The lazy girl's guide to antique shopping

Antique shopping is in my blood. My dad is an avid collector, and as a kid, he would drag me to every antique show in the province searching for whatever goody he was looking to add to one of his many collections. One of his most prized collections is a depression glass pattern called Manhattan, and I was assigned the responsibility of scouring each piece he was looking to buy for chips that might lessen its value.

I haven't stopped visiting antique stores and flea markets, but now I drag my poor husband along with me for the ride. He's a good sport, though I know it's not his favourite thing to do.

Now that we're headed into winter (it snowed yesterday for the first time - ah!) the really fun outdoor markets are closed, so I'm turning to this great new site I just read about called Foundstyle.

This Canadian site was started by two stylists and an interior designer, and they sell vintage tableware, textiles, accessories, and small furniture pieces that they pick up at auctions and antique shows. The best part - everything is priced very reasonably and displayed so nicely (no overloaded tables filled with junk like you find at many antique markets). I highly recommend checking it out. I love shopping in my pj's with a cup of coffee in hand - antique shopping never got so comfortable.

Here are a few things that I would love to add to my house!


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