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The Reasons Why to Decorate with Antiques

October 3rd, 2013 3:25 am

One of the main reasons why to decorate with antiques is that it can highlight different parts of the house. If you put an antique piece in your living room, it can add elegance to the living room. This is a good idea especially if you want to make the room look more special. If the room looks boring, you can spice it up by simply decorating it with the antiques that you are collecting.

Also a reason why to decorate with antiques is that it can compliment other furniture in your house. If the furniture in the room makes it look dull, it is a great idea to compliment the furniture with an antique. This will make the room and the furniture more attractive than it was before. Some furniture really needs some item to compliment them in order for them to be noticeable. This also goes the other way around with other antique items and furniture. If the antique furniture is too noticeable for the room, you may want to add an antique painting, vase, rugs, or figurine near or on top of the antique furniture. By doing this the antique furniture which earlier was too noticeable for the room will blend in perfectly. This is due to that the attention that might be given to the furniture will be redirected to the antique ornaments.

Other reasons of why to decorate with antiques is due to that if you display such an item you will be showcasing the art and culture of the people who made it. This is a great idea especially if you have kids. Because when you display antique items to showcase the arts and culture of the makers of the antique item, you are teaching your children about the history and culture of certain peoples. If you really just want to see and appreciate fine and rare arts, it is a great idea to have your antique collection on display in your room. Also, decorating your room with antique will not only satisfy you but it will also satisfy the taste of other people that visits your room.

There are different reasons why to decorate with antiques. But, the entire effect on decorating your room with antiques is the same. You want to make that certain room more beautiful. However, you must consider several things when decorating the room with antiques. One of the things you must consider is that the room should compliment with the antique. You don’t want to place an antique together with a digital appliances or gadgets. Also, you don’t want to decorate the room with so many antiques because the room will not look great if it’s swarming with antiques. It is best to have the appropriate number of antiques to display.

Sort Out Collectible Postcard In Art Auction

October 3rd, 2013 1:35 am

Many people who are not fond of collecting vintage collectible postcards may not understand the true value that these art pieces hold. Vintage collectible postcards are rarely if not even mentioned as an integral element of an art auction. And while collectors and lovers of vintage collectible postcards take a lot of turns searching for more of these fantastic collectible items, art auctions are still considered a great place to find the best collectible postcards.

One time at an art auction in Eastlake, Ohio, there was a sale for a wide variety of vintage postcards. It contained about three thousand beautiful designs. Among the collectible postcards that were held for auction, about thirty percent were pre-linen. These pre-linen postcards were all made before the year 1930. The linen collectible postcards, which also comprise thirty percent of the total number of collectible postcards featured at the art auction, were made between 1930 and 1945. Forty percent of the lot for collectible postcards at the art auction was for early chrome collectible postcards, majority of them dating back from the fifties and sixties. Also, there were collectible pieces culled from the British museum series in the 1970s.

Linen era collectible postcards are also a popular choice. There are auctioneers in numerous art auctions who usually do not advertise the lot for postcards as linen and instead announce them as old or vintage collectibles. This could be attributed to their lack of knowledge in vintage collectible postcards. You can work this to your advantage and you can expect to have your own linen collectible postcards.

There are also exciting postcard collectibles from soldiers in World War 1. An art auction in New Haven featured two hundred pieces of this type of postcards, which had British, French and German mixes. Some of the pieces were even censored making it more interesting. Moreover, an art auction that featured four automobile racing postcards all created in 1904 was sold for a rather whopping $530. The winner of the bid must have gotten a good deal with the purchase since the postcards were in excellent condition and are exceptionally rare to find these days.

Collectors who view vintage collectible postcards as ‘more than just mere postcards’ rave for holiday collectible postcards. There are people who purchase holiday collectible postcards in art auctions and only frame and decorate them during the holidays. Some of the collectible postcards that were considered favorites among many auction bidders were all turn of the century. Valentine’s Day collectible postcards dating from the early 1900s are so romantic. Christmas postcards also come with highly creative artwork. With such a wide assortment of collectible postcards, you can choose as many as you like.