Category Archives: Hunt Stories

What I’m Buying…or Not!

Out tootling around the other day I ended up in my neighborhood thrift store. (Naturally!) It was slim pickings but I did spot this Korean brass, black enameled vase with abalone shell inlay on a new merch cart. Gosh this was nice. It was super heavy (at least two pounds!), so pretty and in good condition. But,…

Hunting at Antique Stores

I’ve loved going to antique stores since my college days. Of course back then I couldn’t afford anything, but after college and a progression of better paying jobs, I started being able to afford things which made it much more fun! I bought little sterling silver souvenir spoons for my burgeoning collection and once splurged…

Sweet Things for the Young (or Young at Heart)

On Sunday I did a quick visit to my neighborhood thrift store and ran into (not literally of course!) the elderly woman who only comes on Sundays. (Her husband brings her and waits patiently in the car.) At 5’2″ it’s not often I find adults shorter than me, but she is and is as cute…

Highs and Lows, Gambles and Groans

That’s what this vintage-selling business is like–full of highs and lows, gambles and groans. And in between (for those like me who sell online) the tedium of photographing, listing and shipping. Of course the best part, the high, is the hunt. I love, love, love the hunt and after Friday’s heart-racing score, I was ready to…