Always Buy The Extra Glass

                                             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…

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5 Ways To Tell if Something is Truely Vintage

Shopping for vintage items can get a little tricky. When a certain style or period gets popular, items belonging to it are often reproduced. Here are a few tips to help you be a knowledgeable vintage buyer: Look at the entire piece.   Does it have wear marks that would correlate to normal use? Look for…

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5 Quick Tips for Vintage Shopping

Here are 5 quick tips to help you, when you are out vintage shopping: Bring your Smartphone.  If you are unsure of a price, use your smartphone to look it up online. Take a photo.  Maybe you’ve found something that you know someone else is looking for.  Send them a photo.  When they ask the…

Tools of the Vintage Trade

Every trade has it’s tools and the vintage trade is no exception. Before you venture out on a shopping spree, be sure you are equipped with the tools that will help you make good buying decisions. The  “Trusty Trio” for vintage hunters, is: Magnifying Glass Flash Light Tape Measure   If it helps you to…

Buying Furniture at Rummage Sales

If you frequent rummage sales, chances are you have happened upon a great deal on a piece of furniture.  Whether it was a “project” chair, a table or maybe a dresser, the price was too good to pass up and you came home with it strapped into (or unto) your car. Some people look for…