Thursday, July 30, 2009

the new antiquarians

Found this article online this morning while checking the news. I think it's wonderful. I'm telling you, I could hang with these cats in Williamsburg, but I draw the line at displaying any taxidermy of pets I once owned. They probably would never willingly shoot and gut a fox though, so I guess creepy is relative. But the article and slideshow are fun, and shows a growing interest in younger folks, (even home decorators) looking back instead of looking forward when it come to homelife. Awesome.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing the link. Taxidermy and articulated skeletons aren't exactly my style, but it was a good article to read.

July 30, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Rois said...

Nice link! I LOVE "old stuff" from so many eras it reads like a history book.The thing that I always wonder when looking through design blogs and seeing all of these gorgeous things displayed everywhere in a home,who dose the dusting?
LOL

July 30, 2009 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

The idea of old stuff as a trendy, hipster decorating style actually makes me kind of sad. :(

July 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM  
Anonymous kandy said...

rois, i like the idea of reusing old instead of new becoming maine streem, but like you am a bit sad. first, i dont want to be "main streem" and 2 it means getting old stuff will be expensiv again
kandy

July 30, 2009 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Tara, I'm with you on this. I've collected antiques and old stuff all my life. I would hate to be priced out of it because it's suddenly the 'thing to do.'

July 30, 2009 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Crazy! I went to grade school with Hollister. Such a small world.

July 31, 2009 at 1:10 AM  
Anonymous Wiste said...

I love old stuff but I don't think I could handle the clutter and I definitely know I can't handle stuffed dead things. How do you dust a stuffed deer head?

By the way, my fiddle showed up today! It's been ridiculously hot here (temps over 100 and no a/c) so I'll have to finish tuning it tomorrow when the weather is supposed to be more reasonable and then hopefully I can start learning how to play it.

July 31, 2009 at 1:56 AM  
Blogger Rachel B. said...

Yay old stuff! I have a mind to start collecting old stuff. I'm particulary interested in acquiring stoneware dished. There's something about a heavy dish that says home.

August 2, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

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