By Ché Blackwood

Whether you’re rummaging through your grandmother’s attic or sifting through a garage sale, finding old treasures is always a thrill.  This weekend, make a date out of it by visiting thrift stores and flea markets with your special someone; sort through forgotten artwork, jewelry and furniture to find the perfect addition to your life.  Vintage clothing and records are only an afternoon away and can be resold online if your findings don’t match your own particular needs.

Driving through town with your beau and stopping at garage sales is another great way to hunt for used items.  Garage sales have the added benefit of allowing you and your sweetheart to speak with an item’s owner, allotting you the opportunity to discover the history of an obj before purchasing it.  Keep an eye out for neighbors replacing older furniture or preparing for a move, they are much more likely to bargain price since they need to get rid of their items quickly.

If you’ve accumulated too many treasures, have a garage sale of your own with your partner.  The extra cash will come in handy the next time you are bitten by the flea market bug.

What’s the best thing you found at a thrift store or flea market? Let us know in the comments below!