Color Palettes For Antique Style And Design

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When you are someone who is deeply invested in creating an antique and traditional look for you, it is often best to have a set of colors in mind. The right colors can really make your look lovely and unique, so be sure to choose carefully.

First, remember that if you are decorating with a Victorian aesthetic that the real Victorian age was a lot brighter than the pictures tell us. We see the past through a sepia tone because of the photographs of the time, but Read the rest of this entry »

How To Safely Display Fragile Antiques And Collectibles

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How To Safely Display Fragile Antiques And Collectibles

Protect Your Antiques With Glass
One of the most essential methods of protecting your antiques is by using glass. This is great for sculptures, trinkets, small objects and some types of furniture. The benefits of using glass containers are manifold. For instance, you enclose your antique, which prevents rusting, dust and other forms of unwanted debris to enter the object. In addition, this prevents people from touching your object as well. You can see this technique in most museums and art galleries around the world. A glass container allows the Read the rest of this entry »

Family Friendly Antique And Vintage Decorating Styles

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If you are someone who loves the idea of decorating with vintage and antique styles, you may need a moment to think about your kids. Kids are careless, and they can hurt themselves and the house around them if you do not design with them in mind. How can you make sure that your decorating style meshes with your children?

First, consider going soft instead of hard. It might be tempting to put wrought iron everywhere, but hard edges and soft children do not mix! Instead, why not look into soft ways to decorate Read the rest of this entry »

Rules Of Thumb When Shopping At Antique Stores

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Shopping at antique stores can be an enjoyable pastime. In recent years, the antiques trade has been raised to a higher level of prominence by several popular television shows. There is a peculiar thrill involved in walking up and down the aisles in a good antique store. On any given day in an antique store, you might find anything. There is simply no limit to the types of items which are found in antique stores. However, there are a few simple rules of thumb which you should go by when shopping for antiques.

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How To Find Antique Treasures At Flea Markets

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If you love to spend your weekends looking through the wares available from vendors at local flea markets, you probably allow yourself to fantasize about discovering valuable antiques among the spoils that you bring home. Although this is relatively rare, it does occur sometimes. However, unless you are an expert antique appraiser, don’t count on that milk jug or old painting that you just bought to pay your mortgage for the next ten years. Antique finds at flea markets used to be much more common before the awareness of the general public concerning the possible value of antiques was Read the rest of this entry »