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3 Reasons Vintage Furniture Is Not Just "Old Furniture"

 Posted by Phillip Sweat on October 15, 2018 at 8:04 AM
Vintage American made furniture?... Isn't that the old-style stuff mom and dad furnished their home with? Half of which was handed down from grandma? And, didn't half of grandma's furniture come from her older relatives? "Yes" is usually the answer. The word "vintage", when properly used should be followed by referencing the era the item is from, such as "vintage 1950s". The purpose of describing furniture as vintage is to connect it to a certain style typified by the era, but, also to inform, or remind, the buyer that the item was made to better quality standards than is today's furniture.

Are Family Heirlooms Hiding In Your Home?

 Posted by Phillip Sweat on September 20, 2018 at 7:44 AM

Have you ever asked yourself “Do I have anything interesting that truly tells a story about my life?” Most of us would say no. As we grow comfortable in our homes and nestle in over the years, we make memories, connections, and bonds that add value to life. In many cases, memorable moments are tied to an item of significance that tells a story or holds a part of history.

You could have an heirloom right under your nose without realizing it!

Monetary vs. Sentimental Value

 Posted by FMS SuperAdministrator on May 6, 2013 at 7:17 PM
There are two main types of value associated with antiques and heirlooms:monetary and sentimental.  The one thing that can add to both types of value is information.As we work with clients they often times share with us the stories behind the things they or their parents owned.  They like sharing the stories and we like having that information.  So how does information add value to antiques and heirlooms?SENTIMENTAL ...