THURSDAY, JAN. 25 | 11 A.M. | Trash or Treasure? Appraisals

For the last several months MDC has been hosting periodic appraisal sessions in the Mid-America Room for the Trash or Treasure? column in The Detroit News’ Homestyle section. The next one is scheduled at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. There is no admission charge. The premise is similar to PBS’ Antiques Roadshow. Anyone may attend, but if you’d like an item appraised, you must first send an image and description to If the item is chosen, it will likely appear in the column.

Hickory Oriental Rug Trunk Shows Coming to RJ Thomas

The perfect rug can transform a room. In 2018, RJ Thomas Ltd. offers even more opportunities to find that perfect rug during their series of Hickory Oriental Rug Trunk Shows. Beginning January 8 – and nearly every six weeks through the spring – discover a selection of luxurious, hand-knotted Oriental rugs in a variety of shapes, designs, and styles.