In the winter I like to go vintage/ consignment shopping, since it's hard to get outside around here. I started really loving this when I opened my first Etsy shop and hunting for great old pendants for my shop and to create new jewelry with. But then I started seeing all kinds of things I wanted. For my house. For other people. I was addicted!
Postcard from 1922.
In the summer there are lots of flea markets around here, too, and those are usually less expensive (and require a little more hunting to find good buys.) We also have a ton of yard sales here in the late Spring, and I will slam on my brakes for those, too. Of course, I need spending money for all of this junk love, so every year my friends Joe, Alison and I have our own yard sale, full of goodies we just couldn't store anymore, and to make room for more..
I picked up this Yashica twin lens at a local consignment shop for $25. Unbelievable.
A gorgeously detailed filigree necklace I found languishing in a consignment shop...so unique! I sold this one last year, no wonder...I loved it.
I found this shamrock vintage locket at a consignment shop in the Berkshires last fall...so cute! I just sold it from my jewelry shop on Etsy. Perfect for Saint Patrick's day! :)