Daily Operations Report

Business Continuity and Civil Unrest

We continue to provide guest services to essential employees and families during COVID-19. We strongly encourage everyone to use online resources including methods for self service and 24/7 online access. You can view our calendar and availability information online by using the corresponding Mobile app of your choice. From there, you can make reservations, view trips, check availability, find a room and more. If you haven’t enrolled in online access, it only takes a few minutes via Airbnb or Booking.com.

Civil unrest can be an unpredictable and unnerving situation.

We are preparing now for the possibility that the civil unrest will continue for several more days. 

This is when preparation can make all the difference. 

In a protest or riot situation, the protective effort takes on special urgency and requires different methods from those employed during normal operations. Protests and riots are unstable, high-tension events that can have outcomes as serious as loss of life, severe personal injuries, major property damage, and complete stoppage of legitimate business activities. The current situation calls for a security profile designed to discourage protesters from harming our employees and facilities. 

We understand that there may be instances where guests find themselves facing difficulties. We are here to help, and we encourage guests who may be impacted to reach out to discuss how we might be of assistance. As always, the health, safety and well-being of our guests, our associates and our communities is of paramount concern.

Protests continued Thursday, June 4th, 2020 as more demonstrations erupted in cities nationwide.

Philadelphia is currently under a mandatory curfew until 6:00 AM, Friday, June 5th, 2020

Media outlets report that protesters are seeking Justice
We know that angry people on all sides are not able to remain peaceful for a reason
We know leaders in America are called to do the work for which they have been chosen

Speak Up. Be Heard. Be Noticed.

We have Hope for Peace

We understand that there may be instances where guests find themselves facing difficulties. We are here to help, and we encourage guests who may be impacted to reach out to discuss how we might be of assistance. As always, the health, safety and well-being of our guests, our associates and our communities is of paramount concern.

Daily Operations Update:

Our organization operates locations in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Moving forward, we continue to monitor the public health crisis and protests so that we can make decisions based on safety in the interest of our guests utilizing the best information available. 

Public protests and demonstrations in Delaware continue. 

Delaware State Police Issued The Following Public Safety Message

DELAWARE- In light of the recent tragedy and current events that have struck our nation, the Delaware State Police remain committed to our mission to serve and protect our citizens.

With protests occurring throughout the United States, we understand that many of our citizens here in Delaware also want to exercise their 1st Amendment Right and have their voices heard to include the right to peaceably assemble. Our goal is to allow our citizens to protest as safely as possible, while we protect individuals as well as public and private property. The Delaware State Police will continue to do our part and see that these protests remain peaceful. Over the past several days, some peaceful demonstrations in cities across the country have turned violent. We are asking our citizens to do their part in helping us protect our communities by refraining from violence. We also ask our citizens to report any suspicious activity and if they witness a crime to call their local police department, Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, the Anti-Terrorism Tip Line at 1-800-FORCE-12, or in the event of an emergency 9-1-1. We would also like to remind our citizens of the COVID-19 virus that continues to impact our nation. These protests are likely to draw large crowds and we ask that you exercise the social distancing guidelines as well as the wearing of face masks. The safety of our citizens will remain our top priority while we continue to be committed to keeping Delaware safe. Officials with the City of Dover have declared a state of emergency and issued a curfew that will be in effect from 9 PM until 6 AM daily until further notice.

Delaware's State of Emergency and stay-at-home order has ended. As part of the phased reopening plan, some business locations and recreational areas are open with social distancing. 

Public protests and demonstrations in Philadelphia continue.

The Mayor of Philadelphia announced a mandatory, city-wide curfew set to resume at 8 PM before night falls over the city again. It will remain in effect until 6 AM Friday, June 5th, 2020. The protests have continued for at least 7 days. Pennsylvania National Guardsmen have been placed on active duty, under orders from Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, and have been mobilized to Philadelphia to help keep order.

Our facility in Philadelphia is currently providing services for essential employees and families during the COVID19 global pandemic.  Pennsylvania's stay-at-home order ended as of June 4th, 2020 for Philadelphia County as we move to yellow status with regard to the current public health emergency.  Philadelphia currently has a high risk of community transmission.  
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A Message to our Guests

Risk Assessment:

Global Public Health Emergency

The coronavirus is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.

