Hi friends. Happy Friday. I’ve been snuggled up on the couch recovering from some dental work. I was going through my notebook looking for ideas for a blog post and I remembered several of you have been asking about items that sell all year long. So we wanted to share 25 items that sell year around. We have talked with many different dealers from all over the U.S. and these items seem to be good sellers for them as well. This list does not count seasonal items and of course, all these items are either antiques or vintage.
1 Flower Frogs
Flower frogs are used by florists. They help to guide the flowers when making an arrangement. They are very popular now for holding old photos and postcards. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles.
2. Seltzer Bottles
These have become harder and harder to find. Anytime I have been lucky enough to score them they have sold within the first week of being in my booth. These come in a variety of colors. They are very pretty when they are grouped together especially on a shelf in front of a window where the sunlight can shine through them.
3. Glass Bottles
The older the better on glass bottles. Just make sure to clean them up as much as you can before taking them to your booth. I once had a booth neighbor that brought in a box of old bottles. They were freshly picked from an old barn. She brought in a huge box of them, dirt and all. I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard someone shopping her booth say “oh those are filthy, I’m not looking through those”
Ironstone is one of those timeless collections. For some, it’s an obsession. Ironstone can go with just about any kind of decor and can be used all year long.
Telephones have always been a great seller for me. The older the better and especially if they still work.
This can include things like old photos, postcards, letters, and magazines. My favorite thing to collect is old photos. I have thousands of them. They have always sold really well for me when I can part with them.
9. Mason Jars
Mason jars are always a hit! Sell them as is or stuff them full of trinkets. Some things to place inside them are old buttons, spools of thread, photos, scrabble tiles, etc.
Old books make great decor pieces. Don’t just place them on your booth shelf. Remember to stage them as Vintage Happie did in the photo above. People like to group them in colors.
11. Architectural Salvage
People love architectural salvage. Sometimes they use pieces to repurpose into something else or they use them as is. Either way, they are popular and have always been one of my biggest sellers.
13. Pails & Buckets
14. Tool Boxes
15. Door Knobs
These are fun to use in vignettes. Open up a suitcase and fill it full of other items and merchandise.
18. Wire Baskets
20. Sewing Items
21. Old Keys
23. License Plates
I went through my phase many years ago where I was a collect collector. I have sold most of my collection but these have always done so well for me.
This can include things like old rakes, pitchforks, yardsticks, folding rulers, oil funnels, etc.
We would like to give thank Vintage Happie for allowing us to use their beautiful photos. They have such a happy, colorful booth and they chose their business name accordingly. You can shop their booth at
1850 Hwy 85 South (Inside Kelly & Company Antiques)Fayetteville, Georgia