I have always enjoyed inheriting vintage items through family or stumbling upon a treasure at a market. My favorite pieces are family heirlooms – the ones with meaning. We have received old photos, handwritten recipes, pieces of furniture, cookbooks and other miscellaneous items from both sides of our family. Eric and I both share the same love and pride for those pieces and I use that feeling when I determine to buy something from vintage shops, markets or online stores. Etsy is one of my go-to places to look around for antiques, but the number of shops to sift through can be intimidating. After hours of perusing, I created a list of my favorite vintage shops for you to reference. If you share a love for all things vintage, I hope you find these post helpful – happy shopping.
My cart is currently full of items from Feast Vintage Market. I have a hard time deciding what to buy from this enormous selection of serveware, glassware, plates, linens and all things tablescape. Checking out the gorgeously curated items in this shop happens on the regular for me. Eleanor, the owner, has top notch reviews and the shipping costs are doable compared to other shops I have purchased from. Follow her on Instagram, or head to her website where she shows you how to beautifully incorporate these amazing finds in a gathering of your own.
I can only imagine how magical it is to wonder around European vintage markets. The next time I am overseas, it’s happening. Until then, shopping from my computer at Ohlala Camille will act as that experience. This shop is gorgeously curated by this mother / daughter duo, and it’s filled with kitchen items with Parisian flare, candlesticks, and other decorative items. Because they are located in France, the shipping prices are a little bit higher – but if you are looking for a unique piece, the added cost is worth it. You can also join their VIP list for special offers and 15% your first order.
Another beautifully curated French vintage shop. I especially love the kitchen items that they pick up from the markets they shop. Bonus – Cinqavenue Vintage lists new items weekly, so they will keep you coming back. You can expect to find antique kitchen utensils and dishes, gorgeous pieces to fill with flowers and swoon worthy French paintings. Again, shipping may be a bit higher compared to ordering from a US based shop – buuuut French paintings.
For me, what sets one Etsy shop apart from another is the way that it’s curated. Meet the champion of curation – Chi, of Simplychi. She has the most beautiful mix of mid century modern and boho inspired items with pops of color in all the right places. There are so many organic elements – think lots of wicker – so it’s my go-to place when I am looking for textural pieces. Check out her Instagram to see these gorgeous items in action. There are currently almost 900 pieces listed, ranging from baskets, kitchen items, unique glassware and decor. This shop is US-based, so shipping shouldn’t break the bank.
If you are an Etsy shopper, please please share your favorite places to pick up unique finds. Etsy can be a beast – so let’s help each find those amazing shops! Speaking of that, what has been your favorite vintage find from Etsy?