“Favorite Friday Finds”: Antique Corkscrews

I simply couldn’t resist giving you a peek into the fabulous Cincinnati Art and Antiques Festival today while preparing for my presentation tomorrow!  I could show you hundreds of “Favorite Friday Finds” here but I will limit myself to one treasure trove!  My first  stop was at the exquisite booth, Katherine Denny Blair and Associates from Hammond, Louisiana…and did I ever find a ‘new twist for collectors’!

It is a little known fact that the first corkscrew was patented in England by the Reverend Samuel Henshall in 1795.  Today the corkscrew is fast emerging as one of the most desirable antiques to collect.  It is said by many antique dealers that an English gentleman would never touch the cork and these lovely examples below would bare out that interesting little tidbit!

North Carolina Interior Designer Kathryn Greeley presents Antique Corkscrews

North Carolina Interior Designer Kathryn Greeley presents antique items And one of these delightful little antiques is going in Wells Greeley’s Christmas stocking…assuming that he continues to be a good boy until Christmas! Have a great weekend… I wish all of you could be here with me in Cincinnati for this beautiful antiques show!

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4 Responses to “Favorite Friday Finds”: Antique Corkscrews

  1. I just love them! I always think of how many hands opened a bottle of wine with the corkscrew. I have one that I got when I went back to my hometown of New Orleans quite a few years ago. I want more. They can get pretty expensive; but I love them!

  2. Franki Parde says:

    Oh, the stories “they” could tell…. franki

  3. Kathryn says:

    Quiet true!

  4. Kathryn says:

    Oh indeed there are getting expensive! I agree that it is so intriguing to think about everyone who has used them and what great bottles of wine they have opened!

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