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Collecting Vintage Decor & Accents

Some of the things I look for when roaming yard sales and thrift stores for unique vintage decor to incorporate into my collection. Decorating with quasi-one of a kind vintage finds gives my space the sense of creative individuality that I strive for when decorating. Not only do I enjoy the experience and process of hunting for decorative treasures, but when I get something at a bargain price to boot,

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Road Trippin’: A Guide to Vintage Clothing Stores

A guide to some of the best vintage clothing stores that I have discovered throughout the United States and a few in Europe. Updated June 2020 Aside from eBay, Etsy, and the occasional vintage clothing fair, I source most of my vintage clothing finds from the honey holes I’ve discovered over the years, locally and through my travels. Below is a directory of my favorite vintage clothing and thrift stores that

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How To Thrift Like A Pro

I show you my best tips and tricks for how to thrift like a pro for clothing, accessories, housewares, decor, and furniture. Dress the part. Bring cash. Keep wet wipes in your car. Bring your phone. Find out what is on sale as you walk in the door. Get a cart. Don’t show your hand. Look for quality pieces. Have a vision. Go easy on yourself. Buy it when you

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Vintage Wardrobe Staple: Navy Blazer From Goodwill

There are staples in any wardrobe that can be easily swapped out with a vintage option. Blazers are such an example. Vintage blazers are known to have interesting lines and tailoring, unique embellishments, and most often made from high-quality natural fabrics. A navy blue blazer is the epitome of a wardrobe staple. Vintage versions are plentiful in thrift stores, vintage stores, and online. I have several navy blue jackets and

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A Thrift Tag

I saw this thrift tag going around and thought it could be an interesting way to reflect on my own thrift store behavior and experiences. Ninety percent of what I own is second hand sourced, not only from thrift stores but antique stores, curated vintage shops, online, hand me downs, etc. Vintage collectors have multiple sources and thrift stores have a strong shopping presence due to the constant turnover of

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Favorite Thrifted Decor: Art Edition

I’ve been decorating my living space with thrift store art since I moved into my first apartment many, many years ago. Since my entire home is decorated with 2nd hand, found objects, combing thrift stores and yard sales for art remains a favorite pastime. Although, I have officially run out of wall space so I endeavor less frequently nowadays. Choosing and buying art is a deeply personal decision. Art speaks

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How To Survive Brimfield Flea (or Any Antiques Fair or Flea Market)

Brimfield Antiques Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusettes is considered to be the oldest outdoor flea market in the U.S. going back 50 years.  It runs three times a year and their summer show begins this week, July 10-15th. Brimfield can overwhelm the most experienced pickers.  It’s huge.  Over 50,000 people attend each show during its six day run.  Thousands of vendors haul their wares to the show and set up

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