Michelle Mason’s Expert Guide to Decorative Antiques

If you’re already an avid collector of antiques or flea market finds, eager to start a vintage business, or you simply enjoy the beauty of time worn objects, Michelle Mason’s hands-on approach to collecting will help inspire your finds, offer ideas on how to showcase your keepsakes and equip you with insider knowledge to get you to the markets and start building your collection.

You may already know author Michelle Mason’s gorgeous shop, Mason & Painter, in Columbia Road – Mason & Painter – Vintage Emporium (masonandpainter.com) – and her super tempting instagram account – @masonandpainter.

LOVE VINTAGE: Sourcing, Collecting & Selling Vintage & Decorative Antiques by Michelle Mason, an insider’s guide to sourcing, selling and styling, including experts’ tips & tricks, is published on 23rd May 2023 at £12.99 by Pimpernel Press.

With a focus on popular vintage items and decorative antiques, Love Vintage has sections on favourite places to source stock in the UK and France, how to curate your collection, plus help with setting up a vintage business and purchasing tricks and tips and advice from experts in their field. Shop Talk shares insights from eight dealers in the UK and France.

Tables, seating and dressers are, in my experience, the most popular vintage
furniture requests and are frequently chosen as ‘forever pieces’ that can be
moved from home to home or purchased to add impact and focus to a newly
renovated room. Michelle Mason, Love Vintage

Combined with recommendations on what to look out for and who to follow this book will arm you with all you need to get started and more.

** Advice, tips and tricks from specialist experts

** With sections on Furniture, Ceramics, Fabric & Textiles, Garden Furniture & Salvage, Paintings and Prints.

** Includes sourcing at vintage shops and markets in France as well as the UK

Michelle Mason is a designer, stylist and vintage dealer and has worked for a number of clients including Sir John Soane’s Museum, Kew Gardens, Chiswick House and the Southbank Centre. She is the owner of Mason & Painter Vintage and has ten years’ experience in buying and selling decorative antiques. Love Vintage is Michelle’s third book. Her previous books, both published by Pimpernel Press, are Flower Market and Vintage Shops London.


See also: Choosing a Stylish Sofa

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