When you hear the word “Antiques” what do you picture? Most of us envision imposing dark hued wood, thick intricate carvings, delicate glass inserts.
For me it instantly transports me to the formal living room in my Grandma’s house. I can see the pristine carpet that only got walked on when she vacuumed. I think of the immaculately upholstered, and eternally uncomfortable couch that only guests were allowed to sit on. I remember the dining room table and chairs that only the grown up’s got to sit at and ONLY on Christmas, (and the occasional Easter). Everything shined with a thick layer of furniture polish, reapplied every time an errant fingerprint appeared.
Touching them was frowned upon, sitting on them was only for special occasions, and playing on them was an offense punishable by the dreaded time out corner.
By definition, something cannot be called an antique until it is, at least, 100 years old. If you think of it like that, every year a new crop of antiques pop up. Which means your antiques aren't necessarily your grandmother's antiques. For her antiques were from the Victorian Era; Louis XVI decadence, Elizabethan detailing, French Restoration wood tones.
But antiques for the younger generations tend to be more Art Deco in style, more Vintage in feel.
Antique and Vintage mean different things to different people but whatever your definition, you should be able to find it here at the Roundabout. We’ve got items that have been repurposed, and items that have been restored, true vintage, and slightly used.
We may not have things that would have been your Grandmother’s antiques, but you can bet we’ve got some antiques that could have been your Grandmother’s. So stop in and take a look around. Maybe you’ll find the same bowl she used to serve potatoes in every Sunday, or the sewing basket that sat next to her favorite chair, or even the perfume bottle that sat on top of her vanity.
You never know what you might find.