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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..."
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... collect antiques a disservice. The fact is that no matter what the antique is or how... have many antiques and vintage pieces. The antiques are mostly family pieces I have... buying an antique. Go about the purchase in the usual manner keeping these tips at the..."
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... FAVORITE antiques stores/malls is Country Roads Antiques in Old Towne Orange, CA. In..."
Decorating With Antiques: Set the Stage With Lighting
Complete a vintage scene or create contrast with lamps, sconces and chandeliers that have traveled through time
"include antiques in the “set design” of your home, then antique lighting (which can... integrating antiques with more modern touches. I already have many family antique pieces/lamps... Chinese antiquity. I am obsessed with antique lighting. It is becoming an expensive... significant antique lighting because of his work. I can get an antique oil lamp that... like -- antique lighting! Luckily, I have a friend who used to sell antique lamps..."
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... 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... buying an antique table because we liked it. It's an Austrian table from 1800s so very..."
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... 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.... These antiques are all gorgeous and are well placed in beautiful rooms. Antiques... owner of Antique mall Im always telling Customers Antiques make a house a home! plus..."
Great Home Accents: Antiqued Mirrors
"distressing, antiqued mirrors offer a sense of history and worldly sophistication. Here... to do antiqued mirror. We want the "antiquing"" to be heavy so as not to see too... how to antique a mirror or share sources for buying antiqued mirrors other than just... how to antique a mirror. If you just like the look of antiquing, you could try a company... alcoves with antique mirror recently. The decorator had an antique framed mirror over the..."
Antiques Shopping for the Fun of It
Play down a piece’s pedigree and play up what stirs your heart to make the hunt for antiques a real thrill
"hunt for antiques a real thrill... of the antiques hunt, for me, is decoration and function — not pedigree. I am definitely... collecting antiques because the world of the serious collector or investor is an alien... have an antique "addiction" when you know of every antique shop within a 50 mile radius... polish her antique furniture with lemon oil. I still adore antiques. I have a mixture... local antique shops and flea markets. It's about having fun and searching for something..."
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..."
Decorating With Antiques: The Magic of Ceramics
"I’m an antiques enthusiast, this might explain my addiction to collections. After... so many antique sofas or dressers or armoires or side tables. But my armoire has room... 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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Decorating With Antiques: Silver’s Legacy
Learn how to tell sterling from plate, ways to display pieces and why silver is so darn special to begin with
"decorate with antiques is because of the memories they evoke — and antique silver objects... already antique (or "antique"), which I believe is silver-plated (the marking is tarnished... home. Antiques are not my style. I purchased 4 sterling silver antique spoons from... have an antique silverplate food dome that I picked up cheap at an antique shop years... that an antique silver coffee or tea service was in suitable condition for holding..."
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..."