The benefits of sourcing vintage
I do love to discover vintage furniture whilst out and about from eclectic rugs to old cabinets, I just love how unique each piece is and that each item tells a story. Sourcing more vintage furnishings is also a smart move as it promotes recycling and sustainability too. Lots of vintage furniture is sourced from house clearance and salvaged from reclamation yards so if you look in the right places you can find yourself a bargain too.
Antiques are made to last
There’s a good reason why you can still buy furniture from decades or even centuries ago. These pieces typically come from natural resources, such as wood, stone or metals. As such, they last longer than the often-manmade options that are mass produced today. Sadly, a lot of modern furniture often ends up in landfill – buying vintage is something that you are more than likely to hand down to the next generation.
The unique quality of vintage pieces is something that simply can’t be copied to the same quality. The well-worn surfaces add so much character to your home. Sourcing everything from vintage rugs to stools, lighting and textiles will bring an eclectic vibe. Head to furniture auctions, charity shops and local antique dealers you can even pick things up on eBay.
Going for vintage decor and upcycling old things means that you are saving older pieces from going to a landfill. You’ll also be skipping manufacturing, shipping and packaging materials so all-in-all this is a win-win situation for helping to protect our environment.
You can often find vintage items at a much lower cost than newly-manufactured pieces, so if you are a creative kind of person you could make a profit from upcycling this old furniture maybe with chalk paint or adding some new fabric and sell it on for a profit.
The investment you make in antique pieces will be well worth it, both for the beauty of your home and for the earth.
September 5, 2021 at 1:39 am
My father-in-law is amazing at upcycling vintage finds (ok, and sometimes dumpster finds) and making them look brand new. And they look so unique in the house.
September 5, 2021 at 2:15 pm
I love this. My dad has been a big antique guy for as long as I can remember and some of the pieces over the years that he has found have been incredible. I love the sustainability and the uniqueness of each piece.
Laura le Roux
September 5, 2021 at 2:26 pm
Love this so much. There is so much stunning vintage furniture out there desperate for a second lease on life.
September 6, 2021 at 7:20 pm
It is a great way to help the environment. Plus it’s a huge character builder to have vintage in the home.
September 6, 2021 at 8:25 pm
Vintage furniture gives every home or room a special feeling and a way to be different. It’s also an easy way to promote sustainability.
September 7, 2021 at 3:44 am
The vintage furniture really looks so neat! It is really one of a kind!
September 7, 2021 at 6:17 am
I have been working to be more sustainable – finding vintage items and being able to fix them up is a really good skill to have and can really help.
September 7, 2021 at 11:42 am
I 1000% agree with this! My house is filled (and closet!) with mostly vintage items. I love the uniqueness, sustainability, and the fact that the items have a story. Love it!
September 8, 2021 at 4:23 am
I love Vintage everything. This makes me feel better and now I’m sharing with my hubby!