What do you love about vintage?
My favorite part has to be the story. Wondering where the item has been and who has used it. It's a tangible piece of history. I love that incorporating vintage into your home (and wardrobe!) adds character. Even though I have my share of big box store items, I've never been a big fan of mass production. Mix it up for your own one-of-a-kind look.
What is the best item you have ever come across when you have been vintage/thrift shopping?
This changes all the time but I recently scored a crazy beautiful mid century light up Replogle library globe at a garage sale for 10 bucks. I found it on Earth Day too, which made it even a better find.
Do you have a style or method you use when vintage/thrift shopping?
I usually just hit my local thrift store when I'm out and about running the kids around. During the summer, I faithfully garage sale on Thursday and Friday mornings as there are a plethora of sales here in the Midwest. I can get in and out quickly at garage sales - got that down to a science - but put me in an antique store and I could joyfully spend hours there.
Is there one tip you could share that might help someone who is new to thrifting and vintage shopping?
You know the old saying, "Never judge a book by it's cover"? Well, never judge a garage by it's junk is my saying. I've walked into some sales that look like they're going to be all baby stuff, and have been surprised to find they also have their grandma's jewelry collection, or their uncle's old vintage tools. You just never know.
Thank you Sarah for participating in this week's Vintage Love.
Photos courtesy of Sweet Love Vintage.
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