Just checking in with some of the new items added to Time Was Antiques...
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
I have been adding so many wonderful items to Time Was Antiques, I just have to share them with you!
I have had quite a few messages on my Facebook age requesting it, so here goes!
I hope you enjoy seeing the new treasures!
For info on any of them, click on the photos to go to the item!
Wedgwood England Biscuit Barrel Blue Jasperware Dip Blue 1890s Sacrifice Figures
Etruscan Revival Brooch 22kt Gold Genuine Garnets Pearls 1860s Pin Handmade Pin
Anglo Indian Sadeli Micro Mosaic Jewelry Box Edwardian Era Ruched Velvet Persian
Edwardian Cuff Links Gold Filled Star Cut Rhinestone Centers Pivoting Backs 1900 Downton
Edwardian Wishbone Toast Rack Toast Points For Pate Ball Feet England
Spider Genuine Amber 1930s Signed Russian 8kt Gold Brooch Pin Hand Made USSR
George V And Mary Coronation 1911 Mug Royal Winton Tankard
Friday, September 15, 2017
Today, September 15th, is Britain's Prince Harry's 33rd birthday, having been born in 1984
The younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, following older brother William...
Prince Harry has had a military career, serving in Afghanistan and is actively involved now in supporting the royal family as the Queen, his grandmother ages.
He is close to his father and is said to be about to be engaged...
He is a great supporter of the Invictus Games for wounded military personnel and the Sentebale Trust conservation activities in Africa.
Harry lives as Kensington Palace, London as does his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Happy Birthday Harry!
Thursday, August 31, 2017
From our archives at Time Was Antiques... and you will never guess what we sold it for in 2008.... and is hardly ever seen...
This is a VERY RARE Grimwades, England pie funnel and pie divider combination kitchen gadget with an art deco design.
The Bleriot Pie Divider was made by Grimwades, Stoke-on-Trent England who were soon to be associated with Royal Winton. The pie vent and pie divider combo is glazed ceramic and measures 4 inches high by 6.5 inches long by 3 inches wide and was made 1909-1920. The patent registry date is on the piece for 1909. The Grimwades Bleriot Pie Divider was part of the Hygenic Kitchen and Tableware division of Grimwades, Ltd. And is a great piece of antique kitchenalia.
These pie funnel, pie vent or pie bird with a pie divider to serve 2 different types of filling in the same pie are extremely rare, especially in this condition. The Grimwades Bleriot Pie Divider is in very good +++ condition with no cracks and only a teeny, tiny spot on the spout rim and a small shallow chip on the base rim. There was a bit of discoloration because this pie vent and divider was used and cherished.
The Bleriot Pie Divider is pictured with original patent schematic on page 38 of Collectibles For The Kitchen, Bath and Beyond by Bercovici et al. Cool!
The Grimwades Bleriot Pie divider was a great addition to someone's pie funnel, pie bird collection, kitchenalia or kitchen gadget cache or Royal Winton Grimwades collection.
And the price it sold for in 2008???
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
I don't think there was a dry eye as her sons followed her coffin during her funeral...
William, Harry and Kate visited what used to be the sunken garden at Kensington Palace...one of our favorite places in the grounds...which is now the Princess Diana Memorial Garden. To see more of that, click the link below...I was unable to embed it so you can see it here on the blog...
There have been many documentaries in the last few weeks to commemorate this sad anniversary...some good, some bad, some sensationalizing. The People's Princess has become a figure of myth almost, and this date just needed to be commemorated and remembered.
From our archives, some of the many memorial items that we had on Time Was Antiques...such a feeling that we all needed something tangible to remember her by....
Friday, August 4, 2017
August 4, 1900 was the birthdate of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, wife of King George VI and mother of Queen Elizabeth II and affectionately known as the Queen Mum
This photo was apparently taken in the 1970s of the Queen Mum with her 2 daughters Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose
The Queen Mother died at Windsor at age 102 in 2002
Brought back to a new generation by the movie The King's Speech, Elizabeth's role in the monarchy was an important one.
Born in Hitchin to the Earl and Countess of Strathmore, she apparently refused Albert, the Duke of York and the future George VI, 3 times, not wanting to be in court life.
But they were married in 1923, and had the 2 princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret
In 1937, after Albert's elder brother King Edward VIII abdicated to marry American divorcee' Wallis Simpson, Albert became King George VI and she, Queen Elizabeth
Elizabeth was a tireless supporter of her husband and the GBP or Great British Public, during World War II earning her the heart of the people.
She refused to move from Buckingham Palace, made frequent tours of goodwill and support to bombed areas and quipped about Buckingham Palace being bombed as well. There were also the famous black lines in the Buckingham Palace bathtubs because water rationing was in force elsewhere in London.
On her husband's untimely death on February 6, 1952, she was became the supporter of her daughter, now Queen Elizabeth II. She was affectionately nicknamed The Queen Mum...both my family and my husband's always referred to her as that, and we grew up with that....
Her legacy lives on now...Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was recently seen wearing the Papyrus or Lotus Tiara...
The piece was produced by royal jewellers Garrard & Co in 1923 at the request of the Queen Mother using the diamonds and pearls from a wedding gift. The pearls were from her mother in law Queen Mary.
A wonderful legacy and a wonderful personality.
Friday, July 28, 2017
July 28th is the 151st anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth...born on July 28, 1866 and beloved of many!
Her books and characters are still favorites of adults and children all around the world. I had them in the kindegarten class I taught, and the children loved them!
My favorite character is Mrs. Tiggy-winkle...I guess that's why I have always been so thrilled to come across a hedgehog on our English visits...although the sightings diminished as the years passed...especially when staying with our niece how has rescued racing greyhounds...
Her illustrations were so cute! You have to go a long way to find someone as talented...I couldn't begin to do a post that honors her work enough.
This is her home in Cumbria called Hilltop, which is a wonderful and evocative place to visit...
The photo is from the National Trust who maintains the property...
so a happy birthday to a beloved figure in most homes, a a joyous reminder of childhood for many, including me!