My booth, WW Vintage, at In Retrospect - from January through May.

It was such a busy semester that I haven’t been blogging as much as I intended to. Between acting and crewing in shows, math, language and scenic shop classes, and trying to have a social life outside of that, I haven’t spent as much time talking about antiquing as much as I spend DOING the antiquing. So, hello!

I hope to post with more regularity now that I only have summer classes.

Thanks for all of the new followers. Happy hunting!

Check out this amazing lucite fishbowl necklace and other items on my new Etsy store! I started it in 2009, oddly enough, but just got it going this weekend.

I’ll be adding some amazing stuff soon, including two crazy steampunk/Victorian necklaces, more cufflinks and tie tacs, and more.

While we’re at it - browse my Instagram to see the variety of items I carry, online and in the store.

And if you’re in Arkansas, be sure to browse my booth at brick-and-mortar store, In Retrospect.


In Retrospect opened yesterday and I’ve sold some things already!

To celebrate, I.. bought more stuff.

Thrift store haul of the day:

  •  A vintage (1980s) issue of Architectural Digest, which I will use in a display, and a framed print of a New Yorker cover with a slinky martini-sippin’ lady.
  •  A rotating necklace display that - have to brag - I got for $1. I didn’t have such a thing yet so, amusingly, this is the premium find of today’s thrift lot. :)
  • A framed copy of a poem called “The Fretter” by Richard M. “Pek” Gunn. This kind of Americana doesn’t usually interest me because we’re drowning in it here in Arkansas. However, I really like the crosshatch-y line drawing of an old man looking out into the wilderness that is behind the text of the poem. Rather morbid for a happy ol’ southerner poem
  • Two mid-century anniversary trays that I had been eyeing for a while. They’re long and skinny and would be good for laying necklaces out on, or little candies, or just to sit on a vanity.
  • Couldn’t resist - another compote dish by Jeanette. This one is in “Amberina” (amber-colored, obviously) and not in as pristine shape as the clear one I already have at the store. Regardless, pedestal dishes like this can be used for all sorts of things.