I thought I would have to sit this one out, because I don’t have anything antique. I like the idea of having something with a history….but nothing has been passed down through the family and I haven’t really gotten into antique shopping. I don’t know enough about it (and don’t need a new obsession! 🙂 ) and wouldn’t want to spend a lot of money. So if I went, it would just be a matter of finding things that appealed to me that weren’t expensive.
I do like the look of antique things in good condition. I wouldn’t want furniture that looks like it has been sitting in someone’s barn for 100 years.
I do have a couple of things that look kind of antique-ish, though, and decided to use those.
First is what’s called a dry sink:
It’s supposedly a reproduction of a type of furniture that used to be made. I think it was the first piece of furniture we bought. We got it from an unfinished furniture store and my husband stained it. I haven’t researched the history, but I am wondering if a dry sink is something they had when they started having running water indoors, as opposed to the ‘wet sink.” Or, maybe the modern manufacturer just called it that. 🙂 Either way, it increased our storage space. Some of the little tins there look like antiques as well.
Next are some brooches I have. These are some of my favorite pieces of jewelry:
The two on the left are from a company called 1928, which makes old-fashioned-looking jewelry. The dresser scarf came from Michael’s.
Next are buttons I use in some of my button crafts. They aren’t antique, either — got most of them at Michael’s. But I love the way they look.
Finally, if a building can be called an antique, this one fits the bill:
The Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. We’ve visited there a couple of times. The house, of course, is full of antiques, but they don’t let you take pictures inside. I love visiting but can’t imagine living there, especially with children — you could lose them any number of places!
Updated to add:
I forgot all about these until I saw the picture for today from Christina about old phonographic equipment.
When I was a child, I bought these for my grandmother. I don’t remember where on earth I found them. When she passed away somehow I they were sent back to me. I don’t see anything with a date on them, but the artist is “Frank Munn and orchestra.” From what I can tell with a little bit of searching, Frank Munn sang in the 1920-40s or so. Unfortunately our record player doesn’t play this type, but I keep them for sentimental value, and hope to hear them one day.