American Style Iron Beds

We people don’t always associate American style with iron beds. One of the main reasons is that when people initially think of them they think of England and the Victorian Era. It’s because our history in this country was still at it’s infancy when England’s had already been going strong for some 1500 years. But,…

Deco Iron Beds Ahead of Their Time

Art deco or deco, is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s, into the World War II era. The style influenced all areas of design, including architecture and interior design, industrial design, fashion and jewelry, as well as the visual arts such as…

Art on Iron Beds

There are a number of ways that a person could consider art to be involved in antique iron beds. But there are two ways that stand out probably more than others. One would be the iron beds from the mid to late 1800’s that were referred to as “art panel” beds. These beds specifically had…

The Effect of a Canopy on Your Iron Bed

There are very few things that you can do to an iron bed that will make it look more impressive than a canopy conversion. Even the simplest  bed can take on a whole new personality with a tall canopy and billowy flouncy curtains. Is a canopy conversion a difficult thing ? Yes and no. If…

Big Style Small Spaces

I often asked myself why I sold more of our iron beds to people in Manhattan, than any other city in the country. Was it because it’s one of the biggest cities and obviously the size of the population……no because it that were the case, my home of Los Angeles would be my largest market.…

Decorating Your Daughters Room

When designing your child’s room, your first focus should be on their bed. It’s called a “bedroom” for a very good reason. Everything after the bed selection and placement is secondary and should be worked around this key element. Figuring out~Identifying~Determining} what style bed is something you could possibly want to include  your son or…

Collecting Antiques

So you’ve noticed your friends collecting things at swap meets and on-line sights and can’t quite fully grasp what the big deal is. Your thought is why would anyone want to collect the things that they do. Well it’s just like buying a pair of shoes…….if we all like the same taste, there wouldn’t be…

Victorian Lace Iron Beds Perfect Dressing

What better way to dress iron beds than with the same thing that was popular when it was originally made close to 200 years ago……..Victorian Lace. Perhaps the most popular period for beds, came at the same time of  Victorian Lace use  throughout the mid to late 19th century, during the Victorian Era. This period…

Iron Bed Green House

I’m always amazed where I see and how I see people using iron beds. In this photo a good friend sent me, you’ll see a green house that for some strange reason the owner decided to fence in with old beds. Not really sure why………but then if a person doesn’t have a real appreciation for…

Iron Bed Appraisals

One of my favorite emails to open every day are the many photo’s people from all over the country send me of their iron beds. Some are simply looking for whatever they can learn about the origin of their  beds and others are looking for more of an appraisal. Appraising a bed can be very…