Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Antiques in Richmond

Elephant's Toe Antiques
5808 Grove Avenue
The store takes it's name from the "booboo" on the elephant's toe according to Jim Strickland, the owner! The "booboo" can be seen on the elephant's foot shown here!

The history of interior furnishings is not something most people think about. We know what styles we like and what ones we don't. We know when something works in a room and when it doesn't.

I am fascinated by the variety of styles and the time periods they are from. I love how furniture has developed over time based on technology, tools, materials and history.

Last Friday I took my 5th and 6th grade students to Elephant's Toe Antiques at 5808 Grove Avenue to learn about the different periods of furniture design. Jim Strickland, the owner, gave the girl's a tour and a lesson!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Strickland needs to learn some manners.

December 12, 2010 at 7:47 AM


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