New cases of coronavirus over 6.69 million as of June 4th, 2020

- For More Information -

- See Daily Operations Report Below - 

 

Viruses like the novel coronavirus are shells holding genetic material
Image: © Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images

At Bread n Butter Antiques, the health and well-being of our guests, associates, and communities is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty everyone is currently experiencing with regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to being responsive to the needs of our guests and associates as the situation moves into the first phase of opening our facilities.

COVID-19 also known as SARS-CoV-2

Know How it Spreads = Transmission

air distance

air currents

duration in air

humidity

airborne transmission

duration on objects

surfaces and floor

Protect Yourself and Others

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Question: WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT COVID-19?

Answer: We are providing guest services to essential employees and families during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The health and safety of our guests and colleagues is our top priority. With this in mind and in compliance with the order from the Department of Health, we want to inform our guests of the following policy updates:

  • All arriving guests are required to have masks upon entry of the hotel. These masks must be worn in all areas of the hotel, except guest rooms.
  • Only registered guests with a reservation will be permitted on the property. Visitors are not allowed unless they are guests included on the reservation in our reservation system.
  • No contact deliveries are permitted, but will need to be met for pickup in the lobby (deliveries to the guest room are not permitted).
What is the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (CDC)
 
How is COVID-19 spread? There is much more to learn about how COVID-19 is spread and investigations are ongoing. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that mainly spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory viruses spread.
 
Watch for symptoms: People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
 
People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
Fever
Chills
Repeated shaking with chills
Muscle pain
Headache
Sore throat
New loss of taste or smell 
 
How can I help protect myself?
 
Practice safe hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, including frequent hand washing and covering coughs, and frequently clean surfaces such as doorknobs and phones. Visit the CDC’s treatment and prevention page to learn about how to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses. 

Daily Operations Report
Thursday, June 4th, 2020
Plan - Prepare - Respond 
+ COVID19 +  

Emergencies and problems can occur when we least expect them. It is important to be as prepared as possible when an emergency arises at our facility. A well thought out response plan is one of the cornerstones of an effective safety program—we owe this to every one of our guests and fellow associates.
 
Please note this is a rapidly evolving situation. We are regularly updating this page with key information as we receive it. We encourage guests to refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a reliable source for the most updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.
 
We are starting our report with a prayer: St Francis Caeracciolo: Pray for us that we will find peace through our daily work knowing that faith, hope and charity will always be with us. St Francis (1563 to 1608 – Aged 44) was born in Villa Santa Maria, Naples. He was baptised, Ascanio and in his youth, he was said to be known for his “gentleness and uprightness”.
 
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. In America, all 50 States that have initiated reopening plans under the guidance of state and local government.
 
As we align with the initial reopening plans, we remind guests and associates to continue practicing social distancing and encourage those who are at high risk to please stay at home. Moving forward, we continue to monitor the public health crisis so that we can make decisions based on safety in the interest of our guests utilizing the best information available.

Today is the 84th day of quarantine. It has been 12 weeks since a National Emergency was declared by the President of the United States on March 13th, 2020. A State Emergency was also declared by the Governors of Pennsylvania and Delaware due to a public health emergency from the COVID-19 virus. Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (CDC)
 
The purpose of our plan is to facilitate and organize employer and associate actions required to maintain operations. A well-developed operations plan and proper training whereby all associates understand their roles and responsibilities within the plan can result in fewer and less severe guest and associate injuries and less structural damage to the facility in the event of an emergency.
 
Detailed risk analysis concludes that COVID19 is a highly contagious disease with transmission research still in progress. Despite the similarity to influenza, using basic mathematics, we can determine that COVID19 is spreading very quickly and not exactly the same as influenza. The faster the spread, the higher probability of an increase in the loss of human life.
 
Based on scientific and medical data that is available to date, airborne transmission is the highest risk factor for transmission. Airborne viruses have unique elements of transmission and the most important reason for wearing a face mask.
 
The COVID19 virus can maintain and survive on surfaces as well as in the air. Studies in a laboratory may not represent real life scenarios, however vital scientific research can provide us with guidance and direction when it comes to daily operations and preparedness.
 
Summary - please note that it is possible for someone to have COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if they have no symptoms. It is also possible to receive a negative test, but then contract the virus after you have been tested.

Risk management analysis shows that by following all guidance provided by the CDC for our facility management and emergency response preparedness, we will be able to implement the necessary COVID-19 response initiatives. This effort will conclude once we are able to maintain normal business operations, based on federal and state regulations.
 
