Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ANTIQUE vs VINTAGE PLUS PLUS ---- OUR FIRST CONTEST --- COME PLAY!

Two of my sons and one daughter-in-law were auctioneers for years (putting themselves through college).  They were careful, when selling an item, NOT to use the words "antique" OR "vintage" because the definitions vary SO much.  That's even more true, now, a couple of decades later. The definition of the word vintage actually means "from a time" --- so "vintage 1970s" or "vintage 1950s" is the correct way to use the word, but the online sales sites have done away with Webster :+)

A friend of mine has been an auctioneer for 50 years so I asked him how he looks at it. According to him (and the antique industry) a true antique has two definitions. The first describes it as something 100 or more years of age and that is the definition U.S. Customs uses when dealing with imports. That is also what MOST true antique collectors, buyers, and sellers use but the line is becoming more blurred. The second definition is something that is 80 years of age because that would make it two generations old. That definition has been around a long time, and generations now (according to the medical community) are defined as 55 years (based on the average mortality rate, and which I feel probably needs to be updated again). 

SO NOW THE CONTEST ....

Each person who wants to participate, find a true antique (and since there is controversy about the age, we will say from 80-100 years old) on etsy and email the URL to me at:

annswhimsey@gmail.com and be SURE to include your name and shop name!

We will do a drawing for the winner. Since we have now opened Peaches and Corn, our currency will be a slice of peach pie or an ear of corn, each of which is worth $1.00. 

EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATES WILL RECEIVE  ...

A piece of pie or an ear of corn -- when you accumulate five they are worth $5.00 off in any of our shops (maximum for $5.00)

AND THE IMMEDIATE PRIZE FOR THE PERSON DRAWN AS THE WINNER:

... a print of your choice from annswhimsey (value $12.00) (found under Art/Vintage Prints in the shop sections)

or $5.00 off any item in one of our shops:


SOOO Now go Look for Antique Treasure and send the link to Ann -- remember 80 to 100 years old.  Good luck!


ANN FOUND ONE!! :+)  


Yes I did!  This is from between 1900 and 1910. AND it was in fighousevintage (see there we go with that word "vintage" again) -- but it's a real antique. AND Sandy I AM taking my piece of pie and putting it back till I get five and then a shopping I will go in your shop :+)

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