Antique decor adds mystery to your home

By Angella Nampewo

From way back in the day, I have been a lover of old things; finger rings, lampshades and lots of other knickknacks. The beauty of owning these ancient things is that they are one-of-a-kind items, which you are unlikely to find anywhere, so antiques score 100 per cent on the scale of uniqueness. The trouble with antiques is that they are not sold everywhere. You have to have a keen eye or a bunch of connected friends with similar tastes to get your hands on some of these pieces.

Not an ordinary love

They are not your ordinary household goods. Antiques are quaint and ancient. They are bits and bobs collected from the old world. These items are not sold in regular shops on your average street. For one thing, antiques are not easy to come by and to qualify as things of value, they must have a back story. In order to find these sought after but precious and rare items, one may need to put in some leg work and it is while walking through the back streets that you will likely find a corner shop full of the goodies. If you are not lucky to stumble on a dealer or antiques’ shop, then you have to rely on word of mouth recommendation from others with similar interests to point you in the right direction.

In the past, while walking around Kampala, I have stumbled on a flea market at Centenary Park where, fortunately, I managed to pick up a lamp holder with a woven lampshade. The lampshade has served me well and though I was unable to trace its story and previous owner, every time I look at it, there is the secret satisfaction of sharing in the original owner’s good taste.

Then there were the signature rings, from a shop in the central business district. However, the shop where the rings used to be is no more. My newest connection to the world of antiques came via WhatsApp. A fan shared photos after visiting a shop. You can find antiques in other places though, if you have an eye for the stuff. One of the most memorable collections I have seen was a wall of teaspoons in the house of one of my interview subjects.

 Little shops and covid


In order not to spoil it for the collectors, I can only say that there is a little shop on Ggaba Road where you can find old world things. For the antique lovers, part of the thrill of finding stuff is in the chase. If you can hunt down the shop, you will find a variety of antiquated stuff; from cutlery to crockery and jewellery among others. By October though, when the airport reopened, the antique shop proprietors were running out of some items, with no quick way to replace.

In much the same way as other businesses were affected by the Covid -19 closures, the antiques’ business suffered its own blow. According

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House near graveyard in UK won’t sell, so town adds in bonus burial plot

Well, at least the neighbors will be quiet.

Realtors are reportedly struggling to sell a reasonably priced lodge in the United Kingdom due to its proximity to the local cemetery. So now, town officials have thrown in an added bonus for potential home buyers: a free grave.

The house is located next to the local cemetery and local officials are reportedly hoping to use the profits from the sale to fund repairs to the graveyard.

The house is located next to the local cemetery and local officials are reportedly hoping to use the profits from the sale to fund repairs to the graveyard.

The three-bedroom lodge is owned by the local council in the town of Malton, The Sun reports. The house is located next to the cemetery, and local officials are reportedly hoping to use the profits from the sale to fund repairs to the graveyard.

In order to sweeten the deal for the house, local officials have decided to throw in a free plot at the cemetery to go along with the house, the news outlet reported.


Malton Mayor Paul Emberley explained: “An opportunity arose earlier this year to sell the property when our tenant decided to move to another part of the town. Members subsequently made a decision to sell the asset as part of a wider investment program.”


Aside from the free grave, the property also boasts a courtyard and an enclosed garden. It’s located on a gated avenue, too.

Money from the sale will reportedly be used to pay for improvements to the graveyard’s two chapels, along with the restoration of the cemetery gates and the widening of the access roads.


While bonus gravesite are important, there are several other things potential home buyers should also consider. Family Handyman previously reported that prospective buyers often forget to consider storage, cell phone signal and noise into their buying decisions.

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Fantastic Four #25 adds two additional interior artists alongside new series artist R.B. Silva

Fantastic Four #25 has added a pair of artists to its creative roster, with Paco Medina and Will Robson coming aboard for the issue to supplement previously announced interior artist RB Silva, as announced in Marvel’s weekly retailer mailer.

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Both Medina and Robson have drawn portions of the current Fantastic Four volume previously.

The issue – which clocks in at a whopping 56 pages, perhaps explaining the expanded art team – is billed as a gamechanger for the team, coming just weeks after the recent conclusion of Marvel’s Empyre, which put the FF at the heart of a cosmic conflict between the Kree/Skrull empire and the Cotati.

“A new era for the Fantastic Four!” reads Marvel’s solicitation for Fantastic Four #25.

“Do not miss it! This issue has it all: New Artist! New villains! New uniforms! And a new, major, permanent status quo change for Marvel’s First Family!”

“Who is the Helmsman? Is he here to save our reality or destroy it? Why is Victorious in New York—and what will that mean for the Human Torch?” it continues. “All this and an appearance by Doctor Doom! One of the most important characters in the entire cosmos…returns from the dead! And a major turning point in the history of the Fantastic Four!”

It sounds like those 56 pages will pack in a ton of story – perhaps even evolving the Fantastic Four in a previously unseen way. However, it’s unclear exactly what’s in store for Marvel’s first family. The solicitation for the subsequent Fantastic Four #26 doubles down on the mystery, stating that “beings from countless realities” are arriving in Manhattan through a massive portal, while the solicitation for December’s #27 gets really ominous, stating that the core Marvel Universe’s dimension is “destined for destruction.”

Fantastic Four #25 is due out October 21.

For more of what’s in store at Marvel Comics, check out the publisher’s just-released December 2020 solicitations right here.

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LG ‘Rolls’ Out Craft Ice On More Refrigerator Models, Adds New Features For Today’s Next-Level Kitchen

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With more consumers experimenting in the kitchen as they spend more time at home, LG Electronics USA is expanding its industry-first, slow-melting LG Craft Ice™ technology to 19 refrigerator models while adding convenient new features designed to inspire consumers to take their everyday kitchens to the next level.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here:

The entire lineup of smart, Wi-Fi-connected LG refrigerators with Craft Ice can produce double the amount of Craft Ice in the same amount of time for bespoke beverages at home.1  Plus, consumers can choose from new featured-packed models with a versatile Full-Convert™ drawer that switches among five custom fridge to freezer temperatures,2 LG InstaView® “knock on” glass technology, and the largest capacity French Door refrigerators on the market.3   

“Today’s consumer is looking for a reliable refrigerator with more storage and organization, while also seeking new ways to get creative in their own kitchens as they stay close to home,” said Peggy Ang, head of marketing at LG Electronics USA. “Only

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