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Luna Park Foundry is a vintage online shop with a curated selection of mid century modern finds, bohemian and feminine rustic home goods, fun vintage toys, Mexican and ethnic textiles and as much vintage Christmas as I can find!

I love finding vintage - sophisticated mid century modern home goods, feminine/rustic farmhouse storage pieces, industrial metal things, Scandinavian design anything, and if it’s got a mod ‘60’s vibe I’ll probably take it home. Oh, and fun vintage toys and can’t- pass-up-jewelry.

If my life was a reality tv show, it might be called ‘the reluctant vintage picker’. Why? I shop estate sales – I get up at the crack of dawn, drive all over creation and wait on line for hours just to be able to get in the door in the first wave. Then it’s a game of dash and grab with a lot of super intense people to see who can snag the b…

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  • Joined April 19, 2009

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textiles, copper, flowers in design, pink and orange, plaid wool, circles

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About

Luna Park Foundry is a vintage online shop with a curated selection of mid century modern finds, bohemian and feminine rustic home goods, fun vintage toys, Mexican and ethnic textiles and as much vintage Christmas as I can find!

I love finding vintage - sophisticated mid century modern home goods, feminine/rustic farmhouse storage pieces, industrial metal things, Scandinavian design anything, and if it’s got a mod ‘60’s vibe I’ll probably take it home. Oh, and fun vintage toys and can’t- pass-up-jewelry.

If my life was a reality tv show, it might be called ‘the reluctant vintage picker’. Why? I shop estate sales – I get up at the crack of dawn, drive all over creation and wait on line for hours just to be able to get in the door in the first wave. Then it’s a game of dash and grab with a lot of super intense people to see who can snag the best stuff first. I’ve been elbowed out of the way and knocked to the ground by people with a more highly developed sense of competition.

So WHY do I keep going back? To paraphrase Woody Allen – I need the eggs. I do love vintage. So I suffer through a somewhat unpleasant shopping experience ☺ to find cool things to put in the shop.

My shopping history bonifides:
- Grew up in the Middle East and discovered a love of vintage ethnic textiles and jewelry
- Traveled to every continent except Australia and Antarctica and bought things on every one
- Studied art history at New York University
- Bought my first vintage jewelry in high school
- Moved to Tennessee in the 90’s to work for Home & Garden Television and spent every weekend at flea markets and antique fairs
- Lived in Brooklyn in the 2000’s and wrote a couple of crafty books, SOFTIES: Simple Instructions for 25 Plush Pals, and ZAKKA SEWING: 25 Japanese Projects for the Household - bought crafty things for a while in lieu of vintage
- Living in Los Angeles now and full time estate sale shopping in the California sunshine.

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