Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Antiquing

Wednesday, October 03, 2012
I am not certain about what it is that draws us to antiques, pre-loved objects, worn with wisdom; all I know is that I am drawn to it. Perhaps it is the immortality of these objects, showing how they withstand eras and generations, sometimes living past their purpose. I adore objects that no longer serve a purpose, but have beauty because they once did; vintage cameras, outdated encyclopedias, rusted irons, musty books. All of these objects were once loved, cherished, and continue to be loved and cherished by antique dealers and collectors. The typewriter and the laptop can live side by side, at least, in my house, they do.
Also, be sure to check out my latest sponsor on my Link Love: The Plumed Nest. Christine is the editor of The Plumed Nest,  from Portland, OR, and also the owner of the Etsy shop, Plumed, needlecraft and handmade pillows! Be sure to stop by her blog and check her out! 
Salut, Yelle
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6 comments :

  1. I just had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with Christine at Plumed Nest (I'm suspecting that's how we found each other? :). I love antiquing, I think it has something to do with how we romanticize past eras. Or at least, it does for me. xo

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    1. Yes! Must be where I found your blog :)

      I always romanticize past eras, especially when coming up with a reason as to why I must own an antique piece!

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  2. First, thank you for the kind words!! xoxo As I love antiques, I love connections, so it's been such a pleasure actually getting to know you from our blogs. I mean that's mojo in blogging, is it not?!

    Second, I love antiques too. I am so sentimental in nature (see above) and I am not sure which came first. If old things made my imagination gravitate towards such sentiment or my natural inclination for such things made me love antiques. But I can get so lost in thought in thinking "who had this? Who touched this? What were they like? Did they have kids/fall in love/read books/?" . . .

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    1. I love that: mojo in blogging; couldn't have said it better!

      I sometimes wonder if antiques could come with a resume, or history, a little story about all of that: their life before now. It's all romance with these items, but I find that it is easier to get attached to items that have withstood the test of time.

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  3. I'm with Erin, I think for me it's the idea of what life must have been like when this object was shiny and new.

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    1. It's totally romantic to think of these objects and what there were like when young and new. But for me, the real beauty is all of the imperfections and flaws. I love to wonder how this scratch came to be, the story of their scars. :)

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