Vintage Treasure Hunting

Thursday, April 26, 2012

There is nothing that I like more than a good day spent thrifting. It's ironic, because as a child I used to HATE being dragged to every craft fair south of the mason dixon line with my mother, and now, I'm totally in for a long day of craft fairs an thrifty finds. Back home in Missouri, there are literally a million little flea markets, estate sales, and vintage stores to peruse for vintage treasures, but here in Boston, I've found it a little more difficult to find my thrifty fix. We do have our share of Goodwills, (incidentally the founder of Goodwill is a BU alum!) but the random antique market or estate sale is sometimes quite difficult to come across. Luckily I have similar friends who don't mind the random road trip for a thrifting fix, and I've always got my trusty vintage-finding backup, ebay. (It's not quite the same as unearthing a treasure in the back of some dusty old store, but when you're looking for specific items, it's generally a great source!) 

I've previously discussed some of my collections, most of which are comprised of vintage pieces, but I wanted to share my "Jackpot List"... basically things that I'm always seeking out when I'm thrifting away... 

 
 
 
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(***I promise that I'll share some of my new vintage acquisitions soon, I had every intention of doing a little photo shoot today, but seem to have come down with the spring bug that's been going around...ick!)

10 comments:

  1. i just bought a faux version of that eames chair and I am in lurrve. I think if I found a real one in a thrift store I would pass out cold.

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  2. Sara I am right there with you. I found one recently in a shop here in Boston and almost died...mostly from the price tag. OUCH! What brand is your faux version?

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  3. it looks like you and i have similar tastes, except i will also always buy a vintage globe when i see it. love your blog! newest follower!

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  4. Oh goodness yes, there is nothing like a good vintage globe!

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  5. Oh my lord. These things are DELICIOUS. You do have excellent thrifty taste! You should've come with Em and I when we went in Boston...

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  6. Kaitlin I knowwww!! I actually went to that same antuqies market right after y'all did! We'll have to do some MO thrifting this summer!

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  7. we collect a lot of the same things!! can't get my thrifty hands on a bakelite clock radio for the right price..still searching!

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  8. Great list! I love that every thrifter has their "goal lists"!
    -Brittany
    http://itsybittythings.blogspot.com

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  9. Prettiest sea green milk glass! Love! Xo mj

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  10. Love all of these beautiful finds! Love your blog as well, came acrossed it from Cheeky Cheeky.. look forward to keeping up with you :)

    xo Shane

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