Tricks for Finding Antiques

Tricks for Finding Antiques

 

If you’re interested in collecting antique ornaments, you can often find them at antique malls or thrift stores. Unfortunately, there is sometimes a limited supply of these during January and February because many vendors hold onto these items until October or November. Shopping online can be a way to find what you’re looking for while educating yourself about the value of vintage ornaments at the same time.

One website you may want to check out is http://www.christmas4ever.com/. This site has a number of vintage glass and cotton ornaments for sale along with antique dolls and candy dishes. You can also find vintage Santas, and Russian ornaments here as well.

If you’re more into Victorian ornaments, a good place to visit is http://www.victorianornaments.com/. This website features handcrafted Dresden ornaments made from paper, glass, beads, and tinsel among other things. The material used to make these ornaments are at least 50 years old, so each one has a very vintage feel to it.  Those who are able to visit the California store can even watch some of these ornaments being made.

One site that specializes in German ornaments is http://www.christmas.li/. Here you can find glass, paper, and cotton Christmas tree decorations. There is also a wide selection of angels, Santas, and porcelain dishes for you to browse through. Other merchandise includes candy molds, dishes, and candle holders to name a few. While you’re here you may want to look at some of the other holiday decorations for sale so you can get ready for Easter or Valentine’s Day.