SOME NOVELTY GIFT IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS

By: John Hogan

We at Passion for the Past Antiques have been supplying a variety of antiques and collectible objects to our clients for over twenty-five years. What better time in the year than the coming Christmas season to give a special gift to a special friend or family member from an antique shop.

RUDOLSTADT ANTIQUE PORCELAIN LADY PORTRAIT PLATE, C. 1882-91

RUDOLSTADT ANTIQUE PORTRAIT PLATE

AMERICAN BRILLIANT PERIOD CUT GLASS VASE BUTTERFLY PATTERN, CIRCA 1900-1905

BRILLIANT CUT GLASS VASE BUTTERFLY

VINTAGE RHINESTONE VIOLIN BROOCH

VINTAGE RHINESTONE VIOLIN BROOCH

DERBY ANTIQUE SILVERPLATE CONVERTIBLE CANDELABRA, C. 1890-1900

DERBY ANTIQUE SILVERPLATE CANDELABRA

ART NOUVEAU BRISTOL GLASS ANTIQUE TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1910

BRISTOL GLASS ANTIQUE TABLE LAMP

MAHOGANY ANTIQUE SHEET MUSIC CABINET, CIRCA 1910

MAHOGANY ANTIQUE SHEET MUSIC CABINET

As the word antique conjures up something whimsical, unique with lots of charm and personality, we have an array of wonderful gift giving items. Items include antique and vintage chinaware, antique and vintage crystal, antique American and Canadian brilliant period cut glass, other antique and vintage glassware, vintage jewelry, antique and vintage metals, antique and vintage silverware, vintage sterling silver and some very interesting unique antique and vintage small pieces of furniture and lighting. We have prices to match any pocket book for the serious browser who is looking for something unique. If the object is not posted on our website, more than likely it is possibly at our physical store location. With our store-wide sale of 30%-75% off all merchandise at our physical store location in addition to our Christmas sale (starting November 1 2009 to December 31 2009.) of 10%-25% discount on all web store or website items (shopping cart), one should certainly find it relatively easy to select an interesting gift.

We therefore encourage you to take advantage of both our ongoing physical store-wide sale and our Christmas website sale. Make sure to read the CONDITION description of each object such that there are no surprises and that both the buyer and seller are happy.

Enjoy browsing our website and we shall look forward to your friendly visit at our physical shop location 1646 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario; telephone # 1-416-535-3883. Ask for proprietors, John or Joe, each of whom will gladly assist you in selecting the item of your choice.

Once you have entered our web store, in order to view all of our other on-line store items (shopping cart items) and descriptions, you may browse either by typing a specific item (product) into the SEARCH bar or choose the Side Menu Category (located to the left when you have entered the Shop). You may also use the QUICK LINKS located at top of each Product Page. Click SHOP to locate all shopping cart items.

To view all of our items in LIGHTING and FURNITURE, click on each of these two categories in our CATALOG SECTION located at top of Product
Page. After you have clicked your category, use the SIDE MENU in order to locate the item of your choice either in FURNITURE or LIGHTING. These items (products) will not show if typed into the SEARCH bar of our shopping cart.

Should you wish to view any of these website products (shopping cart items) in person, please send us a 24 hour email in advance or telephone us with ITEM NUMBER such that the item/items can be made available for your viewing at our physical store location. Many small items (shopping cart items) on our site are kept in storage due to limited store space.

Click on images (to right of this article) to enlarge. Here are some of our recommended gift-giving items for each category:

CHINAWARE:
RUDOLSTADT ANTIQUE PORCELAIN LADY PORTRAIT PLATE, C. 1882-91

CRYSTAL AND GLASSWARE: BRILLIANT CUT GLASS VASE BUTTERFLY AND DAISY PATTERN, CIRCA 1900-1905

JEWELRY:
USA, VINTAGE RHINESTONE VIOLIN BROOCH, CIRCA 1980

SILVERPLATE:
 DERBY ANTIQUE SILVERPLATE CONVERTIBLE CANDELABRA, CIRCA 1890-1900

LIGHTING:
ART NOUVEAU BRISTOL GLASS ANTIQUE TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1910

FURNITURE:
MAHOGANY ANTIQUE SHEET MUSIC CABINET, CIRCA 1900-1910

For more description of these items click on links below:

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