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One Minute Diva: Vintage Clock Collection

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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>When out trolling the flea markets keep your eyes peeled for vintage alarm clocks in bright and funky colors or tones. Don’t just buy one clock, buy a collection! Remember, vintage items look great when clustered together, making unique displays!

Take, for example, the collection Canadian Decorator Lynda Felton has in her home.

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In an article titled to_gallery__how_to_display_your_flea_market_finds-4.php”>Castoffs to Collectibles in the Sept 2010 Canadian Living, Lynda explains that she inherited her grandfather’s (still-working) antique alarm clock 15 years ago and it ignited her passion for collecting vintage alarm clocks. “Not all of them work, but I like their faces and well-loved look.”

Happy Collecting,

The Antiques Diva™

Pen Appeal

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For today’s diva post, I’m sending you chez elle to read her post on Pen Appeal!

And Ladies, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, take note! An antique or vintage fountain pen (or pen accessories) makes a great “mantique” present for your significant other!

Until next time, happy shopping!
The Antiques Diva™

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