Even when I cannot make it to local estate and garage sales, I am always on the look out for vintage items. One of my favorite ways to find them? I sign in to Ebay. I used to be completely against online shopping for vintage pieces, but then I saw that heart tugging ebay commercial about the man who finds the toy he lost as a child decades earlier (if you have never seen that ad, you MUST!!! Check it out here: http://youtu.be/E0x9punvi9o).
In the last month, I made two great finds. The first one is a Peanuts Christmas pot holder (yes, I shop for Christmas & other holiday items year round, especially ones featuring my buddies, the Peanuts!!!). Plus the holidays are right around the corner so I like to get a jump on things.
The other is an old match dispenser which has a wonderful patina. I plan to hang it right by my front door as a holder for my sunglasses and my keys.
This was an item I never would have searched for, but Ebay keeps track of what items you look at and buy, then they send you periodic emails for similar items or ones they think you might be interested in. That is how I found the match holder.
So until next time fellow vixens, happy digging!!!