What you might not know is that I have a knack for certain things outside politics. Oh yes, it’s true!
As hard as that is to believe, I wanted to give you all an insight into my mind so that you may a) learn more about who I am and b) perhaps learn something interesting about some aspect of life and culture that you might not otherwise have been exposed to.
Antiques are not just for collectors. Bored by the old standbys home owners are beginning to look towards antiques as a way to add simple elegance to the spaces in their home. Check out the forgotten items in moms attic, or better yet start shopping at thrift stores and garage sales to find decorative items to your home that look great and have a great history.
The kitchen is a great place to start to decorate your home with antiques. One of my favorites are those bright orange copper utensils that used to be so popular. They create a great focal point when used as a wall display. Another good idea is mixed matched antique china plate ware. This can also be used on a wall, or displayed on a shelf.
For your counter tops you can find beautiful and unique canisters that not only look good but are functional. Don’t worry about finding a complete set, mismatched decorating adds a whimsical charm to the kitchen.
The bathroom is another place where antique collectibles can be put on display. A vintage beard trimmer displayed on a unique hand held mirror takes one back in time (much different but more aesthetically pleasing than what you see today, even over at BeardInstitute.com). Similarly old shaving utensils like straight razors, soap, and soap brush make for a manly look – and who knows, you might actually want to be using them! Lots of men are turning to the past to get the best look possible. You can also find combs and brushes to complete the set. Countertops may also be dressed up with old perfume bottles.
For the walls look for simplistic antique pictures that go with the color scheme of the bathroom. If it is muted, use bright antique prints with large solid colored images. If your bathroom is already brightly painted, try the opposite effect with antique black and white prints.
In your living room, or as they say in the antique world the parlour, you can really display your own personal style and use items that stimulate conversation. Some enthusiasts may go all out and use a combination of antique furniture pieces. You don’t have to make that big of an investment to get the sophistication of decorating with antiques.
Thrift stores and boutiques are loaded with antique bric-brac that can brighten up any living space. Candle stick holders, vases, and printed throw pillows are just a few of the ways you can put your love for the vintage on the display.
Using antiques in the bedroom can create a romantic space that is irresistible. Antique bed side tables, lamps and oil prints will all transform your bedroom into a luxurious hide away built for romance. Take your time in picking the perfect accessories that reflect your own personality while inciting relaxation.
There is so much more to antiques than just buying and selling them for profit, or tucking them away in the cellar. Use the items that you love as display pieces in your home to create a unique space of sophistication and warmth.