Vintage Shopping

When we bought our first home we didn’t have very much by way of furniture. We had the basics (beds, bookshelves, dressers), but nothing truly unique. Once we got settled and looked around we realized we didn’t like all the contemporary stuff found in big box stores, so we started exploring local vintage shops.

Magnolia and Willow, a vintage and antique shop in Long Beach, is where we found most of our pieces. We scored everything from our bedroom side tables, living room end tables, decorative mirrors, shadow boxes, to various knick knacks and other decor. What we love is each furniture piece is made out of real wood and in great condition. Prices are reasonable, too.

Per the Husband’s suggestion, today we hit up a couple shops in Lakewood, Aunt Frannys and The Picket Fence, that we’ve never been to. I think he had more fun shopping than I did! This is what we bought and all of them were spotted by the Husband first. He’s got a great eye for these things.


The metal stars and nutcracker were $12.50 each, vintage glass bottle $6 and rustic wooden toolbox was $14. The little Radio Flyer wagon was only $25 – can’t wait for the boys to play with it especially L as he’s still learning how to balance and take steps.

Not shown is a cute outdoor metal birdhouse tealight holder we picked out for our front lawn. I’m still looking for a bird bath or fountain; I’ll find one eventually!

Overall, we had a successful morning. I love that we share this hobby. 🙂

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