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Happy International Women's Day - Thank The Women In Your Life

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Happy International Women's Day - Thank The Women In Your Life

Another Monday, another blog post!  Welcome to this week's special instalment of "Blog Post Monday".

Whilst sitting down with a brew this week, those Yorkshire tea leaves struck a chord in my brain.  I realised that my life is full, and I mean full, of so many strong, amazing women.  I have far more women in my life than I do men.  And looking back through my life, it's safe to say that it's these strong women who have influenced my path and helped me become the person I am today.

So, with it being International Women's Day today, I thought, what better way to celebrate this than to write about some of the amazing women in my life.  And, I encourage you all to do the same.  Take a moment to think about the women in your life who have had a positive impact on you and why not share those stories.

I'll start by saying a massive thank you to my gang of women.  Thank you for being a positive influence on my life and for your continued love, support and encouragement.  I salute you all! 

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Help Me, Help You! - Market Trends Within The UK Antiques & Collectibles Community

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Help Me, Help You! - Market Trends Within The UK Antiques & Collectibles Community

Welcome one and all to another instalment of "Blog Post Monday"!

What a time we're all living in right now!  We are witnessing some historic changes all over the world and the way we do business is one of them.  I don't know about you, but my bottom had already started twitching with the uncertainty of what Brexit was going to mean for UK businesses, without throwing a global pandemic into the equation as well...! 

I think it's safe to say that businesses are going through a real roller coaster of a ride at the moment, particularly small business.  Issues that you may or may not have seen coming, have arrived, and small business is having to adapt over and over and over again, just to stay a float.  It got me thinking about my own business and the antiques trade as a whole...

What if I could some how pull together some data to help forecast and map these changes and trends within the antiques and collectibles trade...?  Would this be something that would benefit myself and others within the trade...?  Well, I've decided to give it a damn good go and this week's blog post is a call to arms...!

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Antiques & Collectibles - The Trends For 2021

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Antiques & Collectibles - The Trends For 2021

Hello, it's Monday once again and that can mean only one thing!  It's blog post time!

Being a new year, I always think of how to approach my buying game.  In doing so, one must monitor trends within the industry and so, this week, I have been trying to do just that.  Many hours of research later, I think I have managed to come up with a few areas where I see growth continuing or potential for new upcoming trends.  And because I love you all I thought I'd share my findings with you.  Of course, I'm not a professional trend forecaster, this is simply my own thoughts compiled from my own research, so please take from it what you will, but more importantly, please tell me in the comments below if you have your own thoughts...

So, as always, get that brew on and settle in for my top antique and collectible trends for 2021...

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What Is Your Preference When Shopping For Antiques - An Organised Setup Or A Chaotic Mess?

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What Is Your Preference When Shopping For Antiques - An Organised Setup Or A Chaotic Mess?

Monday has come around again and that means it's time for another Source Vintage blog post...!

So, this week, I put a question out on social media, asking, "When searching for antiques, what do you prefer? An organised easy to see setup or the thrill of digging through absolute chaos?" And the response really surprised me.

Personally, it really depends on my mood. Some days I like to take a calm, casual, approach. So an organised easy to see layout is nice. But other days I like to get stuck in and get my hands dirty! Reap the rewards of digging deep and finding something that nobody else has seen!

I was so surprised by my findings that I have dedicated this week's blog post to it. So, as always, get that kettle on and let's find out how you lot like to shop for your antiques...!

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Antiques And Heirlooms In A Disposable Age

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Antiques And Heirlooms In A Disposable Age

The way we value antiques has changed over time, depending on fashions and trends. So, how have attitudes to antiques changed today? And will today's "throw away" culture and digital age mean less antiques being passed on to future generations? This week's instalment will seek to answer these questions...     Traditionally, items with an age of 100 years or more have been considered antique. However, as demand for antiques declined over time, the goalposts have moved. This began in the 90's, when demand for British antiques peaked somewhat, pushing prices to extraordinarily high levels. Consequently, for many, antiques became unaffordable, in particular, furniture. As a result, cheaper, reproduction pieces and flat-pack furniture started...

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