One True love Vintage Rental was born out of a rather healthy addiction to thrift-shopping. It was only natural that we would become friends with the girl behind all of that vintage goodness! Amanda collects things: old things, pretty things, distressed things and quite useful things. She delights in incorporating all that she's scooped from flea markets and estate sales into any event, especially outdoor weddings. She's amassed a well-curated inventory of vintage luggage, tufted velvet chairs, antique tables and rustic bottles and vessels to use in the space as you see fit! We caught up with her on one of her Sunday trips to the Alameda Antique Fair to spy her bevy of cool finds— from old typewriters to hardcover books and skeleton keys, it was a good day at the Flea.
When did your love for thrifting first begin?
My love for all things vintage began when I was very little. My grandma had a collection of amazing French antiques and I remember always being intrigued by her belongings. She had everything from costume jewelry to Louis Vuitton steamer trunks...oh how I wish I could have gotten my hands on those! Her house was like a treasure trove!