Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I love vintage? Don't you?

I love vintage.  It's been a lifelong journey. 

When I was a little girl, we used to go for rides on Sunday with my elderly Italian grandfather.  We'd stop at the Berlin Mart in New Jersey.  I don't know if it's still there, but the inside was like a cement mall.  Open shop fronts, knockoffs, comic books with the front page torn in half.  Pepperoni and cheese hanging from strings at the deli!

When we finished making the rounds inside, we'd go out to the parking lot where a huge flea market was taking place.  That's where all the good stuff was, the "vintage," although that's not what it was called at the time!  To me it was a lot of junk.  Greasy tools, worn lamps, rusty chains.  Why would you want this old stuff?  At 12, I didn't understand, but my grandfather and my dad loved it. 

Now, I can fully appreciate both vintage and antique and have decorated my home with them through the years.  A sparkling pair of hurricane lamps with crystals adorn my front window and I think about my dad whenever I light them.  He picked them up at a flea market for an unbelievable price!

So here are a few vintage listings from my shop.  Enjoy!




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