The Antiques Freaks are joined by Joanna Mahserdjian of Upstate Rug Supply to learn all about the delights of collecting one-of-a-kind, hand-woven, all-natural works of fiber arts - rugs, carpets, mats, bags, pillows, ottomans, and more! From dining room to show room (and beyond!), Joanna shares her antique rug journey. For more, check out her site at UpstateRugs.com, or visit The Shop on Warren Street in Hudson, NY.
The precursor to Barbie, Polly Pocket, Jem and the Holograms, and American Girl dolls. From French aristocratic mockery to Depression-era penny toys to queer mid-century icons, we've got the history of antique and vintage paper dolls. Plus a compelling argument for you to surrender your vintage bookshop stock to Ken.
Goats stealing fruit from a boy's basket. Frogs in little jackets skewering each other with teensy swords. A jolly party of Ice Age mammals skating across a frozen pond. What do these images have in common? CHRISTMAS! At least, according to those wacky Victorians and their sickening whimsy. Blame Charles Dickens. (Content warning for discussions of child abuse and child death.)
Chris and Paris from the Terrible Book Club podcast join us to read yet another story from Carnacki the Ghost-Finder! A chilling tale of spooky Edwardian haunting by William Hope Hodgson. It's like if Sherlock Holmes pointed at ghosts instead of solving mysteries. And Watson was divided into four characters, none of whom are permitted to speak or do anything.
CONTENT WARNING for graphic animal death (dog).
It's a tale as old as time. Venerated antique furniture expert suspected of fraud. Scrappy young antiques-dealing upstart with a shop on the wrong side of the tracks attempts to expose a bad deal. The reputation of the Palace of Versailles hangs in the balance. And it all comes down to licking a chair. Dee's taste-based antiques identification methods are vindicated in this, the sordid story of the Chair Daddy.