Dr. Lori Verderame

Dr. Lori: Antiques and Your Home: Thrifty products for your Antiques by Dr. Lori Verderame

Dr. Lori Verderame

You don’t need to invest in expensive products in order to protect, clean, or display your fine art or antiques. Since we all have to watch our pennies in today’s economy, here are some money saving tips and little-known tricks to keep your antiques and artwork in tip top shape. Many of my audience members at my nationwide appraisal events have complained that white cloths and acid free tissue paper, both staples for storing antiques […]

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Avoiding Heirloom Damage by Dr. Lori Verderame

Dr. Lori Verderame

About a week ago, a friend called me in a panic. She realized that her sump pump failed and there was water all over her basement. After calling in the plumbers and the clean up team, she called me to ask if there was any way that she can save her beloved childhood scrapbooks. She told me, “While you had always told me not to store my scrapbooks in the basement, I had them up […]

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Are you Damaging your Family Heirlooms? by Dr. Lori Verderame

Dr. Lori Verderame

It’s easy to spot obvious damage on your art, antiques, and collectibles when you are considering spring cleaning. Evidence like mold growing on your antique prints, a tear in an oil painting that grandma left to you, or a huge crack in a 1950s ceramic cookie jar are easy to identify. The real question is: Can you stop it before it starts? Yes. When it comes to properly displaying your art or antiques, some of […]

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: The Fine Art of Lighting by Dr. Lori Verderame

Dr. Lori Verderame

Rembrandt van Rijn’s paintings are famous for their luminosity. When considering works by the Dutch master in major international museums, you might agree with most people who think that a Rembrandt painting looks pretty good in any light! I agree with that statement. For art lovers, it is important to remember that there are certain methods to properly light your art masterpiece. While Rembrandt’s paintings seemingly glow of their own accord, various light sources are […]

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Online Selling in the Age of Covid – 19

2.President Benjamin Harrison White House dinner plate worth $1,000, bought at a yard sale for $1 and sold with Dr. Lori’s help.

by Dr. Lori Verderame When you think of eBay.com, Etsy.com, Rubylane.com, Facebook marketplace, Chairish.com, and other sites for online selling, you probably think about electronics, toys, kitchen items, jewelry, paintings, magazines, clothes, doorknobs, bikes, celebrity autographs, and just about everything—old or new–else! Working or non-working condition doesn’t even matter when it comes to selling stuff online. Many people are selling online and I’m showing them how to do it with instructional videos about how to […]

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Dumpster or No Dumpster? Dr. Lori’s Antiques Quiz

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by Dr. Lori Verderame When cleaning out grandma’s attic, are you making decisions based on memories, just guessing an object’s value as you go? When it comes to your valuable objects, would you recognize the treasures from the trash?  My quiz game, “Dumpster or No Dumpster” will help you to use your antiques knowledge to determine whether you should throw something out or keep it. You may have already done this when you were downsizing, […]

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Dr. Lori’s Tips for Treasure Hunting at the Thrift Store

Many people are sticking to their budgets or supplementing their income by shopping at and selling wares from Thrift Stores like Good Will, Care & Share Thrift Stores, The Salvation Army and others. On my Real Bargains videos on www.youtube.com/drloriv channel, I feature real life stories of thrift store finds and I share insider information about how to identify all types of fine and decorative art, antiques, furniture, lamps, clocks, and collectibles. What’s more, I show […]

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Settling Estates filled with Antiques

  Grandma passed away leaving behind a house filled with art, antiques and collectibles. You and your family members have varied feelings about her heirlooms. Some of your relatives want to divvy up everything. Others want to just bring in a reseller. Other family members are ready to pile it all into a dumpster. And, some relatives are ready to give away every unwanted object. And, of course there are also those folks who just […]

Wonderful Wall Designs using Antiques

   Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori  By Dr. Lori Verderame Integrating antiques, vintage items, and family heirlooms into a home’s interior design aesthetic spark memories and bring dazzle to a room. Don’t be afraid to place something old alongside of something new and contemporary. While there are traditional ways to decorate all four walls of a room like with paintings, prints, wreaths and the like, there are also some non-traditional solutions that can make […]