One of my absolute favorite time-wasters is walking the aisles at a good vintage mall or antique shop. I may not purchase anything but I sure LOVE looking! Every once in a while, when I decide to take a few hours of 'me time' and go visit a store, I have to weigh my choice between the solid stores I know and always find great things at, or an entirely new adventure. I guess it's a little bit like answering the question "Where do you want to go eat?" on date night.
I try to hit all the Outdoor Markets, Pop-Up Shops, and traveling Markets that only come one or a few times a year. They generally bring the cream of the crop to one location. Then throughout the year I will visit a few of my local favorites.
The Cranberry Merchant in Claremore, Oklahoma
River City Trading Post in Jenks, Oklahoma
Jade's Antique & Vintage Boutiques in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Below: From the Flying Pig Vintage Market in Owasso, during their Outdoor Market:
My favorite find from the Vintage Market Days were some candlesticks made from old wood railings. I mean... just look at these things!!!
So I took some home for myself!! My mom asked me "Where do you think you'll put those sweetie?" My response was a very typical and inquisitive "I don't know yet." To which my shopping-partner-in-crime answered "She never knows...". We all laughed because it's very true! I see it, I like it, and then I buy it. (Within reason and budget of course!) Sometimes I think I know what I want to do with my special finds right as I see them and other times I just know I can't let them go... I'll figure out where they go after I take them home!
This year, they are making an appearance in my entryway!