ANTIQUES AS WEDDING GIFTS FROM THE HEART Beautiful treasures- something they would not purchase for themselves at this stage of married life. So which antiques make great presents you ask? There are several “sure winners” we can suggest.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - It used to be traditional to give the usual gifts such as “good” towels and such as wedding gifts. But lately couples marrying tend to be a little older and more established with a linen closet full of “good” towels. My experience for the last few years has been the modern bride and groom wish for more unique, memorable gifts. Gifts that are luxurious and things that normally they would not purchase themselves. Giving antiques as wedding gifts ,is gifts straight from the heart.
We have seen a trend in wedding gifts. Beautiful treasures- something they would not purchase for themselves at this stage of married life. So which antiques make great presents you ask? There are several “sure winners” we can suggest.
Anything Silver, especially tea/coffee service sets, trays,bowls,vases anything like that is not only highly decorative on a sideboard when not in use, but are used and enjoyed over and over. Also special flatware serving pieces such as unusual large serving spoons or pairs of spoons, ornate master butter knives with lustrous mother of pearl handles. Lovely engraved work cake or pie servers add a beautiful cake plate to with it. Pretty teaspoons or demitasse spoons make a splendid gift.
Choice linens such as luxurious Irish linen or unique hand embroidered with cutwork Madeira tablecloths are guaranteed to make brides swoon. Also fine sets of linen napkins, linen guest towels (ahh but these are special not terry cloth!) edged with lovely hand crochet lace, and pairs of dreamy Madeira fancy pillowcases. These will be enjoyed and treasured for years to come.
China is always a hit, a set of English bone china teacups- make it more special by purchasing different patterns and have an instant collection of vintage teacups! Go further and add a pretty set of luncheon napkins or a set of silver spoons to go along. This type of gift has been a most popular one in our shop. The feedback we get is that the brides are totally pleased.
Or give a special ornate plate that can be displayed on a mantelpiece or sideboard or cabinet. Roses are so much in demand, lovely handpainted plates give an instant Romantic Homes look.
Any pretty platter, cake plate or bowl is a pleaser, enclose a cherished family recipe which is such a wonderful dear touch.
These are just a few suggestions. You’ll find beautiful antiques at the So Vintage Linens n Lace, in a wide range of prices suitable for any budgets. We are pleased to offer free gift wrapping, enclousure card with your personal message and ship it directly to the Bride and groom if you desire.
Antiques are true gifts from the heart, treasured objects of desire that will be cherished for years.