I Love Antiques

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 402 People

    since I can remember my parents liked antiques

    and collectable and we would go to antique fairs and car boot sales. in my teens I became into them for me I never had much money but it didn't stop me from looking and I bought the odd cheap item. as ive grown so has my love and knowledge and now I have a few small collections...
    hurtwontheal hurtwontheal
    41-45, F
    Jan 31

    I Have Antiques

    Hello my name is John and I have antiques. It started out with an ink well. Now I just have a horde of them.
    jfeltes jfeltes
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2012
    hippiegirl420 hippiegirl420
    26-30, F
    Jun 20, 2015

    A Place For Antique Collectors And Seller Around The World!

    Have you guys checked this out yet? www.smallattic.com finally. a place for us. I am so excited.
    antiqueantiques antiqueantiques
    31-35, F
    Jun 26, 2012

    Love The Thrill Of The Hunt

    I've been going to flea markets for decades (ok about 3 decades) and always love to find hidden treasures. My favourites right now are cast iron cookware. Sure you can find them on Ebay but the shipping costs are atrocious because the stuff's heavy and new cast iron found in big...
    StevieTV StevieTV
    46-50, T
    1 Response Jan 23, 2011

    Mother

    If I would be immensely wealthy and unable to give it away and feel obliged to use this wealth for my pleasure, I probably would not collect contemporary art too much. I would buy American Pop Art, Warhol in particular, and from there down into history.  My collection would...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Jun 9, 2010

    Quality of Work

    In Antiques you see work that people don't do anymore. Carved chairs instead of pieces put together, woven fabrics instead of synthetic, etc.. My favorite item that I'm still looking for as the perfect piece is an antique phone, the one with the curved handle and button in the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2008

    Calling All Antiques Collectors : How Much Could This Book Be Worth?( Pictures Included)

    I really need to sell this book already and i dont have the money to pay one of those people to evaluate my book price , do you think you can help me ?I bought this from a guy in Switzerland  . It was written in the 1600's by a catholic priest named :  Antoine de...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 28, 2009

    I have a rare 1964 Plymouth Valiant V200 4 door

    sedan with the original Slant Six Cylinder engine. It still runs nicely. I myself can't drive it till antique plates & registration are changed, so my dad drives it occasionally with me upfront.
    bellylover22 bellylover22
    18-21, M
    Jun 12, 2015

    i look for antique furniture : french old style

    louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Louis philippe, italian, regence, directoire style, egyptian, english, european, napoleon, empire, unknown styles, victorian, rococo, russian, french country, comedie française, bierdermeyer, Henri II, restauration, transition...
    steack2 steack2
    41-45, M
    Apr 21, 2014

    Antiques Vs Boutique

    I didn't start really getting into antiques, till I met my boyfriend, (That's an inside joke cause he's old) Lol. But, no in all seriousness I didn't really start getting into them in-till I met him, not because I didn't have an interest in them before, but I just didn't know...
    Rougejigga Rougejigga
    22-25, F
    Jun 16, 2010

    My Sleigh Bed

    I bought myself a sleigh bed over a year ago on ebay. I had been looking for a special kind of a bed, Mahogany at that too. So when this 300+ year old bed came up, I asked relevant questions and more pictures. Did my research and lo and behold, the bidding was kind poor. I...
    HardingP119 HardingP119
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2013

    I know its not exactly an antique,

    but i cane across this English pound note in a silver case and it took me back to my childhood, my mother used to have one on her charm braclet abd it fasinated me. Thats what i love about old stuff. Its priceless to the right person :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    Hankie Pankie

    Among the many things I seem to collect are antique hankies.  I collect various types, but the ones I am most drawn to are the lovely hankies that women have added their own adornment to.  It seems such a shame to let those go unspoken for.  I always carry one in...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Sep 26, 2008

    I have developed an enthusiasm

    for antiques from watching The Antiques Roadshow. People's personal connection with the item is wonderful to hear, whether it was passed down many generations in the family, or whether they found it in a skip bin! It's a wonderful way to learn about history.
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 3

    I Love History Too

    No better way to hold a piece of History:)   How it's made...What it's made of...Who made it...Who used it. And even better when it's family history:)    Like finding an old boardgame that you and Grandma played everyday in the summertime, while she...
    feelingroovy feelingroovy
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Jun 22, 2008

    For Kanjoya Mood Tracking Device - Very Sad

    This year I went back to Australia to pack and give up our Perth home. (It was not fair for us to ask neighbours and friends to look after our house while we live in the Caspian). We decided to ask my sister in New Zealand to look after some of my valuable furniture for us and...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright
    46-50
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2013

    I Adore

    Anything up until the 1960's.. people had lush taste's long ago...
    Vox Vox
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2007

    My First Antique Was a Book From the 1600's

    Well its honestly the first and the only one i got but i plan on researching more into these things. The book i have its called "catechism history " its written in latin by a priest on 1616 i believe , and its a 4 in one book with all the history of catechism! I wish...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 1, 2009

    Antiques Are the Coolest

    I love Antiques- it probably appeals to the artist in me, being as i spendn so much time  around  ar history.   192-1950/60  is my favorate. i like art deco, and 50/60's style furnishings, antiques and decorations.
    cherryalakei cherryalakei
    22-25, F
    Aug 18, 2008

    Anyone growing up in the 60s

    and knows about (or someone that might know) about a specific brand of turntable / AM/FM stereo. ???
    STFUnSMILE STFUnSMILE
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    I love just rummaging through old stuff!

