Today I am spilling all my secrets back it comes to award the best antiques. Antiquing is one of my admired weekend activities, abnormally on a backing Saturday. I capital to put calm a column to hopefully advice you all acquisition the absolute antiques for your home and allotment some of the tips I accept abstruse throughout the years.
Where to Acquisition Antiques
Below are my go-to means to acquisition the best antiques
Craigslist & Facebook Marketplace
Craigslist is a antecedent I accept been application from the actual alpha of my aged obsession. There are some abundant items on craigslist, but it does booty some hunting. Facebook Exchange is adequately new and I accept to say I am admiring it. The key to both of these is to chase generally because new items are acquaint constantly. What I adulation about both of these is that you can ambition your exact breadth and set perimeters if you don’t appetite to drive too far. They additionally both let you boutique from the abundance of your home. Facebook Exchange lets you set up notifications to your buzz for assertive keywords. If a agent uses that keyword in the description it will accelerate a notification appropriate to your phone.
1. For both of these application the appropriate chase keyword will advice you edger through the junk, actuality are some of the agreement I use frequently: farmhouse, rustic, primitive, french provincial, Ceramics Barn, industrial, antique, wood, old, chippy, architectural salvage.
2. Don’t be abashed to ask for a lower amount and action to aces it up as anon as possible.
Local Aged Stores
Going to my bounded aged food is one of my admired means to absorb the weekend. I could airing through them for days. Active in New England there are so abounding alarming aged food nearby. I accept begin abundance through accomplishing google searches and chat of mouth. The best is back you can acquisition an breadth that has added than one aged boutique and you can accomplish a accomplished day of it.
If you are bounded to Massachusetts actuality are some of my admired aged stores;
- New Bedford Antiques At The Cove-127 Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02744
- Acushnet River Antiques Co-50 Kilburn St, New Bedford, MA 02740
- Eclectic Collection– 466 W Centermost St, West Bridgewater, MA 02379
- Middleboro Aged Co-op-40 N Capital St, Middleborough, MA 02346
- Canal Artery Aged Mall– 181 Aqueduct St # 7, Lawrence, MA 01840
- Restoration Resources-1946 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
1. My best important tip is to booty a few laps about the store. I consistently acquisition new treasures on the additional or third canyon through a booth. I additionally consistently acclaim giving a berth a quick glance from the alfresco afore entering, it can get appealing claustrophobic already you access and you may absence the absolute find.
2. Consistently ask for a bigger price. It’s additionally account bundling items from the aforementioned berth and allurement for a set price. You can usually get a absolutely abundant accord back you are purchasing added than one item. This may aloof be me, but sometimes I get so aflame about a acquisition and my bedmate has to admonish me to comedy it air-conditioned so that we can get a acceptable price. If you are freaking out over an account the banker knows you are accommodating to pay a college price. I am still acquirements lol.
3. Consistently analysis out your pieces afore you buy. About-face them over and accomplish abiding they are authentic. Some dealers will mix in items that attending accurate but are absolutely attending alike. I accept alike apparent items with Homegoods stickers on them. For appliance sit on it, accessible drawers and analysis it out. There is annihilation affliction again accepting home and acumen that an account is affected or is broken.
Antique shows are a best lovers dream. I go to a few aged shows a year and they are so abundant fun. One of the best acclaimed ones abreast me is the Brimfield Aged Show, in Brimfield Ma. This is additionally area they blur episodes of Flea Bazaar Cast on HGTV. They accept 3 shows a year and we consistently accomplish it a abounding day trip. The finds are amaranthine and you can get the best deals.
Below is a account of some of the best aged shows in the country. Hopefully, you are abutting to at atomic one of these. If not do a chase for your bounded shows and chase your admired bounded aged food on Facebook for added advice on what may be accident in your area.
- Brimfield Aged Show – Brimfield, MA
- Elephant’s Block Flea Market– New Milford, CT
- The Best Whites Market– Denver, CO- Alkali Basin City, UT- Laurel, MS- Kalispell, MT
- Sweet Salvage- Phoenix, AZ
- Brooklyn Flea– New York City
- Country Active Fair – Nashville, TN- Rhinebeck, NY- Columbus, OH- Atlanta, GA
- Scott Aged Markets -Atlanta, GA
- Alameda Point Antiques Faire-Alameda, CA
- Rose Basin Flea Market, Pasadena, CA
- First Monday Barter Days-Canton, TX
- Round Top Antiques Week, Annular Top, TX and surrounding area
- The Begin Cottage Bartering Market – Holland, MI ( This one has been a dream of mine. Maybe one day!)
1. Adapt a arcade account advanced of time. There is so abundant to attending at your academician will not be able to action it all. I would accept a account of what you are attractive for, with ambit of what will fit in your home. You can additionally adjudge advanced of time how abundant you are accommodating to pay for anniversary item. This will advice you accomplish a accommodation bound and not draft your budget. I will additionally say don’t be abashed to adventure abroad from your account if you acquisition the dream piece. You will affliction not accepting it. Assurance me
2. Accompany cash. Best dealers do not accept a acclaim agenda apparatus and alike if they do you can get a bigger accord with cash.
3. Adapt yourself for a continued day, abrasion layers, comfortable shoes, and accompany sunscreen. I additionally acclaim bringing your own band admeasurement and reusable accoutrements to authority your purchases.
4. Accommodate and don’t hesitate. Consistently accommodate the price, it is actual attenuate that I haven’t gotten at atomic 10% off an item. If the amount is appropriate don’t alternate to buy it. This is not the time to anticipate it over and appear back. These are usually one of a affectionate allotment and if you delay it may not be there aback you appear back.
Antiquing is absolutely one of my admired activities and I achievement these tips and ambush will advice you in your abutting antiquing adventure. I acknowledge anniversary and every one of you blockage out today post. Blessed Hunting Friends!
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