After a very necessary summer off while I concentrated on my MBA internship, I’m back- and with a new old hobby! This pandemic year, while weird and wacky in every way, also allowed me to rekindle my love of vintage hunting. My friend Nicole who runs Grandmillenial shop (go check it out, her weekly sales are to die for), frequents estate sales for her store. Since all of my normal vintage hunting opportunities had been shut down (Scott’s Antique Market and my many thrift stores) I figured I’d follow in her footsteps and see what it’s all about. Enter- my new old hobby!
First of all, if you’re interested in attending estate sales to find vintage home decor, check out EstateSales.net. It like craigslist for estate sales.
Second of all, a story about how I’ve turned into my garage sale loving grandma.
My cousin and I would spend weeks of our summer at my Grandma’s house on Long Island. Being the pre-teens we were at the time, we abhorred having to wake up early and even more so to have to go sift through junk in someone’s garage sale. My grandma loved it though (and would get mad at us if we weren’t ready to go by 6:45 for the good sales) and after years of watching her negotiate her nautical themed treasures down to half the list price, I tried my hand at it and got addicted too.
Depending on how long you’ve been around, my first blog was called Sensibly Sharp that documented all of my vintage finds and thrifted outfits.
Now I’m all about mixing the old with the new to create a vintage home decor scene. My favorite time to go to an estate sale is the final day when everything is 50% off so you can get some really good deals on a very unique set of goods. Sometimes those goods aren’t in the best shape, but enter a little elbow grease and that worn down set of salad serving utensils or the aged brass lamp and you’ve got a beautiful new piece of furniture for your home.