Thursday, October 16, 2014

Consign & Design Shoreline's Newest Arrival

Hello everyone! If you follow us on facebook then you might have already seen my quick introduction, but if you didn't here is a longer, more detailed version for you all to enjoy.

My Name is Dan Morgan and I'm the newest member of the Consign & Design Shoreline team.  I'm currently serving as the Social Media/Marketing intern which means I will be updating all forms of social media as well as the website and blog.

I currently am in my senior year at the University of New Haven studying both Sports Management and Marketing.  Sports was one of my first loves as a child which is what drove me to pursue a degree in the sports field. I currently play Rugby and Golf for the school and played both soccer and football for 11 years before college.  My favorite sports teams (as unfortunate as it is to say) are the New York Jets, Mets and Islanders.

During my time at school I found ways to get involved in multiple organizations, one of them being my Fraternity. Many people look at Fraternities as nothing more than a social club where you pay for friends and get liquored up on the weekends. I had many long and interesting nights on the town, (sorry mom) but I also learned some of the most important life skills I couldn't find anywhere else.  My Junior year I served as Philanthropy Chair, helping raise $20,000 over the course of a year for the Huntsman Cancer Institute and in my Senior year I was elected President of my chapter.  I owe my life skills and development as a man not only to my parents, but to my Fraternity as well.

When I'm not at school, I can be found in Asheville, North Carolina where my family and I have lived for 17 years.  Its an amazing city tucked deep into the Appalachian Mountains with breath taking mountain scenery.  They have been rated as one of the Best Beer cities in America and also support a very artistic culture.  I love beer, responsibly of course, and spend free time visiting local breweries or brewing my own beer at home.

We moved to Asheville when I was six because my father, an Executive Pastry chef, received a job at the five-star resort in town and my mother landed a job as a cake decorator for a high end grocery store.  It is safe to say I have been raised with a very aggressive sweet tooth so it's in your best interest to leave candy and cake at home when visiting the store.  I have only one sibling, a little brother who is currently studying engineering at West Virginia University and two wonderful dogs at home.

If any of you have any more questions for me or want to know more about who I am, feel free to come down to the store and ask me in person! I love meeting new people and look forward to meeting many of you in person.  I'm super grateful to be part of the Consign & Design Shoreline team and can't wait for what lies ahead!

P.S - Hitch and I look forward to hanging out and lookin for trouble behind the counter this year!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Say No To Big Box Store Furniture!


OK. Here comes a rant with evidence. I move furniture in the store everyday. You know how quickly things sell here. So yesterday I sell a loveseat and want to fill the space. There's a nice big box store desk I decided to move. The pictures will tell the story better than I can.


This has never happened with solid cherry, maple, mahogany or pine desks we've moved over the last 8 years. If you know anyone shopping for furniture PLEASE have them visit a local used furniture store first. PLEASE.

 If you like this message please share with friends, family and co-workers. Lots of folks are shopping for back to school furniture as we speak. There are a lot of great resales shops in CT and the region.



Sunday, May 4, 2014

This is the new date for this program. 
April date was cancelled

Vintage Looks For The Modern World -  Monday May 12 at 6:30 PM

Join Todd Lyon and Nancy Shea, owners of Fashionista Vintage & Variety in New Haven, in a demonstration and discussion that mixes the old and the new. Learn how to integrate vintage accessories into your day-to-day wardrobe; the do’s and don’ts of hat-wearing; the art of scarf-tying; the four items you should never buy new; how to rock grandma’s brooches; and more. You might even be plucked from the audience for a quickie vintage make-over!

   Call to register. 203-433-4653

Monday, April 7, 2014

Nancy DuBrule-Clemente of Natureworks
Spring Wreath Making Demo 

Thursday April 10  -  6:30 PM
at Consign & Design Shoreline

Join Nancy DuBrule-Clement from Natureworks of Northford for a delightful demonstration. She will show you how to make bright and colorful spring wreaths using all natural dried and preserved flowers, mosses, greens, fragrant lavender, pussywillows, bird nests and pretty ribbons.

Call Consign & Design Shoreline to register.203-433-4653

Monday, December 16, 2013

New, Old or Repro Lamp?

Pot metal lamp base

Brass cast lamp base
There are many ways to identify the age of a lamp but it may take a bit of investigation.
  1. A good lamp will have fine detailed casting and a deep patina
  2. Original wiring can give you clues to it's age
  3. Wear on the base of the lamp will indicate it's age
  4. Type of metal used in casting
  5. Knowing where makers marks are
Never clean an old lamp that's copper, brass or bronze. It can take away up to half the value of the lamp.

Pot metal lamps made between 1920 and 1930 are not that heavy and the casting may be inferior but they can have substantial worth.

Pot metal cast lamps were made in abundance 1910-1940 to fill in a void for folks who couldn't afford the beautiful  lamps made by Handel, Pittsburgh, Bradley & Hubbard and of course Tiffany.