What To Do In Florida For Dinner in 1960

What to do in Florida in 1976

  Common food in an uncommon setting, the Kapok Tree Restaurant in Florida was the place to go for dinner from the late 1950s to the early 1990s. The streams of vacationers in a fall migration would every year head south to their seaside Florida rentals and once they got settled in, they would get all dressed […]

Living Room Decor Ideas Cheap And Simple

Living Room Decor Ideas - Cheap and Simple

  I’ve noticed two trends happening lately for living room decor ideas, the first is an influx of vintage typewriters cropping up at local vintage boutiques and in people’s homes, the second is vintage tennis racquets. Odd? Not in the least. Just check out this collage I discovered at the Queen West Antique Center, a […]

Vintage Home: The Underwood Vintage Typewriter

Antique Typewriters - Underwood Typewriters

  We were having dinner at a friends house the other night and low and behold, we discovered a great Underwood antique typewriter, staring us in the face. The detail and inner workings of a classic typewriter like this make it a work of art for your home or office. And we began to dream […]

Vintage Home: Home And Office Salvage At Smash

Salvage - Office And Home Smash In The Junction T.O.

We ventured into the Junction yesterday in search of salvage furniture and vintage office miscellany and discovered new pockets of vintage stores mixed with old in a neighborhood slowly shedding it’s snake-skin past. Related posts: Vintage Antiques: Follow Your Heart Vintage Furniture: Obsessed With Danish Teak Furniture Vintage Home: How To Find Persian Rugs Vintage […]

Danish Teak Chairs Found On A Farm

Danish Teak Chairs Found On The Farm

  Just last weekend we found five danish teak chairs sitting perfectly lined along a farmhouse driveway. Road trips are the best way to discover vintage scores because you never know what you might find along the road. It was a savoury sight for a Teak lover, and with eyes wide we swerved the car over […]

MidCentury Modern Furniture at UB in Florence

Vintage Furniture Florence Italy at UB

  If you are looking for midcentury modern furniture in Florence the journey is just as important as the destination. And when we discovered UB we didn’t want to leave. On the outside it appears as if a local has just opened their front door for some fresh air. You peek inside and see all the […]

Vintage Home: How To Find Persian Rugs

Antique Persian Rug - Gashgai

Sometimes the biggest scores become investments, like finding vintage Persian Rugs. The history and hand-crafted detail that go into a nice one can make it the centerpiece in any room. So how do you find Persian Rugs that are authentic? Related posts: The Art Of Collecting Vintage Tea Cups Vintage Home: Home And Office Salvage […]

Vintage Oddities: The Muppets Jim Henson Vintage Mugs

The Muppets Collectable Mugs 1979 - Jim Henson

  It’s not everyday we go hunting for vintage coffee mugs however when we discovered The Muppets Mrs. Piggy and Floyd mugs for $5 behind the glass counter at a Salvation Army, we couldn’t resist buying them. These 1979 classic mugs are a testament to Jim Henson in every way.From the color scheme to the artwork these […]

Vintage Design: What 1960s Interior Design Legend David Hicks Taught Us

David-Hicks-Room

  We recently saw India Hicks speak in Toronto – famed designer of jewelry, model, author, and daughter of the interior design legend David Hicks. She spoke about the impact her father had on the world of interior design and how he influenced her own design choices today. David Hick’s taste for design colour, pattern, and symmetry was unmistakable. His […]

How To Clean Silverware Sets

how to clean silverware sets

Cleaning silverware sets can be a nostalgic journey into the past and with so many beautiful pieces to discover hiding under a layer of dirt and oxidization, it’s good to know how to clean silverware sets and bring them back to life. Plus antique silverware adds elegance to a room and can completely change an environment, so where […]

Bauhaus Movement Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair 1925

Marcel Breuer Chair - Originally Designed in the Bauhaus 1920s

  Replicated and ripped off a thousand times over because of it’s innovative and masterful use of design, Marcel Breuer created the world’s first Tubular Steel Chair. While at the Bauhaus Marcel Breuer had a unique philosophy about furnishings and how they suit people and in 1925 Germany this concept was earth shattering. “The furnishings, the […]

Vintage Furniture: Obsessed With Danish Teak Furniture

Danish Teak Furniture - Design Born Of The Bauhaus Era

To be obsessed with Danish Teak Furniture means you are a voyeur of good design, aware of the details, aware of the simplicity and of the ageless craftsmanship that goes into every cut. Danish perfection gave birth to mid-century modern style, from the early choice of rich dark teak wood to the sharp corners and […]

Vintage Lighting: Inspire Your Space With a Vintage Chandelier

Vintage Chandeliers2

Vintage Chandeliers bring inspiration and contrast to an interior. When you shop for new lighting you see the monotony of design, nothing original, all carbon copied and buying something new doesn’t feel like you’re buying something unique or original anymore. A vintage Chandelier however contrasts the most simple, clean lines of a plain interior and […]