If you’ve been following me or my photography for a while, you are certainly aware that I love everything antique or vintage. My home is filled with them (or new stuff designed to match my antique furniture). I love the timeless mood of classic items, somehow it’s like they speak to me.
I also love the retro era, but my interest is limited in a few select items like cameras and radios.

I’m not a true collector nor a hoarder. I’m not looking for the most valued antiques either. I just want to own as many lovely and useful pieces as I can. They’re not purchased to be on display, I use the stuff I get, whether as photography props, furniture or accent pieces in the house.  Also I love to find extra cheap fun pieces for my book cover photography portfolio.  It’s really easy to go overboard and invest tons of money into props that you will end up using one or two times, so finding them for a couple of dollars is always nice.  I can also resell them when I’m done playing with them!

With all that being said, I wanted to share my newest obsession. It’s an app called VarageSale (virtual garage sale). I don’t know if it’s active in your area but in mine, wow! I’ve bought so many nice pieces on there, and for cheap!! I’ve sold, too! (Told you, I’m not a hoarder) This app is better than the classifieds and I connect with local sellers. Since there is not a single flea market around, unless you are willing to drive for hours, it’s really neat.

I check it daily, and I’m pretty happy with what I’ve found so far. Of course there is a lot of stuff on there, but I only check the categories I’m interested in.

So, here are a few of my latest finds, used as props. I still have some (like that vintage pram, bought for 15$) that I haven’t used yet. Soon.

vintage plates

A mismatched collection of 12 vintage plates, bought for 10$. Vintages cutlery (a whole bag of them!) for 8$ and a new Royal Stafford teacup with saucer for 5$

German soldiers

WWII German soldiers photos 3$ each, but totally worth it, just for the amazing history they carry. Those young men must all have died during battle.

old doll

This perfectly worn porcelain composition doll for only 5$. It’s sooo pretty!

pears on silver plate

Numerous silver trays and plates, none more than 2$ each, I have many different ones.

doll heads

A whole bag of doll heads and body parts for 1$, the fun I’m having with these!

clown

And of course, this creepy lurker. They’re everywhere these days it seems 🙂 The lady wanted to give it away, it was sleeping in the garage, her girls terrified by it. I gave her 2$. It served me well so far!

There are way more I could share, old skeleton keys, old books, scissors etc. You’ll just have to keep your eyes open to find them in my work 😉

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