Think about the last time someone complimented you on something that you own.
Did their comment trigger an automatic “thank you?” Or did you launch into a fascinating story about its origin?
If you told a story, I’ll bet the item was vintage or antique.
Maybe it was handed down to you from a favorite relative.
Maybe you bought it for a song at a yard sale. Maybe you even spent a lot on it, because you loved the way it looked or what it represented.
A beautiful newly-made item simply reflects your good taste.
But a beautiful older item reveals something unique about you — and a style that sets you apart from the ordinary.
Of course, you could always buy new things, and create your own stories to pass along to the next generation.
But there’s just something about items with a rich past of their own that makes them special.
Their presence sparks the imagination and makes history come alive in a way that no book, video, or photograph can do. That’s because, when you hold an antique, you are literally holding history in your hands.
Antiques and vintage items prove that life endures through happiness and tears, through wars, natural disasters and cultural changes. They give us hope that their stories – and the ones we add to them — will continue for generations to come.
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