I love, love, LOVE shopping secondhand. There’s just something about purchasing an object that has its own past. Knowing that you didn’t pull it off a shelf that contained dozens of other identical items. It might not be one of a kind, but you can be pretty sure your next door neighbor won’t have it. When you start shopping at antique shops, estate sales, thrift stores, and yard sales, it’s like shopping in a new dimension. Not only are you finding today’s trends and styles, but those of decades past. You can more clearly define what you like when you’re not limited to what’s being manufactured this year.
For the fun of sharing my love of vintage treasures, I’m starting a new regular feature on my blog called Favorite Finds. I’ll be featuring items in my home that I’ve found on my various vintage hunts and telling you a bit of the story of why they are a part of my home.
To launch the series, I’d like to introduce you to the coral-orange vase:
I picked up this beauty at the local Salvation Army. The purchase itself doesn’t stand out in my memory, but I love this vase for the role it plays in my bathroom. I didn’t know where to put it when I got home, so I stuck it on the windowsill in the bathroom with the intention of moving it somewhere else eventually. But the colored glass and gold details look so gorgeous in the late afternoon sun that it’s there to stay.