I get a little weak in the knees for vintage sometimes…
Things like a piece of furniture covered in chippy paint, old gilding and loads of patina, brassy golds and anything with character.
You know what happens next. You grab it and bring it home.
it doesn’t always work.
It has to be heart pounding, sweaty palm ooey gooey almost borderline start of a panic attack level fear of leaving it behind kind of love. There isn’t even a question about if it is YOURS. IT IS.
And that is what I refer to as LOVE LOVE LOVE.
Next question is – is it a passing fancy or something that is hand me down quality- that you will enjoy for years?
Because, I have Love Love Love for a lot of things that my wallet does NOT feel the same about. haha. And if it is hand me down to my great granddaughter level love- has ticked another box.
For starters- don’t follow a trend. Follow your heart.
And make sure that if it is more than your everyday not even thinking about it budget for vintage shopping- it has that staying power.
I know. I HAVE SOME WAITING TO BE FIXED EVEN NOW. haha. What I have learned is some of those 3 love items sit because to get them usable or fix them is
I do even now bring home those wayward treasures that need fixing if it something like this marble fireplace mantel that was in 27 pieces.
A big yes.
and that I know I would be willing to pay for someone to repair if I hit a snag.
Those are a no personally.
That heart pounding, sweating, running to pick it up feeling.
If it makes you nervous to walk away from it because you are worried someone else will grab it.
If you sigh and can’t even find the words to talk about how much you love it – but you just know it is THE ONE.
When it is that enthusiastic, no questions, no thoughts- it is GOING IN THE CAR NOW response- I go with it.