When shopping for antique inventory for my website I search high and low. It's got to be just right. Sometimes it is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
I search through old books. I like books especially the old old late 1800's editions. The art work on the covers are amazing.
Since my customers seem to be collectors AND crafters, I go through trays of old greeting cards, postcards, or other ephemera.
And sometimes my eye gets caught on something weird. She does have a bizarre look, doesn't she? (No offense of course to the mannequins of the world!)
It's the thrill of the hunt and I love it!