Antiques ARE Magical!

When you hear the word “antique” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Old? Stylish? One-of-a-kind? If so, these are all accurate ways to think of an antique. But what makes each one so special? The story behind them! Each item has their own unique background; from how it was created, to being passed down from generation to generation, or simply the joy it brought into the owners’ lives. 


Unpacking the shipping container from our recent French Shopping Tour!

You’ll never be able to guess the story of the antique. Once you own your first, you’ll be able to share the history behind it as well as create your own and pass it down your family tree. Antiques come in all shapes, sizes and colors. To name a few collector items: 

  • Furniture
  • Jewelry 
  • Clocks 
  • Kitchenware 
  • Toys 


Another popular thing collectors look for is porcelain. The reasoning is that there are ample amounts that come from different parts of the world. Places like: England, France, Spain, Iran, Saudi Arabia and China. Which all bring beautiful items that we can cherish today. 


Why Should You Collect Antiques? 

  • Sentimental Value or Historical Stories from the Past 
  • Restoring and Selling 
  • Collecting for Joy
  • Thrill of the Hunt in a New Find 
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Brings Beauty to your Home and Garden 


We’ve all read history books during class, but an antique can make you feel a connection. It makes you feel as if your ancestors are part of your life today. Also, it’s a chance to admire the hard work that goes into creating something so aesthetic. 


It’s not about the investment, some collectors find joy in fixing up old antiques. Others, like us, see the happy face of a new buyer as absolutely priceless! 


Travel, who doesn’t love it? The excitement of stepping foot in a new place to experience their unique culture and customs. It’s the most exciting thing is finding antiques we never knew existed! We know because we offer an annual antique shopping tour to France every year.  


So, if your house is wanting more charm, elevate your space with antiques! Visit Antique Cottage & Garden in Shasta Lake to look at our amazing finds from our recent French shopping trip.


The wooden French architectural pieces are from a Flea Market in Carpentras, Provence. It’s currently on display at our new booth in Trends Vintage Marketplace & Co.

French wooden wheel barrel was found at the Brocante in Avignon.

French cabinet with original patina.

A lovely French farm table signed and dated from Carcassonne in the Aude region.

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