"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

If you're lucky enough to live near a great flea market, like the Rose Bowl in California or the Brimfield Antique Show on the East Coast, then your home is likely filled with fabulous vintage art, furniture, and decorations. But, if you're like most of us, your biggest resource for vintage decor is the internet.

While we love the access to secondhand treasures online shopping provides, buying sight unseen can be scary. How can we assess the quality of something we've never touched with our own two hands? And what should we be looking for to make sure we're not getting scammed?

To help us better understand how to shop for vintage decor online, we consulted with Mandana Dayani, chief brand officer of Everything But the House (EBTH). Mandana's company hosts online estate sales, auctioning dusted-off treasures from homes located around the country. To ensure you're getting a good deal, she has seven invaluable tips for shopping vintage decor online.

Keep reading to find out exactly what you need to know before you click "buy."

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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

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