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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..."
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... upscale antiques stores in neighboring towns and villages. Sometimes it takes as... find the stores, fairs and garage sales as it does to find that elusive antique. Here... 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... owned an antique store. I was jealous until he said, "We didn't own an antique store..."
5 Reasons to Hit That Secondhand Store
"on an antique chest, the gleam of old silver and the complex flavor of a really special... chain store, but we may be missing out on some pretty spectacular benefits by going... pieces, antiques and good old hand-me-downs to your home, and to appreciate the old... t and antiques stores. Nothing we've bought is a valuable antique, but it all fits... sales, antique stores, second hand stores etc. I am searching for the old closet..."
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: 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... pieces from antique stores, wedding gifts (long, long ago), and from S&H green stamps (anyone... which I store in an antique corner cupboard with glass doors on top. There's no room... in an antiques store. My sisters think I'm crazy….the stuff is work, but oh, the..."
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... to an antique store. p.s I'm green with envy that Rock Hudson was your babysitter... 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... local antique store, and was originally from a house only a few blocks away from..."
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... leaves the store". And certainly, all antiques are not the same. Collector quality is... in the store. I furnished my first home with many antique auction purchases. When... collect antiques a disservice. The fact is that no matter what the antique is or how..."
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... at an antiques store 25 years ago (where it was said to be Swedish, circa 1750) is... 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 adjacent..."
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... nowhere to store anything!) but I do buy antique furniture all the time. Most people... look at antique ceramics and antique furniture in a completely different way, knowing..."
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: 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... at an antique store they are awesome. I love using cloth napkins and such... not... beach on antique linen! Never ever! I own nearly 60 antique Madeira tablecloths and... thrift store, yard sales, etc and have found many lovely pieces. Lovely idea book..."
Decorating With Antiques: Sit Pretty on Settees and Sofas
Get character and comfort when you bring home an antique seat — you can even reupholster it to perfectly fit your style
"home an antique seat — you can even reupholster it to perfectly fit your style... still store things in an antique chest of drawers; I still sit in an antique chair... with antiques is that we get to handle, live with and put to use things from the... With antiques, we’re using things in the present day in the same (or similar) ways... with antique seating can be a fascinating and beautiful way to connect with how..."
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... Couture Store and Cedar Hill Farmhouse (my family farm and the namesake for my blog)... Happy Antiquing!... Judge Antique Furniture Quality..."
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... improvement store for supplies to transform it. The result is a unique bedroom vanity with... consignment stores!). The top has the slightly padded leather of old desks and doesn't... 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... self-primer, Antique White interior satin: $341 quart Rust-Oleum Decorative Glaze, Java..."
Room of the Day: Antiques Help a Dining Room Grow Up
Artfully distressed pieces and elegant colors take a formerly child-focused space into sophisticated territory
"satellite store for Toys ‘R’ Us,” says interior designer Jules Duffy. “I had to tell... charming antiques. Mixing the traditional with the unexpected, Duffy created a room... (besides the antiques) via Jules Duffy Design (it's a lot of custom items that she desi... Love the antique feel. Beautiful room! Thank you for your lovely comments! Check out... satellite store for Toys ‘R’ Us,” says interior designer Jules Duffy. “I had to tell..."