The following data must also be taken into consideration. This is highly sensitive and difficult statistical data that is required for our risk management analysis.  WHY?  We have one reason - Insurance Liability - the mitigation of risk. Our risk management analysis is focused on avoidance. Risk management is important to our organization because without it, we are unable to define our objectives for the future. The goal of our risk management initiative is to make sure that our organization only takes the risks that will help achieve our primary objectives such as guest safety.

Risk professionals and consultants review data and statistics provided for all countries around the world with available data, as well as the data provided for The United States of America.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide climbed over 6.69 million as of Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Coronavirus Cases: 6,698,370
Deaths: 393,142
Recovered: 3,244,574

ACTIVE CASES
3,060,654 Currently Infected Patients
3,005,194 (98%) in Mild Condition
55,460 (2%) Serious or Critical
 
CLOSED CASES
3,637,716 Cases which had an outcome:
3,244,574 (89%) Recovered / Discharged
393,142 (11%) Deaths

Since our team began monitoring this data: The serious or critical percentage for active cases has decreased by approximately one percent (from 3% to 2%) around the world. The recovery percentage for closed cases has increased by approximately ten percent (from 79% to 89%) around the world, according to the data above.
 
Our Risk Management Team calculates the coronavirus data to monitor the crisis but more importantly, this gives our Team the ability to recognize the true scope and significance of this global pandemic. We are not just looking at numbers, this data and information represents People. It is difficult for our Team to review and include this statistical information. The lives of those we love, that have been lost, cannot be replaced. As we focus on recovery around the world, we also hope to show our respect for the lives of those individuals that have been lost due to this virus.
 
We take a moment to include a prayer:

Lord Jesus, look kindly on our work and the work of our friends today.
Help us in our difficulties and decisions.
May this candle be a light for you to enlighten us.
May it be a fire for you to burn out of us all pride, selfishness and impurity.
May it be a flame for you to bring warmth into our hearts;
warmth towards family, neighbors and all whom we may meet.
Amen.
 
We do not typically post prayers on our website. Many people ~ 393,142 deaths as of 06.04.2020 ~ may have passed suddenly with perhaps no one by their side. We are praying for those people today. No person shall be lost without so much as our thoughts and prayers.

Many, ourselves included, have a difficult time with understanding complicated and/or detailed pandemic information that is provided to us by scientific professionals and institutional leadership, working in public and private sectors, across the globe.
 
We can only ask for guidance.
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. Based on our research, new cases increased by a significant percentage around the world within the past 12 weeks. However, we must also note that the recovery percentage also improved by ten percent over the past 12 week period. Most will discount our risk analysis and research to say that there is much more that needs to be part of the process and mathematical calculation. While we understand the need for advanced scientific analysis, we also have the ability to learn from basic math. Reviewing the data on a linear versus logarithmic scale will also make a difference in how the results are interpreted.

Our only intention on this website is to promote safety and kindness. Keeping our chin up and our hands clean. We respect the state and local restrictions that have been put in place on a temporary basis to slow the spread of a highly contagious virus that has subsequently created a public health crisis. Our organization is providing guest services for essential employees and families during COVID-19. We have implemented the operational changes required to maintain guest safety and public health standards going forward.

REVIEW DATA
 
WORLD DATA  as of 2:30 PM EDT on 3/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 214,010
Deaths: 8,727
Recovered: 82,207
 
WORLD DATA  as of 6:00 PM EDT on 4/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 2,323,759
Deaths: 159,747
Recovered: 595,381

WORLD DATA as of 1:00 PM EDT on 5/17/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 4,769,437
Deaths: 314,501
Recovered: 1,842,896

WORLD DATA as of 10:10 PM EDT on 6/04/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 6,698,370
Deaths: 393,142
Recovered: 3,244,574

New cases of coronavirus over 6.69 million as of June 4th, 2020
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United States of America
National case numbers as of March 18, 2020, 2:30 PM
Coronavirus Cases: 7,327
Deaths: 115

USA DATA as of 6:00 PM EDT on 4/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 736,052
Deaths: 26,317
Recovered: 67,418

USA DATA as of 1:00 PM EDT on 5/17/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 1,514,545
Deaths: 90,258
Recovered: 340,609

USA DATA as of 10:10 PM EDT on 6/04/2020
Coronavirus Cases:  1,924,051 (previous day = 1,901,783)
Deaths:  110,173 (previous day = 109,142)
Recovered:  712,252 (previous day = 688,670 )
*numbers can vary based on the time of day the numbers are recorded
(Between 5/17 and 6/04, there are 19 days from the start date to the end date, end date included.)

