Sunday, December 7, 2014

Advent Calendars

Advent calendars, which have been around since the 19th century, are a great way to count down the days to Christmas. The advent calendar starts on the first day of December and goes through Christmas Eve. In the past, advent calendars have been done as chalk drawing or even by lighting candles. It is more common to see a wooden, fabric, or even cardboard calendar to count the days until Christmas.

Wilmot Heritage Antiques & Gifts carries wooden Byers’ Choice advent calendars of many different designs, which have little doors where small items can be placed. There are many calendars that contain chocolate or even have something that an adult or a child can move from day to day.  The wooden advent calendars can be used in many different ways. Even small objects in each compartment/door can be used each year. It is up to you how it is used and what you want to see. It can be changed up every year and enjoyed year after year.  These wooden calendars are about 15 inches in height or more, making a perfect size for the house.  They are beautiful in homes, as gifts, and treasured throughout the years.  The Advent calendars will make memories that last year after year.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dickens Hospitality Center!

 Wilmot Heritage Antiques & Gifts is hosting the Dickens Hospitality Center!  This is the first time for Antioch to host the Dickens Holiday Village.  It is an experience you will not want to miss. Take a picture as a Dickens’ character with Olde time clothes in the hospitality center and buy some holiday souvenirs such as lighted holiday canvases, candles, and Olde England cups and saucers for tea time while you are there.  Lifelike figures have been created to represent figures from the past that lived in the Dickens Era that will guide you around downtown Antioch.  Olde England has come to life in Antioch.  Enjoy the feel of “A Christmas Carole” in downtown Antioch.  Browse through the shops, boutiques and eateries while checking out the scenery.  Don't be Scrooge and forget to take historic, holiday pictures with the figures from the Dickens Era.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Woof & Poof Fall Owls!

Woof & Poof is celebrating 39 years of making beautifully detailed, hand-crafted, high quality products. The Woof & Poof owls have big fabric eyes and beaks.  Some have bows, stuffed feet, layered fabric tummies, and all are made with autumn-styled fabric.  The owls come in brown, gray, black or white and come in two sizes. The bigger owls, which can be thought of as the parents, wear a bow tie.  There are also beautiful fall Woof & Poof scarecrows and cats to celebrate the fall season.  Add one to your home or make a collection to put in your living room.  They also look adorable on an end table or decorating a bookcase.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Genie in a bottle!

I love these perfume bottles from Fenton!  Several have detailed hand painted flowers.  They are so beautiful.  They are a treasured piece of the past.  Perfume bottles have been used as early as the 18th century.  As a collection or individual, these bottles would look great in any display.  They add a feminine touch to a dresser top, a curio cabinet or a special table.  Add a homemade doily to accent the colors in the bottle and protect the table top.  Don’t forget to put your favorite perfume in each! Use and then refill!  Bring back the romance of the past.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Milkhouse Candle Creamery

Milkhouse Candles are gaining respect for producing the cleanest burning candle on the market. They don’t have artificial color or lead in the wicks. The Milkhouse candles blend the waxes with pure beeswax and natural soy wax from soybeans that are grown in America.
The waxes do not contain carcinogens of paraffin candles, and the glassware containers are 100% recyclable. These candles will keep your family healthy and happy!
There are so many different scents to enjoy.  They have apple strudel, autumn pear, Jack Frost, Lemon Cheesecake and more.  So, add the smell of fresh baked apples, refreshing mint, juicy ripe pears, and sweet cream cheese to your house!

Apple Strudel
Fresh apples baked with juicy raisins in a fragrant blend of spice topped with a buttery crumb strudel. This will take you right back to Grandma's kitchen on baking day.
Autumn Pear
Juicy ripe pears warmed by the sun touched with just a kiss of vanilla, brown sugar and spice.
Jack Frost
Refreshing mint scented winter breezes softened with eucalyptus, rose and buttery vanilla.
Lemon Cheesecake
Sweet cream cheese heavy with fresh squeezed lemon juice baked in a gram cracker crust. This is everyone's favorite dessert. No artificial smell here...this recreates the real thing.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Peggy Karr Glass

Peggy Karr Glass makes their own colors by combining finely ground glass and ceramic pigments.  Small, hand-held sifters are used to apply color to the glass.
With the exception of the ornaments, all of the color layers are covered with a second layer of glass. This layer encases the design to ensure it will never fade or change color.

Most of the molds used are ceramic.  They are coated with a clay dust, which keeps the glass from adhering to the mold and gives each piece a unique pebble finish, one side giving it a little texture to the touch and to the eye.  The glass pieces are heated to 1600° F so they can fuse together and form one piece of glass, sealing and protecting the design forever.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ceramic Wall Plaques & Cook Books

Ceramic Wall Plaques

Does your d├ęcor need a splash of color?  Decorate any wall or room in your home with hand-painted ceramic plaques that have the look of beautiful art.  Add it to a collection of artwork or on its own.  They come in different themes and colors.  There are beach, wine, surfing, ocean and many more themes to enjoy.  The beautiful plaques range in sizes to fit in any desired location.  They are bright and colorful, clean easily and add a bit of fun to your home.  


Cook Books

Cook books bring back memories of the past.  I remember my mother and grandmother always using cook books.  They even had their favorites.  After they tried a recipe they would make notations on how to change and improve it or whether it was good and they wanted to use it again.  Whether it is Betty Crocker with her easy dishes, fondue, cupcakes, favorite cookies, healthy eating, vintage cook books or Martha Stewart with party delights, consider adding a cook book to your collection!  They are hands on and something special to share over time and with the generations.  Consider putting a photo or two in them to share experiences with other generations.