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I discovered antiques at the tender age of 10 when my grandmothers friend asked to take me along to an antique show. I have no idea why an 80+ year old woman should choose to take a young child she barely knew to an antique show, but i will always remember and be grateful to her for doing so and allowing me a glimpse into a new world of old discovery.
Not only did she bring me into what was truly a dizzying array of opulent display to my young eyes, but she took the time to point out many items and explain to me their customary use and applications. Enlightening me to a different time and culture. She further, patiently explained how customs and life have changed and that these things were no longer in use today and to keep my eyes open, as they will only become more scarce. Then she suggested some items that she felt would soon no longer much be found and that one might consider to begin to collect…

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Eclectic mix of vintage and reclaimed items

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I discovered antiques at the tender age of 10 when my grandmothers friend asked to take me along to an antique show. I have no idea why an 80+ year old woman should choose to take a young child she barely knew to an antique show, but i will always remember and be grateful to her for doing so and allowing me a glimpse into a new world of old discovery.
Not only did she bring me into what was truly a dizzying array of opulent display to my young eyes, but she took the time to point out many items and explain to me their customary use and applications. Enlightening me to a different time and culture. She further, patiently explained how customs and life have changed and that these things were no longer in use today and to keep my eyes open, as they will only become more scarce. Then she suggested some items that she felt would soon no longer much be found and that one might consider to begin to collect.
She bought me a small crystal salt that day as a memento.
I clearly remember the booths displayed in Victorian splendor, velvet furniture, brocade backdrops, tufted and channel back chairs as i had never seen, crystal prisms, sparkling glass, and the stories she and the dealer were so patient to share with me, well i was hooked.
To this day i am thrilled to search out and find items with a past, made with care and craftsmanship, items with a story and yet years of use and pleasure yet to offer and a story to tell.

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