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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