Americana is defined as “artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States” (wiki). One can always find Americana in antique and thrift stores – but it really stood out at this year’s Marburger Farm Antique Show as a true decor trend. Whether a motto, flag, or pinup, Americana is a little time capsule of our nation’s cultural history. If you want to start small, consider adding a metal eagle to your mantle or a ration tin to your kitchen curio shelf. Or, go bold and add a ceramic Uncle Sam to your china cabinet or coffee corner, injecting some color and whimsy to your normal wares.
Dealers often display items in themed groups – and Americana is no exception. Though I typically have an eclectic approach to curating my collections, I wouldn’t hesitate (if I had the means) to purchase one of the arrangements in its entirety! Americana will never go out of style – and, even if only brought out for holidays, would be an inherently historied collection.
Photos courtesy of A Wilder Place in Time, Evelyn Jones Antiques, and Pat White Antiques at Marburger Farm.
Catch up on my Spring trip to Marburger Farm here!
Disclosure: Tickets were provided by Marburger Farm. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.