We’re so blessed to live in a world where we have a phenominal knowledge base at our fingertips, that is, the internet. Today I want to recommend ten favorite vintage and antique YouTubers–most of them talented antique biz owners who share their knowledge for FREE through video.
Some I’ve watched for a while now and others I’ve only discovered recently. My last recommendation won’t be a big surprise, but you have to agree, I HAD to mention it, right?
Here they are in alphabetical order.
The Bonafide Hustler
Chris, who you can catch at The Bonafide Hustler, reports on his thrift store and garage sale excursions, chronicaling the items he finds to sell from his antique booth and on ebay.
I always recommend tapping into what guys like to buy and sell. Their interests tend to be so different from mine. They often deal with big ticket items, like sports and hunting related merchandise, so it’s a good way to expand your knowledge base.
Crazy Lamp Lady
Jocelyn is an avid thrift store and antique mall shopper who can be found at the Crazy Lamp Lady. She sells full-time on ebay as well as from a booth, along with her partner, Andrew. Their baby Lauren, who can be seen on some of her shopping trips, is a cutie.
With expertise in all kinds of glass and ceramics, Jocelyn is fun to watch, and I always learn something new from her videos.
The Cult of Vintage
Michael from The Cult of Vintage shares his shopping adventures at thrift stores, antique malls, and yardsales for resale. He has a mellifluous (that’s a $10 word) voice that makes him easy to listen to.
He also has an understated sense of humor that I enjoy. Upon picking up a wind-up robot that started to move in his hand, he said, “Okay sir.”
And then putting him back on the shelf he instructs him not to go “pushing his friends off the shelf.” And finally, he declared the robot to be a bit “caddy whompus” as it ended up resting a bit off-kilter. Made me giggle.
Junking With Lou
Lou brings 25 years of vintage and antique experience to his videos, which you can find at Junking with Lou. You’ll join him as he shops thrift stores, antique malls, and other antique venues to buy for his two antique booths–one in Ohio, the other in Michigan.
Get a peek at his antique booth in the Maumee Antique Mall in Ohio.
Lady Mary Beth
If you enjoy exploring ways to decorate with vintage and antiques, then Mary Beth from Lady Mary Beth is one to follow. While shopping at Goodwill and antique shops, she shares decorating and gift ideas for the various items she comes across.
Her voice and pacing remind me of Martha Stewart, and she’s similarly knowledgable about all things vintage and antique.
Laura Caldwell buys and sells beautiful MCM and Boho vintage and antiques. As a vibrant young seller, she is a pleasure to watch as she takes viewers on trips to thrift stores and antique malls.
I always pick up good info from her videos, since I tend to focus primarily on farmhouse style items.
Old Curiosity Shop
Scott, at Old Curiosity Shop creates videos covering his thrift store shopping adventures and along the way he provides background on pieces he comes across.
For example, in one video he found a few pieces of late carnival glass and explained how they’re different from early carnival glass. Since the latter is much more valuable and sought after, it’s good to learn the difference.
He’s somewhat of an expert on glass from the 1920’s to 1960’s.
Thrifter, Junker, Vintage Hunter
Misty at Thrifter, Junker, Vintage Hunter owns her own antique shop and in addition sells on What Not and eBay. She sources her merchandise at thrift stores, garage sales, auctions, and estate sales, and shoots video as she goes.
She is full of personality and fantastic glasses 🙂
Tiffany, the YouTuber behind Thrifting Vegas, shops for antiques at thrift stores, garage sales, discount stores, and estate sales. She then sells her vintage finds on eBay, Poshmark, What-Not, and Offer-Up. What a busy gal!
You can follow along with her as she shops and shares her finds. Be sure to check out her YouTube shorts where she provides antique seller tips, especially related to cleaning.
An added treat: Tiffany hails from the UK and has a lovely accent that makes me feel warm and squishy; we lived in Derby, England for two years and miss it terribly.
Adirondack Girl @ Heart
I couldn’t talk about interesting and helpful YouTube channels without mentioning my own, could I?
You can find an assortment of videos on my channel covering vintage finds on topics like books and farmhouse, along with detailed videos on very specific categories of collectibles like baskets and Pyrex.
In the latter type I provide historic background, identifying details, and a number of examples. I feel confident that you’ll enjoy them(!).
I hope you learned about some new-to-you vintage and antique YouTube channels today that can help you grow your antique knowledge base. Let me know in the comments about any channels that you love and would recommend to others.
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