Our ability to show respect for others, no matter what, is an important part of our value system. We treat everyone with kindness and compassion.
 
Research and information is published on this website to assist with educational efforts and crisis management initiatives currently in progress within our organization. Statements or claims made on this website are not intended for use outside of this organization. As part of our emergency planning process, we are posting this information online as a resource for use by our organization only.
 
From and including: Friday, March 13, 2020
To and including: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Result: 84 days
It is 84 days from the start date to the end date, end date included.
Or 2 months, 23 days including the end date.
Alternative time units
84 days can be converted to one of these units:
7,257,600 seconds
120,960 minutes
2016 hours
84 days
12 weeks
22.95% of 2020

Coronavirus Updates as of 10:10 PM EDT on 06.04.2020

WORLD POPULATION
7,789,196,095 Current World Population
59,827,135 Births this year
354,523 Births today
25,116,864 Deaths this year
148,837 Deaths today
34,710,270 Net population growth this year
205,686 Net population growth today

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMICS
$ 13,920,981,090 Public Healthcare expenditure today
$ 9,522,684,377 Public Education expenditure today
$ 4,333,037,069 Public Military expenditure today
33,604,540 Cars produced this year
64,349,227 Bicycles produced this year
106,932,752 Computers produced this year

SOCIETY & MEDIA
1,143,970 New book titles published this year
439,953,968 Newspapers circulated today
616,700 TV sets sold worldwide today
6,001,144 Cellular phones sold today
$ 268,893,425 Money spent on video games today
4,579,691,526 Internet users in the world today
242,036,447,042 Emails sent today
6,365,602 Blog posts written today
718,065,965 Tweets sent today
6,646,339,744 Google searches today

ENVIRONMENT
2,220,908 Forest loss this year (hectares)
2,989,943 Land lost to soil erosion this year (ha)
15,439,499,782 CO2 emissions this year (tons)
5,124,654 Desertification this year (hectares)
4,181,879 Toxic chemicals released
in the environment this year (tons)

FOOD
843,510,214 Undernourished people in the world
1,694,205,962 Overweight people in the world
758,155,448 Obese people in the world
28,301 People who died of hunger today
$ 534,351,163 Money spent for obesity related
diseases in the USA today
$ 174,943,261 Money spent on weight loss
programs in the USA today

WATER
1,861,219,392 Water used this year (million L)
359,601 Deaths caused by water related
diseases this year
800,589,764 People with no access to
a safe drinking water source

ENERGY
431,931,081 Energy used today (MWh), of which:
367,684,126  - from non-renewable sources (MWh)
65,045,054  - from renewable sources (MWh)
2,706,501,624,810 Solar energy striking Earth today (MWh)
88,588,969 Oil pumped today (barrels)
1,506,818,641,563 Oil left (barrels)
15,714 Days to the end of oil (~43 years)
1,095,534,726,364 Natural Gas left (boe)
57,660 Days to the end of natural gas
4,316,016,672,992 Coal left (boe)
148,828 Days to the end of coal

HEALTH
5,543,515 Communicable disease deaths this year
208,002 Seasonal flu deaths this year
3,245,839 Deaths of children under 5 this year
18,158,186 Abortions this year
131,988 Deaths of mothers during birth this year
41,842,619 HIV/AIDS infected people
717,856 Deaths caused by HIV/AIDS this year
3,507,122 Deaths caused by cancer this year
418,861 Deaths caused by malaria this year
14,007,751,629 Cigarettes smoked today
2,134,711 Deaths caused by smoking this year
1,068,029 Deaths caused by alcohol this year
457,919 Suicides this year
$ 170,830,774,143 Money spent on illegal drugs this year
576,439 Road traffic accident fatalities this year

worldometer data used for business planning and statistical analysis
 
We recognize that the COVID-19 virus has required all of us to be more mindful as we travel and go about our daily activities. We are diligently following the practices and guidelines set forth by the CDC on hygiene and cleaning.

With the goal of easing your travel planning, we have adjusted our booking policies to provide additional flexibility.

Orders from Pennsylvania & Delaware Department of Health Organizations have been implemented.

The following information was provided by professionals and may be difficult to interpret, however it is critical to read and understand:
  • Presymptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 increases the challenges of COVID-19 containment measures, which are predicated on early detection and isolation of symptomatic persons.

