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Vintage. Antique. Thrifted. There's something so charming about the idea of combing through boxes (or racks) at a thrift or vintage store, and coming across that perfect accessory, lamp, painting, or dress. Some people really excel at it, but it takes time and dedication. And I seem to lack that. Plus, thrift stores really do smell strange.
That's why I'm so excited about some fabulous, well-edited online vintage shops that I've come across recently. I could never do a room in full-on vintage, but little accents here and there--a lamp, a vintage letter opener, a silverplate dish--really add a touch of unique charm and whimsey.
Three vintage stores that I'm really loving right now are High Street Market, The Sunday Times Market, and the newly-opened Katie Armour Home. I really like brass and marble animal-shaped accessories-- they're charming without being too cutesy. Here are some of my faves from these etsy sellers:
(Bonus: these are all under $50.)
Dashing marble horse head bookends, $34.
This adorable little brass piglet paperweight ($26) would make even the most daunting pile of papers more manageable!
These brass planters ($26) are very unique, and would look great on a windowsill, with some greenery trailing out. Our you could use them as bookends.
How adorable is this owl milk glass dish ($38)? It would look great on a little girl's dresser, or even on an entryway console table.
If you're going for a more masculine touch, I think this brass penguin ($45) would fit the bill. At nearly a foot tall, it would look great on a bar table (they're all the rage now!) or on a side table in a gentleman's study.
Happy shopping! And tell me: what are your favorite sources for vintage home accessories?
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