Saturday, September 3, 2011

OPINIONS ARE LIKE...

well, you know.

I recently received an unbelievably massive new catalog from RESTORATION HARDWARE.

Right there on page 92 is an interview/feature on Tim Oulton, designer and former antiques dealer, who states,

"Let's be clear. Antiques are finished." "No one's interested," he says of the antique business.

"It's not relevant. Now antiques reinvented, that's what people are interested in."

WHATCHU TALKIN' BOUT WILLIS?

I'll give you this Mr. Oulton, people are diggin' on re~purposing old stuff. We do re~purpose as dealers and so do most of my peeps.

But antiques are finished? I beg to differ. While you are quite talented with your reproductions of old things, your repros don't have the soul of a true antique.

SOUL.

You can't reproduce soul.

As a dealer of antiques and vintage junque I can't imagine what shows like Brimfield and Marburger Farms ( where we sell our wares) would be like if we all unloaded nothing but re~purposed goods. As a dealer, you can't tell me that people don't still dig the old stuff. I see it every show.

So here's where you come in. What do you think? Have you seen the catalog and/or the article? Give me your feedback! Are you a purist or do you love a good repro?

Can't wait to hear from you!

PS~~THANKS FOR YOUR SWEET COMMENTS ABOUT MY VIDEO INTERVIEW AT MY LAST SHOW!

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