Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Busy, busy!!!

Well, here it is July and we have neglected to post for quite some time. We have been so busy hitting the estate sales, flea markets, and garage sales for our shows and then cleaning, painting, and repairing items for sale. We recently rented a storage space to store the larger items until sale time. Sooo much to do in soooo little time!!!! Our favorite show is the Alameda Antiques Fair in Alameda, CA. on the first Sunday of every month. Will post some pics soon of what we will be taking............

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Flea Markets

Jean and I went to scope out the Flea Market at a Community College in our area. We were not so much on the hunt for stuff to buy but looking at the prospect to sell our stuff next month.

We talked to a few vendors about how they do and things look promising. We think we will sell at more low key events where space rent is lower and easier to get into. Our quality will still be high with only vintage, retro/mid century and shabby chic items.

No big buys today only a pair of milk glass salt and pepper shakers. But we were tempted by a small blue crackle dinette table with 2 matching chairs, no van just the car. We also got there late so maybe all the good stuff was gone.

Have a great hunt!

Flea Markets

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Thrift shop finds

Jean and I are hopelessly addicted to thrift stores and have a few locally that we haunt at least once a week. We generally look for vintage items but ever so often a great deal will appear that we can't resist. Just before Christmas we found a wood horse barn and stable for the Breyer type horses and this thing is big. As we were looking at it a man came up with his daughter and was also interested in it for her. We knew it would be perfect for our granddaughter and the price was too good to pass up. So without hesitation we both said our code words for a good deal and that we should buy it ..... now with a few minor repairs it will be a great gift for Jenna.

As we enter most thrift shops Jean goes for the dish wear and bric a brac and I will go for the larger items and electronics. It seems like after we scour our assigned areas the other will come behind and usually scoop up some things missed. It is amazing what a second pair of eyes pick up. It is always good to go hunting with a partner that knows what your likes and interests are. Makes for fun, interesting, and fruitful hunting trips.

Here are a few of our recent finds.....enjoy.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Hoildays are over and we are now officially Empty Nesters so we are back to the hunt. Tomorrow we will be searching the antique show at Alameda Point. This show happens the first Sunday of the month and has between 800 to 1000 vendors, it is the best. We rented a space there last October and sells were good and we learned a lot about the biz. I am trying to learn how to post photos so here is one of my 1958 Performer runabout.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Well this is it the start of a forum where you can post info or ask questions about your shabby lifestyle. First off we both enjoy the hunt for those special finds and the excitement of when we score that diamond in the rough. Have you ever had one of those jaw dropping moments when you get that item home and research it and can't believe you scored such a buy? Then post it here.

We had one last weekend when at a estate sale Gene picked up a old cast iron bed. He first asked the price and they quoted less than it was tagged. We started to leave but we talked and knew we did not need another bed but thought it would be nice buy to pass on to others. When researching we couldn't believe what these things are worth and realized its not always what we need or want but what it could be.

Happy Hunting