Vintage Charm

Distance wise, I only live about 45 miles outside of New York City, but sometimes I feel like a real “country mouse”…especially when I hear my city friends that still live in Manhattan talk about my area as a haven for really fabulous tag sales, thrift store finds and all sorts of amazing antiquing. The truth is, just like I’ve never been to the top of the Empire State Building, despite having lived in New York City for many years, I’ve never gone to any tag sale or antiquing up here in our quaint little hamlet. This week, I did manage to make it over to the New Canaan Thrift Shop (rumored to be one of the best sources around for great little vintage finds) however, I came out empty handed. Inspired by Hillary Thomas, and her knack for styling beautiful vignettes using vintage pieces,  I’m now thinking this summer will be the perfect time to put my popping tag skills to the test. Have any of you ever scored some really great finds this way?


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  1. I used to work right next to the empire state building and never went up either! I have never found objects but have been lucky with lithographs and etchings and it doubles the pleasure when you know you got them for a bargain. I find it has to be either really cheap or really expensive to make you pet your items…;)

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  2. Kwana wrote:

    LOL. It's funny how we never visit where we live close to. A New Yorker and I have never been to the Statue of Liberty. Though now right outside of NY I did score a pretty set of glasses at Goodwill for 3.00.

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  3. Andrea wrote:

    I am a thrift shop junkie… I drive to Palm Beach from Miami regularly in my quest for fabulous treasures on a budget! I'm also a huge fan of eBay… it's like having a bazillion thrift stores all in your backyard, and you can go shopping in your pajamas! 🙂

    The Glam Pad

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  4. we don't have great thrift shops around me, but i still need to check them out more. sometimes you can find real gems at great prices!
    — jackie @ jade and oak
    $50 shabby apple giveaway

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  6. I have a couple of those same brass trays. Which I'm not currently using by the way. Those are are fabulous little vignettes too.

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