Monday, October 3, 2011

A Vintage Weekend

Earlier last week, I was sitting at work and surfing the internet while eating lunch. I decided to stumble upon one of the many vintage shops that I've been in before to see some of their current items. And to quote Rachel Zoe, that's when "I died".

I saw a couch that I knew I had to have. I know, I know. I'm moving to California but the price was just right. Plus vintage stuff is a one in a million find. You could see it again somewhere else or you could never see it again ever. I didn't want to be kicking myself for years to come so I called them up and they still had it in the store. It was totally meant to be. Minus the fact that the store was 280 miles away from me and that I don't own a truck.

I got a cargo van and made the drive together this weekend. The store was nice enough to put a hold on it for me and when I got there it was waiting for me!
At the Nostalgia Store
The three piece sectional is great! It can be set up a few different ways and it was in almost mint condition. While I was at the store, I ended up getting a few more items. I mean have van, will fill. Right? I saw two great egg chairs so I scooped them us as well.
You can't really see it from the iphone photo, but their velvet and in a wine color. They also have a faint swirl pattern on the fabric. I'll have to take a better picture. I also got this super retro, carry on luggage piece. 
I love it! I can't wait to carry it! Right now it smells like old lady on the inside of it but I figure it'll air out before my next trip. 

Everything was in such great condition and the people at Nostalgia in Tennessee were so nice to do business with. If you're ever in their area, I highly suggest stopping in! 

14 comments:

tootie said...

Good finds! I love the travel bag - so cute and fun!

ModernMom said...

You did find some gems! I don't think I have ever beeen in a store like that.

star said...

I love your purchases! The couch is def worth driving 280 miles for!

Heather said...

That couch is just too cute!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Looks like a very successful shopping trip!

Cole said...

Nice couch!!! Definitely a "must have". :-)

Whimsy said...

Cute stuff! something that usually gets ANY smell out is vinegar. I can't tell how flat the sides are, but if you place a bowl of vinegar (leave the vinegar in the bowl) inside the case and close it up for a week the smell should disappear. It won't smell like vinegar either!

If it's the whole bag you could try putting it in a closed closet next to a larger bowl of vinegar. :-)

Deidre said...

What awesome finds! Also, those chairs are fantastic. And the couch, I always just say, "I'll find another one someday" and let it go - so admire your go get it attitude.

Meghan said...

Ahh! Nice finds!

Punctuation Mark said...

those are some fantastic finds!

Amber said...

Oooh love it all! Vintage finds are the best.

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Very jealous-love the carry on! What a great boy friend too!

Dollface said...

adorable!! When we get a house one day, I totally want to put more pieces in my place like this! xo

samnhal said...

I love that you bought three huge furniture pieces right before moving across the country. You're right though, they're vintage and it looks like it's in awesome condition, so why not!