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Our Vintage School Maps Will Evoke a Memory of Being Back In School

Vintage school maps are a fantastic way to add a pop of color to a wall; their distinct and graphic lines tell a lively story and may even evoke a memory of being back in school or pinpoint a memorable journey you may have taken.  Click here to shop this map! All of us here at English Traditions are suckers for a vintage school map. Their vibrant colors and dynamic lines are irresistible and always leave us entertained.  Click here to shop this map! Easily paired with antique furniture and accessories, vintage school maps are one of the easiest things to decorate with. They look good against anything and can match any interior design style. Whether you like modern, traditional, or rustic...

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Celebrating 25 Years: Through Mary Cordill's Eyes

I recently sat down with my Mimi, Mary Cordill, the owner and founder of English Traditions. I asked her questions regarding her experience in this business and what it feels like to celebrate 25 years of English Traditions. Her story is extremely inspirational to me as it teaches a lesson of perseverance and keeping faith in yourself, even in the hardest of times. Her responses to these questions are below.   Why did you do it? “I have always loved antiques. Living in Connecticut, I encountered many pieces of antique pine furniture and I soon realized I could buy and sell these pieces while making money on them. I absolutely loved the ‘look’ and I was ‘hooked’. I took a leap...

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