Discover H&H Editors’ Favorite Vintage Finds!
Keen-eyed House & Home editors love a good hunt, whether it’s stalking the well-trodden trail of the World’s Longest Yard Sale (interiors director Meg Crossley‘s go-to haunt), an auction, or the Christie Antique Show closer to home. But what catches their fancy? Read on to see the major scores that made them make a purchase and never look back.
“Vintage pewter is something I collect and have throughout my house. I love the depth of color (which is deeper the older the piece) and the weight in your hand, both of which make me feel connected to the history of design.”
— Meg Crossley, Interiors Director
“If I could spend every weekend poking around antique markets I’d be in heaven. I practically count down the days until the spring and fall Christie Antique Market and looking back I’d say my best score was this vintage brass and nude leather Arrben chair. It’s almost too pretty to sit on — almost.”
— Emily Evans, Associate Editor
“I was on the hunt for a while, but am happy I finally found this walnut sideboard from Guff in Toronto. It’s on the narrow side, so fits nicely in my dining room, and also has enough storage for my serveware. I also love the brass detailing and delicate legs.”
— Lauren Petroff, Design Editor
While antiquing at MacCool’s in Prince Edward County, I came across this painting by Albert Eastman, and just had to have it. The colors in the piece remind me of the bold hues you’d find in a Matisse painting. Because of some slight paper damage, it was a total steal!
— Adena Leigh, Web Editor
“I’m quite partial to a vintage green glass vase I bought for a song years ago. I’ve actually used it to style more than one shoot. . . shhhhhh!”
— Kai Ethier, Design Editor
“I uncovered this authentic egg basket in the massive Maumee Antique Mall while visiting friends in Ohio. I bought it for the graphic tin label, but the sculptural shape and rusty finish is perfect on our cherry bookshelf.”
— Wendy Jacob, Features Editor
“You can find really charming, inexpensive vintage art that’s already in a fabulous frame. One of my favorite pieces is a framed frog print from Found Style in Toronto. I spotted it at their pop-up shop, Instagrammed a shot of it, and then, in a regretful moment of thriftiness, didn’t spend the $50 to buy it. Months later, I received the print as a birthday present from my friend Tara, who had secretly rushed out to buy it for me (thanks again Tara)! ”
— Kimberley Brown, Executive Editor
“My favorite most recent vintage buy is a concrete bust of woman by an unknown artist. I found it at my favorite consignment shop, Elle & Eve. It’s one-of-a-kind, and the perfect conversation piece in my back garden.”
— Joel Bray, Senior Design Editor
“I loved this old Quebec pine tallboy the moment I saw it. The color and detail in the construction are spot on, plus it offers just the right amount of storage I need in my bedroom at the cottage.”
— Morgan Michener, Senior Editor