From Lace Tablecloths to Cotton Towels: The Fancy World of Vintage Linens

Many antique linen collectors argue that modern-day linens simply can’t match the fine craftsmanship and quality of antique ones. “The quality of fabric and the needlework produced for vintage and antique textiles is exquisite and unsurpassed by household linens found today,” says Christine Hamm of the Etsy store VintageLinens. “They are elegant and durable and,…

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying Antique Appliances

One might be surprised to learn that the internet is home to a passionate, large group of vintage appliance enthusiasts. Stoves and refrigerators might not be the first thing that comes to mind for many antique hunters and estate sale frequenters, but large antique kitchen appliances-mainly stoves-have a dedicated following. A Short History of America’s…

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Antique and Rare Books: A Guide for Estate Sale Shoppers

Anyone who has been to an estate sale, garage sale or thrift store has seen the pile of old, tattered books tucked away in a corner, mostly ignored. Books are one of those items that tend to accumulate in our lives because it feels like sacrilege to throw one away. This is great news for…

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Fashion Trends Throughout The Ages

It goes without saying that what’s “in” in the world of fashion has changed drastically throughout the years. Fashion trends come and fashion trends go… and then vintage fashion trends come back in again. For people with a passion for fashion, taking a look back at the fashion trends of years past can be fun…

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Vintage Purse Trends Throughout the Ages

Most women (and some men!) can’t live without their purse. A purse is the perfect blend between fashion and function; it acts as both a stylish accessory to accentuate a great outfit and a carryall for keeping all the things you need (wallet, phone makeup, jewelry) with you throughout the day.  There’s no one-size-fits-all approach…

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The Complete Guide to Waterford Crystal

Crystal stemware was a classic wedding gift for many decades and this tradition still stands when it comes to the best, timeless brands of crystal. Waterford crystal is one of those brands. Whether you’re seeking a replacement for your wedding crystal collection, or simply like the vintage look of crystal items in your home and…

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Everything You Need for the Vintage Kitchen of Your Dreams

If you’re a vintage lover, it makes sense that vintage would find its way into multiple areas of your life: your clothing, your style, your car… even your home. And there’s no better room in your home to incorporate vintage themes than your kitchen. A retro kitchen – complete with vintage kitchen decor – is…

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Retro Furniture Trends Throughout The Ages

Trends, by definition, come and go. What’s hot, trendy, and in-style today will most likely become a source of amusement for future generations (“can you believe they actually used to wear that?!”). It’s true when it comes to fashion, it’s true when it comes entertainment, and it’s definitely true when it comes to furniture. Peeking…

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Vintage Video Games:  From Pong to PacMan and Beyond

Which was is the real star of the vintage video game world, Pong or Odyssey? Or maybe Intellivision, or even Nintendo? Who invented the video game, anyway? And how can you navigate the enormous and competitive world of collectible vintage video games? Both Pong (the arcade version) and Odyssey (the home version) were born about…

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