Junk Drunk Part 1

I had been trying and trying to catch a certain antique junk shop open but I always seemed to show up when the doors where closed and the windows were darkened. The hours of the shop?  Whenever they wanted to be open.  The good stuff is located in an old house and all around it…

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…

Junk Shopping in Texas

I live in Colorado, but home will always be in Texas and don’t think that I don’t have a whole stash of junk shops, thrift stores, salvage sources and flea markets that I hit while I’m here to visit my family. There’s been some real situations involving bags bigger than me, packed to the gills and still…

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…

The Story of Old House Chic Part 1

I noticed the signs one day while driving to work.  It was a land developers sign that was on each of five historic old home properties.  Each house was mostly hidden from sight from over grown bushes and trees and if you didn’t know they were there, the old homes could be, and were, easily missed. I…

Welcome!

Welcome to the Old House Chic Blog!   I’m Bernadette and I am so excited you’re here.  This blog has been four years in the making after I almost fell off the balcony of an old, abandoned home. I was fueled by the crazy idea of starting a creative antique, vintage and salvage business. This particular old abandoned home had…