When it comes to a vintage score, having time and patience is everything. One could hop thrift stores for hours, only to come up empty, with nothing to show after spending an entire Saturday rummaging through knick-knacks and skipping lunch. But oh, the reward you feel when you come across that piece that is just right and priced at just a few bucks!
Vintage decor is very much (and always) on-trend, and it’s not just designers who go seeking out those perfectly eclectic pieces to hang on the wall or place on the mantel. Whether your den is calling for a bold statement piece or you’re just craving a breath of fresh aesthetic to start off the new year, going vintage is a great way to bring that special one-of-a-kind style into your space. To help get your inspiration, imagination, and pre-hunt determination going, here are a few images of some incredible vintage decor from just a few of the excellent vintage shops in the Triangle. Begin a day of shopping at any one of these shops and you are guaranteed to go home with some quality timeless treasures.
Gibson Girl Vintage
1001 W Chapel Hill St, Durham
From mid-century lawncare lanterns to pink toilet + sink sets and rattan chaises, Gibson Girl’s ever-changing collection reminds us of that fashion trendsetting kid in our senior art class—a style that’s just the right kind of unique. If you’re looking for jewel-toned velour, this is the place.
1019 Investment Boulevard, Suite 107, Apex
Finds for every style! An eclectic mix of vintage, mid-century and retro home furnishings at reasonable prices, Gremlina is not for the faint of heart—with wall-to-wall furniture, art, and collectibles, it’s a true vintage shopping experience with potential treasures at every turn.
Father and Son Antiques
302 S West St, Raleigh
Curated and provenance-focused, Father + Son is a holy grail of mid-century antiques, especially swoon-worthy wood furniture. On the lookout for the perfect credenza or record table? We recommend starting your search here.