Monday, March 2, 2015

Vintage Trends... A Pretty Cabinet.

A few months ago at the Mill where l have my stall l spotted a friend of mine sorting her wares into a fabulous cabinet. l asked....l BEGGED...but it wasn't for sale.....Long story short, things have changed for my friend and knowing how much l loved it she offered me first dibs. As you can see l haven't exactly artfully arranged anything into it, since l'm not sure whether or not to paint it. l quite like the mustard coloured finish however it doesn't really match anything else in the room.....What do you think, should l give it a splash of paint or not??

A bit Frenchy and nicely crafted, each section of the door contains a separate piece
of glass....imagine having to cut out each of those oddball shapes.
 Anyway besides messing round here, l've also been doing a bit of "market research" to find out what vintage trends are happening at the moment. It's good to look with a fresh eye (or two:-) when l'm out junking around.....l've noticed people are very specific in what they want to surround themselves with, they want their homes and how they present themselves to the world to truly reflect their OWN personal they're very particular about what they buy, which means it's not so easy for us to predict EXACTLY what will cater to peoples desires. l'm hoping my list might be of help if you also like to do a bit of trading:-)
Vintage Clothes. Especially outfits from the 50's, rockabilly style. Beaded handbags from the 60's....70's tooled leather handbags. Poodle jewellery. Pearl necklaces. Clip on earrings.Wedge shoes. Beaded/angora cardigans. Tiny floral print sundresses...and then there's always a market for era trends like tartan skirts, doc martens, cowboy boots, western shirts for guys and band t-shirts of popular artists. l believe 80's frocks are selling well too...eeek!!!

 Bar Carts....and 60's champagne glasses - Bond martini style to sit on top. Vintage ice buckets and harlequin sets of glasses.

Metallics- Silver and brass candlesticks. Copper plant planters. Galvanised buckets and planters.

Linen. Irish linen tea towels- souvenir or novelty. French style ones with stripes. From old to the 70's....and preferably unused. Old quilts especially the paisley and floral ones from the 60's. Genuine wool blankets.
Bird Cages  Old or new....light colours sell better than black....

Bottles-  Perfume bottles preferably art deco style. Cut glass or crystal, the coloured ones sell better. Unusual avon bottles, novelty or animal shaped. Anything glass that's turned mauve with age. Uranium glass.
Other top sellers.
Vintage model cars preferably in their box. Yugioh cards and figurines.
Specialty blades...swords, knives and pocket knives. War memorabilia.
Old tools. Old lamps. Old clocks, oil cans and bottles, enamel signs.
China dinner sets. China ornaments-often animals (birds and dogs) or lady's. Novelty salt and pepper shakers.
Pre digital age cameras.
Storage items. Cane baskets, laundry baskets, old wooden/metal drawers.
Records and more Records....vinyl that is:-) from the 70's 80's and 90's.

Thanks so much for visiting.....l hope you all have an awesome week ahead.

Til next time,




  1. Immagini piene di pura bellezza!!!

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment Bella, enjoy your week.

  2. OH Bron,
    I love, love , love that cabinet!! and I think that whether you paint it or leave it, It is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your research, it's always helpful to know what's trending when your trying to sell. The table with all the cottage scenes and flowers is so beautiful- I think it must be your artist's eye, your able to create and photograph such lovely displays! Hope the rest of your week is wonderful.
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words's lovely to get such positive encouragement. Haven't painted the cabinet as yet. Think l'll leave it for a few months until after Winter. Hope you have a great week also:-)

  3. That cabinet is gorgeous! How great that you were able to snap it up:) I paint everything but I don't know, if it's valuable I've heard it should be left at is? Gorgeous either way!

    I've never thought about vintage trends before but it's so true, some vintage things are really "in" right now and it does influence me, even tho I probably haven't realized it! I have some vintage items I bought several years ago that are now in closets, mainly a lot of my cherubs...kind of overwhelmed myself with them!

    Gorgeous vignette, I love your prints!!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment:)

    1. Victoria hi, so lovely of you to stop by and leave your lovely comment. l'm rapt if my list was of help to you, there's so much to know and learn in this game isn't there. We have a lot of discussions at the Mill about what bits of vintage are, or aren't selling....we find things often sell seasonally as well which means rotating the stalls and taking things home to store for a while. l also have way too many things put away in cupboards, our tastes are changing all the time aren't they. l hope you have a fantastic week.

  4. I agree with all the above - this cabinet is gorgeous!

    1. Lovely of you to stop by my blog and leave your sweet comment Katrin. l appreciate it very much:-) Hope you also have a great week.

  5. Just beautiful!

    ~ Brianna @

  6. So lovely of you to stop by and leave your much appreciated comment Brianna....hope you have an awesome week:-)

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment Yunus, have a great week:-)

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