Today I was scrolling through my saved images and compiled a group of things I consider "classics", or things that never go out of style. As far as I'm concerned, antiques in general never go out of style, but I have to admit there are some items that have more staying power than others.
Let's start with straw "boater" hats. They always look nice on display:
Staffordshire spaniels have graced many a bookshelf or fireplace mantel in style over the years:
Old hand painted checkerboards lend country flair to a wall:
This one is old, the real deal! How can I tell? It has two ridges on the underside, to keep it from sliding off a barrel. Can't you visualize two old men playing checkers as they sit in front of a barber shop with the checkerboard on top of an old barrel?
I love brown and white transfer ware, but other colors appeal to me too.
I love several colors mixed together, like the display in this dealer's cabinet:
Hand painted Limoges china with gold edges is a little more elegant than ironstone/transfer ware:
Vintage childrens' pull toys add some whimsy to a country primitive setting or a vignette in a child's room:
Green and cream enamel wear. Such a classic color combination!
Copper food molds: I like them hung en masse all over a kitchen wall.
Roseville pottery bookends, vases, and candle holders are always a colorful addition to the living or dining room.
Cast iron doorstops make a nice collection, or can actually be used as doorstops!
I can't resist googly eye mechanical Valentines, so I consider them classics:
Pretty filigree hand mirrors and other girly vanity accessories: