Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I never would have thought...

Rachel - So I have been looking for a couple of things for a little while now. I wasn't expecting to find them so soon and at one place!

At one of our contacts house a couple months ago, I saw this white wire laundry basket that I looooved. But it cost a little too much for my taste. So I thought, I will keep looking. It might take me a while, but I have got to find one! Well...I found one at a yard sale this past weekend! YAYYYYY!

Anddd I found the other thing I was looking for too! A vintage bird cage! I saw it from the other side of the yard sale, and I tried to contain my excitement so others would not jump on this lovely before I did. And I did not want the seller to see my excitement either, so they would not charge me tons since they knew I was in love with it (tip). I didn't runnn over to it, but I sure did walk briskly. Eeek! That yard sale had some great vintage items, and it will be logged in my brain as one of the best yard sales.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

West Virginia Baby!

Rachel - We are psyched about going to West Virginia next month! Zach's parents live up there, and we went to visit them last fall. Realizing that it is like heaven for vintage pickers up there, we have been counting the days till we get to go visit again! There is so much great vintage in W. Virginia, and the prices are CRAZY cheap! When we where there last time, we hunted for vintage almost every day!

The only problem is...we only have our little Honda Civic to bring our treasures home in. So the plan is for all of us to pack in ONE suit case. haha. I can't bring shoes for every outfit, and Zach can't bring every pair of jeans he owns... oh and Cayden can't bring every car he owns either! And SMALLS, smalls are the only things we can buy. Think smallssss! It will be hard, but maybe the next time we go up there we will have a van! Wishing, hoping, prayingggggg for a van. Not a family van, but a cargo one or maybe something like The Mystery Machine (Scooby Doo).

We might do some sight-seeing too, but only if there are thrift/junk stores along the way!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Between Zach and I...and now you

So when we go out on a hunt, Zach picks up the craziest things. Not like "crazy awesome", but like "Why in the world does he want to buy that" crazy. I think that to myself..."What is he thinking!" But I try to bite my tongue and not say a word. One, because I want to practice being a meek wife, but mostly because I don't want to be scolded. So I let him buy this junky stuff that I don't think he will be able to sell at all.

And wouldn't you know. HE SELLS MOSTLY ALL OF THIS STUFF...AND FAST! I don't know what it is. I guess he just has a special gift. (don't let this be too big of an ego boost, Babe) Anyways, now on a hunt I just accept that whatever weird thing he picks up, I have to trust him. (oh gees) I still roll my eyes and question him. I don't think that will ever change.

Example: Zach bought this Olde World Globe Pipe Stand at a yard sale for next to nothing and sold it for $152. I thought it was a repro and not that great. Oh well, at least one of us has this special gift of picking.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Tip for vintage hunting with kids

The best and most important tip I can give you when going to yard sales, auctions, or thrift stores with kids is...
 BUY THEM A CHEAP $.50 TOY! every time!

Explanation: You might not want to spend money on a new toy or your kid might not even need anymore toys, but trust me, it is worth it. When my son has a new toy to play with when I am out pickin', it is a life saver. He plays with it the whole time. And it is funny, because every time we go out vintage pickin' he knows. He says, "I gonna go look at toys." LOL I play it up too! "Ok, Cayden. You can have one truck. Oooo look at this one, Cayden! This one is a RACE car!" ( he lovesssss anything automotive!) The $.50-$1 is nothing, when you think of having a wonderful, focused, and peaceful hunting experience. 

Example pic! Content and happy.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Florida fun

Rachel - I'M BACK FROM FLORIDA! It was a fun and busy week. I found some great vintage! Not too much, though. I didn't get to go to alllll the thrift stores, but I went to enough to satisfy my hunger. My sister found some great stuff too. Anddd we fit it all in her van (with three babies, luggage, and toys). She was soooo worried that it would not fit. I know how to pack a vehicle full of vintage treasures, ok?! I will make it fit, Girlfriend! 

My favorite find of the week has to be the nautical lamp on the top left. It is from the 1970s and I would guess that it is OOAK (one of a kind). It is just sooo unique and interesting! 

Here are the vintage treasures I found!
They will be in our Etsy shop verrry soon.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Here I come!

Rachel - So we are in Florida and the weather is gorgeous! I have already pick up some great vintage items at some yard sales. If you ever go yard selling with me, beware! Zach thinks I am a beast. lol I guess I am a little aggressive when I am out hunting. I can't help it. I HAVE TO GET THOSE DEALSSSS!

Zach is at home with Tucker, our Chihuahua. I assume they are having a good time bonding and enjoying the peace and quit. Zach picked up a wooden cabinet/locker at an auction on Saturday night. It is huge and every locker comes with a key. Yesssss! I will post pics of it soon. 

Well, wish me luck! I still have a ton of thrift stores to check out! Eeeek!