Old, old vanity made of walnut with double dovetailing. Could be as old as turn of the century since there is a little silvering in the mirror. Why vintage?...It's a charming piece of history.

Vintage items & being thrifty, why do it?

There are many reasons:

What we like the most about our store is that you never know what you'll find. We believe that there's always plenty of treasure to be found at Good Finds in Tallahassee.

Good Finds supports many local charities.

Second hand items divert mass market spending into a market of one-of-a-kinds and originals. Socially speaking, coming to our store is a lesson in the vintage treasures a culture tosses and the collectible items people keep.

It provides affordable, local access to a variety of styles from many eras and trends related to alternative dress styles that are not widely available in certain areas or are only found at more expensive speciality shops.

We offer a Green practice involving the reuse, recycle, or re-style of a product and allows that product a longer life in its use thus diverting the product from a landfill.

We can save you money!

Lovely, useful antique display case... maybe walnut. At least 100 years old...

Useful, Durable, Attractive yet Affordable.

Age, rarity, condition, utility, or other unique features makes the furniture desirable.

The earliest furniture was understandably very primitive and only practical, but gradually the furniture also began to have more importance and it became decorated. At this point, furniture became an early status symbol. Wealthy homeowners became more refined and demanded that their furnishings reflect their status and lifestyles.

Domestic furniture works to create, in conjunction with furnishings such as clocks and lighting, comfortable and convenient interior spaces. Furniture can be made from many materials, including metal, plastic, and wood.

Furniture can be a product of artistic design and is considered a form of decorative art.

Antique furniture can serve a symbolic or religious purpose.

Progress has brought change to the furniture industry, but newest and boldest does not suit every home. There is still a place in the Victorian properties, which many of us call home, to furnish in the grander styles of yesteryear. Good Finds can help.

Loads of original art displayed on a vintage paint-spattered easel

Seeing it through Vintage Art & Paintings

From original oil paintings, watercolors and pastels to etchings, engravings, acrylics and mosaics, we have an incredible selection of antique, vintage and contemporary art. Abstracts abound and we often receive work from artists just beginning. Metal art, art pottery, porcelain pieces, wooden carvings and masks are also on hand as vendors travel far and wide to select the unique and interesting from which to choose.

Just literally uncovered this lovely oil on canvas this week. The name of the gallery is on the reverse but the artist's name is a bit hard to read, could be something like Vera or Vara. Good Finds is a treasure trove for some truly lovely art.

Good Finds has vintage prints, drawings, paintings, frames and more. Come in or call us today to see what we have for you.

How could we exist without art?

Can you image, to have shoes with no design, plain clothes and accessories, books with no pictures, no paintings or any form of art hanging on our walls?

Life would be unimaginable dull, gray, boring!

From the beginning of the world, people tried to express their feelings and thoughts through the art medium. It was and remains a large way of communication of expressions along the centuries and millenniums.

Traditionally, the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery. This conception changed during the Romantic period, when art came to be seen as "a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science". Generally, art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions.

Perfect for any student and priced right to be affordable for any budget!

Desks & Chairs

Useful, Durable, Attractive yet Affordable.

Age, rarity, condition, utility, or other unique features makes the furniture desirable.

The earliest furniture was understandably very primitive and only practical, but gradually the furniture also began to have more importance and it became decorated. At this point, furniture became an early status symbol. Wealthy homeowners became more refined and demanded that their furnishings reflect their status and lifestyles.

A desk is a furniture form and a class of table often used in a work or office setting for reading or writing on or using a computer.

Desks often have one or more drawers to store office supplies and papers. Unlike a regular table, usually only one side of a desk is suitable to sit on (though there are some exceptions, such as a partners desk).

Not all desks have the form of a table. For instance, an Armoire desk is a desk built within a large wardrobe-like cabinet, and a portable desk is light enough to be placed on a person's lap. Since many people lean on a desk while using it, a desk must be sturdy.

Great Tiffany style lamps & Crystal Chandeliers... Pretty things at low prices!

Lamps & Lighting Antiques

We have many types of lamps at Good Finds. For example we have antique kerosene lamps, oil lamps and of courcse electric.

