How to Tell Vintage from Repro Halloween Decorations

Halloween in around the corner, and with it many people are shopping for Halloween decorations, including vintage lovers and doing their shopping at antique malls. However in recent visits to antique malls I have noticed some dealers selling items that look old, but are in fact new! So, how are you to tell the different?…

Beginners Guide to Vintage Shopping

In my numerous vintage shopping excursions I have observed many people coming into shops who are not familiar with vintage, and may be just starting out.  Some get overwhelmed, others confused, so I thought I’d offer up some of my personal tips that I know make for a better shopping experience. Be Respectful When you…

Tips for the Thrifty Vintage Lover

I’m a big fan of Atomic Ranch magazine. Based in Portland, the magazine focuses on mid-century homes and the people who live in them. It also highlights companies that cater to those living the “Atomic Lifestyle”. However, the magazine does not focus on people who live the life, but don’t own the home, and it does not stress…