• General

    Ladyville, USA

    Ladyville is the brainchild of founder Danette Lopez. It is her depiction of a fictitious western style town set in the United States of America in the years between 1930 and 1960. Our founder who has always been enamored with the simply beauty of this era created this folk town in hopes of showing off the beauty she has always known to be in those simple moments in life. The diorama depicts a time that life was simple without a lot of traffic and people spent quiet time, social time, and me time just sitting at the train station to watch the trains and people. Homes were close but on…

  • General

    Party Planner Deal

    Have you seen the incredible hand crafted items for sale in the Museum Wonders gift shop of wonder? Well if you liked any of the items you saw and your interested in planning a party then have we got an opportunity for you. Introducing the Party Planner Deal, with this unique deal you are given the opportunity to show off your party planning skills while earning some of if not all of the amazing items you want from our lineup of amazing handmade pieces. Museum Wonders boasts an assortment of pieces ranging from beautiful decorum to artistic trinkets, and by hosting a marketing party you can earn some of these…

  • Education,  General

    History of Furniture Styles and Types

    There are many, more than a dozen, different Eras of furniture and as many styles of the different eras. The next segments of this blog will be about the different eras and styles of household furniture. We will start with the oldest and work our way to the modern although most popular furniture these days are vintage or antique. The different eras are: Elizabethan 1560-1603 Jacobean 1600-1690 Pilgrim 1620-1700 William & Mary 1690-1735 Queen Anne 1700-1755 Pennsylvania Dutch 1720-1830 Louis XVI 1760-1789 Chippendale 1750-1790 Hepplewhite 1780-1810 Federal 1780-1820 Sheraton 1780-1820 American Empire 1800-1840 Victorian 1840-1910 Arts & Craft 1880-1910 Scandinavian Contemporary 1930-1950 The Elizabethan Era Queen Elizabeth I belonged to…

  • Education,  General

    The Monitor Gas Sad Iron

    Sad irons were heavy hand-held flatiron that was heated on a stove then brought over to the iron board by a detachable wooden handle. D.A. Lake invented the Monitor Sad Iron in c. 1901, on January 23,1902 John C. Lake applied for his patent and was granted on April 14, 1903. Monitor Sad Iron Company is also known for putting Big Prairie, Holmes county, Ohio on the map. The sad iron factory was hand built including the original equipment by the Lake family. The factory was powered through an overhead pully drive line. The Sad iron design is comprised of a shoe or ironing surface which was highly polished. The…