Having recently returned from two weeks in the UK and a visit to the National Museum of Scotland where several of the Lewis Chessmen are on exhibit, news of this long lost “warder” was a timely reminder not to overlook the little things lying around in drawers when inventorying a family collection.
Here at the end of the school year and beginning of summer, children everywhere are coming home with backpacks, binders, and folders full of an entire year's worth of their artwork and creative output. To the kids and many of their doting parents, every work is a masterpiece to be savored and saved, but if you're serious about curating your children's artwork and creating a manageable archive of their school years, the following tips should provide a guilt-free guide to get you started.
This Mother’s Day, why not shop in your closets? Vintage accessories like purses, scarves, jewelry, and hats are fun to share along with special family heirlooms. Pro Tip: thoughtfully select items but keep it to just one box, so it’s a gift, not a burden. #vintage #mothersday #familytreasures #downsizing #instyle
With the summer wedding season just around the corner, I thought it was time to address the problem of how to preserve a wedding gown so it may be treasured for generations to come. Do not take your wedding dress to the dry cleaner! I know this goes against conventional wisdom, and dry cleaners would like you to believe that their pricey service is best, but in fact the process often does more harm than good.
Join Carrie Pinney of Cowan’s Auctions and Jennifer Souers Chevraux of Illumine Creative Solutions as they provide you with guidance on planning for a future downsize. They will cover how to evaluate your possessions to help you decide what to keep and how to plan and care for what you’re holding onto and how to find homes for what you’re not.