Vintage Picks of the Week – Vintage “Apps”

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by JayDee at ThirdShift .

If someone were to ask you EXACTLY what time it is and where you are located on the Earth right now – QUICK! What do you do? Well it’s easy, right?! You pull out your smartphone and you can give them that information instantly.

What if these question were asked over a hundred years ago? You would have had to rely on one of these early “apps” to help you!

Antique Compass

What I Like About It: I’m not entirely sure why, but I have always been drawn to compasses. Maybe because I like the science about how the needle always points to the north. I especially love this antique compass from the 1860s – mainly because I find the look of it very cool and I love that it was created so long ago.

How I Would Use It: This compass deserves a space on display in a curio cabinet! Just think of all the stories this compass could tell, and all the conversations that could be started because of it.

available at TheCompassCollector, Etsy

Antique Sundial

What I Like About It: In addition to the compass above, I also love sundials. I love that they were invented to keep track of time throughout the day based on the location of the sun. It’s a primitive clock, and I really love that.

How I Would Use It: This gorgeous sundial should be placed on a patio table where you can actually use it and appreciate it. It’s an expensive piece, but with care taken, it would really add a lot of interest to your patio or deck.

available at 1stDibs

Antique Sextant

What I Like About It: I love the mechanical, steampunk look of this piece! I appreciate the precision and craftsmanship that goes into the construction of these vintage pieces. I really like how this is a functional tool that can still be used today.

How I Would Use It: Since sextants are commonly associated with seafarers, this piece would make a great addition to any nautical theme decor, such as in an entertainment area, bedroom, or lake cabin. 

available at AntiqueMarketVancouver

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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