Spring Decorating Tips

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Spring Decorating Tips

After the winter we’ve all had spring seems to finally be headed our way! And if you’re like me you can’t wait to pack up those heavy dark fabrics and accessories and roll out the softer spring and summer home décor. Here are inexpensive and easy decorating tips to help get you started. Replace winter drapes with breezy gauzy sheers. For added privacy pair with bamboo shades. And while those windows are uncovered, take a few extra minutes and give them a good cleaning. Nothing shouts spring more than bright sunlight streaming through...

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The Repurposer: Thinking Outside the Box

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in News, Repurposer | 0 comments

The Repurposer: Thinking Outside the Box

Finishing up our series on “What is Your Collecting Personality?” this week we’re focusing on The Repurposer. This creative creature can envision beauty and design in pieces that most of us would consider junk. Most Purists have a hard time dealing with a Repurposer since they require an item be left completely untouched. Probably the Repurposer feels more of a kinship with the Restorer because eventually the item is going to once again become a fabulous piece, just with some major twists. A Repurposer is only limited by his imagination. We...

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The Restorer

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in News, Restorer | 0 comments

Often when folks retire they take on a new hobby like antiquing. And frequently because their time is now their own, they enjoy obtaining pieces that need a little TLC. We call these individuals: Restorers. Or maybe they’re still employed at a very demanding job and spending their precious free time refurbishing an old desk, chair or bureau is a great stress reliever. While another type of Restorer is someone who sees the hidden beauty in a neglected piece and wants the joy of returning it to its original state. But great caution must be...

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Come Find that Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift at Landrum Antiques & Furniture Company

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The big box stores along with your email inbox are all full of Valentine’s Day specials. Everything from flowers to candy to jewelry; and that’s the problem, it’s all the same stuff. No one has anything new, fun and unique. And it’s like this year after year. So after a couple of years, there isn’t anything left to surprise that someone special with. Well, this year break that boring cycle and head over to Landrum Antiques & Furniture Company at 221 E. Rutherford St. in beautiful downtown Landrum and check out our exciting collections of...

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Are You A Purist At Heart?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in News, Purist | 0 comments

Are You A Purist At Heart?

This week as we continue our collector’s personality series let’s discuss the habits of an antique purist. A purist is someone who only wants the rare and unique in the sense that a piece must be at least a century old, in original condition and in no way be retouched, refinished or repaired. Purists do their homework. They know exactly what a piece is suppose to look like, what special marks and symbols need be present and the exact location of each. They know the history of an item and depending on how rare the antique is, might even be...

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When is a Professional Appraisal Necessary?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in News | 0 comments

As an antique collector do you ever wonder how prices are set on certain items? Most antique dealers have the resources through books, the internet, other dealers and in many cases years of experience, to determine market value. And in those rare incidences when pricing an antique is out of their comfort zone, most dealers have antique experts or a professional appraiser they rely on. Primarily appraisals are obtained for insurance purposes. Many times an insurance company will require documentation of an antique before insuring it. Also...

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Exploring the Collecting Personality of The Hunter

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Hunter, News | 0 comments

Several weeks ago we talked about how collector’s personalities influence both what they collect as well as how they collect. While many antique aficionados tend to focus on their collection, most of the time the Hunter doesn’t really have a clear definition of what they’re seeking. Don’t bother asking if you can help with their search because they’ll quickly tell you that they themselves don’t know what they’re looking for, but they’ll know it when they see it. Hunters don’t have shelves of vintage pottery, glassware or pill boxes all by the...

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Antique Trends for 2014

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Happy 2014! And what better way to start the New Year than by getting caught up on what’s going to be big in the antique world during the months ahead? Much of the buzz for 2014 centers around the television series Downton Abbey. Due to the popularity of the show, Victorian era furniture made a huge comeback in 2013 and experts believe it will continue to hold strong into the New Year. And now with the upcoming season heading into the Art Deco/Jazz/Roaring 20s era, there has been renewed interest in everything from sleek and elegant to fun...

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Happy Holidays from Landrum Antiques & Furniture Company

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in News | 0 comments

We all here at Landrum Antiques & Furniture Company would like to take this time to wish everyone a very happy holiday season and to thank you for your business this past year. When we opened our doors back in July of 1999, we never imagined the overwhelming positive response we have received from everyone in and around Landrum. Each year our business continues to grow and we have met so many wonderful clients, many who have turned into good friends, during our almost 15 years at 221 E. Rutherford Street. With two floors packed full of...

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Shop Us for Those Special Holiday Gifts

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Instead of fighting the mall traffic or anxiously waiting to see if those online packages get delivered in time, come spend the afternoon strolling the picturesque streets of downtown Landrum. Have lunch at one of our great locally owned restaurants, then stop in at Landrum Antiques & Furniture Company and take care of all your holiday shopping. We have something for everyone on your list including kids of all ages and we’re obviously the best place around for the collector in your life. From stocking stuffers to those major “let’s just...

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