Antiques and Vintage

Like many people, we passionately believe in doing something to help reduce the effects of climate change, over consumption and waste. No matter how small our effort, we believe every little bit helps towards restoring an equilibrium for the future and small actions from many of us, can add up to make a big difference.

The time to act is now.

We started Antiques are Green 10 years ago and whilst there was interest and support, it was too early and the landscape was not as engaged as it now is. We have therefore re-launched Antiques are Green and are starting again to seek support and encourage engagement in our purpose.

Our purpose is to support and encourage everyone to make that one small change by buying something antique or vintage rather than new. This helps the trade survive, it helps consumers have a more individual home, or to dress with an individually created look, it spurs collections, educates, saves our history, creates talking points. We don’t believe antiques are all stuffy, never to be touched items, they are to be used and loved and many people re-purpose or upcycle them to be used in different ways. The added bonus is that Items will have a re-sale value and hopefully will avoid land-fill, give pleasure for years and maybe become items of inheritance.

We are encouraging the purchase of antiques and vintage items as a recognised sustainable green choice.

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Useful for garden pots #antiquesaregreen #reuse #salvage #antiques #vintage
Festive start at Kempton Antiques Market today #antiquesaregreen #antiquesaregreen♻️
Some could have done with these over the weekend! #vintagesports #antiquesaregreen #reuse #skiing
It’s getting to that time of year!
#antiquesaregreen #christmas #ricekrispies #vintage #reuse #reducereuserecycle
Why buy a new vase when you can use an old stoneware jug like this!
#antiquesaregreen #flowervase #reuse #antiquehome
Unusual reuse for a toy pram. #antiquesaregreen #reuse #vintagedoll #christmastree
Autumnal scene of a Victorian Windsor Rocking chair in the Chiltern woods where it was originally made….read about its life cycle on our website  https://www.antiquesaregreen.org/our-green-purpose #antiquesaregreen #antiquefurniture #reuse #rockingchair #chilterns #antiques #autumn  #countrylife #countryinteriors
These guys have definitely had lots of reuse (and re-love!)
#antiquesaregreen #antiques #teddybear #vintagetoys #antiquetoys #reuse #toys
Lest we forget #remembranceday
Great reuse of an Antique French Sofa!
#antiquesaregreen #dogsoninstagram #antiques #janechurchillfabrics #roughhairedpointer #frenchantiques
Great reuse for old folding steps #antiquesaregreen #reuse
Beautiful antique/vintage embroidered Chinese silk jacket modeled by Emma.  #vintageclothes #antiquesaregreen #vintagestyle #antiquetextiles #vintageclothing
How many times has this announced “dinner is served”?
Our guess is 38,000 times! (350 days x 110 years!) #antiquesaregreen #antiques #reuse #
Here’s an idea if you are Looking for Christmas presents that last longer than a year! #antiquesaregreen #rockinghorse #antiques
A well stocked antique shop #antiquesaregreen♻️ #antiques #antiqueshops #antiquing
Lovely day at Ardingly Antiques Fair this week @iacfantiquesfairs lots of recycling going on! #antiquesaregreen♻️ #antiquing
We hope everyone has reset their clocks today- this one has been serving its owners for over 150 years and still going strong #antiquesaregreen #antiqueclock #antiques
#antiquesaregreen #gardenantiques #architecturalantiques
The tea and drinks trolley is a great invention, very popular for over 100 years and still going strong today! #antiquesaregreen
Great addition to the vegetable garden- see them planted out next !
#antiquesaregreen #architecturalsalvage
Any ideas for a repurpose for these-or do they just look great as a collection? #vintagecamera #antiquesaregreen
Blue and white is back! #blueandwhite
Books are back in vogue
This weeks biodegradable outer from the antiques trade gazette with my compostable coffee capsules in an antique butter bowl @my_atg @antiquesaregreen #antiques #antiquesaregreen
#petsandantiques
Our thanks to @mrstevenmoore for becoming one of our latest Expert Supporters. See him on our new website #antiquesaregreen #antiqueexperts #antiquesroadshow

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