Mid Century Era Collectibles Upstaging Edwardian Antiques
If you want to know what is really happening with sales in my shop, I might say that my beautiful Victorian Era collectibles have been upstaged by my Mid Century "Hip" kitsch. I come across more and more young couples who are enamored with "Retro" than Edwardian. Which is fine with me, because I never really did get the hang of classifying the various type of spoons one could acquire. I mean there is a lot to learn when it comes to spoons...."Bouilllon" ...."Caviar".....etc.
I 'm so much more involved with 1950s plastics than schmaltzy tableware.
Stocking More Aluminum Than Silver
And it's not just my shop that stocks more aluminum than silver. I travel around to many Antique Malls, and I dare to say I'm not seeing a lot of silver tea sets or gilt mirrors being carried out the door. Nor have I heard a great deal of chatter about people searching for opulent chandeliers or upholstered furniture in striking brocades. I do hear customers asking about turquoise vinyl chairs and Formica and chrome dinette sets, however.
Decorating Your Drawing Room
In conclusion, I 'm just not hearing much buzz from customers hoping to furnish their formal dining room, drawing room or music rooms.
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists