Monday, November 21, 2011

Need your opinion...should new Christmas items be...

should new Christmas items be in an antique mall???


I am having a really hard time with this. Do you think new Christmas items belong in antique malls mixed with the old Christmas stuff?
I know that some of us do some mixed media "art"...obvious created items that have been made using some old items....



but the purist in me comes out when I see dollar store stuff embellished...



am I wrong? Is it weird to see those items in antique stores? Or am I just being crotchity?



I do a bit of my own tags and plaques and things...embellished items...
mostly paper goods embellished with old stamps and glitter...really OBVIOUSLY not old...
but dollar store stuff with added glitter and ribbon?
am I wrong in not liking that?

Would REALLY REALLY like thoughts on this...



Please...let me know what you think????

6 comments:

Richard Cottrell said...

Well I have a gift shop and it has antiques, so I do not claim to be a tea total antique shop, and yes I have a lot of new Christmas items. I don't see a thing wrong with it, if they are not sold as old and do not over power the old stuff. A lot of places have good recproduction Christmas stuff and do not mark it that way, I do think that is not right. Fool me once, maybe, try and fool me twice, never come back. Best Thanksgiving wishes from My blog to yours. Richard at My Old Historic House.

Voondi~ Cher said...

I am alittle challenged with this as well...when I go to "Antique Shops" I look for antiques, otherwise I can go else where...but~ some new items go beautifully with vintage or old, so you can put them together. If they are new, they should be labled as such....Voondi thoughts..

Andy's Attic said...

Well...an antique shop should technically only have things 100 yrs old or more. So we add in "vintage" (20 yrs old or more). then there are the repurposed items that aren't always that old. So, to answer your querry.....as long it doesn't say it is old and it does have a quality makeover, I would say OK. (but not too much such stuff) Annette

calamityjaneslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

Melanie,

There are a lot of creative dealers out there who have the talent to turn something simple into something beautiful. And for those who don't have that talent, they appreciate the ones who do. And if the item is beautiful to them, they will buy it, no matter where it originated from.

Who doesn't love glitter and sparkles during the holidays!

Come on Melanie, Christmas isn't about old versus new ornaments, don't you think.

Happy Holidays!
~Joyce

Sue at Serendipity said...

In an antique store I don't want to find new, period. In a store such as ours where we specialize in vintage, we ask that new items be kept to an absolute minimum and be identified as such. Because we have included the words "vintage furnishings and rediscovered treasures" as part of our name, we make no claims to be an antique store. Just my two cents! Glad to hear you had a wonderful sale-wish I could have been there!!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Good question! There isn't a lot of REAL ANTIQUES (100 years old) like the other gal mentioned in shops. If it's looking "vintage" I think it's ok..but not too much. I think we "dealers" should keep stuff as old as possible in our booths.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Deb