2445 antique light Stories
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... theater, lighting is an often-underrated but vitally important element in the creation... 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... expert on lighting but I know what I like -- antique lighting! Luckily, I have a friend..."
Antique Chic: Edison Bulbs
"day's antique-style filament light bulbs are named after Thomas Edison, but he didn't... electric light bulb. (He did invent the first commercially practical incandescent light... these light bulbs and their low, orange glow have become a mainstay in industrial-chic... creative home lighting. Here are some ways designers are working with this retro look today:... in the light bulb legislation that phases out standard incandescents? If so, what..."
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..."
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: 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... shallow not-antique Italian pine armoire around for many years. It's been a pantry... cabinet. Antique rocker with tooled leather. Love a unique armoire to fill an empty..."
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: 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... unpainting antique furniture and doors to take painting them lightly. I can paint old..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Guest Picks: Get Antiques-Fair Style Right From Home
Spare yourself the crowds and heat of Antique Weekend in Texas by picking up these similar-style finds online
"heat of Antique Weekend in Texas by picking up these similar-style finds online... about Antique Weekend, in and around Round Top, Texas! It’s the biggest antiques... More lights! https://www.etsy.com/shop/4fLighting Thank you for the feature....think... bucket as a light next time. :) wow...it is a beige world...thrilled.... Great choices... pendant lights. Their rusty patina is coveted all over blog land. This metal wreath..."
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: 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..."
Antique Sewing Machines: Tailor Made for Nostalgic Decor
In full-on vintage rooms or contrasting modern looks, old sewing machines and tables are stirring up the past in a most stylish way
"lamp that lights up the hallway at night. Just recently we saw one like it when I took... ironic... Antique Singer is reborn thanks to modern day You Tube. Good for you.... was also antique clippers and other tools on shelves throughout the salon. It was cute... have more antique sewing machines than I will ever use, but love using them in new ways... beautiful antiques including a Singer with abalone and gilt inlay and some wonderful..."
Reinvent It: Penny for Your Thoughts on This Antiqued Table?
Let's take it from the top. Make over a routine table with pennies and antiquing for a unique new look
"pennies and antiquing for a unique new look... some are light. I was told to wash them in vineger and salt. The salt makes them a bit... see an antique Marie Antoinette desk covered in pennies? @cricketcat - Exactly! Spare... painted antiqued and clear-coated. I added a yellow design to match her yellow and... design by lightly tracing a pencil line, using a compass to follow the contours of the... self-primer, Antique White interior satin: $341 quart Rust-Oleum Decorative Glaze, Java..."