I was introduced to vintage junk early on when I attended sales with my mom and grandmother. And I haven't stopped looking for good junk since! My favorite things to find are chairs and things for my garden including gates, old mirrors, concrete figurines and pagoda statues. I'm a sucker for things painted light blue or aqua.
My best tip is to find a local place that sells estate goods and definitely hit the yard sales if you live in a good area for that. You'll be surprised at what you may find.
As for my style, I guess I'm a little bit country, but I like ocean colors and incorporate a lot of blues in my decorating. I have several prints throughout my home of vintage travel posters from places I've been and loved, including Cannes and Nice. I've used the colors in those prints as inspiration for the rest of my home. I prefer old to new and as a result there are area's in my home that I feel are not completely decorated since I am holding out for just the right thing. I think it's better to find something you really want and identify with than to decorate with something that will be outdated and you will be tired of in a short time.