Today you hear a lot of millenniums talk about vintage vibes and antique markets but what they fail to address is finding the real value in the experience of it all.
Most times people tend to go to these markets to browse around and look at items. But, if you pay attention, each item has a story to tell. If you’re hunting for antiques or vintage items, look for signs of authentic age. There are many reproductions of antiques that look old because they are made to look old. If you’re not confident you can always ask someone over at Hanover Flea Market. We will help you examine each of the items to determine its rich history. After all, the ones that collect are the most enthusiastic teachers.
Another effective way of finding the value is cultivating patience. There is usually a long learning curve to becoming a knowledgeable collector. However, this long road is fun and exciting – not to mention a great investment. Following this, we find that the happiest customers are those who follow their heart. Find items that you are guided towards. Ones that amuse and delight you. One you find aesthetically pleasing and that you’re excited to tell a story about. An object is just an object until it has meaning.
Some of the most valuable types of antiques to look out for are:
When you hear the word millennial, what goes through your mind? Well many things of course! This generation is known to be the most unpredictable. They tend to live in urban apartments with a rustic exposed brick wall and pipe exposed concrete ceilings.
This generation is known for shying away on the big purchases like cars and houses different from the baby boomer generation. Instead, they spend on the image of their lifestyle in terms of concerts, travel, vintage cameras, cassette tapes etc.
Born in 1980-2000, this generation it what we call “90’s obsessed” where we watch the classic movies and play the Beatles cassette tape in our fathers’ old car. This generation is highly nostalgic so when it comes to antiques, they will to stay away from bigger items and find ones that are more reflecting their childhood memories.
Interesting enough, the love for antiques and the vintage old school vibes is bringing baby boomers and millennials together. Millennials are attracted to antiques for sentimental reasons and value durable materials as items used to be made locally instead of being mass produced in China.
Drive-in movies are a thing from the past that is highly mentioned in many blockbuster movies from the 90’s. Because of the connection to their childhood, millennials hunt for the drive in vibes. and as a result, these businesses are thriving from this love of what we call the vintage era.
When you visit a new place what are the things you look for? What is visually appealing to you? Like most of us, we can all appreciate a clean, crisp modern space. It becomes easy to fall in love with the clean lines, minimal simplicity and the pure functionality of a space. However, people can find these spaces to be cold and clinical- maybe even a little lonely.
At Hanover Flea Market we asked ourselves how we could change this but keep the same crisp look of a contemporary space. The answer was simple. Using our extensive collection of different antiques – each with their own story to tell – you can create a modern living space with authenticity.
Adding more than just an accessory to your home, you are creating life to a house that merges into one, bright, classic, vibrant space. It’s time to see how your home can bring people together – not so lonely now.
Its necessary to understand your modern space before selecting an antique for it. Find a theme in that section of your home and decide the character that the antique will provide. If you need more help deciding, let us know. Here at Hanover Flea Market, we are more than happy to help!
Do you feel like you’re being fooled every time you purchase from big box retailers like Wal-Mart, Superstore, etc? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
As we approach the end of summer and head into the school year, post-secondary students are on the hunt to make their new dorm rooms feel as close to home as possible.
These big box retailers seem to be the go-to shopping spot for home decor. But why? Our advice? Be different. Stand out. Make your house a home. Antique Markets offer more of a variety than these big box retailers. So what are you thinking? Picture frames? Lamps? Mirrors? Pillows? Cameras? Beer Signs? Yes yes yes! Us too.
At Hanover market, you are able to shop with endless possibilities. Getting the real value out of your purchase is what millenniums strive for.
Its time to stop having the same as everybody else. Don’t choose the simple black frames, make home with a frame that has rich history.