Explore Beautiful Treasures at Antiques at The Gardens

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There’s something about shopping for antiques that’s just so special and rewarding. Finding perfect pieces to showcase in your home is always a carefully thought-out process, but selecting an antique takes even more consideration.  Every time you walk by that piece, whether it’s a table centerpiece or a chest of drawers, memories and thoughts of the past rush through your …

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The History of Bride’s Baskets with Lidy Baars, Antiques Dealer and Curator

Phyllis Lifestyle, People 39 Comments

Hi, Lidy Baars from FrenchGardenHouse here. Nothing makes me happier than to set my dining table or tea table with a beautiful, gleaming silver Bride’s Basket. Inspired by my love for shiny, elegant things, I bought my first Victorian “bride’s basket” long before I became an antiques dealer. I was 16. When other girls my age saved up for a …