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Reyne Gauge: Turning Your Neglected Jewelry Into Cash!

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

That old engagement ring, or gold rope chain can possibly mean cutting your credit card debt in half. So what are some things to consider when selling your jewelry?

Reyne Gauge: More on Repurposing Antiques

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

You can take porcelain coffee cups and turn them into candleholders by mixing coloring and scent with wax beads, melting them and inserting a wick in the bottom of the cup. A unique gift that has function and a bit of history behind it.

Reyne Gauge: The History of the Candy Cane

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

You might be surprised to know that the candy cane, or concept of, was not created by a large American candy manufacturer.

Reyne Gauge: Monumental Art Find, or Not?

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

So what is a retired electrician doing with 271 works of art by Picasso?

Reyne Gauge: Antiques Taking Over Times Square

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

A pop up store in Times Square for fans of Pawn Stars and American Pickers is set to open at 1501 Broadway. The stars will be on hand to meet their fans and sign autographs.

Tips for Bidding at an Auction

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Reyne Haines

People truly look to the auction house to determine what price they are expected to pay for the items they are interested in. So what does this mean when there are no estimates?

Reyne Gauge: Inspired by the Masters -- Dale Chihuly

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Reyne Haines

With the struggles of losing his depth perception came new collaborations. Since that time, Chihuly's works have traveled to museums all over the world.

Reyne Gauge: When Is a Penny Worth More Than 1 Cent?

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

I would strongly suggest you check your pockets daily to see what coins might have been given to you throughout the day. That spare pocket change might be worth YOUR weight in gold.

Reyne Gauge: Toys for the Holidays for Grownups!

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

I think it's the inner "kid" in everyone that attracts them to collecting vintage toys. Perhaps it's a trip down memory lane. Needless to say, the Bertoia Auction is offering something for every big kid in your life.

Reyne Gauge: The History of Halloween

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

You might find it hard to believe that Halloween is not another Hallmark holiday made to create millions of dollars in commercial candy, card and costume sales. But it's true.

Reyne Gauge: Halloween Isn't Just for Kids!

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

Halloween has long been my favorite holiday. As a kid, my brother and I created haunted houses with our neighbors, weird "goo" for kids to have to st...

Reyne Gauge: Collecting or Hoarding?

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

There is a long standing joke among collectors that says we all have a touch of OCD or hoarding tendencies. But is it really a joke? Are we really ...

Reyne Gauge: Corvette Craze

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

(Photo by Dave Wendt) Anyone that knows me knows my love of Chevy Corvettes. I've had one as my daily driver for years and one day plan to add a '63...

Why Teach Kids in Museums?

Jim McNutt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jim McNutt

My father-in-law, Ed, a sometime chess partner and a long-time public school math teacher, was always involved with numbers and organizing things. He...

Superman Saves the Day

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Reyne Haines

One struggling family recently was staring foreclosure in the face, but was fortunate to stumble across the answer to their problems -- a comic book that was found in their basement.

Reyne Gauge: Celebrity Couture Round-up

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

I love reading all the style magazines and checking out all the tabloids. I'm not reading the articles, but more scanning the images to see who is we...

Reyne Gauge: The Ultimate Couture Collector

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

Alexander McQueen Swarovski Heel - Courtesy of H. Audrey Over the years we have admired the fashion sense of numerous ladies; Jacqueline Onassis, Aud...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Babies and Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Sorta weird how this became the globe-trotter episode. I'd seen Babies a few weeks ago and was going to go with it as the sole focus of the show, then...

Reyne Gauge: Think You Know Shoes?

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

Imelda Marcos showed women around the world what it meant to have a shoe fetish. At one point, Marcos had acquired 3,000 pair of shoes. Some of her...

Hoarding Magic Cards Makes You an Asshole

Brandon Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Brandon Mendelson

Wizards is caving to a minority of players who are ruining the game. They're called hoarder whores and they should never be listened to.

Reyne Gauge: American Pickers

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

It seems shows on antiques and collecting are all the rage these days. Antiques Roadshow has certain illustrated the public's desire for television s...

Reyne Gauge: Vintage Kitchens

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

I love Spring! I love that the tulips and bluebonnets are in bloom, the sky is blue for days on end and its warm enough outside to invite people over...

Hottest Show on Cable Returns For Season 2 -- American Pickers

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

America's favorite new TV show launched its first episode of Season 2 on June 7th. A staggering 4.3 million viewers tuned in to follow Mike Wolfe and...

East Meets West in the South - Asian Antiques up for bid!

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

June 26-27th should be an exciting weekend in Austin, Texas. Austin Auction Gallery is hosting an unbelievable auction with over 600 lots of European...

Vintage Toys: Something You Can "Bank" On

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

REYNE GAUGE: Bankable Antiques As children, we rarely gave thought to caring for our toys. They were made purely for our entertainment, and not to...