Sunday, September 27, 2009

10 reasons to buy vintage

10 Reasons TO BUY VINTAGE , RECYCLED AND ANTIQUES....
  1. CHEAPER....way cheaper....and if you can do a little work...way way cheaper
  2. MORE INTERESTING....AND IN STYLE....just look at the magazines, the stuff we like is all over the popular press....and the midwest is probably the cheapest place in the country to buy great antiques and vintage
  3. CREATIVE...you can go so many directions...classic, industrial, mission, romantic, shabby, steampunk, black, or DO YOUR OWN THING!!!!
  4. BETTER MADE.... get real wood...poo on particleboard and furniture in a box...
  5. CONNECTS YOU WITH THE PAST.... having old things around is just kind of soulful....and there is always something to learn....
  6. GREENER...reuse, recycle, repurpose.....its fun and easy with antiques and vintage...
  7. SUPPORTS LOCAL BUSINESSES.... buy locally !! SUPPORT YOUR AREA BUSINESSES.... find a good junk shop....and get old good old american made things.... from back when that meant quality...!!!
  8. MORE FUN....definitely!!! and so outside the box, if thats your pleasure...
  9. MORE VARIETY.... for sure... from buttons to mantles from steampunk to hankies....
  10. MAKES YOU LOOK INTERESTING AND ADVENTUROUS ....look at the great antiquers in the world...from queen elizabeth to sanford and son...and the best stores are copying the look you can get if you go out into the antique market.. .

6 comments:

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Amen to your 10 great reasons to buy antique. I stopped in a fun shop yesterday and it was missing the selling of vintage/antiques and I just couldn't stand it! Then I went to a huge and antique mall and had so much fun buying without my husband hanging over me!!!
Love all your goods for sale, they are fabulous. Your the best in the midwest! I really believe your right that prices are much cheaper your way.

Mr. Flannery said...

Ann - Reuse, reclaim, repurpose, recycle, add to, subtract from. And do it it all with verve and creativity. Flair, style and imagination are what makes this business fun and sometimes invigorating. I love the history and the reuse of the history is pretty cool too. I am getting back into my blog, hope you can stop by and give me a read.

Gina2424 said...

Hi Ann- Finally got some blogging done and gave your site some plugs!

momentsinaneye said...

If you find vintage keys and vintage buttons. Please let me know. I am your girl. I always say "my stuff has stuff" You have amazing finds. Wish I was there.
www.momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

ann at greenoak said...

i have lots of keys on our etsy.... www.gypsymarket.etsy.com

redhotchilly12 said...

I agree to your reasons to recycle to buy antiques. This is a good idea in order to save money and save the earth. Thanks for sharing this to us here. We glad that you entering in the world of recycle.