Tuesday, March 27, 2012
You know those perfect vintage items that you see in magazines, and when you look for the source it was always found "on the side of the road" or in "the sweetest little general store in Maine"? Those perfect, classic items that YOUR local thrift store never seems to come by?
There's a little shop that can help.
Schoolhouse Electric makes the camp blanket that looks like it might actually come from a camp. The stoneware cannister that might have been a cookie jar in your friend's grandmother's lake house when you were a kid. And the light fixtures that might have once graced, yes, a quaint schoolhouse.
Here's the thing, though. None of this stuff feels "reproduction," though the hardware and lighting, in particular, hearkens back. Somehow this stuff manages to be "vintagey" and authentic all at once. Perhaps it has something to do with every glass shade being hand blown in Oregon.
It's funny, this sort of classic American look is not really my thing, but I just suggested the lighting, hardware, or linens to not one but three different clients.
You can check out the board here for shopping info, or just had over to Schoolhouse Electric and browse it all. They have furniture, too, but it's just a little pricey for me.
Oh, and this company has no idea that I am writing this post, so yes, these opinions are mine and mine alone.