Have you discovered a love for antiquing yet? Uncover the hidden gems of antiquing and how to spot valuables, negotiate the best prices, and avoid costly imitations with these simple tips.
Research and Learn Before You ShopEducate yourself about the items that interest you. Learn about different eras, styles, and materials to help you identify and appreciate pieces so you can negotiate the best price.
Start Searching!Look for pieces that genuinely interest you. Whether it’s vintage clothing, retro furniture, garden treasures, or other collectibles, passion fuels the hunt.
Set a BudgetSet a budget for your antiquing adventures to avoid overspending. Because I’ll be the first to tell, it’s not hard to spend more than you want when you find a lot of cool stuff!
Bring cashWhile some vendors may accept credit cards, it’s always a good idea to have cash on hand. Smaller shops and vendors may not have card-processing capabilities, and having cash allows you to negotiate prices and make quick purchases.
Where to ShopStart your search at local antique stores, flea markets, estate sales, and thrift shops. These places are often gold mines for beginners.
Keep an open mindWhenever you go antiquing, you might find things you didn't think you needed! So think outside the box and keep an open mind as you wander through the market.
Follow along for more antiquing tips and some of my recent finds!