Antique Row in downtown Pomona is pretty damn awesome for antiquing; there are SO many shops! I'd recommend going on a Saturday rather than a Sunday as more things are open. But it's amazing nonetheless.
I think you can get a good idea of my design sense by looking at these thrifted finds / the instax taken of myself.
That "our darling" teacup in the front was made in Germany in the early 1900's. Crafted either by a mother decorating ceramics for her family, or a woman who was a young entrepreneur. Ceramics first became an acceptable job for women around 1910. I like to think this woman was an up and coming artist with a love for some good typography.
One of the best parts of antiquing is hearing stories that come along with the pieces.