A new generation of collectors
Some people will say if you collect a diverse number of things, not settling on one or two genres, or not buying an item for its value then you are not a collector. This is not true. There is a new generation of collectors out there, who buy collection-worthy items, in a number of subjects because they appreciate quality and beauty, appreciate history and they want to live with only what they love. That makes someone a collector. There is a new generation who wants to preserve our history but they want to buy what they like so that they can live with it and love it at the same time.
Curating your life
Curate means to be in charge of, organize at an exhibit or show at a gallery or museum. This word, however, has a new meaning these days and has been defined as a fashionable code word among the aesthetically minded that simply means, “culling and selecting.” When you curate your life, you are in charge of it and you are selecting things that fit into your life. You have a discerning eye and great taste. If you are collecting antiques, we think you already have great taste!
Live with what you love; love what you live with
You have just one life, why not thoroughly enjoy what you surround yourself with? The items in your home are what you see and use, day in and day out. Choose things that are beautiful to you and what makes your heart happy. In other words, curate! Find items in an antique setting that are appealing to you and things you will love to cherish. Don’t find items for their value or rarity, although that is always a bonus! And if you like to collect antique jewelry and vintage vinyl, we say go for it!
The rule of thumb these days is that there is no rule of thumb anymore. To be an antique collector you simply have to love antiques and enjoy the thrill of the hunt. Visit antique shops, browse around and let history take a hold of you. In the end, you are going to find great things that you can imagine fitting into your home. Things that are steeped in history but that fit your taste just perfectly.
To learn more about collecting antiques, visit Antique Allure and let us show you the amazing and wonderful things that we have in store. We are an antique shop in Southampton with so many vendors offering so many different kinds of antiques. If you don’t leave here wanting to collect everything, we haven’t done our job! Come visit us today or browse our website for ideas. Our store has everything you need and everything you want that is antique and vintage.