I think it's pretty obvious that I've been on an antique kick lately. The last Shop Etsy Sunday post featured Shaving Kit Supplies - an antique goods shop. This week's shop feature is Antique Lane, and the name speaks for itself.
There is something about antiques and vintage items that is so appealing to me. Mostly because as we advance and time goes on, technology advances with us. We create easier and faster ways to get things done. We no longer see kitchen scales that aren't digital, or manual do-it-by-hand coffee grinders, for example. That kind of nostalgia is something I long for, and I'd hate for those items to go unloved collecting dust in an attic, and today I am featuring Antique Lane for these reasons.
Best of all, with antiques you can discover items you never knew existed, or a style of art and design that you never knew you loved. I love the vase feature in the first photo. The shape of the vase itself, and the design of a bird with the gold tail swooping upward is gorgeous to me. Then there is the bright blue color of the soup tureen set in the second photograph, which is bold and beautiful as well.
Antiques can be truly unique and sentimental. For me it's about the find. Sometimes you just find an item that calls out your name, and even before it becomes yours you start to hold a significance toward it. You are giving an item a breath of life again. It's beautiful to have a connection with an antique item, because there is a history and a story behind it, and you allow it to tell that story, and continue to write its history.
You can find all of these antiques pictured above and more at Antique Lane on Etsy. And don't forget to shop Etsy, shop independent, shop local. Happy Sunday!