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Monday, September 22, 2008

" Old Wares"

I have read this sentence "Do the Planet a favor, buy antiques and vintage design" on my favorite site. My first thought was "Yeah ...well, I wish I could afford to buy all these beautiful antiques.

Fauteuil LouisXV period 1770
Photo Thanks To Unique France (Brisbane)

When I thought about it a little more the second parallel came into my mind and I realized buying vintage or used furniture is actually "green". If someone gives a second chance of life to a beautiful vase or a little run down solid timber table or... it doesn’t end up dumped into landfills we are doing our planet a big favor. There is little environmental impact from vintage furniture. No further resources are used to manufacture it, which makes it a viable green alternative.
For me personally there is a big bonus - the thrill of the hunt. You start digging through those little shops, local antique places, junk shops, garage sales, flea markets, thrift shops, eBay, the Salvation Army and other charity stores, and sometimes you hit the jackpot and find a vintage piece that is highly collectible or simply you find little treasure special just for you.

Vintage is the way to go.

Photo Thanks to Eddie Ross
(P.S. Eddie, Big Thanks for including me in your favorite blog list)


viera said...

Sent on my e mail address

Thank you for telling me!! I love your sit! have a great week!

AnastasiaC said...

the thrill of the hunt is what excites me too!!
adn I love rescuing old things too...recycling is the best!
i love that chair...so beautiful!!
im searching for a perfect elegant chair for my bedroom right now...ive spotted a few on Ebay!!

columnist said...

It's a compelling argument, and vintage doesn't have to be that expensive. I suspect that there will be many a bargain to be had on eBay et al as people try and offload items they bought when they were flush. As much as I love David Hicks's design, I did not know he had dabbled in chinoiserie- style furniture, (and I'm not sure I'm happy to know that he did!)

Kate said...

Oh Viera I love this image! It takes me back to when I was little and still living in South Africa and always begging my parents to take me every weekend to search for treasures!! Or to go to a house and garden showing. I was obsessed since the age of 7 when I realised that other peoples treasures were more exciting than my toys haha. Thank you for visiting my blog. Love kate xo

Ann said...

That chair is so lovely and reminded me its time for me to look for one. One I can remodel, to put some remodelling tips I've stored in my overloaded brain from reading DIY blogs.:)

viera said...

Thank you ladies for your lovely comments

viera said...

Dear Viera,

Sent on my email address:
Your blog address look very good and we are proud to have our name on it.

Thank you for your message and don't hesitate to pop in as we just received a new container from France...Full of treasures !!

Bonne continuation. UF Team