Staying In the Know of Vintage and Collectibles.....

I'm always looking to expand my understanding and knowledge on all things vintage, for all variety of reasons from pleasure, business, creative and artistic pursuits and for inspiration. It's funny how after years of thrifting you start to develop an eye for picking something a mile away as something that might be worth ones attentions. I'd have to say the vast majority of my finds over the years have been made on a gut feeling for its authenticity and age. I've done alright out of paying attention to my gut. These days though I do also seek out opinions of others and read a lot more to educate myself. But one can't rely on their gut all the time or know everything there is to know, can they?


So I'm interested to know how you expand your knowledge and understanding on one of things we all love VINTAGE. What are you reading? What have you read? Who's opinions do you seek? Or are you gut feeling type of person too?

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My Vintage Childhood: Staying In the Know of Vintage and Collectibles.....

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Staying In the Know of Vintage and Collectibles.....

I'm always looking to expand my understanding and knowledge on all things vintage, for all variety of reasons from pleasure, business, creative and artistic pursuits and for inspiration. It's funny how after years of thrifting you start to develop an eye for picking something a mile away as something that might be worth ones attentions. I'd have to say the vast majority of my finds over the years have been made on a gut feeling for its authenticity and age. I've done alright out of paying attention to my gut. These days though I do also seek out opinions of others and read a lot more to educate myself. But one can't rely on their gut all the time or know everything there is to know, can they?


So I'm interested to know how you expand your knowledge and understanding on one of things we all love VINTAGE. What are you reading? What have you read? Who's opinions do you seek? Or are you gut feeling type of person too?

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6 Comments:

At July 17, 2012 at 9:44 AM , Blogger Cassandra said...

I'm very much a go with your gut type vintage addict. But in the past year, I've started following a ton of vintage themed blogs, which really help for me to gain more knowledge.

 
At July 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM , Blogger pastcaring said...

I agree with the comment above, books are fine but vintage blogs are full of information and wisdom. The more you look at labels, fabrics, how clothes are made, shapes, etc, the more you get a feel for dating them. Google image is an interesting way to explore vintage as well.

 
At July 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM , Blogger Kitty said...

10 hours a day every day on ebay, for a solid 8 months, gave me a base on which to start. I looked at that bastard 'til I nearly threw up!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

My gut has served me well again this week. A little more research to be done but I think I've stumbled onto a new hallmark to keep an eye out for.

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

You're so right about labels, fabric and make.

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Goodness Hun that's hardcore, but look at you now you're a wealth of knowledge.

 

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