More Than Dust and Deals: Unveiling the Fascination of Antique Television

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More Than Dust and Deals: Unveiling the Fascination of Antique Television

Can’t get enough of antiques? Neither can we! Thankfully for both of us, people around the world have built careers solely around these treasured pieces. Whether that be antique restoration, appraisal, or searching, antique fanatics have created a world of their own to treasure and promote antiques. During this blog, we highlight three shows about antiques that will feed your vintage hunger and break down what each show focuses on.

Antique Roadshow

Antique Roadshow is part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt! Watch as specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles, revealing fascinating truths about family treasures and flea market finds.” With a backlog of 28 seasons, you won’t get bored watching some of the best discoveries in antique history being brought to light. Antique Roadshow streams on PBS, The Roku Channel, and Amazon Prime Video.

The Repair Shop

“Some of Britain’s most skilled restoration experts breathe new life into much-cherished family heirlooms that are dropped off by members of the public, who reveal the personal stories behind the items.” Looking for a homey restoration show? You will enjoy The Repair Shop! Available on The Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Video, this series shows the intimate process of restoring valuable family heirlooms and the grand reveal at the end when the completed project has been returned to its owner. You’ll feel as if you are watching your own items complete the process of restoration.

Money for Nothing

Want a show focused on DIY or furniture flipping? Money for Nothing is for you! “Sarah Moore (and later also Jay Blades) rescues unwanted items from household waste and challenges expert craftspeople to transform them into desirable objects to be sold for a profit that is then given to the original owner.” Enjoy the creativity and resourcefulness practiced on Money for Nothing, and get inspired to look at your thrown-out pieces in a new light!

Whether you’re looking for a show highlighting hidden treasures, want to see before and after results, or get inspired to give a second chance to something you would have discarded, there is a show out there for you. Every day at Pender’s we are surprised and delighted at what our customers bring us to restore. We aim to bring as much value back to your pieces as they do in the shows mentioned above.