Vintage Finds!

Drove to South Haven, Michigan for the weekend and found a fantastic vintage store: Murphy’s Mall!
Here are some things that caught my eye!

Drop leaf table in a light celadon. I love the curved legs!

This was my friend, N’s find: black dresser in the back

Mid-century style chair. I would paint this a fun, vibrant red and maybe place it near the doorway for putting on shoes?

Love these old fashioned fans!

Canisters! I love the lettering!

Gorgeous owl pin that my friend spotted!

It was hard to choose from so many great things. I came home with…

..a cameo pendant. I love cameos. There is just something so romantic and feminine about them. I plan to put it on a long, gold chain and pair it with more masculine elements like a dark blazer (sleeves rolled up of course).

I also got the friendliest owl pin ever! His glasses come up and down!

My third and last purchase of the day was this $18 find! I plan to repaint it in high gloss white and reupholster it in a more modern fabric. I’m nervous…this is my first big DIY refinishing project. I’ll, of course post the after pictures when I’m all finished. I would love any tips or suggestions!


  1. ji ye, it’s alexis. try design sponge – they have a lot of diy projects posted with instructions and before/after photos! many of the projects are refinishing/upholstering. hope that helps!

  2. alexis: so funny! i was on that exact site (the before/after section) for hours last night getting inspired…:)

  3. Very awesome finds!!! I can’t wait to see what you do with these~! And you should definitely submit them to Grace at D*S. Good stuff, girl.

    (Truly Smitten)

  4. no body got that mini Radio-Flyer wagon?!? I would’ve picked that up in a heart beat!

  5. I don’t think I would have been able to restrain myself! Like the little table with the sides that fall down or the 2 drawer stand?

    Can’t wait to see the final product!

  6. Oh, and I heard Michigan is known for a lot of vintage finds… wish they were in Illinois too!

  7. cindy: it was so fun! we should get a group of girls who enjoy thrifting and make a day trip to michigan. south haven was only 2 hours away!

  8. Looks like a blast!! I can’t wait to see the after photos! :D

  9. jiye: let’s do it! let me know when. :)

  10. Did you reuphostler the chair? I’d love to see it!

    Just Better Together is having 2 giveaways!

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