On the 1st of each month I write short pieces about things important to executors (what to do when) and on the 15th about items an executor might find (what to do with) or ideas that may be helpful to others (what to do now). I work with clients throughout Toronto, York Region and the surrounding areas.
- Estate Administration in 500 Words … or Not – Part 4
- Estate Administration in 500 Words or So – Part 3
- Estate Administration in 500 Words or More – Part 2
- A Short Story – The Tea Caddy
- Estate Administration in 500 Words or Less
- Can I Wear My Grandfather’s War Medals?
- The Executor’s First Task – It May Not Be What You Think
- Carnival Glass – “Poor Man’s Tiffany”
- Distributions – Watch Your Language!
- Carte de Visites and Cabinet Cards
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Category Archives: Household Items
This April Canada is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (1917), one of the five major battles fought by Canadians during World War I. Before that came the 2nd Ypres (1915), then the Somme (1916); after … Continue reading
There are many types of antique and vintage glass available in the market today. Pressed glass (the pattern) has been around since about 1820 and iridescent glass (the finish) since at least 1873 – it was in this year that … Continue reading
The carte de visite (visiting card) is a small, thin albumin print mounted on thick card stock. These photographs were used both as calling cards and as gifts to family and friends. Popular from the late 1850s to the … Continue reading
Almost any type of wood can be used to build furniture. Each type of wood has its own colour and grain characteristics and can be stained or painted to suit the piece. The wood of a piece of furniture may … Continue reading
Clear glass is made by melting together sand (which contains silica), soda ash and limestone at a very high heat (1700°C). What we call “crystal” is simply a type of glass that has lead oxide added to the molten glass … Continue reading
My brother and I grew up with a trainset that my father built. That’s Penville, my station, which you can see above. I had the shops – naturally – and the school (well, I decided that the yellow house was … Continue reading
Here we have a lovely luncheon set of 12 knives and 12 forks with handles of mother-of-pearl housed in their original, velvet-lined wood case. The lengths of luncheon sets are shorter than dinner sets to correspond with the smaller luncheon plate size. … Continue reading