Mid Century items

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…

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…

How to Find Cool Stuff at Flea Markets

Here are a few quick tips on how to shop flea markets and find the stuff you really want: Get there early:  The early bird gets the worm…and all the good buys! Have plenty of cash:  While you’re spending the time to write a check, someone else is finding the good stuff. Move quickly to…

I Have Junk in My Trunk

Everyone needs a little junk in their trunk… Especially,  if you love going to rummage sales! It is always a good idea to have a few extras along to help you get your rummage sale treasures home safely. Here is a quick list of some of the “junk” you will need: Boxes: To hold the…