It’s been a while since the last time we did a vintage purchase round up. Mostly because, well, we’re spending a lot of money building a house, and the actual building process is consuming most of our free time.
We did manage to snag some nice finds a couple of weeks ago at Vintage Freak in Bedford though. It’s a nice little unassuming mid-century focused store not too far off from where Ramona takes ice skating lessons, and we like to pop in whenever we get a chance.
They had a pretty nice selection of mid century pottery available in the store. We grabbed these 2 guys for $8 each. Great price and you can never have too many modern white vases laying around.
I also grabbed the teak bowls on the left. You can’t tell from the photo, but there’s 2 of them stacked. They were $6 for the set. I bought them to be used as a salt mill (and to bring some wood tones) in the new kitchen.
The army green box on the right is basically just a worn metal box that we plan on storing our business cards in. It was $2 and I liked the color (didn’t seem like too much of a risk).
Then there were these guys. All 3 brass birds were $36.
Emily Henderson used the mid sized one in the room above and noted that she paid $60 for it, so we thought it was a pretty good deal. No real plan yet for them, but my money would be on them going in Ramona’s room in the new house (lucky girl right?).
Lastly, we snagged these 2 chrome tufted sling chairs for $25 each. If you’re wondering whether or not we photographed them outside our storage unit, you’re absolutely correct. Things are getting a bit too tight in the current set up for us to be bringing project furniture in. We actually stopped by storage to drop them off then remembered that we need to photo them, so we pulled them out real quick (blog comes first yo).
These guys need to be reupholstered, but the the actual pad can be removed from the metal so the upholstery job should be easy. Plus they were pretty cheap, and we think they could be a total show stopper if done correctly.
So there you have it. Some of our recent random purchases. What do you think of the brass birds? Are we crazy for buying those chairs? Are we just crazy in general? Don’t answer that last one.