Antiques & Vintage some Reasons why we Collect them, Love them, buy and sell them.
People collect antiques for many different reasons & there are a lot of different views as to why. Here a few of my thoughts & if you would please ….let me know why or how you started. Myself I am a combo of all of the below.
1. I find it interesting that in my store I have met a lot of people that love restoring old pieces, not so much so that they could sell it for more but simply because they gained satisfaction from doing so. Here is a before picture and after picture that I thought was fun. A old iron & wood bench glider from the 1930’s a customer finished. He was kind enough to send me before and after pictures.
3. Antique lovers who enjoy the chase more than anything. They enjoy searching through stores and antique shops all over the country searching for that specific or unusual item they been looking for. I love watching a couple enter my store and have the man or women call loudly across the room with excitement…honey I found it! Myself I love the Thrill of the hunt. That heart pounding moment when you spot something that makes your heart go pitty pat.
4. During the fall I had the pleasure of meeting mother daughter shoppers in my store. They were into buying dressers and beds for their daughter’s collage dorm rooms. Feathering their daughters nest away from home is what I called it. Here is one of my favorite beds I sold and I still Miss that bed. Huge sigh!