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?