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Can you Guess What is this?
imageWhat the Fun!
We found this during our remodel of the expansion space
You can see it in our store.
What is it?
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Can you Name It?

Antique, Vintage, and Collectible.  Oh by the way, RETRO?  Is it confusing?  Antique generally refers to something over 100 years old.  The rest of the terms are vague and mostly overused in marketing products.  We like the word vintage because it means aged – which comes with creativity and wisdom.

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OLD is the new NEW – A View on Eco Smart Design

antiques signAntiques are the ultimate in Green.  When it comes to furniture, we would go so far as to say anything that is purchased second-hand is Green.    It is the reuse of an item that makes it count.

  • Antique wooden furniture was created from old-growth forests long ago. No new resources are used in its’ construction. Restoring and reusing pieces are a great way to care for the earth.
  • Off-gassing is the process of releasing the vapors that are the residue of many fine finishes. Antiques were crafted with fewer toxic products, and any off-gassing has long been complete.
  • Manufacturing plants, even the very greenest, distribute impurities into our air, waste systems, and water. New furniture requires the production of finishes, dyes, and sealants; they arrive in retail stores via large fossil-fuel burning vehicles. Carefully chosen antiques save wear and tear on the planet.
  • Even in a contemporary home, the gentle lines of antique furniture can add eye-catching details. Rather than being mass-produced, an antique you bring into your home was likely created in a small workshop by a craftsman who made good use of few resources—thus making your home truly unique.


Healthy, Eco-Smart Design Tips” From Trudy Dujardin – Holistic House – eco elegant interior design

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GraceAnn Simoni

3rsLove the quote from GraceAnn Simoni,“Get the Home you Want with the House you Have”  as she is all about the original green decorating.

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