About Joelle Graves

Joelle GravesJoelle Graves is the owner of Sterling Creek Antiques located at 150 South Oregon Street in Jacksonville, Oregon. Visit her website at www.sterlingcreekantiques.com.

The Power of the Internet – by Joelle Graves

Speaking of Antiquing – December 2014/January 2015

Every day, someone comes into Sterling Creek Antiques and shows me a picture or describes an item they hope I will appraise at a high value! Over the years, I’ve come to the realization that I’m just as happy teaching someone how to value their […]

By | November 24th, 2014|Speaking of Antiquing|0 Comments

Estate Planning and Antiques: Do They Go Together? – by Joelle Graves

Speaking of Antiquing – October 2014

Having had a background in Fundraising and Major Gifts, I quickly became acquainted with the process of Estate Planning. When meeting with donors, I’d inevitably discover a household full of treasured purchases, either bought by the residents or inherited. Oftentimes, parents would ask me how to plan ahead and who […]

By | September 26th, 2014|Featured Stories, Speaking of Antiquing|0 Comments

Collecting “Britt” – by Joelle Graves

I bet you have something “Britt” in your house, like a poster. Britt posters adorn the walls of the Bella Union going back to the 1960’s. The Jacksonville Inn has collected autographed posters from the days of the Festivals within a Festival—Jazz Festival; Dance Festival and more. Jacksonville Elementary School has several framed posters adorning their...

The Fine Art of “Art” – by Joelle Graves

When we watch Antiques Roadshow, we all hope that the painting we have in our own garage is the “big” one. Although it could be, 9 times out of 10, it’s not.

Pretty in Pink – by Joelle Graves

Pink Depression glass; pink custard glass; pink dishes; pink linens—anything pink! Pink is a beautiful color to decorate with when combined with other vibrant colors of the season. February, of course, lends itself to decorating with pink...

A Very Personal Story – by Joelle Graves

It was one of those quiet days here in the shop when I wasn’t really sure whether I would have any business or not...

By | July 2nd, 2013|Columns, Featured Stories, Speaking of Antiquing|1 Comment