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Views from a small scale farm with antique restoration and collectible fascination on the side.

Cleaning Brass Plated Items

Who does not love a good treasure hunt! These are 4 brass plated items I could not resist.  Sometimes folks appreciate the patina from age on brass items...I do...but I always like to make sure that all my finds are cleaned before putting in our booths or offer for sell on our website.  This is one way I thought I would share how to do this without chemical products. You will need: Dawn Dish Washing Soap (blue preferred) Container to hold water Hot water Soft rags Wise Owl Furniture Salve or soft clear wax Soft bristle toothbrush 2" chip brush First you will need to determine whether your...

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Just a Little Rock

See it... Hiding in the bottom of my purse... It does not look special or different sitting among the other rocks... Nor special among the leaves... But it is very special to me. Mr. C  and I have been married for 34 years and that little rock has been with me the entire time. Mr. C  loves to collect rocks from various places and he picked this one up from a deer lease. This deer lease was one of his favorite places to be and is located outside of Vanderpool in the Texas Hill Country near Lost Maples State Park. He found this one, polished and shined it up, sealed it with something to...

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AG Antiques
313 W. Main Street
Houston, Texas  77008

Round Top Vintage Market
1235 North Hwy 235
Round Top, TX  78954
 
Miss Ellie’s Antiques, Collectibles, & More
22221 Hwy 6
Manvel, Texas  77578