The wonderful thing about decorating with antiques is that they add instant history and soul to a home. There’s something especially human about an object that was made by hand, or that has survived the ravages of time intact. I wonder about the people who made it and used it. What was their life like? What events has that dresser or chair or teapot witnessed? What conversations has it overheard?
Another reason I love to decorate with antiques is the sheer beauty of them. It’s a joy to live with things that may never be made the same way again, and making practical use of them allows the past to come alive in the present. This is reason enough to make antiques a part of your home and your life.