Did you know the Williams & Sonoma stores sell actual antiques from the Paris Flea Market? They do, and the prices are sky high!
Go and look, get ideas and then buy similar quality for A LOT less money at a garage sale, moving sale, estate sale, flea market or Craigslist.
Here are some of my best finds.
|Vintage, early 1900s Underwood Typewriter No. 4 - recently selling on Ebay for $175 - I paid $25 at a flea market.|
|Silver Plated Champagne Bucket. I saw a very similar bucket at a swanky boutique for over $100. I paid $15 at a moving sale.|
|Hunting painting. I paid $10 from a seller on Craigslist.|
|3 vintage crystal wine glasses to add to the set I inherited|
from my Grandma on my father's side. I paid $1.25 each at a garage sale.
|Set of 6 vintage crystal wine glasses made in France. |
The set is worth $40 - I paid $4.00 for the whole set at a garage sale.
|Vintage oil painting of a street in Paris. I paid $10 from a seller on Craigslist.|
|Silverplated salt & pepper shakers - I paid $2 each from a Seller on Craigslist. They are very heavy and well made.|
|Pewter water pitcher. I paid $4.00 at a moving sale.|
|Authentic silver chalices made in Italy - I paid $1 for each at a flea market.|
|Hand painted bone China dish - I paid $1 at a garage sale.|
|Lovely, large tablecloth purchased at a moving sale for $15 - includes the napkin set below. It was still carefully folded in the dry cleaning bag when I bought it.|
|Lovely set of 12 napkins came with the tablecloth above at the moving sale|
|Vintage book - $1|
|These are very heavy, plaster reliefs which can be hung on the wall. They are fairly large. |
I found the same ones online at a garden center store for $120 each. I paid $20 each.
|Coffee Service set - $15 for the set from a seller on Craigslist|