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Vintage Ads From The Past That We Don’t See Today

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Vintage Ads From The Past That We Don’t See Today

This compilation of vintage ads gives you a idea of what was acceptable in the past, but is out of bounds today. Click on the photo to take a trip back in time.

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Be a Savvy Flea-Market Shopper With 8 Tips

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Be a Savvy Flea-Market Shopper With 8 Tips

Rule the flea market, granny cart in tow, with these essentials tips from HGTV. Just click on the photo!

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Tips for Cleaning and Restoring Antique and Vintage Finds

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Tips for Cleaning and Restoring Antique and Vintage Finds

Tips for Cleaning and Restoring Antique and Vintage Finds from HGTV Click on the photo for some great tips on cleaning all kinds of vintage and antique treasures you may find.

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The Five Signs of a Valuable Antique

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The Five Signs of a Valuable Antique

So many times I'm asked what makes a great antique find.  Here's an article that helps to distinguish what makes for a fabulous antique find.  The 5 signs are rarity, aesthetics, desirability, authenticity, and wonderful condition.    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-five-signs-of-a-valuable-antique.html

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Shopping For True Vintage & Handmade Merchandise .........

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Shopping For True Vintage & Handmade Merchandise .........

Lately, shopping on Etsy has become a nightmare for many shoppers.  I've been seeing posts daily in their forums of shoppers complaining that they can't find what they are looking for, especially when it comes to shopping for vintage pieces, not to mention finding handmade items.  As a shopper I've faced the same issues on Etsy.  You put in a search for "vintage" and end up finding a ton of mass produced new pieces that may have a vintage look but they most certainly aren't vintage pieces.  One of the easiest ways to distinguish mass produced items from true vintage items is when the seller has...

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