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Enamel Signs

Enamel Signs

To have vintage enamel signs in your home is to have an automatic conversation starter with people who know little about them, but where can these genuine signs be found and what should you look out for when buying? Our guide will help you negotiate the world of vintage signs and show you what to look for when considering antique signs for sale.  What are vintage enamel signs? Vintage enamel signs date back to the 1800s when they were used to advertise anything from petrol, services and food. They were usually found on the sides of buildings, outside shops, on...

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Go-To Industrial Styling

Go-To Industrial Styling

How does one describe industrial interior design? Here at Elsie Wolfe Wondrous Antiques, it’s all about simplicity, natural textures, clean lines, unfinished surfaces and most importantly, celebrating the characteristics of the property you’re in. Instead of masking those blemishes, try highlighting their irregularities by making them a focal point. Will and I have a passion for industrial inspired home ware, we are always on the hunt for industrial antiques and offer a collection of statement furniture and decorative accessories through our website, helping the creative, industrial lovers create character in their homes. But how, exactly, do you do that? Well,...

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The Power of Plants: In and Around Your Home

The Power of Plants: In and Around Your Home

At Elsie Wolfe Wondrous Antiques, we’ve always been amazed by the power of plants, and their ability to clean, nurture, and inspire. There’s lots of fun and easy ways to flex plant power in and around your own home. Starting with one of our favourite topics! lemons! Let lemon and salt work their magic. Sprinkle coarse kosher salt on a cutting board or butcher block, then using a halved lemon with the cut side down, scrub the salt against the wood. Scrape away any gunk, then rinse. You can also use salt and lemon juice to scrub dirty cookware or...

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3 Upbeat Elements that Will Set Your Home Décor Apart

3 Upbeat Elements that Will Set Your Home Décor Apart

One of the most popular reasons to visit any antique store, including Elsie Wolfe Wondrous Antiques, is to find unique items that will set your home décor apart from trends. Here at Elsie Wolfe, we offer an exclusive selection of furniture, collectibles and decor to help you find the perfect piece to complete your dream or help you achieve the offbeat style that you’re looking for. Of course, many people would like to give their home décor some personal flair, but not everyone has an idea of how to achieve that sense of whimsy or quirkiness. In this article, we’ll...

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Add Charm to Your Home with Farmhouse Décor!

Add Charm to Your Home with Farmhouse Décor!

There are many different ways to decorate your home. You can pick and choose what you like and make your house feel like a home with fun and beautiful decorations. Decorating does not always come easy for everyone, but once you decide on a style it can be fun and exciting to select different pieces to display in your home. One decorating trend that is very popular today is farmhouse style decor. Featuring on the front of House and Garden Magazine many times shows people love it for its clean and simple lines, and the fact that it is usually pretty...

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