Category Archives: Vintage Goodies

Putting On My Big-Girl Pants

So far this year I haven’t purchased anything for my store! Not one thing. I’m only allowing myself a few sourcing trips this month and the two I’ve done so far were total busts. I considered going to a rather posh estate sale about 10 miles away but most of the items were large (furniture,…

My Vintage Predictions for 2019: Hot or Not

Whether you’re a collector or a seller of vintage items, these are the things I’m predicting will be most popular in 2019.  The lists are just for fun and equal parts from my selling experience, observation at estate sales and online auctions, research in décor magazines and perhaps wishful thinking! I grouped items in a variety…

On My Radar: Handmade Primitive, Rustic & Weird Things

First, let me say I do love pretty things. Both my store and home have items of conventional beauty and classic design. But I am also drawn like a moth to a flame to handmade things that are primitive, homely and even weird. They intrigue me. My only criteria, they have to be HONEST. I see…

Life, Finds and Sales

Life [Skip this section if you don’t want a tedious recounting of my current health!] Lately life has been interesting but not in a good way. A minor skin ailment sent me to my doctor where it was discovered that my blood pressure was super high. Rats! After several days of home monitoring we learned…

I Love Buying Spoons…Yup, Spoons!

I have no idea why I became infatuated with old sterling silver spoons. Perhaps it started when my mother gave me some souvenir spoons that had once belonged to a couple of my great aunts (Edith and Elizabeth). I was a teenager at the time and I don’t remember particularly liking the spoons. I mean…