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Reasons To Visit A Vintage Furniture Store Paradise Valley AZ

By Eric Nelson

Buying for a new home can be both expensive and overwhelming. Many first-time homeowners simply don't know what they want. Instead of going to a big warehouse and picking out this, that, and those, think about browsing in a vintage furniture Store Paradise Valley AZ way. You may find that you love one particular style from a by-gone era, or you may find that you are enchanted by things that were made decades apart.

First of all, if you find the idea of things from earlier days attractive, you should know what the term 'vintage' means. Basically, a piece must be at least thirty years old. In addition, a piece should be a good example of its era. A sofa or chair should come from a reputable manufacturer. If you find a piece you like, it's easy to research the maker with online resources you can bring up on your phone.

Things that were made over a hundred years ago are true antiques, could very well be hand-crafted, and will be priced accordingly. You may be surprised, however, at how affordable vintage things can be. Especially if you have the skill or the vision to see how a piece will look if restored and in new surroundings, you may be able to bring home real bargains. Even getting a chair upholstered or a sofa slip-covered may be cheaper than buying equal quality new.

Older furniture is often very well made, especially in comparison with new pieces. Newer bureaus often have plywood backs, plastic runners for the drawers, and crudely wrought drawer pulls. Their glue-on feet may fall off in a year or two. Older pieces may be solid wood throughout, without a trace of plastic anywhere.

Do you want to save the planet? Keeping older pieces out of the landfills is a worthy goal, so re-use and re-purpose things from yesteryear. You can luxuriate in exotic woods without worrying about cutting down the rainforest. Older finishes and fabrics will have long since off-gassed any harmful toxins, so you home's interior spaces will be healthier, too.

Using vintage pieces will surely make your home stand out from others in your neighborhood. You might want to stick to one style, choosing furniture for every room from one period. You can even accessorize to match, using lamps, china, and glass from the period. It isn't hard to find fabrics for pillows and curtains, rugs, and pictures that invoke period rooms.

However, your own personality may find expression in using things you like no matter when they were made. An eclectic mix can be pulled together with color, or you can emphasize one thing about each piece that attracts you. Maybe they are all made of tiger maple, or all blend with your love of rough, natural fibers, or all set off your collection of glass or china.

Paradise Valley AZ is a great place to look. People have flocked to the area because of the climate and also because it is rich in art colonies and fine shops. When residents who retire there 'don't need their furniture anymore', it may end up in a thrift shop, a furniture bazaar, or a specialty shop whose owner can tell you all about each piece.

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