An elegant mirror with a regal monogram and a laurel motif, surrounded by a gilt frame, adds polish to any entryway. The instructions below are specific to the mirror, but the technique can be adapted for any glass surface.
We love old glass bottles because of their quirks -- the trapped bubbles, the swirls of sediment, the color variations. Most of these changes came slowly, and the glass containers that result -- such as this molded demijohn made in the 1880s -- create a timeline of American ingenuity. To learn how to read history through the bottles you'll encounter at flea markets (including a glossary of terms) read on.