A Door into the Past Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Stored In Copper Vessels Personal encounter with Antiques! Antique Coin Toning AndWhy You Should Know About It The Click And Whirr Of The Vintage Portable Typewriter

A Door into the Past

02
Feb
A Door into the Past
              Antique main door with carved frame,projected canopy,brass handle, locking chain and turmeric yellow threshold   Gather around on the rug, its story time! The sun is beginning to rise with its rays just beginning to filter in through the windows of the house. It wakes up a small boy, all of his seven years apparent in the curiosity his eyes held. He looks out of the window to see the bright green of the fields, and he hears the chirping of the birds and the tinkling...
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Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Stored In Copper Vessels

27
Jan
Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Stored In Copper Vessels
These days even doctors recommend patients to drink water stored in copper jugs overnight on empty stomachs. Our ancestors were wise and intelligent; no wonder they used vessels made of brass and copper and they lived a longer life and were healthier than our generation. Also according to Ayurveda, there are three doshas in our bodies namely vata, kapha and pitta and it is commonly believed drinking water stored in copper jug has the ability to balance all these three doshas of our bodies. Most...
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Personal encounter with Antiques!

18
Jan
Personal encounter with Antiques!
I have known YK Sir for little over a month now, we were introduced by a common friend and since then we have been exchanging mails and talking over the phone. I can say we have been bonding over antiques. We never met officially until last Saturday (26th December, 2015). After exchanging a couple of mails- planning our rendezvous, we finally met and ever since that meeting all I am doing is thinking and visualising about the items(rare, classic, vintage and old) that were displayed in his...
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Antique Coin Toning AndWhy You Should Know About It

08
Jan
Antique Coin Toning AndWhy You Should Know About It
A lot of antique collectors start off with an interest in old coins. Coin toning is a term used to describe the discolouring of coins which happens due to the oxygen in the air and its effects on the metal of the coin.The word of the day today for the budding numismatist is toning. I’m sure the antiquer in you is eager to figure out how toning applies to you and your love for antiquing.If you have a conversation with someone interested in coins, they will give you varied opinions about...
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The Click And Whirr Of The Vintage Portable Typewriter

21
Dec
The Click And Whirr Of The Vintage Portable Typewriter
Now, the bibliophile in you is tap tapping away at a computer every night as you churn out your master pieces, all the while hoping that you had one of those fancy type writers. How do I know this, you ask me? That’s because I have the misfortune of having a brain that constantly obsesses over old and outdated things as well. Now that you know about my obsession for good old things, it’s time to tell you about the one fascinating portable vintage type writer that I saw recently. This is not...
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6 Things To Keep In Mind Before You Go Antiquing

05
Dec
6 Things To Keep In Mind Before You Go Antiquing
If you are thinking of going antiquing this week, you’ve come to the right place. Though, if you know enough of it to make a weekend of antiquing, you know where to begin. But for the uninitiated, here is where you begin, be glad! Let me start by giving you a dictionary meaning of the word and let’s take it from there. The Oxford dictionary says that an antique is a collectable item of high value because of its age and quality. Well, that is what an antique essentially is. But if you talk...
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Go Vintage With Your House This Winter!!!

23
Nov
Go Vintage With Your House This Winter!!!
How many times have you visited a place and got blown away by the ambiance and decor? Recently I visited a hotel in Udaipur and I was mesmerized with the way the hotel’s decor was done. There wasn’t a single item that belonged to today’s world, from the flower pot to the statutes, it all appeared classic and vintage. Every artifact looked like an antique in itself. Everything that was displayed in the hotel lobby, courtyard of the rooms screamed out culture and heritage. Most of the...
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Antiques – A Class Apart!

10
Nov
Antiques – A Class Apart!
Antiques are rare collectible items that have survived the test of time and lived a lineage. It is a matter of pride to own such mystic pieces of art belonging to an era where we didn’t even live. A piece of antique takes us back in time giving an insight into the culture, values and beliefs of people who lived in that particular time period. An antique item could be anything belonging to an era; it could be anything ranging from utensils to weapons to drawings to coins. The best part about...
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Bonding Over Antiques – An Interesting Association

31
Oct
Bonding Over Antiques – An Interesting Association
Recently, I have added some more antiques to my collection, all thanks to a random visitor to my blog. How I acquired those antiques is a story in itself. Mr. Rajappan happened to stumble upon my blog by chance and shared that he had some antiques with him too. We exchanged messages and a couple of phone calls later; I was on my way to his hometown to take a look at his antique collection. I casually happened to mention to him that he should write about his love for antiques sometime. He...
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Kidaram – Large Brass Water Storage Pot

24
Oct
Kidaram - Large Brass Water Storage Pot
Kidaram, the huge brass water storage pot on pedestal                                 This large brass storage pot is known as Kidaram in Tamil language. Kidaram is used for storage of water in the area known as Chettinadu in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Chettinadu is a dry area and in the olden days where corporation water supply was not available through the running pipelines, people used to depend on rain...
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