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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Want To Start Including Vintage in Your Home? Here's How...

Ready to frame picture for sale with Vintage Vic. Vintage vase is mine, all mine! Bought for one pound at a boot fair. It's from Harrods. Bargain!

There is no denying that vintage has become hugely in demand recently and it's not hard to see why!

It is so much more satisfying to have a home with unique touches that you won't find in everyone's houses. I avoid going to high street chain stores for anything I can, whenever I can!
There is just something about a well loved and kept item that gives a warm feeling, that I struggle to feel for many brand new items.

I adore these vintage soldier egg cups. Some I kept and some I have sold. I once saw one in a display in Cath Kidston's.
I'm always looking for more!

So, where to begin!

There are so many lovely ways to introduce vintage style into your home easily and relatively cheaply.
Vintage China, such as lovely cups, plates bowls etc.
Vintage table cloths.
Vintage vases.
Vintage pictures or new pictures, displayed in a fabulous vintage frame.
Vintage ornaments.
Vintage books, displayed on a shelf. Cook books in the kitchen, story books in your children's room. Any kind of books, anywhere you like!
The list is endless.

For sale in Vintage Vic's shop.

Right, that's what, now how do you find these fabulous items? Vintage shopping has never been easier.
Obviously there are boot fairs, flea markets, charity shops, thrift stores, garage sales, junk stores...
You will find these in your local area. Check the local papers, shop notice boards etc.
Then you can find a huge choice of wonderful old stuff on-line.

Check out Ebay. Just type the word vintage before the item you are looking for in the search engine.

There are other fantastic online sites too. Have you heard of Etsy?

Picture taken from

Etsy is like Ebay, but it only allows people to sell vintage or handmade items. It is a worldwide market place, so you can browse all kinds of lovely things from many countries. Just don't forget to factor in shipping costs.

There are lots of fun magazines on the market, to give you more to think about.

I love Pretty Nostalgic,
Vintage & Homemade Living
and Vintage Life.
They can be a bit costly, but some, particularly Pretty Nostalgic, are more like books really.

There are many websites, online shops and blogs all dedicated to vintage style living, including mine!

So don't be shy, dive in and have a rummage!

Back soon,
Vicki x

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