Our friends at The House Directory, with Westland London, discuss what makes antiques, vintage and collectables - along with top tips for buying timeless treasures - in this guest blog.
The terms "antique," "vintage," and "collectable" are often used interchangeably, but they carry distinct meanings. Understanding these differences will empower you to discern an item's true worth and appreciate its unique charm.
Autumn – off to a slow start in the UK, where the leaves are staunchly refusing to turn to their glorious orange and reds – arrives officially with the end of British Summer Time.
It’s now worth looking to the darker, colder winter evenings ahead, and preparing your home accordingly – turning your rooms into warm and snug areas where you can all relax and cosy up against the cold outside.
We’ve selected a list of antiques and vintage pieces which will help your home stay inviting and relaxing this autumn and winter.
Winter comes closer and closer, the nights are drawing in - and, by the time you’ve read this, you may have already celebrated Halloween. If you have children then you may have paid even more attention.
Halloween has gained a huge momentum as a time for celebration, fancy dress and plenty of fun. This is a lesson that, perhaps, we’ve learnt from the Americans, who’ve always enjoyed celebrating Halloween.
In this blog post we discover how Halloween became so popular, and recommend some antique pieces to get you in a frightful mood this October.