In my opinion one of the aspects that makes a house feel like a home is layering in antique elements that give a space charm and character. Over the past few years I have been trying to incorporate more vintage pieces to keep rooms from feeling stale and I have scoured high and low for certain accessories. I feel lucky to live close to so many incredible flea markets, including the Alameda flea which is my go to for home items. I did a whole post on that here, but for anyone who isn’t local I thought I would share some of my other favorite sources for good vintage pieces.
For Rugs & Pillows
Etsy has quickly become one of the easiest spots to get great vintage pieces such as pillows and rugs. It is often the first place I look when in the market for something that isn’t too crazy expensive. I have acquired some go to shops that consistently have beautiful pieces.
Amber Interiors Shoppe: These pieces can be on the pricer side, but her collection of rugs and pillows is so dreamy and definitely worth the investment if you plan to have them for a long time! Everything is so curated and carefully selected it is hard to not want everything.
The Vintage Rug Shop: Another great stop for rugs and pillows. Brittany’s inventory is a little smaller, but she adds new pieces often so I like the check back and follow along on Instagram to see when new items come in.
For Housewares & Furniture
One Kings Lane: I love that OKL has a whole vintage shop within their site. They have everything from kitchen crocks to rugs and beautiful furniture.
Elsie Green: I literally want everything they sell and can’t wait to go to their new shop at the Barlow in Sebastopol.
Ebay: Although I prefer Ebay for used/vintage clothing they can have some nice vintage rugs and art too
Chairish: I love Chairish for accessories like wood dough bowls, antique art, cutting boards, etc. Also a great source for furniture.
1st dibs: They can have pricier items, but is a great source for authentic vintage furniture from all time periods. I like to look for somewhat local vendors to avoid high shipping rates and possibly be able to see something in person.
Craiglist: Like most places when sourcing for vintage or antiques it can be really hit or miss, but sometimes Craigslist can have gems. They make it easy and sellers usually offer great price points on furniture. It can be hard with places like this if you are looking for authentic vintage furniture because there is no way to regulate and more often than not it is knock off.