  • The magnitude of this impact is dependent upon the extent and duration of transmissibility while a person is presymptomatic, which, to date, have not been clearly established.
Summary - it is possible for someone to have COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if they have no symptoms.
 
We continue to monitor this extremely difficult situation and are here to assist our guests as needed.

Emergency preparedness can be viewed as the ultimate customer service amenity that we can give our guests. The most important responsibility in the event of any emergency is to stay calm.
 
Please visit the CDC website for more information about COVID19

Should you find yourself in need of assistance, please contact us.

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Delaware: 302-650-3153

Note: Our operations team is required to write an operations report. Our operations report is concise and well-organized. There are specific points that are highlighted throughout our reporting in order for the information to be complete and accurate. In order to make sure our operations report is in the correct format and context, specific steps have been taken to compile the data and write the report.

Back to Basics
The following basic questions are addressed in our operations reporting in order for the operational information we collect on a daily basis to be complete.

We address the following:
1) Identify daily operations and report any facility issues
2) Explain why each issue is important and assign a priority
3) Identify a way to solve the problem, with or without help
4) Focus on what we are currently doing as an organization as well as what we are doing to solve any issues that may have been identified
5) Provide an update on financial metrics as well as solutions for issues that may have been identified in an effort to show how guests and associates will know when we have succeeded in providing a safe environment for everyone. By having measurable metrics, we can show our ability to maintain guest safety.

Outline
Our outline identifies the basic points mentioned above and clearly describes these key points. Our operations reporting defines the key points and their reasoning to guests and associates. Regardless of whether or not someone is extremely familiar with the information in the report or if it is new to the individual, we believe that every report must be able to speak to everyone.

Operations
Please note that our Operations Report speaks to a wide global audience as we host guests and associates from all over the world. Our operational reporting shall always be specific enough for all guests and associates to understand what our organization is about and what our interest is in our community. We aim to serve local, regional and international guests as well as our associates. It is important that our Operations Plan makes sense to an associate in training as well as a seasoned operations manager and most importantly, the general public. If any of these individuals were to read our Operations Report, each individual would be able to understand what our publication is about. We must be able to put ourselves in the shoes of every guest and associate in order to determine if our emergency operations planning will work.

COVID-19 Summary
Coronavirus updates are an important part of the operations report until further notice. It shall continue to be limited in length. It is important that this public health update conveys the current global health crisis, its importance, as well as a brief description of how the health crisis can be mitigated or resolved. We are dedicated to our contribution to solving problems and we continue to improve our efforts to make a contribution. Technical language has been limited in the summary and only used if it is relevant to the operational reporting, otherwise we write in plain clear English. Our operations report may be transmitted to third parties with no additional supporting material, it is important to us that all reporting clearly conveys the context of the operation.

Illustrations
We believe that using pictures and illustrations in our operations report can help draw attention to the story we are telling. We create, capture and provide these graphics and pictures sometimes with the use of the Internet. Each illustration includes a title and information about what we are trying to convey by using the illustration. We always must give proper credit to where the illustration comes from if we did not create on our own or purchase with the right to redistribute. Corporate copyright information must be included with all photos, tables and graphs.

The information contained in this web page of our website and any web page produced by our organization is confidential and protected from disclosure or dissemination. If the reader of this information is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this information to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have questions or you have reached this information on our website in error, please notify the website administrator of any issues immediately by visiting the contact us page of this website, please note registration in our database is required to complete the form.

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Floral Patterns

~ Floral Patterns ~
At the core of the floral trend is the fact that it is one about patterns.

And when it comes to floral prints, you have a wide variety of patterns from which to choose. 

This can sometimes makes decorating with floral patterns such a task.

For a more modern take on floral prints, you basically have options...

big and bold for a statement look or smaller flowers for a more accented look.

We are seeing floral patterns in a new light.

Decorators expect to find exaggerated proportions and contrasting colors used for this timeless decor pattern.

 Original Oil Painting by Ann Julia Rant 

Floral prints are a classy addition to any space.

Patterns are making a comeback.

In unexpected color palettes, painterly prints, and set against a dark background...

a floral pattern can actually feel fresh and modern.

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P.S. I Love You - Mom

There is but one and only one
Whose love will fail you never
One who lives from sun to sun
With constant fond endeavor

There is but one and only one
On earth there is no other
In heaven a noble work was done
When God gave us a Mother

- Irish Blessing -

#mothersday2021

A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend. 

