Monthly Archives: June 2012

Come one, come all…

Over the weekend please look through your photos and find one of  your favorite occasional sale find.  Then email it to:  iamanoccasionalsaler@theoccasionalsaler.com [i am an occasional saler @ the occasional saler .com] Then, relax and rest up for next week’s … Continue reading

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Antique Seating: 5 Faves from Natchez

After another antiquing/vintaging trip down South, I was looking through (and drooling over) the photos I took.  In particular, Pippen’s Antiques on Franklin Street in Natchez, Mississippi provided much inspiration.  They had dozens of antique furniture pieces, and some of … Continue reading

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Cool Idea: Country Chandelier

Today’s idea comes from the Pfarkel Sisters, who had their Vintage Treasures Market in Fountain, Minnesota two weekends ago. (I blogged about it here.) The porch was lovely, but one element in particular caught my eye.  Thought it might inspire you … Continue reading

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Best of the Rest: DIY Headboard

Who doesn’t appreciate a great headboard?  It really sets the tone for a bedroom.  I recently came across a neat DIY blog post – this project from Schue Love is a winner! {fancy a tufted headboard?!} Happy creating! -Katherine

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Elements of Style: “Made in Occupied Japan”

Since I’ve started occasional saling, I’ve noticed a few pieces with a curious mark on them: “Occupied Japan” or “Made in Occupied Japan.” I thought “occupied Japan?”  Occupied by whom?  When?  Why?  Given that the words are in English, I … Continue reading

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Friday Find: Floral Armchair

Today’s Friday Find comes from my very own collection.  I found it in March at Second Hand Rose in Buffalo.  I got there right when the sale started – and good thing! {my upholstered beauty} {my inspiration, ie. the room … Continue reading

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TOS Travels: Antiquing Jackson, MS

On a recent trip to the South, I passed through Jackson, Mississippi. I have to be honest; I didn’t expect much of the town.  But what I discovered was a beautifully restored downtown (Jackson is the capital of Mississippi), full … Continue reading

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Top Pick Wednesday: Mustard Moon & S.A.R.A.

Anticipation is building for the week’s occasional sales!  Take a look at what Mustard Moon & S.A.R.A. have for your shopping pleasure this month: {just a hint of what’s in store: tin ceiling panels, a vintage farm chair and feed … Continue reading

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Top Pick Tuesday: A Vintage Touch

Today’s Top Pick comes from A Vintage Touch in Carver.  Shop owner Maria makes wonderful pieces – taking vintage fabrics that she’s collected and hand-sewing them to create aprons, children’s clothing, tea cozies and more.  If you haven’t been to … Continue reading

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Reporting from: Vintage Treasures Market, Fountain, MN

Greetings!  Last Friday, my mom (and frequent occasional saling companion) and I headed down to the Pfarkel Sisters’ (of Junk {Re}defined) Vintage Treasures Market in Fountain, Minnesota for their 2-day sale: {Welcome to the farm!} {The Occasional Saler caught up … Continue reading

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