November 18, 2013

Vintage Shopping in Phoenix with NewlyWoodwards

Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Lamps Plus Best Home Blog awards! I don't think they've tallied up the winners yet but I'll be sure to let you know the outcome! :)

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? Mine was busy, busy, busy! I attended two birthday dinners, helped my boyfriend's brother's fiancée try on wedding dresses and met Kim from NewlyWoodwards!

She happened to be in Phoenix visiting family so I drove up there Saturday morning and met her for lunch at Four Peaks Brewery. We spent most of the time chatting away and even though we had never met before, it felt like I was spending time with an old friend I hadn't seen in a while!

After our lunch, we made our way out to some vintage shops on 7th Avenue. The first store we went into didn't allow photos but I did find a nice pair of chairs that needed to be reupholstered. I also found a pair of Wassily leather chairs that were $399/each. I don't know if they were reproductions or not but they were in great condition!

The second store we went into had a ton of stuff everywhere! I loved this subway sign:

It was only $49 which I didn't think was too bad for such a large piece!

I really liked this old, worn leather bag:

It was $89 which Kim and I both thought was too much.

I thought these paper mache faux-taxidermy animal heads were different!

The pig was my favorite but I didn't check to see how much it was.

This cast iron mermaid was $59 and almost came home with me:

I liked how she was posed but wasn't sure where she'd fit in at my house.

I liked these vintage trophy toppers:

They were $22/each which I thought was too much. I think you could easily find an old trophy at a thrift store for maybe $5 and take the top of it off yourself!

This store also had a ton of other stuff for sale like burlap sacks, some giant cast iron lions, a vintage soldier's helmet, bins full of hardware, odd artwork, etc.

The second store we went to was right next to the first. They were asking $85 for this vintage locker:

It was pretty tall (maybe 7'?) and had a lot of character. Kim and I thought it would look great in a mudroom!

I loved this olive green flat file cabinet that was selling for $425:

I remember seeing a home tour in HGTV's magazine that included a massive flat file cabinet as a coffee table and I loved the look of it. This one wasn't quite big enough to be a coffee table though so I passed.

Guess how much the wooden 7-UP crate on the top right of the shelf was?

$3! Such a steal! The one below it was $15 and I think the blue one to the left of it was $30.

This brass trunk was hanging out in a section behind the mirror that Kim and I took the photo in above:

It had a few dents and scratches but was in great condition for a vintage piece. It was $59 and reminded me of the one Kristin at The Hunted Interior won from Emily Henderson!

These lockers were $300 I believe:

I thought they'd also look great in a mudroom or in a kitchen/dining room acting as a pantry for extra storage.

This store was also selling records, card catalogs, metal letters, vintage license plates, old table legs, window panes, wingback chairs, cast iron towel hooks, etc.

We went to a couple of other neat stores before visiting a mid-century modern furniture warehouse. They had a white set of vintage Bertoia chairs sitting outside that were in pretty good condition from what I could tell. I don't know how much they were asking for them but it was probably way out of my price range haha

They also had vintage Eames loungers, chesterfield sofas, teak sideboards, etc. I was in awe of all of the amazing pieces they had to offer that I only managed to snap one photo of this chair:

They had two of them and they looked super comfortable! They also had a set of yellow chairs that would have made good stand ins for the gorgeous leather ones everyone loved in my living room mood board. They had a rocking mechanism in them and were pretty comfortable but were $1,650 for the pair so they stayed behind.

I ended up buying 2 things and one of them is shown above! Can you guess what I got? Stop by tomorrow to find out!

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  1. i'm jealous! i want to come shop with you two! SO much fun! love all your pictures!

    1. It was so much fun! Hop on the next flight out and I'll pick you up at the airport ;)

  2. so fun! that chair is awesome.

    1. I loved that chair! I didn't check the price because I didn't want to be heart broken but I'm assuming it was up there.

  3. Yay, I have a computer again so commenting is easy ;)
    How awesome that you two got to meet and hang out. Those stores look amazing. I would have totally bought the mermaid for my daughter. I'm guessing you bought the large sign, because it would totally look great in your home.

    1. Woohoo! Happy you have a computer again! The stores were so great. I had been to the area we were before but never to the stores. So happy we went!

  4. I' glad you survived meeting Kim from the interwebs. I was pretty certain she was going to chop me to pieces. Two years later and I think I trust her now. :P

  5. That looks like so much fun! Some seriously great finds. Those paper mache animals look almost exactly like the ones that White Faux Taxidermy is selling on their site...maybe they are the same - the cow looks identical. I have debated over them but can't seem to pull the trigger.

    1. That's awesome! I haven't seen theirs but I'll have to check them out. I liked how some of the words from the paper were peeking through the painted finish :)

  6. That sounds like such a fun day. I just know you got one of those crates. Am I right? ;)

    1. I was so much fun! You'll have to stop by tomorrow to find out if you're right ;)

  7. So jealous you guys got to meet up!! Looks like you had an awesome day and I'm still drooling over that trunk!!!!

    1. So much fun! That trunk was amazing. It had this great polished finish that was so smooth it almost looked mirrored!

  8. So fun! I vote either $3 crate or brass trunk.....

  9. ohh so fun blogger meetup!! and that would be how i would want to spend the day too...vintage stores and thrift shops!

  10. That's awesome you two got to meet :) How fun! Love that shop btw! xo Kristin

  11. oooo ooooo I know what you chose. ;)

    It was so nice to get together!!!!

  12. I'm so jealous of yours and Kim's shopping trip. I would have died and been in heaven to be there with you guys! So many great pieces. I can't wait to see what you ended up getting.

  13. Flat files, card catalogs…this must be a dream. I mean you already got to hang out with Kim. It's almost not fair that you also found a ton of beautiful antique items. I feel like the closer to get to either coast the cooler the antique shopping gets. Although west coast antiques are entirely different from east coast antiques. Maybe that's why there's an east coast/west coast gang thing. Just a theory I'm working on.

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