Vintage Shops

vintage-telephoneWhat is it about Vintage things?


Whether you find the shop in Falmouth on the Cape, or in your local area, Vintage shops are so much fun.

D's Home Again, East Falmouth Ma.

I've got my eye on an old typewriter in D'S Home Again

portrait-red-hair-aqua-ensembleOh, I can just see couples dancing to this music...oooh maybe we can take home their old victrola.


vintage-telephoneAn old photo, letter or card...

Vintage stationary, old letters, stacks of old stamps and an antique pen

vintage-telephonea Vintage shop just says to me a sigh, squeal and lots of oooohs and ahhhhs.

100_1352My favorite haunt is Nesting on Main in Concord, Ma. and now they have a video on their site that tours their shop and introduces you to the three ladies who run the shop. The video also gives a nice tour of this lovely and unusual little shop.



vintage-telephoneAnother find is Newburyport, Massachusetts.



Flukes & Finds is a true treasure hunt of gorgeous Vintage mixed with lovely creations. Here is a link to many wonderful Vintage and Antique shops in Newburyport.


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Sandra Dee prom dresses seem to be everywhere. Just the right accent for a guest room too. Unless that is you are able to find just the right occasion to wear one.


Oh, and a trip to Plum Island is always a nice place to find treasures.

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vintage-skeleton-keyVintage treasures seem to hold the key to so many of our hearts. What do you love about Vintage treasures.

My sister, Susan has been finding beautiful Vintage fabrics and selling them by the yard on her Etsy Shop.

She is also creating sachets out of Vintage fabrics. She writes about it on her new blog Cottage Style Threads.

Speaking of Vintage, I love my friend Judy's new bracelet designs on JuJuz Beads, they have such a Vintage flair.

hether you take home a treasure to display in your house, the perfect Vintage blouse, or just go for a browse, Vintage is a bit like comfort food for the soul. Nesting is a woman's joy and nesting with Vintage is always a good idea.

DSC00956The song for this post is by Marvin Hamlisch called The Glove.
Kathleen Grace said...

I think it is the history in each piece, and for me, the idea that the vintage item is somewhat unique and unusual! I know that lots of antique shops carry the same tings but there is always a treasure that is one of a kind that can be found:>) I love to just look!

Snap said...

I want to go shopping with you! :D I think vintage, for me, means a simpler time, a time when people enjoyed being around people, listening to the radio and music ... NO TV!!! Yippeeee!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello sweet Karen! You have again brought back great memories of my time in Mass. Concord, Newburyport and the Cape. I loved Boston and Marblehead as well! Love and peace, Anita

Laurie said...

Let's go, Karen! I'll be right over to shop with you! (I wish!)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

One of my most favorite things to do when traveling is to pop into some vintage and antique shops. The ones in your area look lovely and if I ever get up that way, I am going to grab you and head out shopping!

Vee said...

Love the clever little telephone and key graphics. Oh I'd be sunk shopping in any of those lovely stores. I love the "one of a kind" quality that one gets at such a store.

Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

How I wish I could stroll these antique shops with you...

~ Gabriela ~

Blondie's Journal said...

I love seeing some of the shops my blogger friends can go to. Each town has something so different to offer. I look at the pictures as if I am catalog shopping~I'll take this and this ...LOL!!~!

These shops look charming. Very vintagy and pretty!

Thank you, Karen! :-D


Anonymous said...

I like to stop in small towns and go through all the wonderful shops. You can find all kinds of treasures there. I enjoyed reading your post. All of the shops you mentioned look like they would be so much fun to spend time in.

Cottage Style Threads said...

Hi Karen,

This post is very nice. I miss Newburyport - it's very cute.

Don't forget to visit Sea Cottage: - it's a very nice blog.

Love, Susan

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I love the old things takes me back to my chilhood...Smiles..m.

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Carol said...

Thanks for the shopping tour!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I think part of the appeal of shopping for (and buying!) vintage things is the joy of "the hunt." It's not like walking into a department store where the items are basically what you'd find anywhere else. And also vintage items link us to our past: our memories, our heritage, and our own family history.
Fun post!

xashee's corner said...

oh how i would LOVE to shop with you! your photos are FABULOUS and i LOVE your writing too! Karen, thank you for another AWESOME journey! i linger soo slowly, enjoying your blog!! :) Have a TERRIFIC day!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Karen, I would love to shop in anyone of those places. For me the appeal is history of where or whom might have used and loved the item. Giving an antique new life and a new home is so fun.

We love to stop off in our travels and visit areas with vintage shops.

Hope you had a great Mother's Day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Elyse said...

ooh, i love finding out about new places to shop. i have only been to newburyport for a wedding shower but it looks like a lovely NE town. i have never been to plum island. hmmmm? fun! thanks for sharing!


a fanciful twist said...

Ooooooo!! ove your photos of vintage shops! Well, I think perhaps it is the mystery in each piece? The fact that they have a story?? I don't know... But it is a love of mine to the core, vintage and antiques shopping!! Yippeeeeee!

LiLi M. said...

Oh I would love to go vintage shopping with you, what a fun post, I loved that clip! I think antiques and vintage items are just more beautiful, often cheaper and always something very much more unique considering todays mass production of 'deco-goods' and indeed more environment friendly. But first and foremost I love the beauty and the quality of vintage and antique items, using better materials like glass and wood instead of plastic.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Well you know I just loved this post Karen. :) xo Lynn