Danielle Halikias

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Aromatic Artistry: Perfume Bottles Through the Ages

December 1st, 2016

Perfume, the fragrant liquid eternally linked to the ideals of elegance and luxury, has a long and fascinating history. Today, the word perfume is used to describe lovely scented mixes. However, the origins of perfume take us back to something quite different from the modern fragrances we admire. Tied to expressions of religious devotion, health precautions, and cleanliness efforts – and pure pleasure – perfume’s earliest origins are a point of great intrigue.

Beauty & Beer: The Steins of Mettlach

September 26th, 2016

Whether you are drawn to exceptional rarity, specific subject matter, or simply designs that you find interesting, no collection is complete without a beautiful beer stein by Mettlach!

How to Spot It: Louis XIV, Louis XV, & Louis XVI Antiques

July 13th, 2016

In many ways, 18th-century French furnishings are the ideal of an antique—they are exquisitely constructed and meticulously designed to achieve both visual magnificence and functionality! The prevailing French styles of the 18th century are Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI, each style reflecting the rich social and political history of the period. From the lavish ornamentation of Louis XV to the quiet elegance of goût grec, 18th-century French furnishings are highly sought after in today’s market for their striking beauty and unsurpassed quality.

Emerald Terminology, Explained

May 4th, 2016

With an unmistakable lush green color, May’s birthstone has long been one of the most coveted of all colored gemstones. Adored since ancient times, the emerald was thought to possess magical powers that warded off evil spirits and cure diseases. Today, the emerald still holds power, but of an entirely different sort – the power […]

Presidents Day: A Cause for National Celebration

February 15th, 2016

It comes to no surprise that the annual President’s Day holiday sparks feelings of nationality, patriotism, and considerable countrywide honor. As a day that encompasses more than two hundred years of American history and leadership, it is impossible not to regard this holiday as a perennial day of remembrance. The day celebrates centuries of leadership by our earnest and fearless founding fathers, who have upheld American values for more than two hundred years.

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