    I have a few friends that have second hand stores and I enjoy looking at everything! My friend Jon, wants me in the worst way to work in his store because of all my knowledge of antiques and he said that my personality would make his store the happiest place ever! I'm thinking...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    I have an old had crank drill from 1912

    or 1917 can't figure out how old it is yet but I know it is from the early 1900's
    bluelman bluelman
    16-17, M
    Aug 22, 2015

    Wow, I didn't know my great grandpa kept

    anything from is mom.. This is called a metate.. Is about 120years old and my family used it to grind up corn really fine to make tortillas.. Pretty cool huh ^_^
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 5, 2015

    Just Moved

    I recently had to move home. I am glad to be near my family again. My childhood home is filled with antiques from my great great grandparents. Over the years I have purchased a few of my own antiques, not as old but treasured by me. In moving I had to leave some of my things...
    shydragonfly shydragonfly
    46-50, F
    Sep 16, 2013

    I could safely say that at least 1/3 of my

    belongings are antiques, or are just a few years shy of being so. My grandmother lived through the Great Depression, and was therefore taught to save things. The average-sized house she and my grandfather lived in for their fifty years of marriage was crammed full of things...
    hallowedground hallowedground
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    I wish my home was larger

    so I could have more. I currently have 2 Victoria's and other miscellaneous stuff
    Twinkletoejam Twinkletoejam
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    My Latest Aquisition

    I have been on the lookout for a steamer trunk that I could use as a coffee table. I put the word out on various buy and sell sites, and have chased around looking for just the right item. About a week ago, I had a message from one of the site users, that I someone had one listed...
    reveur reveur
    46-50, F
    Nov 25, 2012

    I Am Serious I Have So Old Antiques

    i am from Egypt  i have so old antiques and treasures my personnel life its my business life i love to collect and sell antiques the antiques i have so old and original 
    mrantique64 mrantique64
    56-60, M
    Feb 14, 2012

    Love Them...

    Wish I had the money to buy them!
    ivorykisses ivorykisses
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2007

    I do love them, they can tell us

    so many things about the past! I have alot of antiques, from old books (the eldest is from 1655) to old coins, swords, maps, paintings, watches, etc! I find it very interesting!
    zezitch zezitch
    31-35, M
    Oct 11, 2015

    Hey everyone I'm back

    and I got some awesome things first most important to me is a turquoise bracelet passed down from my grandpa Francine ( he was transgender ) he bought it at the time for $100 but now it's worth at least $366 I'll be posting more experiences with other items I now have thx bye
    wolf124 wolf124
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    Anyone know if there are purchasers of duck

    decoys out there? I am having a hard time finding someone on the east coast.
    maiseylove maiseylove
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    Why Do I Like Antiques?

    Because... They are perfectly imperfect!
    redlightning13 redlightning13
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2010

    So since I was 7 I've been with my grandpa

    collecting, buying, selling, antiques, collectibles and much more it's something I love to do and take much pride in. it's something you don't see kids my age doing very often. This past weekend we did an antique show and well I had a blast with my grandpa and just had an...
    Straightouttabacon Straightouttabacon
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 20

    I love all the history involved in antiques

    and old photographs. I also love how they can tell a story. All these new things bug me and I hate it. I actually have this little dream of getting an old camera (the one that takes photos you have to shake if that’s even around anymore). I have a dream of having a simple...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 8, 2015

    I Like Em

    im no antique nut but i do enjoy them when i do find them i dont have much in my collection but i have a few odd and ins i just like how they are a lot easyer to understand to me
    jlogan14 jlogan14
    16-17, M
    Jun 11, 2012

    "american Pickers" On The History Channel

    Has anyone seen the History Channel show American Pickers? I love it, it is like Antiques Roadshow gone rogue. I not always interested in the kinds of things that the guys on the show seek out, but their lifestyle looks like so much fun. Traveling, hunting for forgotten...
    alh75 alh75
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Aug 5, 2010

    Finding Coo Stuff

    I found a dime buried in the dirt when I was putting in sidewalk blocks. It was exactly 100 years old. I thought that was pretty neat.
    DenniRobbie DenniRobbie
    41-45, F
    Jul 23, 2008

    I grew up with a Queen Anne couch,

    Chippendale dining set for 8, Limoge dishes, Galway Crystal ware, sterling swan salt cellars, huge golden oak furniture, big brass bed, hi-boys, blanket chests, pie safes and on and on. i love the warmth from just the feel of the pieces plus they are made to last. Every detail...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015
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