Trinity Antiques

Posted in Antiques & Art, Shop Spotlight, Vintage Collectibles

by Guest Blogger

  We have been fortunate enough to be trading in antiques for many years and had our shop on the wonderful Ruby Lane selling platform since 2011. As with any shop owner one naturally nurtures a penchant for a particular antique period or genre; ours is textiles, costume and fine art from the Georgian period…. Read more »

Nautical Chic

Posted in Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

      Designing with nautical items is a great way to add a touch of the sea to any interior. Whether you are landlocked or live by the water, these ocean-inspired vintage accessories can create instant chic in any interior. Combine with white or cream slipcovered furnishings, classic stripe rugs and fabrics and color schemes… Read more »

Breakfast at Wimbledon

Posted in Antiques & Art, Recipes, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

  If a trip across the pond to watch world-class tennis players compete on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (otherwise known as The Championships at Wimbledon) June 29th through July 12th is not in your future, why not settle in for a front row seat at home and celebrate the annual ritual… Read more »

Celebrate the Red, White and Blue

Posted in Antiques & Art, Lifestyle, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

    Celebrate our nation’s birthday Saturday, July 4th in true vintage style! These simple party touches coupled with a few vintage treasures will make your table top decorations pop in the patriotic spirit of red, white and blue. And we have thrown in a simple recipe (and the plates to serve it on) to… Read more »

The Beauty of the Botanical

Posted in Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

  From florals and fruits to plants and vegetables, botanical prints have been a mainstay in interior design and collecting. Grouped on a wall or mounted on screens, botanicals provide a wonderful backdrop to English and French interiors in particular. Designers favor the elegant and intricately designed floral renderings for bedrooms, powder rooms and dining rooms…. Read more »

How To Collect Art

Posted in Antiques & Art

by Cathy

    Collecting art can be daunting. For many of us, it translates into buying what we love on a piece-by-piece basis or in most cases, what we can afford.  Here are some tips that can take the guesswork and fear out of building a collection:   1. Do your research. Start small with a “must have”… Read more »

Dad’s Day

Posted in Antiques & Art, Jewelry, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

    Sunday, June 21st marks a day of celebration, honoring your father/stepfather/grandfather and the contributions they made to your life (and that usually involves a gift or two). This year you can either play it safe (think hat, tie or money clip) or give your Dad something with a unique vintage twist. Here are… Read more »

Mantiques

Posted in Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

  The Urban Dictionary describes the term “mantiques” as an antique or collectible that mainly appeals to men, such as old fishing rods and lures, pin-up calendars, toys, toy cars, etc.  Couple nostalgia with masculinity and you have one of the newest trends in design and collectibles. In honor of Father’s Day, we decided to take… Read more »

Barbie Goes To Paris

Posted in Antiques & Art, Dolls, Jewelry

by Guest Blogger

    Ever the globe trotter, Barbie has packed her absolute essentials for travel – and she packs the very best. We know Barbie has excellent taste, so we asked her to curate some things throughout our Lanes that she would take along for a weekend in Paris.   My Louis Vuitton trunk is a… Read more »