Inspiration from AMERICANA’s Antique Pickers’ Home

americanpicker 085The home of Gay and Mike Crane is not dictated by trends. The interior style of this family residence is rather influenced by the favorite pieces the couple finds at estate sales, flea markets and industrial dumpster diving.

Gay and Mike have been collectors for years, in many states throughout the U.S. Love of picking and collecting has led them to create a cozy family dwelling which is like none of their neighbors.

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“We select everyday pieces as much as we do the things which are unique or rare,” says Gay. “It can be an old rusty pulley that we find while digging through a closed factory or an advertising clock that we win at an auction. In either case, we love bringing the history of the piece into our home to give it a distinctive look.”

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Gay and Mike now bring their decades-old contacts with the best places and people and years of skilled picking to AMERICANA.  The couple and their extended network of pickers assembles a monthly curated collection, which is sold exclusively at AMERICANA Classic Vintage.

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To see the kinds of things Gay and Mike pick for AMERICANA Classic Vintage, visit the store on Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm or view the Antiques Look Book on AMERICANA’s website.

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AMERICANA Classic Vintage Will Be at Vintagemässan 6-7 April in Stockholm

AMERICANA Classic Vintage at Vintagemässan

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February 23, 2013 · 5:02 am

AMERICANA Presents The Funkateers Live This Saturday

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February 13, 2013 · 5:00 am

AMERICANA Presents Moa McKay Live at AMERICANA This Saturday

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February 13, 2013 · 4:59 am

Vintage American Decor Is Hot Trend In Interior Decor

Vintage American Decor Is Hot Trend In Interior Decor

American vintage and heritage-based design is one of the hottest trends in both fashion and interior decor. The democratic, unbound essence of America and pieces that uniquely represent the culture makes it alluring and appropriate for any interior.

Vintage Americana can be represented in a number of ways, either through a decade-based approach (i.e. the 1950s or 1960s), The West, American Automotive, American Sports, The East or West Coast Beach or Campus Life.  Each of these interior themes can be displayed on their own or integrated into an existing look to create a personal style.

Whether it is retro accessories, revived and touched by an edgy flair, or the incredible, ancient look of industrial pieces, vintage Americana gives a modern vibe, with a nod to the 20th century. The relaxed, comfy, simple, and slightly imperfect American style reaches perfection through the cosy, warm, and fresh atmosphere it creates.

To get your vintage American style, visit AMERICANA Classic Vintage at Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm or learn more by going to AmericanaClassicVintage.com.

You can also visit the AMERICANA Classic Vintage at Antikmässan 14-17 February at Stockholmsmässan in Älvsjö.

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February 10, 2013 · 7:12 pm

AMERICANA Now Offers Design Services

AMERICANA Now Offers Design Services

AMERICANA offers design services using our unique AMERICANA merchandise to create the different moods of American life. Since we are Americans ourselves, we have a deep connection to an authentic American aesthetic, which we can help you replicate in your restaurant, bar, home, store, showroom, at trade shows or in other locations.

AMERICANA has past experience working with several major brands represented in Scandinavia to help them create merchandising concepts which display a particular American character.

The staff of AMERICANA has at their fingertips the materials and knowledge to work with you to create a uniquely American atmosphere such as American Automotive, American Sports, Home Sweet Home, The Great Outdoors, At the Beach, Campus Life, The U.S. in the 50s/60s/70s/etc., or other concepts using our collection of American antiques and curiosa on a rental basis or for purchase.

You can view a sampling of the kinds of props we we offer by viewing the Antiques Look Book on our website. We also have additional items in our warehouse in Sweden, which are also available for purchase or lease.

For more information, email us at info@americanaclassicvintage.com or visit the AMERICANA Classic Vintage at Antikmässan 14-17 February at Stockholmsmässan in Älvsjö.

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