European Finds Blog

  • How to Gift Antiques - And What Antiques Make Good Gifts

    | Sheila Howell

    Vintage and antique objects make charming and unique gifts for weddings, housewarming, hostess gifts, birthdays and many other special occasions. The secret? Know the recipient!  In choosing any gift it's important to know the interests, likes and hobbies of the person you're gifting. If someone ... View Post
  • How to Hang Antique Posters and Textiles (Without Destroying Them)

    | Sheila Howell

    Antique textiles, maps and posters are meaningful souvenirs of your travels and adventures, and easy to pack up and carry home. While framing is a simple - although sometimes expensive - solution to displaying ephemera and textiles in your home, there are other ways to hang and display posters and fabrics in your home.  View Post
  • How to Clean an Antique Crystal Chandelier

    | Sheila Howell

    When I found this antique crystal chandelier it had been in storage a very long time - and had the dirt and grime to prove it. Once we received it at the warehouse, it took over 20 hours to clean and photograph. I use vinegar and distilled water to clean old glass and crystal with cotton cloths ... View Post