Finding Antiques: Personal Shopper

For over four years Heart of Ohio Antique Center has offered a complimentary service unique to the antique industry: a personal shopper. Through this convenience, our team has helped hundreds of customers find treasures ranging from a suite of Victorian furniture to a Murano art glass octopus. How does it work? Let us know what […]

An Antique Classic: The Friction Toy

The airplane found its wings in Dayton, Ohio. The modern cash register as well as the automobile ignition system were famously created in Dayton. Perhaps lesser known is the invention of a toy that would, for two decades, cause the toy industry to look at Dayton as the toy capital of the United States: Boyer’s […]

Antique Rookwood: Always A Classic

Rookwood Pottery were trailblazers in the American pottery and ceramics trade, garnering themselves a loyal following from day one. Today, collectors seek everything from standard production hand painted decorator pieces. It’s undeniably sexy, with a style that makes one reflect on the past and look toward the future. It demands attention. Looking back, it’s hard […]

Antique in the Making: Lunchboxes

What was your favorite lunch box growing up? Did you ever imagine that someday that lunch box might be highly sought after? As the industrial revolution brought us into the 20th century, the need for lunch on the go, and a way to carry it, became a necessity. Adults used sturdy, metal pails to carry […]

Antique Buyers Appreciated

For 18 years Heart of Ohio Antique Center has prided itself on the finest selection of antiques and exemplary customer service. “We are grateful for our loyal customers and want to show our appreciation for their patronage,” says Heart of Ohio owner Bruce Knight. Heart of Ohio features two customer appreciation event weekends a year […]

Antique Furniture: An Introduction

Antique furniture is a tangible key to our past that tells our history. As times changed, it wasn’t just clothing whose style evolved, furniture saw an equally drastic shift in style. The elaborate wood designs of Victorian furniture made way for the geometric shapes and chrome of Art Deco. But no matter the current trend, […]

Zeus Rules!

A trip to Heart of Ohio isn’t complete without a quick stop by the office to see Zeus. Who is Zeus? He’s a Labrador Chow mix, adopted from an animal rescue by the Heart’s owners, Bruce and Vivalyn Knight. From his first day at the Heart Zeus has stood diligently in the office entryway greeting […]

What Is An Antique? A Quick Definition

Have you ever asked yourself “what is an antique?” For centuries the word “antique” was defined loosely as an old item, of value due to its historical significance, beauty or uniqueness. But “old” is a subjective term, what’s old to a 16 year old is not necessarily what is considered old to a 76 year […]