As you have probably already figured out by now, I’m obsessed with anything vintage. I’m embarassed to say that I’ve dedicated the last eleven (yes, I said eleven!) weekends going to consignment and antique stores trying to find those unique pieces- ones that have a sense of “history” to them.
But let’s face it- sometimes we don’t want imperfections, small scale furniture, old fabrics and materials that go hand in hand with these antique pieces and we would actually prefer something new.
But how about something new that evokes a vintage feeling? What a concept! I found some fabulous pieces that have a vintage feel to them (but the beautiful thing is that they are all brand spanking new!) Hold onto them long enough, and these pieces might eventually become vintage pieces themselves!
I just ordered these CB2 metal trunks for a client’s home office. I completely fell in love with these modern treasure boxes when I laid eyes on them. What a great idea for storing books and other random pieces. Close them up to hide your junk or leave them half open to display antique books.
Anthropologie has tons of vintage inspired items..check out this Hushed Hours Bed. It’s distressed and made to look like it came from an ancient clock tower.
And also this Cameo Wallpaper composed of Victorian silhouettes, elaborate frames, and vintage-like stamps.
Crate and Barrel did a great job of designing these Turner bar and counter stools to look like vintage industrial pieces.
I want some in every color! Wisteria now sells stacks of Book Boxes– colorful books that resemble vintage French reads.
These AFK Art for Kids Barbie prints sold at Layla Grayce would make for a great series in a little girl’s room.
You can always count on Arteriors to produce something fabulous like this Fraiser Vintage Silver Desk Lamp.
I actually wouldn’t mind waking up to this alarm clock every day!
Mercantile sack pillows seem to be everywhere these days. Take a peek at Restoration’s spin on it- with their French linen pillow covers.
Art-Deco influenced lamp at Horchow…
I remember when this Antoinette fainting sofa was all over the blogosphere!
Z Gallerie’s Cafe Chair collection looks like it could be pulled straight out of the 1950’s.
“Industrial chic” pendant by Barn Light Electric-
And how about a new book about old vintage treasures? (available at Amazon)