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 love a curated home carefully crafted with vintage, found, and new pieces. This adds depth and meaning to spaces. One of the best things about vintage pieces is that you have to hunt them down. If you want something specific (side table, a tall lamp), you have to go to lots of places to find the right one because vintage isn't something that's made in mass. It's pieces that have lived a life before, that have history, are from a certain era, and evoke a more individualized style than off the shelf at a big box store.Read More
Today, my baby girl is one year old (Happy Birthday, baby girl!). It became my recent goal to have this nursery tour done before her birthday. I tell myself that while it may seem most ideal to read a baby room tour before the child arrives (filled with so much joy and anticipation!), a post with the hindsight of a whole year of parenting has its perks as well.
We planned and prepped a lot to turn a multi-use space into a baby room. Below is my inspiration pile. I sat things together in a corner to see how they stewed, much like we kept saying names aloud for months to see if they lingered and were repeated, until finally only the ones we loved remained, Harriet Louise.Read More
When Susette and her husband brought this mid-century modern hutch into the shop to sell, they had barely made it in the door when they proclaimed, "This hutch survived a tornado."
I was all ears. It's an exciting occasion (at least in our lives) to learn that a vintage hutch isn't just a pretty face, but has a colorful history too.
The hutch originally belonged to Susette's aunt and rode out the 1979 Red River Valley tornado outbreak in her home. Luckily, Susette's family members came out uninjured and the hutch remained intact although other property was damaged.Read More
I bet many of you are like me: a chronic re-arranger. Or maybe you are, but don't yet realize it. Read on.
You know how it feels so good to take down your holiday decorations? Yeah, I know that feeling big time. After they are all packed away in boxes in the attic, I usually just sit and happily stare at my naked home for a while. I've missed you; you look so beautiful and different, I think.Read More