THERE IS NO OTHER BUSINESS LIKE THIS BUSINESS!!!
There is no other business like this business!!!
We feel completely blessed to be able to do what we do. Recently we had to go out and buy a new refrigerator to replace our 13 year old one. When we were looking for a new refrigerator we heard the comment more than once that we were really lucky to have had one that lasted such a long time...13 WHOLE YEARS. We had inquired about repairing it but were informed it would likely cost more than half as much as a new one and most of the other parts probably would fail soon. We asked about a trade in and where informed that for $75.00 they would hall it away for us.
Then I started thinking about what we do. I love it when people come in especially young couples just getting started out. I cannot imagine a more satisfying job than to show them and sell them Antique and Vintage furniture If they look around and deal with a dealer that they can trust to sell them a great quality item, they are indeed spending there hard earned money wisely. Where else can you go out and buy a table, chairs, office furniture or any other furniture item and use it your entire life, pass it down thru several generations of family. Now that is real value.
That is why we LOVE OUR JOB!!!!
The market for Antique or Vintage furniture over the last 20 years has completely changed. Today's purchasers want not only the quality, character of real wood furniture they want it to look great as well. That is why at Antiques By Design we are very visual. If the piece does not have a great and or very distinctive look we are not very interested in marketing it. If the items we sell needs any repair we get it professionally done and if need be refinished and or re upholstered so you are purchasing in most cases a 100 plus year old piece that is in the same condition as when it was first hand crafted. Boy that is a great job when you can reuse, refurbish and recycle furniture and sell it for considerably less than it would cost to purchase new and deliver several lifetimes of value to your customers!