See how custom upholstery repair can take vintage chairs to the next level.Read More
A picker recently brought us the Better Homes and Gardens Decoration Book. It's a binder full of colorful interior ideas and advice. Just for fun, our intern Hallie and Palmer picked out some trends from the 60s that are going strong today. It's pretty cool that trends come back, but we think the simplicity of mid-century design is something that blends well with a lot of styles.
Flipping through the book is pretty fun because so much of these styles of the past really have resurfaced. Take a look at the specific ones we highlight below.Read More
What is a consignment shop, you ask? Consignment shops take items on consignment (hence the name) which means the store doesn't out-right own its merchandise; they instead take a cut of the profit once something sells. The percentage the shop takes ranges from shop to shop–typically we see anywhere from 50% to 20%. Many genres of these shops exist–clothing, jewelry, kid's stuff, furniture. We only have eyes for furniture and home-related consignment shops, obviously. Some of these shops pack in the furniture while others more thoughtfully arrange the pieces. As such, your experience can vary widely while shopping vintage in consignment stores.Read More
We spent last weekend up in Springfield, Missouri with Ashley Mayes of Bigger Than The Three of Us (We have a home tour of her space coming up Sunday!), and it really got us thinking about gallery walls since Ashley M. has been working on hers lately. We have also been collecting vintage landscapes for a jam-packed gallery wall in Ashley Daly's dining room.Read More
Hands down, my favorite way to shop vintage is flea markets. There is something extra fresh and exciting about them. Vendors set up booths in a large facility or outdoor space and fill their spots with vintage treasures. Rows and rows of tiny shops to peruse! It's like an antique mall, but these booths are set up and torn down within a matter of days or even hours, so everything feels new and urgent. You cannot come back another day hoping that gold polkadot pyrex bowl will still be there. YOU HAVE TO GET IT NOW. Or you may live your lives apart forever. Cue the heartbreaking music and imagery of you stirring up chicken salad in a plain, non-polkadot bowl.Read More