Parisian-inspired Treasures at the Little French Flea Market

Parisian-inspired Treasures at the Little French Flea Market

Along a row of nondescript warehouses in Chatsworth, California, a simple door opens into another world of French country style. A narrow path winds through this showroom stacked high and low with whimsical décor accessories such as a turquoise blue dresser, a vintage birdcage, a vase shaped like the Eiffel Tower, an old toolbox painted a dainty shade of pink, each beckoning to bring a little bit of Parisian-inspired charm into your home.   At the helm is owner Ann Sayre, who caters ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
April 27, 2015 at 11:33 AM
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How to Shop Estate Sales

How to Shop Estate Sales

The minute you step into an estate sale, you get an idea of someone’s life – the little collections they must have loved, their taste in furniture. Then you see it, that perfect piece to add to your own home. It’s in good shape and a great price. You can’t turn your back on it for a second or it will be snatched up by another buyer.  It’s the thrill of the hunt and it’s what makes estate sales such an exciting prospect for those seeking unique items, coll...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
April 16, 2015 at 2:55 PM
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How to Wear and Care for Vintage Fashion

How to Wear and Care for Vintage Fashion

Ring in the new year in a vintage gown like a glamorous star of the silver screen, and join celebrities like Julia Roberts and Chloë Sevigny, who are admired for wearing looks from the past on the red carpet. They know no one else will show up in the same thing and that vintage fashion is often made of unique and beautiful materials with quality craftsmanship. Vintage evening wear can often be found for a more affordable price than purchasing new. Guest blogger Jill Morena cares for and exh...
Posted by: Public Storage
December 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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Storing and Caring for Vintage Cameras and Equipment

Storing and Caring for Vintage Cameras and Equipment

You can tell an old–school camera aficionado by the way he stores his lenses (upright, with the front and rear lens caps on), said Fred Silvers, general manager of Bel Air Camera, an L.A. institution since 1957. Fred has been collecting and caring for vintage cameras for decades and remembers how difficult it was to get a good shot back in the day, before automatic settings, camera phones and portable equipment. "It took knowledge and expertise; It’s an art form," said Fred, who host...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
November 27, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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