Today you hear a lot of millenniums talk about vintage vibes and antique markets but what they fail to address is finding the real value in the experience of it all.
Most times people tend to go to these markets to browse around and look at items. But, if you pay attention, each item has a story to tell. If you’re hunting for antiques or vintage items, look for signs of authentic age. There are many reproductions of antiques that look old because they are made to look old. If you’re not confident you can always ask someone over at Hanover Flea Market. We will help you examine each of the items to determine its rich history. After all, the ones that collect are the most enthusiastic teachers.
Another effective way of finding the value is cultivating patience. There is usually a long learning curve to becoming a knowledgeable collector. However, this long road is fun and exciting – not to mention a great investment. Following this, we find that the happiest customers are those who follow their heart. Find items that you are guided towards. Ones that amuse and delight you. One you find aesthetically pleasing and that you’re excited to tell a story about. An object is just an object until it has meaning.
Some of the most valuable types of antiques to look out for are:
- Coin Bank
- First Edition Books
- Costume Jewelry
- Outdated Electronics
- Christmas Ornaments
- VHS Tapes
- Soda Crates
- Record Player
- Luggage Set
Let’s face it – the internet is filled with many different articles about the best places to stop on a road trip outside Toronto. One thing we noticed though is how little antique/flea markets are featured on blogTO or Narcity.
So, how do you know you found a good Antique Market? Some of the things you should look for is the distance off the main road. When you are driving 3 hours north you don’t want to navigate too far off.
Do your research! Often times we find customers are more pleased when they read our Google Reviews or find us on Waze. It’s important to have some idea of what the flea market can offer before taking an additional hour off your trip (trust us – you will definitely spend an hour browsing around).
Be spontaneous! Often times the best discoveries are those that you don’t plan ahead. This allows you to take in everything you see and the rich history that is associated with each item. People love things and when those things represent something (like your amazing road trip of summer 2018) it becomes sentimental. Here at Hanover this is the kind of feelings we want to create and share.
So next time you decide to drive 3 hours north to Tobermory or the Bruce Peninsula make sure you bring your map (or download Waze) so you and your friends don’t miss the chance to make some great summer memories.
As we approach the end of summer and head into the school year, post-secondary students are on the hunt to make their new dorm rooms feel as close to home as possible.
These big box retailers seem to be the go-to shopping spot for home decor. But why? Our advice? Be different. Stand out. Make your house a home. Antique Markets offer more of a variety than these big box retailers. So what are you thinking? Picture frames? Lamps? Mirrors? Pillows? Cameras? Beer Signs? Yes yes yes! Us too.
At Hanover market, you are able to shop with endless possibilities. Getting the real value out of your purchase is what millenniums strive for.
Its time to stop having the same as everybody else. Don’t choose the simple black frames, make home with a frame that has rich history.
Spring has sprung, and there is lots to check out at the Hanover Market. Stop in and see us to find your next hidden treasure, or for a tasty treat!