Hi I’m Rachel!

With a love for old things as well as the environment, I share my passion for sustainable living through the use of vintage and secondhand finds.

Rachel from The Antiqued Journey blog

I didn’t grow up liking old things.

In fact, I didn’t really start getting into antiques until my mid-20’s. I dipped my foot into the antiquing world when I met my hubby in 2008 and the rest is history!

I purchased inexpensive little pieces here and there early on and played with them in my decor. By experimenting and playing around with those antiques, I learned which types of pieces I loved.

Old things are full of beauty and my hope through this blog is to inspire you to find that beauty in whichever way you find it.

My Journey:

I am a Midwest girl, born, raised, and living in the great state of Minnesota.

Me and my husband Mitch met during my senior year of college and have a wonderful marriage!

We currently reside in a cozy townhouse that we have been slowly updating, room by room, with our own two hands.

Whenever the time is right, our big dream is to purchase property, build a cottage on it, and move to the country in Southern Minnesota.

fishing in Lanesboro, MN

This is our little Boston Terrier named Tilly. She is our absolute joy.

Tilly walking in the woods

Mitch and I live a life of adventure and curiosity, going against the grain.

Our definition of a ‘date night’ is spending the day at a state park fly fishing for trout and then maybe stopping at some antiques stores!

I deeply care for the ocean and all it’s creatures and am a huge advocate for the environment. Antiques are not only beautiful but they are also environmentally friendly. By purchasing them, you help in keeping things out of landfills and precious waters like lakes and oceans.

Country music runs through me! There is nothing quite like a Keith Urban concert!

Old things are neat…ghost towns, old houses, old barns, weathered wood, vintage trucks… you name it! If it’s old, I probably love it.

The Journey Continues…

I pull much of my inspiration from nature. Colors and textures that combine in nature will also go together beautifully in your home. I hope you find inspiration and beauty here that will encourage you to add joy to your home through vintage and thrifted decor. I am grateful that you are here… let’s journey together!

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