This week's Vintage Love features Jill of Bellalulu. Her shop is full of amazing industrial and primitive vintage finds.
What do you love about vintage?
I love that I never know what I am going to find when I start looking. I love finding things that are truly one of a kind.
What is the best item you have ever come across when you have been vintage/thrift shopping?
Oh, wow. I don't even know; I guess I've had many favorites.
Do you have a style or method you use when vintage/thrift shopping?
I love to go to estate sales and antique malls. I try to get to estate sales when they first open. That can be a little nerve wracking because there are handful of others- usually the same old crowd in my city- that do the same. Here's a helpful hint for an estate sale: always check the garage. It's a great place to find a bargain because it's usually where they put the stuff that they don't see as very valuable (but you just might!). On the other hand, antique malls are fun because you don't have that hurry and pressure to grab something before the next person does. I never seem to have luck at thrift stores, but maybe I just don't have the patience required to check back all of the time.
Is there one tip you could share that might help someone who is new to thrifting and vintage shopping?
First, just look for things you LOVE whether you plan to keep or resell it. I have a hard time getting excited about selling things that I don't just love. It's also handy to have an internet enabled phone with you so you can make sure that thing you love isn't going even cheaper on Ebay!
Thank you Jill for participating in this week's Vintage Love.
Photos courtesy of Jill, Bellalulu.
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