Going Green

 

Simple Things We Can Do to Help Protect the Earth... 

  • Use long-lasting light bulbs. Energy efficient light bulbs reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Also flip the light switch off when you leave the room!
  • Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean.
  • Choose sustainable. Learn how to make smart seafood choices online at fishwatch.gov.
  • Plant a tree. Trees provide food and oxygen. They help save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change.
  • Don't send chemicals into our waterways. Choose non-toxic chemicals for your home and garden
  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away. Follow the three "R's" to conserve natural resources and landfill space.

Educate

When you further your own education

you can help others understand the

importance and value of our natural resources

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Going Green? 

Sometimes collecting art and objects is viewed as stuffy and old-fashioned but today, buying art, sculptures or furniture can be an important experience and ecologically responsible. More people of all generations are looking at the way we consume and how it impacts the planet. Growing trends focus on ethical consumption and urging people to thrift clothing instead of fueling the existing clothing market. The very same idea can be applied to the items within your home. Essential art and objects can be an important part of an eco-friendly lifestyle. By recycling and reusing items, we experience something new in our life that also helps slow the demand for modern furniture and product markets that utilize massive amounts of wood, synthetic materials, and plastics.  

Perhaps a few suggestions to think about...

  • Keep in mind, there is a difference between antiquing and building a collection.  Building a collection takes time and often a larger budget and should be done with care, while antiquing is more about hunting for items to use within your home. 
  • If possible, try to get your hands on a piece of art or an object.  We all reflexively use Ebay and Amazon, but there is a lot to be said for holding something in your hands and supporting a local thrift store or art gallery when you buy their products.
  • Figure out what objects you need in your home and then see if you can find an equivalent before looking at a modern company. Traditional furniture can have significant value as well as sustainability. Modern furniture may not stand the test of time unless it is from a premier designer like Herman Miller.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions!  If you’re not sure about a particular item or style don’t be afraid to find a pro and ask for their help.
  • Always check for condition.  If something is in poor condition are you up to the challenge of fixing it on your own or paying for someone else to make any necessary repairs.

Don’t like the color of that new chest of drawers? 

Please, please make sure you’re not painting or staining over an original patina and then have fun with your project. Up-cycling isn’t a crime as long as you do your research and confirm you aren’t damaging an original finish or an important piece. Ask a friend or a professional if you are not certain.

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Values that guide us

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We are working diligently to uphold our values of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.

All employees receive sensitivity training. 

Our code of conduct mandates that all members of our organization complete sensitivity and unconscious bias training.

 

Values that guide us...

We shall consistently provide our Guests with professional hospitality standards based on Quality and Values. During any task and duty that we are executing, we consistently apply the following values that are the core of Quality:

Efficiency -Each task within the service process needs to be completed in an economic way, without wasting any resources (time, effort, money, supplies etc.) whilst reaching the intended results (effectiveness) to ensure customer satisfaction 

Accuracy -Each task within the service process needs to be completed in a precise and exact way, without making any mistakes, and by paying attention to even the smallest details 

Innovation -The creativity of finding new ways and methods to complete each task and / or of introducing new ideas that add value and variation to each task 

Courtesy -Being polite and showing respect & genuine consideration and care for others is the core of hospitality 

Anticipation -always one step ahead of requests made by guests while completing each task within the service process 

#ethics -being conscience of right or wrong (moral) behavior towards others and oneself e.g. lying, cheating, stealing etc. 

#commitment - We ensure each task within the service process is completed by taking full ownership of it, taking responsibility, and respecting the standards of our organization at all times. We like to show our #loyalty to the company. #valuesthatguideus @bnbantiques  

Sustainability -A contribution of everyone to preserve the natural resources of our planet is crucial for the generations to come. In every task to be completed one needs to consider the possibilities to avoid pollution, waste and spillage as well as the opportunities for recycling.

 

 

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Conservation

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For some restoration projects, we use sodium bicarbonate for soda blasting,

a process in which sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is applied

against the surface of the object using compressed air.

 

Here is an example of an antique chair that was restored to its original condition using the soda blasting method: 

 

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Collecting

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I was the only son to get the collecting bug, and like most collectors, I started out early.

Trunks, suitcases, and boxes sealed for generations, filled with objects that had belonged to our ancestors. 

check out the most valuable and collectible items anyone can find in our shop...

Silverware, Antique Silver and Pewter, Antique Musical Instruments, Depression Glass, Antique Photographs, Perfume Bottles, Antique Christmas Ornaments, Canning Jars, Arts and Crafts Era Furniture, Mid Century Chairs, Antique Luggage, Elaborate Picture Frames, First-edition Books, Globes & Maps, Antique Lamps

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Experiment with color

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Experiment with color and texture to create your own individual style.

 

Weaving - Navajo Shiprock Yei Weaving - Handmade - 1940s - Material Culture

A hand woven "Yei" rug made by Navajos in the 1950's. This intriguing Yei style rug is strongly representative of Navajo ceremonies centered on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. The "Holy People" portrayed in Yei weavings communicate between the Navajo People and the gods, and are believed to restore health & spiritual well being when called upon in a properly conducted ceremony. The stylized woven figures carry rattles, pine boughs, or yucca strips. The Yei weaving style originated in the Shiprock, NM area of the Navajo Nation, but today is woven throughout the Nation and many rugs are often made of bright and bold hues on a grey background.

 

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