Antiques & collectibles

Different Styles Of Antique Chairs

Different Styles Of Antique Chairs

There are several styles of antique chairs that are good collection items. These are chairs that are over 100 years of age. An antique item has to be 100 years old for it to be termed as antique. There are places where antique item including furniture that are sold to collectors. These are online antique sites and antique fairs where collectors converge to view and trade their collections with one another.

If one has the eye for spotting antique items they can easily locate the chairs and other items from the internet and make arrangements for purchasing them or visit the antique fairs to try their luck in getting one of the items. The chairs are made from different eras and styles and that is what makes them very unique and even collectable. Some of the chairs can be distinguished by the kind of patterns they have on the legs, on the arm rests or even how the chair is shaped and the upholstery used to cover them. This is how one can actually look at the chairs and tell from which era or period it is.

Antique Glass Bottles

Antique Glass Bottles

Antique glass bottles, like many collectibles, have different categories in which they fall. Some are flasks, ink wells, soda bottles or even medicinal containers. The trick to bottle collecting is learning to recognize these categories, and to spot reproductions. Some are easy to recognize, with the name of the manufacturer in plain view on the bottom of the bottle, but some reproductions are not that easily spotted. One way to tell the real thing from a reproduction is to view the lip of the bottle. Bottles created before 1870 have a crude lip and close examination will show distinct irregularities and the molding seam. After 1880, lipping tools were used to form the lip of the bottle which, when being formed, left rings around the lip and upper neck of the bottle, but caused the molding seam to disappear. Aqua was a favored color of the bottle makers, and many bottles during this area were greenish in color, rather than clear. This is another sign that it is a genuine antique.

Antique Coffee Grinders

Antique Coffee Grinders

Coffee lovers adore not only the rich flavor of fresh ground coffee beans but the enticing smell as well. With all the newer type of coffee grinders sold in the market, nothing beats the perfect grind that antique coffee grinders produce. But who in this day and age still have antique coffee grinders? The sound of antique brings to mind the ideas of old, rudimentary, probably cobwebs, and rustic features. It also sounds like many hundred years old, a precious item that is so fragile it must be displayed only and never used.

Since the ancient days, people have been relying on coffee for their caffeine boost, helping them maintain a somewhat productive day. Many years have passed and coffee has come a long way. In fact, coffee shops have become one of the more profitable businesses in the world.

Home Decorating With Collectible Figurines

Home Decorating With Collectible Figurines

Possibly the greatest way to display their personality is the way a person decorates their house. People show their styles through the color combinations they will use along with the things they will use to decorate their homes. The thing that most likely creates the most significant difference in the personality of the home’s decoration is little individual details.

There is a big difference when an individual walks right into a home that’s plain or sparsely decorated and one which is full of individual photos and details. Collectible figurines are one method in which some individuals convey their personality into the decor of their homes.