Classic and decorative lamps with each lamp representing a work of art, combining function, artistic design and beauty.

The kerosene lamp is a more collectible lighting device that uses kerosene as a fuel. There are two main types of kerosene lamp, which work in different ways, the "wick lamp" and the "pressure lamp."

Mantle lamp - A variation on the wick lamp is the antique mantle lamp, which has a circular wick that burns below a conical mantle containing thorium or other actinide or rare-earth salts that incandesce (glow brightly) when heated in a flame. Though it has a mantle, like pressure lamps and lanterns, it is not a pressure lamp.

We can help collectors with many centre-draught lamps. Particularly Lampe Veritas, Lampe Belge, Messengers 54cp annular and Hinks 45cp centre draught. Also, including Superspeed lamps. We also help collect Vapalux/ Bialaddin lamps. . Come by and browse what we have or call us and ask about or lamps. New lamps come in all the time so you never know what you can find here at Good Finds.

Patio Furniture

Garden furniture, also called patio furniture and outdoor furniture, is a type of furniture specifically designed for outdoor use. It is typically made of weather resistant materials. The oldest surviving examples of garden furniture were found in the gardens of Pompeii.

Garden furniture is often sold as a patio set consisting of a table, four or six chairs, and a [[Umbrella|] (parasol]). A picnic table is used for the purpose of eating a meal outdoors. Long chairs, referred to as chaise lounges, are also common items.

The most commonly sold types of patio sets are made of plastic, wood, teak, aluminium, wicker, and wrought iron.

Wooden garden furniture can suffer through exposure to the elements and therefore needs to be periodically treated. Teak is a commonly used material for outdoor furniture. It naturally contains silica, which makes it resistant to fungal decay, many of the effects of water (such as rot, swelling and warping), as well as chemicals. It is also resistant to fire, acid and alkalis, and there are certain oils specifically for the treatment of teak to help it resist weather and the adverse effects of being outside.

Aluminium garden furniture is robust and long-lasting. However, if the protective coating is compromised it will corrode. Plastic garden furniture is naturally waterproof, so it can be left out year-round.

Wicker outdoor living furniture is made from two types of material. They were originally made from the stems of any one of 600 species of palms found in tropical regions all over the world. The palm stems were tightly woven into interlocking panels, and formed into the desired structure. Now, most modern wicker furniture is made from synthetic resin, increasing the life expectancy and reducing manufacturing costs.

Resin outdoor furniture is a surprising environmental choice. Today's resin furniture is often made of recycled plastic and incredibly durable, usually carrying warranties of 20 years or longer. It can be molded to resemble real wood or wicker.

We specialize in handcrafted benches. We are fortunate to know a local artisan who makes these beauties at very reasonable prices!
This was further enhanced in the Great Charter secured by Archbishop Laud from King Charles I, which entitled the University to print 'all manner of books'.

Old & Rare Books

As pictured, an early edition offering of the Oxford Bible including handwritten dedications and events of the times in an elegant, spidery style. It has been obviously used quite a bit over the century +, but still has all the pages and front and back covers intact.The origins of this and other Oxford Bibles began in 1586, when the Oxford University itself obtained a decree from the Star Chamber confirming its privilege to print books.

The University first appointed Delegates to oversee this privilege in 1633. Minute books recording their deliberations date back to 1668, and OUP as it exists today began to develop in a recognizable form from that time.

The University established its right to print the King James Authorized Version of the Bible in the seventeenth century. This Bible Privilege formed the basis of a profitable business throughout the next two centuries and was the spur to OUP's expansion. A Bible warehouse was set up in London, which later grew into a major publisher of books with educational or cultural content aimed at the general reader. OUP then began to expand internationally, starting with the opening of an American office in 1896. Come see a small part of religious history right here at Good Finds.

Book collecting can be easy and inexpensive: there are lots of used books, print at Good Finds in Tallahassee

Collectors of books may collect works by a favorite author, first editions of modern authors, or books on a given subject. Book prices generally depend on the demand for a given book, the number of copies available, and their condition.

Looking for a specific book? Call us or stop by our S. Adams St. location and we will be happy to let you know what books we have.

