Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It’s Not Old - It’s Vintage!

Over the past few years, my design style has slowly started to veer towards the vintage and eclectic.

And sourcing the perfect vintage find is akin to a treasure hunt for me and I’ve started to become a bit obsessed.

Unfortunately, there is a lack of vintage stores in my area so when the craving can’t be ignored I like to take a short road trip to Chartreuse & Co. in Frederick, MD for one of their monthly tag sales.

They have a great mix of old and new and I always go through their store twice in case I’ve missed anything on the first time through.

Below are some of the incredible finds I discovered a few weeks ago when I made the trek to their barn o’ treasures. While I didn’t have the money or space for most of these items, I couldn’t resist taking pictures to save for inspiration at a later date.

The ‘barn’

The main floor

The attic

My grandfather was a photographer so I'm always drawn to antique cameras

I adore this pendant light and would have bought it if the price had been right

This gorgeous metal console would make an amazing media cabinet. If only I’d had a grand burning a whole in my pocket…

If I could have found a spot in my apartment for this chair/stool, I would have bought it on the spot. Alas, I couldn’t...

Refinished, this would make an amazing desk for a guest room!

I love how this vintage piece has been reworked into a side table

SOLD! These vintage clipboards were mine as soon as I laid eyes on them!

SOLD! I have an obsession with vintage clocks and scales (basically anything with cool looking numbers) and this fit perfectly into my stovetop collection once I got home!

Chartreuse & Co.
4007A Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
(301) 874-1882



  1. I would have bought the bowling pins. I love them!

    Looks like you had lots of good finds...

  2. Wow, what an amazing place!! And, the look of the barn from the outside is gorgeous. I could easily get lost in there for quite a few hours!

    Linda. x

  3. Nicole - I was thisclose to getting the bowling pins too, they were super cool looking!

    Linda - I always get lost in there for hours. I just keep going around and around because I keep thinking I'm going to miss something. It's a super cool place and I really wish it was just right down the street from me...though that'd probably be dangerous :)