|base of dining table|
That's just really two rooms. I'm not going to take you through a tour of the house. We mix antiques with modern stuff. Our decorating style is eclectic to say the least (note the guns in the above photo).
Collecting things appears to be something resembling a human instinct. Many people (like us) are almost natural hoarders and collecting all manner of items has been a common pastime for folks of almost every culture for a very long time. The innate desire to amass and to enjoy objects as well as to make money from them was what prompted many of today's collectors to begin antique collecting as a hobby. Many folks look at antiques as a way to touch the past and allows them to intimately interact with history. Indeed a number of our pieces have been in my wife's family for four generations and were old when they were acquired. Don't tell my daughter, but Maryann's Mom was conceived on the bed she sleeps in (not the mattress).
|Vintage Breyer Horses|
Antiques are an investment in time. They link us to the past with beauty, function and memories.