Patina Lane Gift Certificates

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My obsession of objects of the past really began in the closet of my bedroom on the 4th floor of our home in Ingomar, Pennsylvania in 1955.

The home was built in 1903 with 4 bedrooms, the largest being the entire 4th floor. At the top of the stairs was a closet that was set into the eaves of the roof. It was papered with antient Egyptian motifs. As a five-year-old, I thought that closet had ties to the Great Pyramids and my love for things old began!

I spent many hours hidden in there fantasizing about life at those times. I read books and watched documentaries and truly dreamed of being an archeologist and digging up hidden treasures...little did I know I would spend years searching for and collecting antique treasures to remake or sell.