Wednesday, June 10

Vintage Finds for a Modern World: Shopping Etsy.

I seem to be on a vintage tangent these days...well, maybe most days. But, I feel like I need to refresh things around here. Out with the old, and in with some brand new "old". I'd like to replace some of my older accessories with some new vintage pieces, just to keep things interesting. But it's a few weeks away until the next big flea market here in San Francisco (I just missed the Alameda flea because I was out of town), so I went to my back-up source for vintage finds - Etsy. There's a whole lot of great vintage sellers on Etsy and sometimes a whole lot simpler and sometimes more affordable than shopping and bidding on Ebay. I just had to have this beautiful camera (above). Here's a look at what else I found shopping around on Etsy.

Shiny Chrome Kitchen Cannister Set from Rarae Aves.


Vintage Wire Storage Basket from Extra Virgin Home.


Antique Folk Art Wooden Bust from DomestiKate.


Wireware Wall Clock from The Vintage Supply Co.


Vintage Letters from Vintage Embellishment.


Turquoise Smith Corona Typewriter from Junk Culture.


French Bottle Carrier from Extra Virgin Home.


Franciscan Earthenware Serving Platter from Sparker.

25 comments:

erin said...

oh! i love that wire basket. great finds.

Lynn said...

Ack, I like that wooden bust but wish it didn't look like George Bush to me! :)

Katrina Lynn said...

"some brand new old" - lol.

copperseal said...

great finds! love

Aaron said...

That camera is awesome! Love the flash.

Metallo Bianco Jewelry said...

Oooh! I LOVE that camera!

joanita said...

All of these are such good finds. That safeway basket is awesome.

violet gray said...

Love the camera! Did you purchased it yet?
-Susie

sfgirlbybay said...

it was some fun "shopping", and yes susie, i did break down and buy the camera!

Tammy said...

Good finds! I am imagining the bottle carrier full of candles.

angeltreats said...

I think I'd have had to buy that camera if I'd seen it first - it's gorgeous! And I have almost the very same typewriter :)

Teri said...

oh yeah, camera envy!

Uncle Beefy said...

What a great score, V.! I sometimes forget about Etsy for vintage. (Sometimes!) This was a great reminder and lead to some new sources...holler! Delightful! :)

sfgirlbybay said...

Thanks U.B.! I probably shouldn't taunt you all with my new "old" camera! And, hey I will add you on FB!
:)

Kathleen said...

Fantastic finds! I just bought a couple vintage items from etsy for the first time yesterday!

Rebecca said...

that wire dairy container would be fabulous for housing records!

...love Maegan said...

because vintage is rad.

Little Lovables said...

In love with the camera, and the typrwriter... and well, all of it and Etsy!

Junkculture said...

Thank you for featuring my typewriter, love your blog!

found paper co. said...

Etsy has quickly become one of my favorite places to search for vintage finds. Love those you featured. Keep them coming!

Jeanneoli said...

I LOVE Etsy. That camera is amazing and I would get that basket in a second. Thanks for sharing.

Devon said...

Yay for vintage! And the hunt for them too.

http://devonlyathome.blogspot.com/2009/06/one-mans-treasure.html

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

I missed the Alameda this month as well. I had no idea etsy had such great "vintage" finds. Love the camera.

Carriers Cozy Cottage said...

I just love Etsy !

I enjoy selling both my Handmade and my Vintage Treasures there.

Great Blog Post !

jen jafarzadeh said...

victoria, love these vintage finds! pretty roundup.