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Vintage Update: What to Look For Right Now

Vintage is definitely HOT right now…for lots of reasons.
First of all, there are trends (as you will see), but when you are at flea markets, garage sales or thrift shops …buy what speaks to you.  This is what will give you your own unique style.
Painted furniture is big!  
This is a cute update of an oak dresser…that you could DIY.
This looks like two colors of chalk paint.
(Teresa, this is would look good on the gold mirror in your dining room--except 
warmer shades of white/cream).
These are are shots from my recent trip to the
(next one is September 7--who's coming?).
I put this photo on Instagram and two different friends commented that they were going to paint their daughter's dressers like above.
I look for artwork and frames at flea markets, too.

Vintage barware is popular.  
Probably due to Madmen and all the bar carts.  
People snap this stuff up 
(it's expensive brand new). 

Kantha cloths are still in.  
They can add color and are good for layering.
Vintage Garden Vessels 
with nice patina that can be used indoor or out.
Isn't that a cool wall lantern made with a terra-cotta roof tile?
Industrial furnishings

Globes, leather suitcases, 
roll-down educational charts

Letters of all shapes and sizes

Gold and aged brass are back!
Authentic coral
I don't see it going out any time soon, especially in coastal areas

It's better to find 
old prints or engravings 
rather than buy new…buy what you like.

Here are some things that came home with me.

I wanted to find a Kilim runner 
(going for that boho chic/Domino magazine look in my kitchen--
since I'm dealing with ahem, 80's vintage).  But no luck.

I saw this Kilim Wool Rug (from Overstock.com for $340--but it sold quickly--telling you they are hot).  But, Overstock is a good place to keep looking.

This one from Etsy costs more…
(mantra…I don't really need it).

This one is new from Pottery Barn...

One more thing...

I put our guest room on my Instagram
…then Palecek put it on theirs…
and then that cutie, Jeffery Alan Marks,
(Millionaire Decorators…when is it coming back?)
he designed pendant, liked it!  I love his book
Also, note the time at which I am reading Instagram
…but all the pretty pictures lull me back to sleep.

So, what's hot on your vintage radar???