Vintage has many obvious benefits: the unique factor, the story associated with an interesting piece (real or made up!), and, often but not always, the price point. But the best thing of all? The element of surprise.
I have been looking for a mirror for the powder room for a couple of months now, but when it came down to it, a) I was not in a hurry, since there is a perfectly functional, if plain, mirror in there already, and b) I was not willing to spend anywhere near three digits on it.
So imagine my utter delight when, after piano practice on Tuesday, the girls and I wandered in to an occasional sale at Urban Cottage and stumbled upon the most perfect mirror for that space! Perfectly unique, reminiscent of a high-end model or two, but under $50. I could not have planned it, I just had to stop looking and let it come to me. The find is a thrill.
That, my friends, is why I love vintage. And I'm off to all my favorite haunts this afternoon with a client.
Have a great weekend!