May 15, 2017

TINY HOME VINTAGE FLEA MARKET FINDS!

 Hello again! How has spring been treating you, friends? For us springtime means, "Loppis" (as it's called in Swedish) FLEA MARKET SEASON HAS BEGUN!!! We've been having so much fun rummaging around NY in search of the the right antique pieces for our vintage tiny home, which is something we've dreamed of doing for the 5 years of our married life!
In the video above we're showing you how we've been finding some real bargains + some of our mistakes in search of antique pieces that fit a tiny house! 

We've been learning how important it is to THINK SMALL! Everything always looks smaller outside, and bigger when you bring it inside your home! We learned the hard way to always ask for measurements or bring a tape measure with us, especially when looking for furniture. 

We made an expensive mistake of buying a whole bedroom set that did fit in the cottage (thankfully) but is so large inside that we're looking to replace it. However, these 2 vintage chairs we scored for $15 and they fit perfectly in our little kitchen!
 
Another thing that has helped us immensely while looking through hoards of antiques is STICKING TO A THEME

We have so many interested but we we moved into Buxton Cottage we felt that a "vintage woodland fairytale" theme suited it just perfectly. So when we're out thrifting we filter everything through that theme and it really helps us narrow down what fits best for our tiny house.
As far as, WHERE TO LOOK we've been to estate sales, flea markets, rummage sales, thrift stores, and of course craigslist.com has been one of the best ways for us to find out where all those things are going on! 

Can you guess how much we spent on everything in the photo above? $15!!! We scored all of the glass wear and plates for $1!!! Amazing, right?!
Our favorite part of thrifting has to be finding out the stories behind the items and having them become apart of our story.  

Hope you enjoy hearing some of our tips + a haul of our best flea market finds in NY for our cottage! Happy Hunting!
-Tales of Sheaves

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