WHY DO I COLLECT?

Why do I collect? That's easy... because it's so much fun! Ever since I can remember I have been going to flea markets, antique shops, yard sales, you name it. Wherever I could find some sort of interesting treasure or cool piece of junk! I love driving around in search of new places or revisiting my favorite spots. I come from a family of collectors and have lived amongst antiques and collectibles my whole life. I have a passion for decorating especially with things that I find in my travels or even things found in the trash... which by the way can be some of the best stuff! But for those who share the same passion, I don't have to tell you... you all know what fun it is and how addicting it can be! Here I will share my collections, interesting finds, decorating tips, photos, projects, friends collections and thoughts and whatever else I may find along the way.

3.05.2010

VINTAGE FLORIST BASKETS


These wicker and wood with tin inserts and metal baskets were used by florists for floral arrangements for weddings, funerals, etc. I was lucky to come across about 10 at once at a flea market a few years ago. The dealer seemed anxious to get rid of them and let me have them all for $3.oo!! What a deal. I have seen the larger ones at antique shops and shows for up to $75.00. So I was happy to add the 10 to my others.

2 comments:

  1. My aunt owned a florist shop back in the 1940's in Memphis,TN. We found a lot of these baskets in her house after we started to renovate. Some of them had glass inserts- I thought that was pretty unusal. They were all in pretty good condition. I'd love for someone who appreciates these things to have them-how would I go about putting a price on these baskets-any advice?

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  2. Hi Valerie,

    Thanks for visiting my blog! It's great that you came across these baskets in your aunts house! As far as putting a price on them... well, I've seen them for all different prices at different venues. At antique shows they can be quite expensive... I've seen them ranging from $25 to $75. At flea markets they can be pretty inexpensive. I got most of mine at flea markets... a few at yard sales and some at a thrift shop. I have paid anywhere from 50 cents to $5 for the ones in my collection. You can look on Ebay too and view completed items... that will give you an idea of what collectors will pay. Hope this info helps! Thanks again for viewing my blog! Best regards, Emily

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