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A Vintage Market and a Vision Board!

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 CanvaIt'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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Thank you so much for stopping by and I truly hope this brought you some decorating inspiration!!!!


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Hey, there friend I'm Ann and welcome to Dabbling & Decorating, a home & Vintage decorating blog.  I luv creating, collecting, and sharing vintage and thrifty finds, DIY projects, and antiques that showcase a cozy,  vintage home style, From our   Vermont home   to our newly inherited coastal Maine Raeside-Dame cape.  Oh, and our Berner, Ella!  I'm so thrilled you stopped by today!  

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