enough {VINTAGE}

My concept for enough {Vintage} is simple: quality, kitschy vintage items at prices regular people can afford.

We have enough hearty vintage stuff in the world. So there’s really no need to buy cheap, poorly made crap that’s meant to fall apart so you buy more of it.

Enjoy the stories worn into each of these pieces, and add your own as they become your beloved heirlooms.

Have you had enough?

THE STORY

By the time we’d finished, I was sweating. The action was fast, our synchronicity flawless. Everything was a blur, and I was thrilled. I looked at him, unsure if I was supposed to leave the money on the table, or give him my number. Or both.

I slid the wooden paddle across the table’s weathered surface. He looked up at me, his dark eyes piercing mine.

“That was quite something,” he said with a smirk.

I blushed, the way most first-timers do. I wasn’t sure if I’d done anything right. But everything was behind us, and he seemed pleased with my performance. Or maybe just the money I was holding.

I paid him, and smiled widely—my toothy grin bracketed by fiery red cheeks.

“Thanks again. That was fun,” I said.

He touched his cowboy hat in a salutatory gesture.

I gave the auctioneer one last smile, and then turned, stooping beside the table to pick up my boxed auction lot.

***

Old, worn things have always caught my eye—due in part to growing up surrounded by antiques, and having been an archaeologist. I never tire of their utility and subtle beauty.

But a frequent refrain I hear is, “Antiques are so expensive. I’ll just go to IKEA.” While there’s nothing wrong with IKEA, there’s a wild misconception that quality vintage pieces of furniture and decorative objects have to be accompanied with ungodly high price tags.

Sure, plenty of folks capitalize on labeling something “vintage” and hiking the price, but there’s so much good stuff out there that can be had for a fraction of the cost of an unpronounceable IKEA piece, and not require a bottle of vodka and a screwdriver to put together.

Repurposing old things that’ve withstood the test of time just feels good. And it’s good for the environment.

Save trees. Stow your furniture assembly tools. Get enough.

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