Vintage & antique furniture is eco-friendly and green. That’s only the first good thing I have to say about buying vintage 20th Century and older furniture. Think about it, if you buy used furniture, you’re recycling instead of having it tossed into a landfill somewhere. That’s good. Secondly, and even better is the fact that most furniture made before the 1970’s is much better made in regards to the wood quality and craftsmanship. I’ll bet that almost any of the “disposable” new furniture bought today will be worthless, falling apart and in the trash within 10 years. A third fact is that sadly the once thriving furniture manufacturing business in the United States has now moved overseas for the most part. Like so many products sold today, a lot of furniture is made in China or South East Asia. We have lost a generation of skilled craftsmen to this rude fact, let alone millions of jobs associated with the whole furniture industry. A fourth reason why it’s better to buy old is the price. Along with getting a much better quality item, you are paying a fraction of what it would cost new in a retail environment. The fifth and final reason why you should buy vintage or antique is that you may even make a profit if you sell it sometime down the road. Yes, there’s a good chance that it will not only hold it’s value, but depending on what is in style (and demand) in the future you will be able to sell the item for more than you paid…and who knows maybe you even found an “attic treasure” and will make a small fortune on it! Who knows…it happens. Happy hunting!