames, he took a variety from thrift stores to, yes, Walmart.

 

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919

New Uses for Old Things/Cupboards

20 Feb

When we’re talking about old things or better said antiques, it does not necessarily mean that it is something that grandma used it way back than, but better yet, something that can be of use for us in today’s modern world, so we’ve  found a report by countryliving.com that shows us six new uses for old things.

3. An Old Farm Cupboard

When Scherer discovered  this huge 5’W x 7’H cabinet, he already knew it would be perfect for the corner of a downstairs bedroom. To integrate the piece into the room, Scherer constructed a thin wood platform to place it on, then added a series of floating shelves that showcase all sorts of utilitarian finds, from metal file boxes to fire extinguishers.

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919

New Uses for Old Things/School Lockers

20 Feb

When we’re talking about old things or better said antiques, it does not necessarily mean that it is something that grandma used it way back than, but better yet, something that can be of use for us in today’s modern world, so we’ve  found a report by countryliving.com that shows us six new uses for old things.

4. Vintage School Lockers

Wood-and-glass lockers from an old Pennsylvania school—$1,000 at auction—hold Scherer’s glassware and ironstone in the pantry. By encasing the freestanding lockers inside a white-painted lumber framework, the dealer made them feel like part of his home’s architecture.

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919

New Uses for Old Things/Bookcase

20 Feb

Ideas for old things in your new house:

When we’re talking about old things or better said antiques, it does not necessarily mean that it is something that grandma used it way back than, but better yet, something that can be of use for us in today’s modern world, so we’ve  found a report by countryliving.com that shows us six new uses for old things.

5. Built-In Bookcase

To establish enough storage and display space for his growing collections, Scherer installed custom cabinets and shelves throughout his house. In each case, he combined salvaged furniture — from wood-paneled doors to full sets of lockers — with standard Home Depot materials, plus his own sweat equity. The catalyst for this wide bookshelf in Scherer’s living room? Three cabinet doors that cost a total of $75 at a local salvage yard. Scherer built the unit’s frame, attached the doors in a playfully mismatched arrangement, and unified it all with a coat of white paint.

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919

New Uses for Old Things/ Newspaper

20 Feb

When we’re talking about old things or better said antiques, it does not necessarily mean that it is something that grandma used it way back than, but better yet, something that can be of use for us in today’s modern world, so we’ve  found a report by countryliving.com that shows us six new uses for old things.

6. Put the Writing on the Wall

A fan of Russian art and design, Scherer found graphic appeal in a stack of ’60s Ukrainian newspapers, just $20 at a Pennsylvania flea market. Then he placed the pages where he could really admire them — along two walls and the ceiling of a downstairs bathroom — using wallpaper paste and a flat craft sealant (such as Liquitex Matte Medium). Also in the room: an antique medical stand that acts as a caddy for hand towels.

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919