From our experiences, we find that the used books are often indistinguishable from new books and come at anywhere from a 20% to 60% discount.

Our customers are find lost books that they just have to read again. Come to Good Finds today and see what you can find.

Vintage bed jacket along with duds from the past

Vintage & Antique Clothing

Straight from the 50's, dress like a starlet with lots more to choose from. The here and now is not nearly as glamorous as the Hollywood silks & satins

Generally speaking, clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 1980 is considered vintage. Retro, short for retrospective, usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era. Clothing produced more recently is usually called modern or contemporary fashion. Opinions vary on these definitions.

The awareness, demand and acceptance of vintage clothing has increased dramatically since the early 1990s.

Vintage garments designed by the following designers are particularly sought after - especially when they are representative of the designer or the era: Coco Chanel, Paul Poiret, Mariano Fortuny, Elsa Schiaparelli, Madeleine Vionnet, Jeanne Lanvin, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Claire McCardell, Cristobal Balenciaga, Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint-Laurent, Ossie Clark, Biba, Mary Quant, Pierre Cardin, Halston, Giorgio Armani, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Thierry Mugler, Dooney & Bourke, Gianni Versace, and Jean Paul Gaultier.

An Amazing Array of pins, bracelets, pendants, and earrings...

Vintage & antique jewelry

We have a wide array of unique vintage earrings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets and rings.

Jewelry which is termed ‘vintage’ includes many decades or eras. Each era has different designs. These eras include Georgian, Early Victorian, Mid-Victorian, Late Victorian, Arts and Crafts era, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco and Retro. Another name for Retro is Estate Jewelry.

(1714-1837) Georgian era jewelry is handmade, making the quality of each piece variable. Needless to say, Georgian jewelry is very rare. Often featuring nature-inspired designs such as leaves and birds, Georgian jewelry frequently includes precious stones.

(1837-1855) Like jewelry of the Georgian era, early Victorian era jewelry features nature-inspired designs. Frequently, these designs would be delicately and intricately etched into gold. Lockets and brooches were popular everyday jewelry during the early Victorian era whereas colored gemstones and diamonds were worn during the evening.

(1856-1880) Because the Grand or Mid-Victorian era corresponded with the death of Queen Victoria’s husband, many jewelry pieces have solemn, grave designs. Known as mourning jewelry, the pieces feature heavy, dark stones. Jet, onyx, amethyst, and garnet are frequently found in jewelry from this period. The jewelry also became especially creative during this period. More colorful designs were born featuring shells, mosaics and colorful gemstones.

(1885-1900) During the Late Victorian or Aesthetic period, jewelers used diamonds and feminine, bright gemstones such as sapphire, peridot, and spinel. Star and crescent designs as well as elaborate hat pins were also popular. Some scholars believe the aesthetic era began sooner, in 1875, and ended as early as 1890.

(1894-1923) Due to the Industrial Revolution, many jewelry designers rebelled during the Arts and Crafts movement, returning to intricate jewelry designs and handmade craftsmanship. It was common for jewelry of this era to be simple in pattern, made of colorful, uncut stones.

(1895-1915) Designed by Rene Jules Lalique in France and other jewelers in America, Art Nouveau jewelry features natural designs such as flowers and butterflies.

(1901-1915) The Edwardian period was born when Queen Victoria died and her son Edward became king. During this period, expensive gemstones such as diamonds, emeralds and rubies and elaborate designs were the fashion.

(1915-1935) Influenced by African, Egyptian and Japanese themes, Art Deco jewelry is famous for its geometric designs, sharp lines, and bright colors. Bakelite, celluloid, enamel and doublets were used more frequently than previous eras. Necklaces were long and bracelets were worn many at a time. Amber and murano beads were worn as well as chokers. Highly polished metals were used for accessories, such as the collectible Whiting & Davis handbags. Designers refer to the "Deco" era as the time between the two world wars.

(1945-1960) Inspired by Hollywood, Retro jewelry is colorful, bold and elaborate. Commonly worn were large cocktail rings, bracelets, watches, necklaces and charm bracelets.

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