Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Developing an Eye for Vintage

This past year, I've enjoyed trying to further develop my love of vintage and make time to enjoy, display and research my collections.  Blogs and Etsy have been a great resource as I click from one site to another doing the dance that we all find ourselves doing as something catches our eye and we click through to something else, to something else, to something else......  Where does the time go?  There is so much to see and so much inspiration and information available.  I have filed away many "wish list" decorating and vintage items that catch my eye online and I'm always on the lookout to spot a vintage treasure for myself when I'm out thrifting.

This week I stopped in a local thrift shop that doesn't usually bring me luck, but January is the month to clean out and donate, so I was hopeful.  I spotted these vintage "salty & peppy" shakers and snatched them up.  I had seen something similar on Etsy during one of my clicking journeys and knew that the $1 price was a super deal.  It was such a thrill to find something I had admired online and dreamed of adding to my vintage kitchen.  The wording on the chef hats is almost completely worn off, but I love the pop of red and white and will treasure this happy pair.  And the next time I find myself clicking around endlessly on blogs and Etsy, I will remember that it is a valuable part of my journey.

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  1. Cute little set, and the price was right! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I am now one of your new follower.❤

  2. I've seen those myself online. Nice find! I'm your newest follower!

  3. cute find. what is it about salt/pepper shakers? i'm drawn to the weird ones!

  4. Yes I love learning as we go, and especially from fellow bloggers too!