Linda Hamer Kennett’s Story Archive

Treasures in the Kitchen

While I appreciate the conveniences of a modern kitchen as much as the next woman, if you look behind my cabinet doors you will find my true passion is very little 2017 ….and very much vintage. Kitchen collectibles have long been one of my guilty pleasures. If you share this … Read More

Collectible Glass — Now is the Time to Buy

Are you a lover of vintage glassware? If so, I have good news… and bad news. Let’s look at the downside first. The market for collectible glass took a hit in 2005 and has been on a steady downward trend every since. Some fault eBay and Etsy for flooding the … Read More

Collectible Luggage

Antique steamer trunks, vanity cases and even that old Samsonite suitcase you carried off to college in 1987 are at the top of the most wanted collectibles list for the summer of 2017. Collectible vintage luggage is sought by repurposers who turn it into furniture, interior designers who stack it … Read More

Tips for Buying Vintage Furniture

From the thrill of the hunt to the joy of snagging a bargain, vintage shopping is a great way to furnish your home on a budget and avoid that cookie-cutter look in the process. Add to that the benefits to the environment every time a piece is saved from the … Read More

To Turn a Phrase . . .

Some of my fondest recollections of childhood were the times I spent with my Grandpa Hamer. I always enjoyed our conversations and the interesting phrases he would use. As we worked together in his raspberry patch, I remember him saying to me “just because your friends are doing it doesn’t … Read More