Here at OTC, we've got a lot of consignment. Now, typically when people think consignment they think old, heavily used, or thrift. However, that is most certainly not the case. We do have some antiques and some vintage. However, we've also got items that have barely been used.
These items are both antique. However, when looking at them they don't necessarily look old. That's because their previous owners (and now us) have taken excellent care of them, ensuring that they will still be useful to someone else. We aren't going to try and sell you a 50-year-old piece of junk. We believe that when an item has age on it it also has a story. We're going to preserve that as long as we can.
These items are vintage. They have a little less wear on them than antiques and a little more than brand new. However, they are still in excellent condition and would make great additions to any home. We love the unique styles and a mix of patterns vintage items have. They add their own funky style and really add character.
Both of these pieces came from homes where they were bought more as decor and never really used. The La Z Boy rocker was in a home for about 5 years and sat in very few times. The gray chair was used as a decorative chair and never sat in. It was bought somewhere the owner couldn't return it and once she got it home she changed her mind. Lucky for us (and you guys) its new quality at a used price. These sorts of items are some of our favorites. We love being able to get our consigners some money without gouging our shoppers and this is one of the best ways to do it!
Next time you're worried consignment is all older things that no one wants, ask us. We'd love to tell you the story behind any piece! We love our items and want you to love them too. Just ask us!