Pursuing Vintage Brick & Mortar

Yes, yes, it is true!  I’m finally writing a blog post!  And even MORE exciting is that I am about to start a new adventure – opening a brick and mortar Pursuing Vintage boutique!  I have dreamed for quite awhile of owning a boutique, and it is finally happening.  To say I’m over the moon is an understatement!

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I’ve found the perfect little spot to showcase my curated vintage home decor pieces.  It is located in Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC in a little “City” called City of Falls Church.  It is a charming town, going through a growth spurt.  The boutique is just down the road from the popular weekend farmer’s market, and right off the main downtown strip.  There are many stores and restaurants within walking distance.  In other words, it is PERFECT!

The boutique is located in a historic house that has recently been renovated by an upscale evening gown and bridal shop, Zoya’s Atelier.  Zoya’s is run by a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law team that have just been a dream to work with.  I am honored to be next to such talented ladies!

The space has amazing light, which is so important to my work.  I will be continuing to sell online and increase the inventory offered online (see keep an eye out!).  But there will be much more offered in the boutique!  I will have some furniture pieces, a lot of art, pillows, candles, and other home goods.  I’m thrilled to be offering Mira Jean Designs pillows, candles by Heritage & Belle, and art by the talented Charleston, South Caroline artist, Kerry Steele.

The boutique is open the second weekend of every month (starting this weekend! March 10-12!) and by appointment.  If you are a designer looking for that perfect piece, let me know and you can stop over at your convenience!

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If you’re in the area, please stop by!  Stay up-to-date with Pursuing Vintage by signing up for the newsletter.  You’ll get updates on The Latest new finds, plus get subscriber-only discounts!  You can also keep up with me on Instagram and Facebook.

Thanks for reading.  I’ve missed you all!

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Repro Thursday – Hobnail

Repro ThursdayI’ve always loved the simple white of hobnail milk glass.  The pieces are so innocent and charming.

Hobnail Milk Glass Collection

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I was skimming through my latest Grandin Road catalog and fell in love with these extra-large “Hobnob Collection Planters“.

The pieces are part of a collection designed by David Bromstad of HGTV fame.

The pieces are made of resin, and each is on a pedestal with a lid.  The tallest sits at 46″ high.  (For reference, that is taller than my five year old son!).

 

Grandin Road Hobnob Collection Planters

 

If I had a large pool-side patio, these planters would find their way to my house.

Alas, I’ll have to settle for smaller hobnail.

Hobnail Milk Glass Canister : Pursuing Vintage

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Repro Thursday – The Line Bar

Repro Thursday

This isn’t the first bar featured on Repro Thursday – you know I love a good bar or bar cart!  But this Design Within Reach bar made an impression on me, and I just had to share it!

DWR – Line Bar

The Line Bar is designed by Nathan Yong.  “I have always been inspired by the simple forms of turntables and entertainment units from the 1960s,”  Yong explains to DWR.  Don’t you just love the slatted front?  There are other pieces in Yong’s collection, including a credenza and media console.

DWR – Line Credenza

 

DWR – Line Media Console

But let’s get back to that bar!

DWR – Line Bar

 

DWR – Line Bar

 

And if you like to park  your motorcycle in your home, the Line Bar will complement your ride.  (Random?)

DWR – Line Bar

Motorcycle aside, I think the Line Bar is a great piece, with terrific vintage-inspired lines and function.

What do you think?

 

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