At the start of 2014, I was focused on pulling together the apartment my boyfriend and I share. During the process, I did an inventory of the decor and furniture in our place and where everything was sourced. Mostly everything had been thrifted, gifted or handmade. This was a cool realization because it’s the first place in my life where I have made a
subconcious effort to be mindful how my actions influences the world around me a.k.a save things from the landfill.
I’ve always cherished things of the past, but in the past few years I’ve become somewhat of an obsessive vintage lover. My favorite part (besides the hunt) about thrifting vintage goods is the added value the object has because of it’s connection to people and the past. I like adding items to my life that were previously loved or giving the item a new life. I enjoy the connection created to the person gifting me with an item. And as a hands on, creative person, I value the love and sweat put into making something by hand. You also can’t beat the quality of vintage and handmade goods.
After realizing so many of my beloved items were not new, I decided to continue adding things to our place by thrifting them or making them by hand.
Over the past, year-ish I’d say I did a pretty good job. Take a look at the gems I’ve found as they will surely be making appearances in the future…
Mid Century Modern sectional couch, mirror coffee table & gold mirror
Mid Century Modern book shelf, vinyl records & record player
70’s leather sling couch, mirror side tables & gold lamp
Mirrored entertaining table & my remixed glitter skates
Mid Century Modern bar cart & glassware
Old sign & letters
Grandma’s sewing desk and stool
Mid Century Modern dresser