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posted 3/7/2008 7:09:07 PM |
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hello fellow veiwers and thanx for ..well veiwing...I have noticed that there are not alot of antiquers on here..especally my age..I am 36 and was raised in the wonderful world of antiqueing...there is alot to say about a dresser that has seen generations of nicks and scratches..or a dining set that has seen a thousand meals...all this and the natural wonder and beauty of the wood and character..the ornate carvings and designs..All are captivating if you really looked at a nice old peice..I honestly don't see the beauty in this new garbage they call furniture..It only lasts about 5 years and then time for trash..all this new garbage is pressboard and veneer..It will never see the next generation for this generation will tear it apart...i have stuff that is over 160 yrs old and still in use..such as my great aunts hoosier and kitchen table w/chairs..My 1890's bedroom set..the antique wall cupboards with crocks and old kitchen ware that are mounted in the kitchen..hell I even use a wall mount hand crank can opener from the forties...Unfortunatly I had to upgrade my stove from the 1923 whitestar lines tall leg stove to some new crap that will see the scrapyard in about five years. so people when you are ready to trash a good solid peice of history..stop and think of all the love that surrounded the item in its home is an 1873 farm house of the first in the area..and it is styled like the day it was built.(except for my living room) I am currently trying to restore my home but it will be awhile before It is done..but at least I got the furnishings for it...and remember look at it for its history not the curb value...
thanx for reading and have a wonderful evening..Aaron

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Mar 7 @ 7:18PM  
I've got quite a few pieces, like my great grandmothers bedroom suite my grandfather bought for her in 1914. It was her first "store bought" furniture, it was old and "used" when he purchased it and he paid for it by delivering furniture in a wagon for the store that sold it! Of all my antiques it's my most prized set. Oh and I have that same wall hung can opener in my kitchen, use it daily!

Mar 7 @ 7:19PM  
I'd like to get more involved in it but really can't afford to.

I have one of the first-edition copies of Gone With the Wind, though, and a very early edition of Pilgrim's Progress.

Mar 7 @ 7:21PM  
Hey Alan, I have a hoosier that belonged to my grandmother, painted the orginal color, not the orginal paint, but the orginal color. Another favorite, that I dont have anymore, was a 1950 crome table and red covered chairs

Mar 7 @ 7:26PM  
Er... I DIG going to antiques stores and auctions and all that kinda stuffs..

I used to have a gorgeous drop leaf table from the 20s that my gramma is using in her retirement home right now cuz it fits.. I have silhouette on glass paintings that are from I don't remember the early 1900s though.. and some stuff from Europe that are family heirlooms.. I used to have loads more but being out of work for so long has forced me to liquidate a few assets..

I hope once again to get to rebuild my stock though!

Mar 7 @ 7:35PM  
so far ,sounds like every one has a little antiquer in them...

Mar 7 @ 9:31PM  
I like looking at antiques but have never purchased any- I think this is because I inherited a lot of pieces from my Grandmother when she died....I have an oil lamp from the 1800s and some really nice furniture- they don't make furniture like that anymore!

Mar 7 @ 9:41PM  
duh! yeah, in your circle. in my circle real men collect scars. but then again i am old. and of course a few scars. you better have a few cool antiques fag!

Mar 7 @ 10:12PM  
well love i have my great grand fathers bed from england,his forefathers,1690,in real good condistion,and i respect you values!

Mar 8 @ 1:07AM  
hey hickjam>>>I am a hardcore innercity go screw your cow named betsy..Idots like you are the fags..

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