Three Unique Finds at Antique Stores
Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques
When was the last time you visited your local antique store? These houses of treasure hold everything from antique rings and other fine jewellery to décor and dining pieces such as sterling silver and tableware. But did you know you can also find some unique things, such as opera glasses and engagement rings? Here’s a look at three items you might not expect to find at antique stores:
Antique Engagement Rings
When we usually think of engagement rings, we think of new jewellery. But antique stores carry a wide selection of previously-owned engagement rings that are just as beautiful today as they were years ago. In fact, many couples scour antique and vintage shops to find the perfect engagement ring.
Antique Opera Glasses
While you might not be attending an opera house in Paris, a pair of antique opera glasses can still help you see the stage today. The purpose of opera glasses hasn’t changed. They’re designed to help you see the stage from far away. So if you don’t have the funds to purchase up-close seats, consider investing in stylish opera glasses.
Antique Picture Frames
When most of think of picture frames, we think more about the pictures inside of them. Photos are treasures, documents of our most precious moments in life. But a picture frame can also be a treasure, especially if it’s an antique Tiffany picture frame or a Wallace sterling silver picture frame. Antique stores are full of designer picture frames that you can collect and display around your home.