The allure of antiques
Just why do we value antiquing? For many people, the desire to collect valuable and unusual items with historical significance is appealing. Collecting is in our DNA and probably stems from the hunter/gatherer instincts we have in us. Since ancient times, people have collected prized objects in order to achieve emotional satisfaction and material security. Hunting down treasures of yesteryear becomes a passion for some and hitting the antique stores is a fun adventure every time. And when it comes to antique shops, you’ll want to check out Antique Allure in Southampton, PA for amazing sales and service!
Whether you choose to collect fine art, rare books, porcelain, furniture, jewelry or any other collectible antiques, you will gain objects from fascinating backgrounds. Most of the time, the story behind the object is more important than the object itself. Our sense of holding onto the past has become increasingly important to us as well. We realize the past is slipping away and objects are becoming scarcer as time goes on. Now is the time to hold on to anything we can from our history.
Highly desirable, carefully crafted objects will enhance any home. Collection antiques is a great way to cultivate your tastes and demonstrate your appreciation for things of times gone by. Antiques are a great source of pride for many people and make wonderful conversation pieces. No matter what your collection is, or isn’t, your love of antiques will bring you in contact with many like-minded people.
Antique collecting has no rules. Collect what you like and what appeals to you. Many pieces with “talk” to you and others won’t even get a second glance. And that’s okay! Just like art, it is all subjective. The one thing all antique collectors can agree on though is finding your passion and enjoy the challenge that comes from collecting. Your collection is only limited by your imagination. You have the freedom to collect whatever appeals to you or whatever you feel will enhance your home and your life.
Some antiques you collect will hold a lot of monetary value and others will not. All of them are wise and safe investments regardless. Almost all antiques increase in value over time. They are tangible links to the past, bringing you closer to historical figures and events that nothing else can do. Collecting is like learning history. It teaches you about the periods your objects date from and maybe there is a story about the particular piece passed down from generations who owned the object.
At Antique Allure, our family of dealers offers an assortment of antique and vintage merchandise as well as some crafts and candles. We have so many avenues of collectibles that you never know what you will find at our antique store. If there is something in particular you are looking for, don’t be afraid to ask. And don’t allow the prices you see in the store influence your decision. Always feel free to make offers as most dealers encourage it. We are serious about customer satisfaction; it leads to many returning, satisfied customers.