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A Vintage Market and a Vision Board!


Do you luv hunting at flea markets for vintage and unique treasures? I totally do, however, I really get overwhelmed when I am there, luving everything I see... So many times I have bought items that I just don't have a place for and then they sit in my basement for years. And the thing is, I still luv them, they just don't fit into my home. But I have a little trick and it really works!!! It's called The Vision Board!

Photo credit ~ Vermont Vintage Market Days

I was so excited to be attending the upcoming Vermont Vintage Days Market, as I'm in the process of redecorating our master bedroom, bathroom, and sunroom. I had so many ideas I couldn't stand it! So I decided to stay focused and create a Vision Board to help guide and focus me.

Individual Photo credits ~ via Pinterest

This is a Vision Board that I put together in preparation for my visit to Vermont Vintage Market Days, a large flea market of vendors selling their vintage wares.

How does a Vision Board work? Well for me, it starts with Pinterest. I collect home inspiring ideas almost daily. I have over 100 boards that include all things Vintage, Home Decor, Gardening, DIY ideas, etc.. It's a growing collection of all things home decor that inspires me. Here's a sneak peak.

In preparing for a day at the flea market, I review all my favorite inspo ideas that I have found on Pinterest and collect those photos to create my Vision Board. I use an app called Canva. It's super easy to use and is literally "drag and drop" technology. I screenshot each pin that I am focused on and upload them into Canva to create my Vision Board. You may click here for beginner tutorials.

The hardest part is limiting what I choose... Then I download it into my phone (another super easy process) or you could print it out, etc.. Whatever works for you. Then I have it with me when I am shopping thru the sea of treasures. It works like a charm:) It keeps me both focused on what I want and detours me away from things I just don't need.

So go ahead and take a look at my Vision Board ideas and I'll share with you a few of my finds and how I decorated with them in my home.

A small and large vintage shoe stretcher with pages of books wrapped in twine on a white bookshelf in our sunroom. I found both of these at the Market and the vintage shoe stretcher was on my vision board!

Turning books around can also be a fun and easy way to brighten up bookshelves!

I luv the idea of a glass cloche and vintage bottles. An idea also on my vision board and I found it all at the vintage market

Of course, I did have to get one item, not on the Vision Board... This wonderful vintage wooden sign with letters from Paris. I thought this would be so fun in my kitchen and is a one of a kind! What a great vintage market score!

I still have many upcoming Vintage Markets to attend, until I can complete my Vision Board. And I can't wait! Be sure to join me here for more vintage inspo!

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Styled by Ann

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Hi, I'm Ann!

Welcome to Dabbling & Decorating, a home & vintage decorating blog.  I luv sharing decorating tips, vintage and thrift store finds, DIY projects, and antiques from winters in Vermont to summers renovating our coastal Maine family home. And our berner, Ella who pops in from time to time...  I'm so thrilled you stopped by today and hope you will become a regular here at Dabbling & Decorating! 

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