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Casa Query: What Antiques Do You Own?

While integrating Ikea products into your home may be easy and affordable, they're not the most durable products you can buy, in terms of both style and quality. If you're lucky, you have a mix of high-quality new pieces as well as antiques to balance out and give a more grown-up look to your less expensive pieces. Although some antiques, especially if you've inherited them, may not be the pieces you swoon over while flipping through your favorite shelter magazine, they're often classics and quite resilient, since they've held up for so long already.

Antiques can be some of the most unique furnishings you own as well. As much as I love me a West Elm coffee table, I know all of my friends have seen it in the monthly mail-order catalog that shows up at their homes like clockwork. So tell me, what antiques do you own?

kkbutler kkbutler 9 years
I have a few chairs and a coffee table that are antique. I love the shape of antiques but assuming they arent one of a kind priceless pieces I prefer them to be updated with a more modern stain or paint job.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
I have an antique mirror collection. I have two 1950's stainless steel medical units. One is like a hutch and one is more like a large curio cabinet. They are huge and weigh a ton. I've taken them with me all over the country. I can't bear to part with them. :)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i have a lot of antique kitchen stuff, like mixing bowls, trays, serving ware, etc. and also vases, nick-nacks, and such - my favorite antique piece is my 100+ year old chinese bench which we use as a coffee table. i have lots of vintage furniture that is less than "antique" age, like mid-century modern desks.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 9 years
My favorite antique that I own is a prohibition bar that closes up to look like a chest. also: antique barware like shakers and depression glass an antique farm table that we use as a desk in our study; books; a marble topped table (don't know the name or design, but it is beautiful) I actually just got rid of several other pieces that I tried to fit into our house, but couldn't find a space.
emalove emalove 9 years
My parents have a lot of beautiful antique furniture that I hope to own someday...but all I have in my home now is an antique vanity table and bench and an antique desk.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
A few pictures from my grandparents.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
I need to look into stuff my mother gave me that she inherited from a friend. She gave it to me because she did not have room for it. Most of the furniture she inherited have really old labels on the bottom, china from "Brooks Brothers" and other fine china marked "Made in Occupied Japan" don't know how much value that has.
okmaebe okmaebe 9 years
I don't own a single antique, well, except a really old copy of Pride and Prejudice, but I don't think that counts.
JEJJessica JEJJessica 9 years
A 1927 cedar chest my grandmother saved from the dump to refinish that I then had to refinish again because my mother painted in her middle school years, 1940's early manufactured chest of drawers and dresser, along with turn of the century silver utensils in a wooden case I inherited from my father's side.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I have: a Japanese painting I desperately need to get cleaned, but don't know how or where to have it done A tea set that has Geisha photos in the bottoms of the teacups when you hold them up to the light A few books
drinkerofh2o drinkerofh2o 9 years
Just a few items of jewelry from my mom's side and a non-working wall clock from my dad's. I'd like to get more, but I'm in a transitional state right now.
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 9 years
The desk i'm sitting at right now was my grandmothers growing up- it's beautiful and i'll keep it forever!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
None. I am really not into antiques at all. I like more modern things.
Mintie Mintie 9 years
I have a gorgeous bed from the 30s in addition to a collection of cobalt glassware, some silver and a couple tables. The bed is by far my favorite... and I paid 20 bux for it!
elle-j elle-j 9 years
my house is filled with them. mostly from antique stores and thrift shops, but some were inherited as well..
IslandGirl IslandGirl 9 years
I recently moved with my parents back to the island that my father is from and we're living in my grandmother's house. What makes it pretty cool is that the house was originally the "great house" on a coconut plantation and so it's FILLED with gorgeous antique pieces from the original plantation owners.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
A few baskets that my great grandparents owned, lots of knicknacks, a dining table and a chest of drawers....and I love them all!
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