Accessories. Wednesday , December 06th , 2017 - 13:07:14 PM
Purchasing products made in the United States can have a great effect on our economy. Whether youre looking for furniture or other home accessories, clothing or even just locally grown food, by investing in locally made products, youre actually investing in your home. It sounds a bit cheesy, almost cliche, in fact. However, the movement is growing and its no surprise that people are joining in. The number one reason to invest in these products, whether its furniture or food, is because youre truly investing in your own country. Secondly, if youre interested in following trends, youll be interested to know that by investing in locally made products, youre also investing in more eco-friendly practices.
Finally, the word retro has also been thrown into the mix. Retro is a bit more easy to define, as the vast majority of people believe and accept that this particular term applies to items made during the 1950s. Though some believe that it refers to items that are between 50 and 99 years old, for example: it may also apply to items that are Art Deco in style, (which was during the 1930s). Examples of retro furniture include mid century modern furniture and home decor. The truth is, unless there are papers or some other form of verification such as personal knowledge and a maker mark, it can be difficult to know exactly when an item was manufactured unless you are looking for a specific item that you have thoroughly researched. Even still, it easy to be fooled. Look for reputable dealers, especially when looking for furniture or legitimate artwork and other wall decor pieces, as you don want to pay big bucks for a big fake. If youre ever unsure, get in touch with a professional to come and evaluate the validity of the piece before you purchase.
Many Americans dont know the true difference between "antique" and "vintage" home accessories and decor. Whether its furniture, wall art or a random knick-knack, not all home accessories can be classified as an "antique," even if it at an antique store, nor is everything vintage, or even retro, for that matter. Heres the low down on the differences between "antique," "vintage," "retro," or "collectible" home decor. Any item that is a minimum of 100 years of age is considered an "antique." This applies to furniture, clothing, home accessories, paintings, old farm equipment-you name it. If it at least 100 (but no, you great great aunt does not count,) then it an antique.
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