The solemn occasion
of a military funeral service is a time of great honor, dignity and respect for
one who has served their country. Though a great deal of detail and tradition
go into a veteran’s ceremony, one detail caught Idaho artist John Sword’s eye and
he set out to change it. After experiencing his own personal losses and
attending several inurnment ceremonies, he saw a need and started developing a
concept for wooden ceremonial urns.
Antique shops, flea markets and thrift stores are all full of amazing treasures … if you know how to go about finding them. Whether you are a collector, an upcycler or just someone who loves finding a diamond in the rough, there are some tricks of the trade to keep in mind. Interior decorator and home design blogger Camila Pavone of Westbury, New York, gives us her tips for making those visits less overwhelming and more productive.