#MothersDay

Mother's Day is a story of firm determination of a daughter, who resolved to pay tribute to her mother, and all mothers of the world Anna Jarvis dedicated her life to fulfill her mothers dream of the recognition of day for honoring mothers.

The white carnation - original flower of Mothers Day

“The carnation does not drop its petals, but hugs them to its heart as it dies,

and so, too, mothers hug their children to their hearts, their love never dying" -AJ

#MothersDay

#MothersLove

  

*Important COVID-19: A message to our guests* 

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Going Green

 

Simple Things We Can Do to Help Protect the Earth... 

  • Use long-lasting light bulbs. Energy efficient light bulbs reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Also flip the light switch off when you leave the room!
  • Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean.
  • Choose sustainable. Learn how to make smart seafood choices online at fishwatch.gov.
  • Plant a tree. Trees provide food and oxygen. They help save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change.
  • Don't send chemicals into our waterways. Choose non-toxic chemicals for your home and garden
  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away. Follow the three "R's" to conserve natural resources and landfill space.

Educate

When you further your own education

you can help others understand the

importance and value of our natural resources

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Going Green? 

Sometimes collecting art and objects is viewed as stuffy and old-fashioned but today, buying art, sculptures or furniture can be an important experience and ecologically responsible. More people of all generations are looking at the way we consume and how it impacts the planet. Growing trends focus on ethical consumption and urging people to thrift clothing instead of fueling the existing clothing market. The very same idea can be applied to the items within your home. Essential art and objects can be an important part of an eco-friendly lifestyle. By recycling and reusing items, we experience something new in our life that also helps slow the demand for modern furniture and product markets that utilize massive amounts of wood, synthetic materials, and plastics.  

Perhaps a few suggestions to think about...

  • Keep in mind, there is a difference between antiquing and building a collection.  Building a collection takes time and often a larger budget and should be done with care, while antiquing is more about hunting for items to use within your home. 
  • If possible, try to get your hands on a piece of art or an object.  We all reflexively use Ebay and Amazon, but there is a lot to be said for holding something in your hands and supporting a local thrift store or art gallery when you buy their products.
  • Figure out what objects you need in your home and then see if you can find an equivalent before looking at a modern company. Traditional furniture can have significant value as well as sustainability. Modern furniture may not stand the test of time unless it is from a premier designer like Herman Miller.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions!  If you’re not sure about a particular item or style don’t be afraid to find a pro and ask for their help.
  • Always check for condition.  If something is in poor condition are you up to the challenge of fixing it on your own or paying for someone else to make any necessary repairs.

Don’t like the color of that new chest of drawers? 

Please, please make sure you’re not painting or staining over an original patina and then have fun with your project. Up-cycling isn’t a crime as long as you do your research and confirm you aren’t damaging an original finish or an important piece. Ask a friend or a professional if you are not certain.

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Delaware Antiques Show

57th Annual Delaware Antiques Show

57th Annual Delaware Antiques Show
Save the Date!
November 6–8, 2020
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware
Join us in Delaware for the finest offerings of American antiques and decorative arts, including furniture, paintings, rugs, ceramics, silver, jewelry, and more at the 57th Annual Delaware Antiques Show.

 *Important COVID-19: A message to our guests*

Our sincere appreciation and thanks to all of our customers who were able to join us on Saturday, for a visit to the 56th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, featuring the finest offerings of American antiques and decorative art.

We enjoyed the exquisite antiques shopping at the show as well as a Cocktail Reception after the show to discuss all of our favorites and share our experiences. 

 

Schedule of Lectures and Events we attended at the 2019 Delaware Antiques Show

Thursday - November 7th

1:00 PM Conservation Clinic at Winterthur Museum

5:00 PM Exclusive early shopping at the Opening Night Party on Thursday, November 7, 5:00–9:00 pm at the Chase Center on the Riverfront

 

Friday - November 8th

10:00 AM Keynote Lecture

11:00 AM Show Opens

6:00 PM Show Ends

 

Saturday - November 9th

11:00 AM Show Opens - Free Admission to the Show

6:00 PM Reception - Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the Westin immediately following the Show

 

Sunday - November 10th

11:00 AM Show Opens

10:00 AM Keynote Lecture

6:00 PM Show Ends

 

57th Annual Delaware Antiques Show
Save the Date!
November 6–8, 2020
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware

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Heritage 
Meets
Technological
Innovation


Digital
Asset Tracking


In simple terms,
Blockchain
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a data structure
that holds transaction
records and
while
ensuring security,
transparency,and
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We utilize Blockchain
as a chain of linked
records stored in

the forms of blocks
which are controlled
by no single authority
 

~ Valuation Services ~

When we are asked to provide a valuation for an item we are not able to appraise, we let the client know up front and utilize a network of contacts to find an expert.

