Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Curious Collector : A Book Review by Iantiqueonline.com Editor

I must confess, I seldom come home from the mall with books these days, preferring to order my books on-line. But when I picked up The Curious Collector by Jessie Walker at Barnes and Noble , I knew that book was coming home with me. This indeed is one of my my favorite antiques and collectibles book.

Jessie Walker Award Winning Photographer

Jessie Walker’s award winning photography captured my attention immediately. For all my friends who are passionate about their collections and love vintage decor wait till you see over 100 popular fabulous collectibles featured in this exquisitely designed 240 page , clearly written book.

The book is what I would describe as “simple elegance”, providing an easy to follow introduction about each collectible shown accompanied by gorgeous photographs.

My favorite sections in The Curious Collector are “French Tole”, “celluloid”, “Pickard”, “Bakelite”, :Advertising Tins”, “Tip Trays”, “Flow Blue” , “Perfume Bottles”. Other areas include, ceramics, textiles, glassware, metals, fashion and beauty, paper, plastics, metal toys, Folk Art and everyday objects.

Red Lips 4 Courage Co-Publisher

The Curious Collector is , published by Lark Books in association with www.redlips4courage.com. This quirky named creative communications company was started by Eileen Paulin who served as editor and associate publisher of Romantic Homes magazine and associate publisher of Victorian Homes.
I thought this book was very reasonably price......which is why I walked out of Barnes and Noble with book in hand!

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of Iantiqueonline.com an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

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