Vintage/Bargain Shopping…Because It's Fun!

Do you think so?
Recently, my friends and I discovered 
Bay Home Consignment in Berkeley.

It's a place I'd like to check out on a regular basis.

They have lots of authentic engravings and unusual
artwork like these...

I spotted a number of bar stools...

These chairs just need new cushions and a little touch up.

I sent a photo of this black end table by 
Drexel Heritage to a new client.
There were two of them for $250 each.
  She brought cash and snapped both of them up for $375!
They will look great in her new living room. 

I also like these lamps and mirrors...
they would look good above nights stands in a bedroom.
They have a good selection of mirrors...
This one was $149 and looks hand painted.

On Sunday, I went to the 
Some people don't get the appeal…like when my sister said to me 
at the Irvine Flea Market 
"what do people want with all this junk?!"  
I just shook my head and wanted to drop her off
 at the fancy food trucks along with my husband.
These industrial ottomans were interesting, 
made with army blankets and old crates...
Perhaps for a man cave…
see, I just like looking at this stuff.

Great vintage indigo pillows.
Don't need any, but I enjoy looking at them.
These German educational charts on rollers are cool.
I wanted a couple for our elevator foyer 
but they were $100 each and pretty damaged.

 I'm a sucker for French things...even though these are new.

I met Terri from La Dolfina 
(the expert in vintage shopping) 
while I was there.
We didn't see lots of bargains...perhaps we got there too late.
 But Terri has promised to take me shopping one day 
where she finds all her deals...YAY!
Terri took me to the Atelier de Campagne site...
Very fun…lots of real vintage French things.
  I will make it a point to check them out every time for new merchandise.

I didn't spend much...just
bought a few vintage clock faces.

I'll show you where they are landing soon!


  1. I love Vintage/Bargain Shopping! It's so fun and a great way to find unique things. The artwork is fabulous, Mary Ann. The four lock engravings are cool!

    ciao bella

  2. I would love to shop there and I would have loved some of those blue pillows.

  3. Thank you for taking us along Mary Ann! For sure that consignment store is filled with goodies! I'm in love with everything you've shown here so far especially those keyhole wall art! Love a good flea too, but price does matter a lot and bless you sister's heart, hopefully her 'eyes' will be opened too someday like mine was 3 years ago. :-)

  4. That consignment store is exactly what I would want in my neighborhood. So many goodies! I think the tables your client purchased were a steal! I also liked the black chairs. Thanks for the tour.

  5. Oh my goodness! What amazing finds!

  6. I am green with envy. What great places! I love the ottomans covered in the blankets.

  7. Damn that was a good shopping day!!! I saw some stuff I might have gone home with:)

  8. Wow how fun...cannot get over that mirror for 149.00....that is a steal!! Love finding unexpected treasures.

  9. Now that looks like a great consignment store...What fun!

  10. I would love to check out that place in Berkeley! I wonder if my daughter has ben? I am forwarding this to her!! It looks like so much fun! Love the Alameda Flea Market!

  11. Wish I had that consignment store nearby...loving those two gold mirrors.

    I've always wanted to go to the Rose Bowl flea market. Finding someone to go with me is the hard part. I think my husband would be willing though! We have a community garage sale coming up in our favorite San Diego neighborhood and he already agreed to tag along.

    How cool that you got to meet Terri...La Dolfina is the very first blog I read, found her through Rate My Space quite a few years ago.

    Linda in S.D.

  12. Oh my word, so much to see. I love it all. I think I would have been in big trouble there. I would love for you to link up to my ongoing Inspire Me party at http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/04/211th-inspire-me-tuesday.html. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  13. There is nothing better than something vintage AND a bargain! usually it feels like you can only get one!

    x Lily

  14. So fun! That's so interesting about your sister! Elizabeth always tells me that she needs me to come back because so many of her friends are on the same page has your sister. The hunt and finding a bargain is always the best part! I wish I could go with you on your treasure hunts!!

  15. ho.ly.cow. I would be in that store bay home consignments every single day.

  16. You find the BEST places! How fun....and what could be better than to find a wonderful piece for your home at bargain prices! xo Gail

  17. Wow, great pieces. I also liked those two black Drexel Heritage tables and the mirrors. Nice picks!

  18. I would've grabbed those tables and mirrors in a heart beat! Great finds!

  19. wow! those Drexel heritage side tables are amazing! You have the best places in CA!!! xo

  20. What a good eye, thank you for taking us shopping with you! I always love your ideas. Being a fellow Francophile, you might enjoy the first giveaway I am offering... a cute brightly striped Les Toiles du Soleil makeup bag to celebrate blogging again.

    I hope to post regularly now that we have relocated to the South and settled into a rental home as we plan and build our coastal cottage in South Carolina. You had asked me to notify you when I was blogging again to relist the blog on your sidebar, thanks Mary Ann!


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