Photo: Kelly Clark

Collect & Display This: McCoy Pottery, Part 2

American pottery is one of the most beloved, enduring—and lucrative—flea-market collectibles. Find out why McCoy pottery is so hot with this inside look with avid collector Terry Kinsey–and how to display it and other vintage … Continue reading

Photo: Kelly Clark

Collect & Display This: McCoy Pottery, Part 1

What would your home look like if you spent the past 30 years scouring flea markets for everything from vintage toys to “little-old-lady” coin purses and everything in-between? Chances are, your home would look very … Continue reading

A French linen napkin Napoleon used at breakfast and pompously gave to an American traveller as a souvenir (circa 1815).

Peek Inside the Smithsonian’s Archive of Vintage Collectibles

If you’re as curious about the history of your vintage collectibles as you are passionate about displaying them in your home’s decor, you’ll want to add the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History to your bucket … Continue reading

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Celebrate a Vintage 4th of July with Rustic Folk Finds

Why buy reproductions when you can find handmade originals, worn by a century of use and love? That’s the idea behind Recovered Relics, a team of pickers, designers and “rehabilitators” who traipse about ruined New … Continue reading

At the end of a long day playing in the mud, it is nice to have a place to wash away the garden grit. Pamper yourself by providing an outdoor wash area, complete with rich garden soap, a fresh bowl of water and a vintage towel.

Summer’s Top 10 Flea Market Finds

Summer’s here! Time to hit the road and hunt for these 10 hot flea market finds to infuse your garden with summer style. Dishware: Chipped china and ironstone make the perfect saucers for potted plants; … Continue reading

Photo courtesy of the Cave Creek Thieves Market

Flea Market Profile: The Big Heap

The Big Heap Vintage and Handmade Festival is not your typical vintage or handmade crafts fair. Considered one of the top gatherings in the West for indie crafts, vintage style and repurposed designs, the flea … Continue reading


Flea Market Profile: Alameda Point Antiques Fair

More than 12,000 people come from far and wide on the first Sunday of every month to shop the outdoor Alameda Point Antiques Faire’s rows and rows of antique books, mid-century furniture, Victorian furniture, garden … Continue reading

The dining table is made from an old French door with metal risers holding a piece of antique beveled glass an inch over the top of it. (Photo: Kelley Motschenbacher)

Collecting Coach: Top 10 Finds for Vintage Style

Listen up, rookie collectors! Here, a designer reveals the secrets to pulling your collections together to create your own vintage style.   Kelley Motschenbacher’s top 10 list of flea market finds for vintage style. 1. … Continue reading

old books collection

Hot Collectibles: Your Collecting Coach

Since Angie Cavalier has been antique hunting and flea marketing for most of her life, it’s safe to call her an expert on how to score hot collectibles for good prices. “I joke that opening day … Continue reading


Collect and Display This: White Ware

Throughout history, white décor has been a mainstay, so building a collection of these versatile vintage pieces is easy.     If you love the shabby look, hunt for milk glass from the 1930s and … Continue reading