IKEA is alluring, with its cheap promises of $100 bed frames and $3 hot dog meal deals. But theres a reason why someone would snub the mega-furniture store and instead fawn over a century-old couch worth three months salary. Antiques are often sentimental, holding lingering traces of past life and serving as family heirlooms. Historic Seattles 10th Annual Bungalow Fair this weekend will feature trinkets and baubles galore in addition to new work by talented craftsmen. This retrophiliacs dream-come-true fittingly donates plenty of its funds toward preserving our citys historic buildings. Historic Seattle program director Larry Kreisman said he fears Seattles older buildings being torn down for newer projects. As you start to lose those bits and pieces of the city, it becomes more generic, he said. Theres significant value to keeping whats made this city unique in the past, and keep it from seeming like any other city. Your city requires a lot more help than an international chain does.