“MonkeyPod” is a word you will often see stamped on the bottom of wooden Mid Century pieces. But what exactly is and how do you identify it? Today we will explore this mid century staple.Read More
Opening up Capitol Vintage Charm has taught me so much about inspecting an item. I am still not the best at it but with each hunt, I am getting better. I can’t tell you how many times I found something and my gut said “BUY IT” so I did and then got home and realized that in the midst of totally freaking out about actually finding it…I missed the broke knob or the discoloration or the chip.
One of the things I find to be the hardest is determining if an item (usually ceramic/porcelain) is hand painted. Sometimes it is easy to figure out and sometimes it isn’t. But knowing the difference is a huge factor in setting a price. Think of all the man hours and artistry that went into a hand painted item!
Here are my beginner tips for determining if an object was painted by hand…Read More