• August 10th, 2012
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At JoAnne’s Antiques We have Turquoise Indian Jewelry!
At JoAnne’s Antiques we have Native American Jewelry and Turquoise Jewelry! This jewelry is sought after for the one-of-a-kind nature of each piece. Our jewelry is perfect for enhancing your cool summer look. The elegance of our hand crafted Turquoise Jewelry is unmistakable, come to our store to see all the great items we have! Each piece you’ll see is hand made by skilled Pueblo Indian jewelry artists. We have great pieces to choose from. OUr Turquoise Jewelry is some of the most sought after jewelry on the market today. The Turquoise Jewelry and Native American Jewelry that we offer in our store is of a very high quality at some of the most competitive prices online.


  • July 27th, 2012
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Come to Joanne’s Antiques for great Napkin Rings! We have a great selection of Napkin Rings that will accentuate any room and make a great conversation piece at any home gathering! A little history on Napkin Rings! The napkin ring is sometimes called a serviette ring. Did you know they were originally used to identify the napkins of a household between weekly wash days?

There are many different types of Napkin Holders that you will find at Joanne’s Antiques.The standard napkin ring is a simple ring made from skewers.The figural napkin ring is an American specialty in which the simple napkin ring is part of a small figure or sculpture that may take any shape and show any motif.Check our our unique branded Napkin rings that appear as single items with the name or initials of the owner. They notably are given as christening presents, or pairs often given as gifts at weddings and silver weddings.In the English speaking countries, numbered sets of 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 napkin rings are found.

Napkin rings are an invention of the European bourgeoisie, first appearing in France about 1800 and soon spreading to all countries in the western world.Most 19th century napkin rings were made of silver or silver plate, but others were made in bone, wood, pearl embroidery, porcelain, glass, and other materials.In the 20th century bakelite and other new materials were used.

You will find many great Napkin Holder treasures at Joanne’s Antiques!


  • July 23rd, 2012
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Inkwells at JoAnne’s Antiques!


Come to JoAnne’s Antiques for our great choices of inkwells. Whether in a small jar or container, you can find many great looking Inkwells. Inkwells are made of glass, porcelain, silver, brass, or pewter. You can use them for holding ink in a place convenient for the person who is writing. The artist or writer dips the brush, quill, or dip pen into the inkwell as needed or uses the inkwell as the source for filling the reservoir of a fountain pen. An inkwell usually has a hinged or screwed-on lid to prevent contamination, evaporation, accidental spillage, and excessive exposure to air.

Inkwells are as old as the written word. Prior to the widespread use of fountain pens in the 1800s, people would have to carry ink with them if they wanted to write while on the road. Portable inkwells, sometimes called travel wells or travelers, were devised for this purpose. A variation on the travel well was the scribe case, which combined a container for ink with an attached holster for the pen.

Today you can get a great looking inkwell to decorate your home and acentuate your home or office furniture! There are some great inkwell treasures to find at JoAnne’s Antiques. Come on in and explore some great finds and great deals!