This beautiful month of June has been all about enjoying celebrations! Father’s Day was a highlight, and as we’re a family business we were inspired to go on a family photograph treasure hunt for our post dedicated to dads. I also mentioned some gift ideas for fathers in that post. (They’d be great gifts for the favorite men in your life at any time!) Let’s revisit some of our other most popular June posts.
The Summer Solstice is probably the biggest celebration we can have of summer – the sun is at the center of that party! On the longest day of the year my mind turned to vintage chandelier lighting. Chandeliers brighten our lives all year, whether your taste is for rustic French Country style or fancy Rococo with more than a hint of bling. My post on chandelier lighting included tips on how to pick the right size chandelier for your room.
I felt very romantic writing this post about vintage weddings, decor and gifts. Greg and I just enjoyed the celebration of our wedding anniversary, so that probably added to my romantic inspirations! We’re in the midst of wedding season, and every bride wants her wedding day to be unique. DIY crafted wedding decor is one way to personalize the couple’s special day, although these ideas are not just for wedding belles! They can be adapted for any party or celebration.
In our client spotlight on antique Hunting and Brittany style furniture, we shared photos of the wonderful home of Gene and Lyn and the furniture that they’ve brought from us over the years. This post was also a celebration of the fact that we originally met Gene on the very first day that we opened our gallery doors back in 2004. Also, the couple bought a pair of antique Hunting Thrones that we showcased in our debut ad in a local magazine. Gene and Lyn have been an important part of our journey as a gallery, and we so appreciated seeing their home.
Another client spotlight from New York City celebrated the good news that after nearly two years of searching in many stores, our client Margaret found just what she was looking for! Margaret found the perfect reproduction barstool from our selection for the doorman to use in the lobby of her residential building. It was a great story to hear and we’re glad the doorman is sitting pretty (and comfortably) now.
Finally, my post about Buying Better Quality Furniture was inspired by consumer research saying people want to trade up for better quality, style, and durability. Of course, we’re sorry to hear that consumers regret settling for cheaper mass market furniture. We want everyone to enjoy their decor, even if they are not our customers!
But it is a celebration to see that people want to invest more in choosing finer furniture for their homes. After all, our homes are the center of our lives and a reflection of our values and personalities. Home should be a sanctuary and a joy.
I hope your home is a sanctuary as we head into July and that you have plenty of joy and celebration ahead for Independence Day!
Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with Aimee on Google+ or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!