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Happy New Year 2012!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2012 bring many blessings, prosperity and joy to all my friends, family and blog followers. Here’s a list of the best and most popular blog posts of 2011 for you to enjoy! January 2011 was the most significant with regards to my blog, since that’s when I migrated the entire past SIX years worth of posts and photos from Blogger.com to […]

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Tinay Studio Custom Wicker–Monday Mention

Tinay Studio Custom Wicker–Monday Mention

MONDAY MENTION– Today I’m giving a shout-out to someone I’ve written about here on the blog before, Peeta Tinay of Tinay Studio located in Tacoma, Washington. Peeta had her wicker repair business listed on my National Furniture Repair Directory™-Wicker Experts for many years, but just recently decided not to renew her advertising. As she explained, she’s getting away from the antique wicker furniture restoration and […]

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Victorian Heart Shaped Wicker Set-part 4

Victorian Heart Shaped Wicker Set-part 4

WEDNESDAY WICKER WISDOM–Sad to report, but this will be the final post about the lovely Victorian Heart Shaped Wicker Set that I’ve shared with you here on the blog… Bargain hunter Patty made some more phone calls to local area antique dealers in central Florida and had finally located someone that was knowledgeable about antique wicker. So she and hubby Neil, loaded up the truck […]

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Victorian Heart Shaped Wicker Set-part 3

Victorian Heart Shaped Wicker Set-part 3

WEDNESDAY WICKER WISDOM-Continued from last week’s post–It seems that I was the only person to respond to Patty’s inquiry about their newly acquired wicker set. Since she wanted to research the pieces before they sold them, she had contacted several antique dealers and wicker repair experts in her area, but got no response. Then she got on the Internet and found me through my volunteer […]

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Antique Victorian Wicker Heart Set–Wednesday Wicker Wisdom

Antique Victorian Wicker Heart Set–Wednesday Wicker Wisdom

It is with a very sad heart (no pun intended),  that I give you an update on the genuine antique Victorian wicker heart shaped set I posted about back in February. It was a three piece set, which included a settee, a woman’s chair and the companion gentleman’s chair that I posted about, but there’s so much to tell, I will do it in several […]

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Tuesday Tips–Join the Chair Caning Forum

Tuesday Tips–Join the Chair Caning Forum

Tuesday Tips— Join the Seatweaving & Chair Caning Forum–The Caner’s Community Hub™ for a sense of belonging, friendship and sharing of information regarding all aspects of chair seat weaving and wicker repair. A day or so ago on the forum, chair caner Wesley Luckey from PA, mentioned that he first met me while taking my wicker furniture repair class at the John C. Campbell Folk […]

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Wednesday Wicker Wisdom-Rubber Buggy Wheels

Wednesday Wicker Wisdom-Rubber Buggy Wheels

Do you have an antique wicker baby perambulator with rubber on the wheels or a later 1920s wicker doll buggy that needs to have the rubber on the wheels replaced? Have they seen better days, but you don’t know where to get them repaired? Or maybe you are a wicker restoration specialist and need a source where you can go to get your customer’s wheels […]

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Victorian Heart Shaped Wicker–Friday Feature

Victorian Heart Shaped Wicker–Friday Feature

I couldn’t wait until next week for the Wednesday Wicker Wisdom post. So decided to blog about this lovely heart-shaped Victorian wicker settee, just in time for Valentine’s Day on Monday! Isn’t this a great wicker piece? The owners contacted me about it through column at AllExperts.com, where I’ve been volunteering as an expert on antique wicker furniture and chair seat weaving since 2007. They […]

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Use Smoked Rattan Reed to Repair Wicker

Use Smoked Rattan Reed to Repair Wicker

For years before the smoked rattan reed was invented, we wicker repair pros had to stain match the natural whiteish reed color to a dark stained wicker piece. So once the new smoked reed came on the market in the 1980s, I was elated! When restoring a dark stained wicker furniture piece, it’s a good idea to use smoked rattan reed instead of the natural […]

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