Hi Prim Girls,
Certainly, I started this post few days ago but I am not finish it because I'm doing others things at the same time: like "potty training" my new
puppy, I mean"new baby", take away Christmas decor, early Spring cleaning, etc..
This post is about my love for old things, sometimes I think I'm a "old soul" living in a wrong era. I think that my love for antique or collectibles pieces started when I have almost 7 yrs old. One of my great grandmother had a old pewter mirror in her purse, and I remembered her looking in it and check how she looked before going out. At that age always thought if she would gave me the precious mirror, I never saw one liked since she pass away. I never knew who inherited it, well there many daughters and dozens of grandchildren and great grandchildren, so my chance was none, LOL. But few days ago in an antique store, I found a similar and reminded me my childhood and my lovely great grandma, she was a beautiful lady, tall, slim ( although she had 14 kids), elegant and well mannered. That mirror looks like this.....
Having old or antique pieces makes me think in those who cared and loved them, or how much time they survived and now have the privilege of having them with me. You know what I mean, every one of us has inherited something or have something you love not necessarily for the monetary value if not for the sentimental one.
Now, I am inviting you to join me in this challenge and share your loved Antique, Old and Collectible Item. Since, I am not an expert in this field, just trust in the knowledge of the antique dealer or the antiquarian that identify the piece.
Books printed in lates 1800, some are dedicated to someone else..
Jugs and Crocks
Wooden Trenware...Butter Churn, paddle
Very Old or Collectibles ( Although most of them were founded in antiques stores or estate sales I am not sure about their age)
Hand painted portrait of my beloved grandma ( She died at the age of 92, this was painted when she had 17, so 75yrs count for a old piece, right)
What are yours?
Today, a friend of us post about an email that she received about their antiques. All of us know that ...
" An antique (Latin: antiquus; old) is an old collectible item. It is collected or desirable because of its age (at least 100 years old), beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society. Collectibles are, generally speaking, the possible antiques of the future and generally less than 100 years old."
No matter if our things are 50, 80, 100 years or more, whom affects to say antique, old or collectible. It is important the value and care we give beyond the age or where they come. Let's be courteous to others and respect others' homes. Not everyone has the purchasing power for antiques, not because we do not like but because we may need to set priorities that go beyond our tastes. Let us show what we have with pride no matter who you love and who not.
Take care and God bless you,