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Experimenting with Style Part 2

In preparing for market season to begin, I decided to conduct a Style Experiment.  I had received some very good advice from a long time business woman in the antique, vintage and salvage business world and I decide to act on it.  She encouraged me to find my style and stay true to it.  What…

Farmhouse Style

Experimenting with Style

 I recently participated in an antique, vintage and salvage market as a vendor.  As I was preparing for the market, I decided to take a chance and conduct a style experiment.  My experiment consisted of choosing one of two styles that I seem to swing between or mix together. The first is the Farmhouse style. My…

Let Market Season Begin

May seems to be the starting point month for most market seasons everywhere.  Flea markets, rummage sales, garage sales and estate sales, antique shows and junk extravaganzas- they all seem to start when spring is headed into summer and continues until the fall.   I love this season.  I love selling at markets.  I get…

Market Recap: The Vintage Whites Market

I was finally able to catch my breath after being a vendor at the Vintage Whites Market in Loveland, Colorado. Here’s a recap of some of the treasures from my market space… I found this vintage chalkboard and asked Kaylie Hall of 68 Designs to create a chalkboard art logo on it.  I absolutely love…

Lessons from My First Market

It was around this time last year that I was a seller/vendor for the first time at an upscale holiday flea market.  It was a two day market held indoors and it was a way to get my foot in the door- and I so, so badly wanted to get my foot in the door- for the regular upscale antique, vintage,…

How to Identify a Junk Addict

Sometimes I catch Mr. Old House Chic looking at me like he just doesn’t get the addiction of the antique, vintage, salvage and junk world. He is hugely supportive unless I ask him to do something dangerous/unrealistic or will piss off my Mama if I get hurt. A good example would be the request of…

An Antique Padlock’s Destiny

 While I was walking through my market space answering questions and pricing things I forgot to mark, I noticed a mom and daughter combo looking at some vintage and antique padlocks. I saw the daughter pick up a padlock and key set and set it down… and pick it up again. The price was a…

The Wondrous World of Junk

When Spring arrives, antique, vintage and salvage junkies everywhere are unreasonably excited.  You can pick one out of a crowd.  We are giddy and practically skipping along because we know that Spring is so much more than blooming flowers, longer days, and lots of sunshine. Yeah, yeah forget all that…Spring means the season for junk is…