Greetings from Gloria

"...The proper moment has arrived to begin to share this multi-faceted, carefully edited collection with other persons of similar desires and interests:  These are quality furnishings ― appealing to both casual collectors and interior designers alike." 

Warmest Greetings to Cherished Visitors

 

As an inveterate, self-made “connoisseur” of distinctive artworks, fine literature, collectibles, and home furnishings, I dreamed of placing the entirety of my varied collections ― with the greatest sense of fulfillment — within the vast, yet embracing spaces of an historic mansion, preferably an edifice renowned for its great visual appeal, statuesque grandeur, and quality craftsmanship. 

     Perhaps any one of these majestic homes had stood empty for a period of time, and it quietly and persistently beckoned me to consider becoming its new mistress and caretaker, so that it might contentedly resume its glory-days. Such homes yearn for a return to their earlier liveliness, purpose, and handsome stature...

       Author F. Hopkinson Smith best encapsulates this philosophy in the 1912 book titled Charcoals of Old New York, in the chapter pertaining to the Jumel Mansion ...

Strange, almost human things, are houses. Each one is started out in life with a special purpose; it may be the preservation of a period of design; the maintenance of a family's aristocratic standard, or the housing and protection of an augmented offspring.

Then, like men, some go to pieces from sheer weakness, some lose their own identities in servility to passing whims, while others, with individualities intact, keep their compelling dignities through every change of fortune, triumphant to the end.

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      Striving to bring long-stored-but-unseen collections out of the shadows, my intention was to stock the library with my finest books, furnish the spacious rooms in the manner of a stately Victorian villa, and delightedly dress the verandah with garlands, sparkling lights and gleaming lanterns.  To onlookers, it seemed as if I had embarked on an exercise in grandiosity; a rebalancing was in order; thus, home-treasures.com came into being. 

       The proper moment has arrived to begin to share this multi-faceted, carefully edited collection with other persons of similar desires and interests:  These are quality furnishings ― appealing to both casual collectors and interior designers alike ― that are intended to lend elegance, charm, and a welcoming spirit to festive occasions; to bring soft illumination to rooms decorated for holiday gatherings; and to add value and completion to specific collections already underway.

       We continually refresh our offerings at home-treasures.com. I invite you to attend this site regularly in order to capture for yourself any of these cherished and rather rare items ― many of which, once sold, shall never again appear on this site! ... However, before proceeding to the rich selection of "home treasures," I recommend viewing the "Payment/Policies" page, so you'll be fully informed.

       Please know that all of the items offered by home-treasures.com are “pre-owned,” and therefore may bear evidence of gentle use, although a good number of them are in “near-new” condition that belies their age. While offering our customers free shipping on all purchases, we also avoid unnecessary expenditure on fancy packaging-and-shipping materials. Be assured, however, that our packaging efforts are exceptional, with an eye to safety and security in the handling and preparation of each shipment.

       Enjoy perusing the many unique gifts, books, fine artisan works, and collectibles on display at home-treasures.com Let these treasures beautify and bring delight to your private world. …..

Gloria

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