I don’t know if any of you are like me and enjoy thrifting antique china and pottery treasures for use in your home. I would rather use something that is pretty and has antique appeal than use a trendy version (if I can do it for the same or less money).
According to Wikipedia, an antique (Latin: antiquus; “old”, “ancient”) is an old collectible item. It is desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, etc. I’ve heard it said that anything older than 25 years is an antique.
From a simple flower vase to tea set additions to a pot-scrubber holder, you can add old charm in unexpected places.
When I do buy something, I want to use it and not pack it away in a month or two because it is adding to the clutter. The antique purple plate above is one of my favorites, though asymmetrical. It was $2.99….