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Creative Place – Hand-Crafted ‘Tiffany-Like’ Lamps

I was out shopping around today for my Antique of the Week when I came across these absolutely amazing lamps, which look like antiques, but are in fact, brand-new. I found them at George II, which is located on Glassell near Citrus City Grille. Of course, if you've been in George II before then you'll have seen these lamps, but if you haven't then you should go! They come in all sizes, from small bedside to large chandelier-like lamps. Each one is stunning in its detail. A few of my favorites are shown below, but they have so many throughout their store.
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Historic Orange Walking Tours Starting Soon

Whether you're a visitor to Old Towne Orange or you live in or around the area, these walking tours are for everyone. Each year, the Orange Community Historical Society puts on these walking tours which offer us a peek into Old Towne's history. The tours are given by docents who will share the story of Orange's founding and the significance of some of its downtown buildings. The tours begin at the end of April and go through the end of October.
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Antique of the Week – Cheval Mirror

I was shopping in Grand Avenue Antiques the other day for something fun to write about when I spotted this beauty. I, for one, have always been a fan of Cheval Mirrors and I thought this one was fabulous and looks like it's in great condition. It was made at the turn of the century, and was actually dated September 28, 1908. Diane Zalay (owner of Grand Avenue Antiques) told me that the only thing she did was re-silver the mirror. The wood is Mahogany. My photo definitely does not do it justice, it's a 'must-see' in person.
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Dinner at Francoli’s, OTO’s Newest Hot Spot

"Well, we finally made it to Francoli's Resturant at it's new location in Orange. We went on a Monday evening and it was already getting crowded at 6pm. They don't take reservations and they do have limited seating, but I came by about 30 minutes before we were meeting our friends and they were kind enough to reserve a table for 6 for me. We definitely got the best table..."
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