vintage treasures & modern art

Detroit, Michigan · 1081 Sales


vintage treasures & modern art

Detroit, Michigan 1081 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   BrightWallVintage now offers modern digital art prints alongside our vintage items! Visit our partner store,, for a rad selection of upcycled luggage, and men's apparel & accessories.


BrightWallVintage now offers modern digital art prints alongside our vintage items! Visit our partner store,, for a rad selection of upcycled luggage, and men's apparel & accessories.

Jenna and Erik

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Jenna and Erik


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

BinaGeorge on Jan 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect! Item came exactly as described with fast shipping. Thank you so very much - it looks lovely!!

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A Little Bit of Everything

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My husband, Erik, and I met at photography school. We both majored in photojournalism, and graduated right around the time newspapers were really losing steam. WIth the advent of digital photography, photojournalism was no longer a sacred profession; anyone with a cell phone could capture a major world event.

We decided to move from California back to our home state of Michigan to pursue alternative careers. I'd always enjoyed the graphic design portion of my education, so I began working for a print shop doing design.

Erik started his shop, BrightWall, with hand-stenciled vintage luggage. I began accompanying him on his inventory runs and found some amazing vintage items that I couldn't live without. He suggested I open an Etsy vintage shop, so I did! BrightWallVintage was born.

I stock my shop with items that call to me; BrightWallVintage doesn't necessarily have one 'style' or to its overall appearance. All of the items stocked are ones that I personally love. I don't stick to one era, either. Classic mid-century lamps, colorfully bright mod ceramics, industrial letterpress antiques - all can be found in my shop! an abundance of brass animal figurines. I do love those.

BrightWallVintage also offers 'State Love' and 'City Love' digital art prints. I still work in graphic design, so adding modern prints to my vintage shop seemed like a natural fit.

I'm living the freelance life and LOVING IT! Life is good!

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Shop members

  • Erik

    Curator, Inventory Hunting Specialist

    Erik was born to hunt vintage items for my inventory. The items call to him - it's a gift! And his shop, BrightWall, is pretty rad, too.

  • Jenna


    I live in Detroit with my lovely husband and our two dogs. I'm most drawn to vintage text and print, thus a compulsive buyer of old books. All vintage items have a story to tell, and I love sharing them with the rest of the world.

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Last updated on March 19, 2013

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Depending on item weight and destination, all U.S. orders ship out with USPS Parcel Select or Priority mail within two business days of payment received. Orders received on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday ship out the following Monday. We use your Etsy address to ship all packages; please make sure it is your current address.

All items ship from a smoke-free, pet-friendly work space. We also believe in repurposing our shipping boxes, so don't be surprised if your item shows up in a box that has already seen some love.

Tracking is typically included with your purchase, and items can be tracked through the "Purchases" section of your Etsy account. We do not include insurance with our shipping, but it is available upon request for an additional cost.

If for some reason you need your item sooner, birthday, wedding, valentines, any number of other things that we forget about until it gets super close! Please let us know and we will be happy to give you a quote to expedite shipping to get you gear as soon as possible. We are here to help.

Methods vary depending on the destination country as well as the size and weight of the item. Feel free to contact us for international shipping quotes if one is not included in the listing or if you feel that the shipping is too high.

Please be aware that you will be responsible for any taxes or customs fees charged by your home country. Check with your Customs office and/or Postal Service if you are concerned about possible tariffs. We are NOT responsible for any fees once the item has left our care. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR UK BUYERS! You should be prepared for the possibility of paying VAT plus a Royal Mail fee upon receipt.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds will be offered for the following three reasons: loss in the mail; damage to the item during shipping; a considerable amount of dissatisfaction upon receipt of item. Each case will be evaluated individually. Buyer is responsible for shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
We are always happy to reserve an item for you! We can hold items for up to 10 days. If for any reason you aren't able to purchase during this timeframe please let us know, otherwise the item will be re-listed and available for others to purchase.

Etsy is not a flea market - we put a lot of work into creating, finding, organizing, photographing, and listing our items. We price our items according to the effort it has taken to bring them to the fingertips of you, the customer. You are always welcome to inquire about prices, but please understand that those prices are firm.

Please understand when purchasing vintage items, they have been used by previous owners over the years. There may be scuffs and stains from normal use. We think this gives them character and you are helping the planet. If you have specific concerns regarding a piece, please feel free to ask.