Always Buy The Extra Glass

Vintage Scandinavian Design Wine Glasses

                                             When you’re shopping at thrift stores or second hand shops, undoubtedly, you’ll find the odd numbered set of glasses. It can be a bit frustrating, but if you look at it a different way, it’s a gold mine. The reason you’re finding a set of 5 wine glasses is because … Continue reading

3 Reasons Shopping Every Day is the Key to Success

antique pottery and glassware

Really?  Shopping EVERY DAY? Yes. For the best selection and the opportunity to get the greatest deals….you need to shop every day. I know it’s hard to make that kind of commitment,   ;)  but I’ll show you why you should. Increase your odds:  If you only shop once in a while, you’re only seeing … Continue reading

Vintage Costume Jewelry: A Piece for Every Outfit

Vintage Costume Jewelry

Costume jewelry was made as an affordable accessory to complete a “costume” or outfit. With jewelry being made of base metals and glass rhinestones, nearly everyone could afford to go out looking like a million bucks! If you enjoy buying vintage jewelry, there are a few things to keep in mind: Condition Condition …and Condition … Continue reading

How to Buy Antique and Vintage Items for Half the Price

Mid Century items

Do you… Love decorating with vintage items?  Love shopping for antiques?  Want to build your collection?  Want to save money? Read on…. We found out a long time ago that the secret to building a collection of antiques and vintage goodies is to also buy stuff you don’t want. That’s right! Sounds kind of crazy, … Continue reading

The Rascally Rooster of Irony


I had just posted a few tips about how to check for damage on pottery and ceramics, when I decided to go out shopping. In my travels, I found an adorable rooster appetizer holder and bought it in spite of a small touch up I spotted in the store. When I got home, I soon … Continue reading

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