What is your most cherished antique?
The story behind it is often very personal and whatever it’s real worth is priceless to you. So take the opportunity today on National Cherish an Antique Day to remember yours.
Mine is a small Patek Philippe watch which was in my grandmother’s possessions. It is in terrible condition and I had no idea what it was until I went to a watchmaker to find out about making it work! It’s value is irrelevant but the memories associated with it is about my gran, the time I spent with her and, (what was probably my first declutter some 20 or so years ago!) going through her possessions after her death with my sister and choosing that watch to keep as a memento. Now we know more about it we have more questions that will sadly never be answered.
But what if you have lots of stuff that isn’t antique, isn’t valuable and you just cannot face photographing it and posting it on eBay or Gumtree?
At the recent APDO (Association of Professional Declutters and Organisers) conference in London I attended a session run by Vintage Cash Cow. What a great service run by knowledgeable people and a fuss free, simple way of earning a bit of money for your not so valuables. A great incentive to declutter!
So if you are spending this weekend clearing out your attic, downsizing or decluttering take a look at their website – it will inspire you to clear the way so you can enjoy the things you cherish.