I’m not really the type that shops at the flea market, not because I don’t have the patience to uncover vintage treasures (okay, it is) but mostly because I have no clue how to pull everything together in my house to make it look chic and not like I’m a pack rat.
But once in a while we’ll venture out to the Sunday outdoor markets to make a day of it and browse around. On this particular Sunday in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, I spied a something that I really, really wanted to get: Vogue Covers 1900 – 1970.
I flipped through the original, yet torn and tattered, poster book and awed at the old illustrations (before they started snapping cover photos) and simple headlines – if any at all. It amazed me to see how styles have changed over the years. But I was saddened to see that this poster book, valued at $200 – 300 US on Amazon, was not a complete collection. It had missing pages and some were falling out of the cover.
Still, as I put the book back in its place I thought to myself, I should come down to the flea market more often. Even if I never shell out a penny, who knows what else I might find? I can just pretend I’m in another time and imagine what it would be like to live in history.
Have you ever come across an old piece of art, vintage clothing or home decor pieces that just seemed to transport you back in time by just looking at it?
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