Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Thrift Haul: Mod Vintage Treasures From the Antique Mall


I love thrifting in Florida, but our distinct rainy season makes flea marketing hunting hit or miss in the summer.  I didn't get my flea market fix this Sunday, so I fit in some hunting while look for a thrird (!) antique mall to rent space inside of.

Hunting for merchandise to sell in antique malls is an excellent alternative to thrift stores and flea markets. Items are pre-picked and curated, ensuring you'll be exposed to glorious vintage. I don't know about antique mall markets in other cities, but you'll find good deals while hunting in the South. The competition between vendors and ample flea market finds ensures there will be plenty of low-priced vintage and exception sales going on at the antique malls.

I spent $17.00 for everything pictured in this post, not bad! I'm supporting my fellow vendors, getting new merch, and avoiding the rain in style. Everything pictured is for sale. If you'd like to purchase anything you see, e-mail me. :)

So do tell, what's the antique mall or antique store hunting like where you live? 
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11 comments:

  1. There are some spectacular antique malls and open air vintage markets where I live in Richmond, VA. It's impossible to get to them all in one weekend so I have to schedule my visits. Come up and I'll take you on a tour!

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    1. That sounds amazing! :D Will definitely have to check those out on a road trip one day...

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  2. Great Finds! I have been switching over to online antique/thrift malls. I haven't really been finding any unique finds in my area (unless I want to take an hour hike). The latest place I found is www.lovethrift.com, I found a couple cute things I would love to decorate with. Love antiquing!!

    I'm now following your blog and will keep checking back for tips and finds!

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    1. Shopping online can yield amazing deals on vintage as well. Especially when it comes to accessories and small housewares. Love the idea behind lovethrift.com, thanks for sharing the link!

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    1. I love the Happy Recession cards too :)

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    2. I was gonna say the exact same thing!

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  4. Van, can you tell me what the sticker says on that silver rim glass pitcher you have? I've seen one at my local Goodwill just like the one you have but with no sticker (I am assuming it's a maker's mark/logo?). Thanks

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    1. I'll let you know as soon as I get home to look at it. It's not a sticker, it's actually on the glass and tells us that the decanter is some kind of trophy for a number one sales guy.

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  5. There are a wide variety of antique malls in the area here, non in the city perimeters, but many within 1-3 hours driving distance. There is one that you can definitely buy to resell at. The guy who runs the place told us that a guy from Toronto comes there at least once a month & spends $1,000-$2,000 each time for his resale shop. There's another fairly priced one that I keep a secret & many of the others you can find a deal, but are for the most part quite highly priced for majority of the items I am looking, but like any store, you can find a good deal if you look hard enough. :)

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    1. Interesting! Hm..I think I need to hunt down even more antique malls in the area to hunt for deals. The price points can be really low in the south east US!

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