"We can blame this on the trend of "Designer Home Tours" and, more recently, people "staging" homes for sale a la HGTV's real estate shows. Interior decorators can be great customers to have (and if they like your stuff…"
"Ohhhhh, this is a big pet peeve of mine too! Like everybody else is saying, I don't mind when something broken or damaged gets upcycled. The problem is most of the time is a perfectly good piece that is being destroyed to make something that is…"
"I've seen this recently at several antique shows. "Coffee Table Art" is what one dealer called it, LOL. The thing is, what I am running into in the market are younger and younger (to me :)) buyers who are more a part of the…"
"if they had not moderized the stuff it would have been sent to the dump,
breaking up sets are nothing new, I remember many a sale going to the auctioneer would sell the dinning or bedroom set individually and then as a set and which ever way brought…"
"I do agree. Years ago when I started in this business, I came across a book at a thrift store. It was written in the 1950's and it told how to "modernize" that old outdated furniture into something new and chic. My business associate…"
"I feel the same about leaving things in tact if in good condition. I was in a Thrift store the other day looking at children's books. Another gal was there and was buying a whole stack of beautiful Dick and Jane books and others from that time…"
"Yep! Im totally with reusing damaged things I do it myself for my art/crafty projects and noone is probably ever going to miss generic handmade 70s high necked poly maxi dresses if people make them minis(or maybe they will?)but Hawaiian shirts etc…"
"I am *so* with you on this topic, and always dismayed to see perfectly good items taken apart and 'upcycled', because they sell "better" as individual pieces or simply dismantled to create the latest trendy craft du…"
"It's a tough issue. I think some items must be left in tact and never altered. I think books are a perfect example.
But at the same time, I love altered vintage because it can rescue something from being tossed.
If there is a book that is…"
"It is a bit of a shame. I hate to see typewriter keys taken off of vintage typewriters. I only use damaged vintage tablecloths/textiles for my handmade work and often sell items I feel are in too good of condition. You do remind me that I need to…"
Hello Vinties! I am an avid long time collector and seller of vintage clothing and related items.Today I was getting my shop on in Etsy looking at vintage catalogs and was really excited to see lots of cool listings until I realized they were just pages. Lonely little pages torn from the comfort and safety of the mother catalog facing an uncertain future as part of a project that may be this decades version of a 70s crochet beercan hat in 20 years.This stuff is relatively rare and getting even…See More