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Decorating With Antiques: Chests, Dressers and Buffets
"versatile, antique chests add history and character along with storage... with antiques is that they add instant history and soul to a home. There’s something... has that dresser or chair or teapot witnessed? What conversations has it overheard?... decorate with antiques is the sheer beauty of them. It’s a joy to live with things that may... to make antiques a part of your home and your life.... discussion of "dresser" vs. "chest of drawers". How about the antiques of tomorrow? La Lune..."
Smart Shopper: How to Judge Antique Furniture Quality
Pick the treasures from the trash without expert experience by learning how to evaluate antiques and what questions to ask
"evaluate antiques and what questions to ask... veteran antiques shopper or a relative newbie, you've probably been stung by the same... Seattle antiques dealer Richard Rhoda, 90 percent of defects can be detected by a layman... found that antique dressers are better made and often cost less than new dressers. And... collect antiques a disservice. The fact is that no matter what the antique is or how... for an oak end table (how I use it) it was a screaming deal compared to a new oak..."
Decorating With Antiques: Armoires, the Versatile Beauties
Give any room more character and function with an armoire — this queen of antiques is also a storage workhorse
"queen of antiques is also a storage workhorse... One is antique and painted with a floral design and the other is a new one made to... gorgeous antique butternut armoire was the only bone of contention while dividing p... armoire (an antique of tommorow), with one door open, displays a colorful collection of... standard "dresser" with drawers. Plus, it adds a bit of class. Wow, some beautiful products... shallow not-antique Italian pine armoire around for many years. It's been a pantry adjacent..."
How to Find Great Antiques Near You
Experience the thrill of the hunt with these tips for finding the best sources of antiques in your area
"sources of antiques in your area... elusive antique. Here are some ways to find good sources for antiques near you.... living with antiques is in the thrill of the hunt. The “need” for a new chair, or end table... warehouse or antiques mall, at unlikely garage sales, in the muddy fields of local antiques... upscale antiques stores in neighboring towns and villages. Sometimes it takes as... beautiful antique oak book case that was made in England for sale at our local hospital..."
Decorating With Antiques: Tables to Elevate the Everyday
They may have common uses, but antique tables bring a most uncommon beauty to dining, game playing and more
"uses, but antique tables bring a most uncommon beauty to dining, game playing and more... Antiques allow us to incorporate ideas and aesthetics of the past into our modern... especially an antique table — is anything but. As human beings we simply can’t help ourselves:... , and antique tables are an excellent example of that practice.... ideabook on antiques. Thanks for reminding people that many antique tables originally had..."
A Handy Guide to English Antiques
"shopping for antiques and the dealer said something like, “This is a very special Georgian... loving an antique is knowing something about it. And to be a smart shopper, it’s helpful... full of antiques. It would be interesting to know and possibly a further article to... Ardingly antique fair. I ended up getting 12 Georgian dining room chairs for usually... eye for antiques. She died when I was 8, but not before imparting her many years of..."
Antiques Shopping? Let Love Guide Your Search
If discovering aged treasures is your passion, you’re not alone. Find a kindred spirit and his buying tips here
"uying antiques is, for me, first and foremost a love affair. And as with any love... certain antiques. I never know which ones will evoke this reaction, but when it happens... them in antique stores, garage sales, flea markets. Beautiful quarter sawn oak occasional... of the antiques I fall in love with. My mother was an antique dealer so at a very... English antiques. I am a junk shop junkie. I generally avoid high end antique shops..."
Decorating With Antiques: Evoke a Fanciful Past With Bamboo
"number of antique Korean bamboo pieces. It's a light and highly versatile look. Nice... With Antiques: Chests, Dressers and Buffets... pine, oak and maple, and carved or turned to resemble bamboo. This is done to get... English antiques really creates a pull in the Eastern direction for me.This picture... cases, antique blue and white ceramics … they’d all look fantastic displayed on this..."
Decorating With Antiques: The Magic of Ceramics
"so many antique sofas or dressers or armoires or side tables. But my armoire has room... I’m an antiques enthusiast, this might explain my addiction to collections. After... dozens of antique linens, ceramic teapots, silver match safes and ruby glass muffineers... look at antique ceramics and antique furniture in a completely different way, knowing... This antiques series has been so delightful, Mike! I hope there is much more to..."
My Houzz: Cozy Combination of Antiques and Art
"refined antique collection define a South Florida home... perusing antique shows and shops to bring together her passion for antiques and art... for its oak-lined streets, barrel-tiled roofs ("coral gables") and historic Mediterranean... interesting antiques with her modern art collection. I worry a little about the art glass... headboard, an antique lighting fixture and a lovely antique settee. The art brings color..."
A Beginner's Mini Guide to Buying Antiques
Experience the thrill of the hunt without ignorance ruining the spoils, with this guide to antiquing for novice buyers
"guide to antiquing for novice buyers... makes an antique an antique to how to spot a great piece, the importance of provenance... buying antiques or are a seasoned antique lover, jump in and join the discussion!... world of antiques has so much to offer, and it is more accessible than you might think... adding an antique piece or two to your home but are not sure where to begin, this mini... very nice antiques. As for true antiques, I have 2 mirrors from Paris antiques markets..."
Decorating With Antiques: Painted Furniture Brings the Eye Candy
Too much brown got you down? Lighten up with antique furniture decorated with artistic designs or awash in a lovely hue
"up with antique furniture decorated with artistic designs or awash in a lovely hue... decorated with antiques can often appear somber and a little too serious, especially if all... fear, my antique-loving friends. It’s painted furniture to the rescue! In 1917 interior... from an 'antique lover' who doesn't go "Eww ! Painted antique furniture. Sacrilege... with our antique picture frames (true family antiques, so they are muted). If it's..."
Treasure Hunting at the Brimfield Antiques Fair
More than 5,000 antiques dealers are selling their goods along a 1-mile stretch of rural New England this week. Here's what we found
"5,000 antiques dealers are selling their goods along a 1-mile stretch of rural New... Brimfield antiques fair in Massachusetts is a must-visit. The largest outdoor antiques... Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show Where: Route 20, Brimfield, Massachusetts When:... Mall of Antiques & Collectibles P.S. I agree w/Deb Smith will take some planning maybe... -Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park Racecourse near Twickenham is very similar..."
Decorating With Antiques: Luxurious Linens
Bring quality, comfort and a sense of old-world romance to your rooms with vintage tablecloths, sheets, napkins and more
"upon the antique linens vendor. Uh-oh. You should know that I am unabashedly reduced... linens, any antiques, etc. We love the look of layered antique linens on rustic furniture... beach on antique linen! Never ever! I own nearly 60 antique Madeira tablecloths and... on an antique piece? Kismet! I love and use the embroidered pillowcases my grandmothers... pounds of antique linens. I use some of them often, others for fancy occasions. I've..."
12 Antique Store Finds to Nab Now, Place Later
"answer is antique stores. "Antiquing" is my favorite type of hunting — and sometimes... well. Antique stores offer one-of-a-kind objects, reasonable pricing and instant... at an antique store; you might have to do some fancy footwork. It's helpful to... me are antique carved-wood frames, nineteenth-century oak furniture, antique or t... clutter. Antiques and collectibles really do add character to a room. Antique shops..."