Estate Planning.....you've got to get rid of the STUFF

Estate Planning.....you've got to get rid of the STUFF
Change. debilitating. earth-shaking. fright. UGH! I get to talk with the most interesting people. Because I sell antiques, they marvel at the "trip down memory lane". In almost all conversations, the talk turns to the job of disassembling a grandparents' home, moving mom to the nursing home. The job of...

Antique Businesses taking a hit...

Antique Businesses taking a hit...
  This past week, I spent about three hours in my favorite antique mall in Ohio. After the first hour, I began to sense something I had not noticed before. Lots of REPRODUCTIONS. These days, the woman who is decorating her house is no longer an antique purist. She loves...

Beginning a Business...the wonder of it all.

Beginning a Business...the wonder of it all.
When I was younger, shopping was a huge deal. Getting into the car and going to huge malls and strip shopping centers were the thing. The variety was overwhelming....and it was not in my own town. My own community had a 5 and dime store, a pharmacy with a soda...

September? the holidays are appoaching...

September? the holidays are appoaching...
I don't know if you wonder this....but when September rolls around, i start thinking about the holidays. Fall nights are probably the best thing that happens in the world. Not only do we get to get our sweaters, socks and boots out again, we also lounge more on the couch...

The BIG word: downsizing...

The BIG word: downsizing...
I have great estate sale customers. They can provide you references if you wish. We always post your sale on estatesale.net....

The Stuff you've got in the basement....the attic!

The Stuff you've got in the basement....the attic!
It is so funny. Some of you have these things in your possession and just don't know what to do with them. The tags that were left on items by your grandmother that said "under any circumstance, do not sell this. this belonged to Aunt Millie....." and so you have...

Living with Color in a Gray/Grey World

Living with Color in a Gray/Grey World
Mkat's is open Wednesday to Friday 10 - 5 and Saturday 10 - 4. Stop in anytime and see the fun stuff for your house. something old, used and comfy will make your house look used and comfy....just how we like it.

Collections are of ULTIMATE importance!

Collections are of ULTIMATE importance!
As a child, i remember going into my grandparent's antique shop in Florida, Ohio. It was located on the south side of State Route 24 (now changed to County Road 424) in the "old jail". You know it now as the plum colored two story house. There was indeed a...

GET RID OF IT? or KEEP IT!

GET RID OF IT? or KEEP IT!
You probably don't know this about me....but I am a saver. I'm not quite a hoarder yet, but I am frightened by the things that I have accumulated in my life. One of the reasons I opened an Antique shop was to help me purge....and guess what happened? You are...