Flea markets are another great way to find great vintage pieces and often great prices... But at an Architectural Salvage store you get to see a large collection of beautiful items all in one location.
My favorite shop is Architectural Salvage of San Diego. It is located in downtown San Diego. It is an easy visit since it is just off of the 5 freeway. The above photo is from their store.
Shopping Architectural Salvage can give you ideas for things you may never think of when shopping your local hardware store... Just be willing to think outside the box. There are many unique treasures to be found. And the nice thing is, most vintage items can be mixed into any decorating style. Mixing old and new is in!!!