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Welcome to Timeless Table Vintage! I'm excited to share my vintage discoveries with you. If you're like me, you have way more baskets, bowls, and platters than food, plates and glasses than guests, and vases than flowers; and yet you can't help but acquire more pieces for the perfect table setting.

Four or five years ago, my sister-in-law (with great trepidation over how I would react) took me to my first thrift store. For some reason, I had just never been, and consequently the glorious world of thrift store, Craigslist, estate and garage sale treasure hunting remained a mystery to me until that day. I was (and admittedly still am) a zealous mall shopper, but I discovered that there's something more exciting about the scarcity and relative uniqueness of the gems that can be found in second-hand venues. I became a fan of reused, repurposed, re-enlivened goods…

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  • Female
  • Joined March 11, 2012

Favorite materials

glass, brass, copper, ceramic, silver, porcelain, clay, stoneware

About

Welcome to Timeless Table Vintage! I'm excited to share my vintage discoveries with you. If you're like me, you have way more baskets, bowls, and platters than food, plates and glasses than guests, and vases than flowers; and yet you can't help but acquire more pieces for the perfect table setting.

Four or five years ago, my sister-in-law (with great trepidation over how I would react) took me to my first thrift store. For some reason, I had just never been, and consequently the glorious world of thrift store, Craigslist, estate and garage sale treasure hunting remained a mystery to me until that day. I was (and admittedly still am) a zealous mall shopper, but I discovered that there's something more exciting about the scarcity and relative uniqueness of the gems that can be found in second-hand venues. I became a fan of reused, repurposed, re-enlivened goods.

My love for all things related to the kitchen table stems from a multi-generational, both-sides-of-the-family propensity to acquire tableware. Both of my grandmothers owned more sets of linens, glassware, candlesticks, bread baskets, and dishes than they knew what to do with, and I never saw a plate at either of their tables that didn't have the pattern perfectly positioned. In fact, I remember being trained in the art of proper plate positioning as a young girl (maybe that's why I now have pattern-less china?!). I learned that no matter how much we loved the food and cooking, the tableware was like the gift wrap of a thoughtful gift that created excitement for the recipient.

My shop only features items I would love to keep myself if I could come up with enough excuses and time to throw dinner parties to use it all. I prefer pieces that, while nostalgic, are simple and classic in their design and will appeal to me for many years. I hope my findings inspire you to look at your tables in new ways.

****SPECIAL NOTE FOR COLLECTORS****
Please note that I am not a fine china, glassware, or other antiques expert. While some reproductions are clearly not the original, some are very good and would require extensive knowledge to tell apart. I avoid blatant reproductions, fakes, etc. and ensure their qualifying as "vintage" to the best of my knowledge (this means that, most likely, a reproduction would blend in just fine with Grandma's almost-complete china set). I cannot, however, guarantee the authenticity of any pieces. The pieces I acquire, I do so for their beauty and appropriateness for a timeless table. Please enjoy them as such!

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