Free Initial Consultation - A valuation may not always be expensive, however it may have value. I am certainly not interested in reviewing your objects, only to follow up with a document to explain why your art or objects are worth less than you expected.

We will never perform a valuation that we don’t believe serves the best interest of the client. At BnB Antiques, we have extensive hands-on experience and the ability to embrace the use of technology in our valuation process.

We are experienced professionals. We dedicate an extensive amount of time researching auction catalogs as well as attending live events. We are excited to be an organization completely immersed in the marketplace of material culture.

With a deep understanding of how to use and interpret online pricing databases, we are confident our services provide the expertise necessary to help anyone who would like a valuation of a work of art or decorative object.

Many of my clients today are concerned that precious family heirlooms will not be preserved for future generations.

  • Attention to detail and a humble devotion to integrity.
  • US-PAP compliant valuations that are prepared with expert knowledge and foresight.

Perhaps a valuation can be a simple list of objects with prices, but our organization works diligently to ensure every valuation we complete is about a whole lot more than just a list of stuff and how much it is worth.

Family history is priceless. If an item that has been passed down for many generations has significant meaning to a family, then it does change the value of the item. Most families are unwilling to part with family heirlooms despite their value in the retail marketplace. Many of our existing clients simply want to see important pieces saved for future generations.

  • We are dedicated to responsibility and required to show our work. 
  • During the evaluation of each item, we are doing our homework
  • Documenting the process, and making sure the valuation we provide is exceptional.

Estate Sales are a common method used for downsizing, however the focus may be on liquidation of assets. Our focus is always on conservation and preservation of family history for educational purposes.  

E-mail, call, or send a text message.

We will take things step by step, but we will never perform a valuation that we don’t believe serves the best interest of the client.

 Base rate is currently $175 per hour for field work and research, and $15 per hour for clerical work.

Kurt Costello - Valuation Professional

Consulting on objects for individuals, collectors, corporations and government entities

American Society of Appraisers

International Society of Appraisers

 

 ~ Valuation Services ~

Examples of Current Client Objectives:

Probate, estate, tax, and equitable distribution
Dissolution of marriage and business transactions
Expert witness testimony
Insurance Coverage
Damage Claims
Guardianship
Bankruptcy
Charitable contributions
General knowledge of values

Any family that has a recorded history for more than 100 years is significant for the purposes of historical conservation and preservation.

Items your family has collected may have historical significance and can be saved from being discarded or sold. Without a professional valuation, there is a risk that important family heirlooms and historical objects could be lost forever. Estate Sales are another way to accomplish this objective; however they often focus on liquidation of assets for monetary purposes. Our focus is always on conservation and preservation of family history for educational purposes.  

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Delaware

Spring 2020

CLOSED 

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Delaware: 302-650-3153

 Shop Location & Address: 28289 Broadkill Rd Milton, DE 19968

 

Shop

we have new and contemporary items such as... 

Glamping Accessories

(also known as)

Luxury Camping

tents, bedding, lighting & furniture

Seasonal Decorative Pillows

Check out the most valuable items anyone can find at our shop...

Silverware, Antique Silver and Pewter, Antique Musical Instruments, Depression Glass, Antique Photographs, Perfume Bottles, Antique Christmas Ornaments, Canning Jars, Arts and Crafts Era Furniture, Mid Century Chairs, Antique Luggage, Elaborate Picture Frames, First-edition Books, Globes & Maps, Antique Lamps

 George Bjorkland Watercolor on Paper

Our wish is to exceed expectations by providing all of the information needed to make a well informed decision regarding preservation of art, antiques and collectibles.

 

~ glamping ~

Location & Address: 28289 Broadkill Rd Milton, DE 19968

This private vineyard is near a local Wildlife Refuge and certainly a beautiful place to visit.

We set up our canvas tent in the yard facing the vineyard and decided it was time to go glamping. 

 

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