Author Archives: Bob Richter

About Bob Richter

Specializing in a marriage of comfort and smart design, Bob offers up a fresh take on living with stuff.

Trends End…So Buy What You Love and It Never Goes Out of Style!

Just like in world of fashion, antiques and vintage items are subject to trends. Right now Chanel is doing a “Hippie Chic” look with price tags that are sky high. Next season it will be something else. Similarly, in the … Continue reading

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Finding Christmas

This year Christmas feels like a real crescendo for me—because I’ve been working on Christmas all year long. I’ve just written a book called A Very Vintage Christmas. It will be out in time for next holiday season. In it, … Continue reading

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Give A Vintage Gift

If there is one common denominator about those of us who frequent flea markets, antiques shops, auctions and estate sales, it is that we love to shop. In fact, it is recreation, therapy and many other things for us. We … Continue reading

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Christmas In July

As far back as I can remember, I have always loved Christmas. In fact, soon into my love affair with the most wonderful time of the year, I began spending time far in advance of the actual date getting ready. … Continue reading

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Price Versus Value

In this world most things we purchase go down in value the longer we own them: cars, furniture, clothing… In fact, it’s safe to say that the moment something isn’t showroom new, it is less desirable and consequently has less … Continue reading

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Sharing Your Stuff

Last night I watched To Kill A Mocking Bird for the upteenth time, and like so many classic films, it is comfort to me in every sense of the word. As with most classic movies, each time I watch this … Continue reading

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White Elephant Sale

It is safe to say that I never met a White Elephant I did not like. For those not familiar with the term, it is often associated with a sale to benefit a church or other organization—and those sales are … Continue reading

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Got Winter Weather? Warm Up With Vintage Finds.

As we brave sub-zero temperatures this month, most of us are spending more time at home. And while I am all about making your space warm and inviting at all times of the year—right now it seems pretty essential. As … Continue reading

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A Very Vintage Valentine’s Day

Holidays are a great excuse to be sentimental, and perhaps the most sentimental of them all is Valentine’s Day. Love and other sentiments are expressed with flowers, candy, cards and a myriad of other offerings. This Valentine’s Day, why not … Continue reading

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Season Two of FLEA MARKET MINUTE Coming Up Next Week!

As summer comes to a close, I’m reflecting upon all of the great times we’ve had filming Season Two of FLEA MARKET MINUTE. We’ve traveled to new markets and visited old favorites. And of course the people I’ve met and … Continue reading

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