Memorial Day is Almost Here! Summertime Retro Vintage Photos

Vernacular photograph of child in fertalizer spreader.

Throw back to last year and a timeless video of ladies in their vintage bathing suits and spring and summer clothing.  Just in time to kick off summer! Plenty of vintage fishing and swimming.  Love the beach shot too! Don’t forget to check the schedule to see what we are

The Secret to Competition in Vintage

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Read, Shop or no Shop and The Least you Need to Sell Vintage  If you sell vintage, or want to become a dealer someday, you are welcome to fill out the Vintage Dealer survey.  Join me at Business of Vintage where we’ll dive in. There is a lot of competition in the vintage

What Constitutes Vintage? Vintage vs. Antique Defined

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You’ve heard of the Antiques Roadshow. Objects come from basements and attics across America and are worth hundreds, thousands or even more. Or a magical object they’ve been purchased for $5 at a garage sale. Everyone is rich!  Ok. That’s not how it really works, but we can talk about

What is the Definition of Vintage Clothing?

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What is the true definition of vintage clothing? Vintage fashion is hot. Vintage style, retro style? That may not be authentic vintage. It may be brand new intended to have a vintage look. What makes it authentic vintage clothing? The age of the piece needs to be from 1993 or prior to be considered

Collecting Vintage Santa

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Vintage Santa Vintage Santa is comprised of several cultures. Like, Saint Nicholas, a 4th century Greek bishop known for his generous gift giving to the poor. There was 16th century England’s Father Christmas, who brought the party with festivities and merriment. My personal favorite, Bavaria’s Kris Kringle! What I like