A New Vintage Auction Format



I’ve spent decades thrifting in high (and VERY low) places, scouring through pages and pages of online sites, or heading to the flea market on painfully hot summer Sundays (all of which I still do, and love). The pieces are VERY GOOD, but with my growing business and family, it was time I free up some much-needed space. We started the flea which we sell some of my coveted smaller items through (and still do) but often those larger pieces which I love so much don’t go anywhere. I have historically sold my favorite larger pieces on Chairish, and here’s the HUGE announcement, Chairish is launching auctions. That means that these pieces can go for $1. They won’t, but they could. Keep reading.




For those of you that haven’t heard about Chairish before, it is a simple concept – think craigslist, but classier, easier and more well refined. Their staff weeds through half the junk that some people think are “treasures” and curates a pretty wonderful selection of goods for you to shop.




Up until this point, you have been able to make an offer on an item, but now it is an auction based format, which start at $1. It’s like Ebay, but with only good stuff that has been vetted. The auction format is a win win situation as it works great for sellers who are just ready to purge and want items out (ME), and for buyers who are looking for a great deal on said items (YOU).




So folks, it is official auction time (RIGHT NOW) and everything you see in these pictures is being auctioned starting at a buck. Including said vintage arrows, which I have had a very happy and monogamous relationship with for years. All 14 of us.




I’ll also be letting go a set of Italian lucite folding chairs that I picked up at a vintage store in Arizona, a pair of those Milo Baughman burlwood nightstands (which the chair is sitting on), that massively epic teal blue Mid Century lamp, which I am sad to see go as I still have never used it for a shoot, and a pair of perfectly sized parsons side tables which the lamp sits on. Then there are the blue seascapes, my pair of marble and brass side tables, a brass regency ceiling mount light fixture, and America’s headboard (my velvet blue tufted headboard). To say I am parting with some of my ultimate favorites would be a big understatement. It’s a veritable cornucopia of vintage happiness for your purchasing pleasure.




I will be sad to see them go, sure, but happy if you are happy to have them.


So head on over to Chairish and check it all out. In the meantime let’s take a walk down memory lane of some of my favorites I will be parting with in the sale in all their glory.


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Mid Century Coffee Table. WHAT. AM. I. THINKING. Here is what: this table is not kid-friendly what with those sharp baby-eye-piercing corners. I have to come to terms with the fact that I will have one form of toddler for the next 3 years. Hoarding this piece for 3 years seems weird and unnecessary. Will some non-baby or toddler owning person please take this off my hands?


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My old metal nighstands which I used to have in our bedroom, a pair of those wood table lamps, as well as that headboard and bamboo mirror. I know it seems as though I’m selling my entire bedroom but that’s because I AM. I like it all, but it was time for something new. I’m insane.




My Mid Century inspired desk which used to sit in my living room for those days when I was feeling extra inspired to sit at an actual desk and write and last but not least my Mid Century Dining Room table which extends with two leaves and some of our first family meals were shared on. bright-dining-room-1


It’s an awesome table that could use a light refinishing. I bought it for $1k and you could bid on it for $50 and win it. That’s a pretty bad loss on my part but we aren’t using it and its just sitting here (and I refuse to deal with Craigslist people these days).




That bamboo rocker didn’t make the cut for my “keep” pile, and that industrial drawer dresser is AMAZING but ended up not fitting where I had planned. ALL of this stuff is so good. My Oregon map was in storage for a year but I truly love it.




Those rugs. That regency light fixture! That macrame! THAT TEAL POTTERY LAMP!!! All so good. Then there is this guy:




“Random Senator From The Senators” sculpture needs a home. I don’t know why it’s not in my home, I love that ugly man, but its being sold. Also the nightstand that it is on is awesome and I actually wish I hadn’t committed to selling them. But I did. And once I emotionally say goodbye, I really say goodbye (note to all past boyfriends).


So here are some of my favorite “past boy-friends”. I’m selling over 50 pieces but here are my favorite 12: Lucite Folding ChairsBurl Wood NightstandsMoon at Night Seascape, Marble and Brass ConsoleMid Century Teal LampBrass Regency Light FixtureArrow CollectionMid Century Wood and Brass Lamp, Mid Century Parsons Side TablesMarble Side TableMid Century Coffee Table.


The sale starts NOW and lasts til’ April 21st (only 2 days) at 7pm (PST). All 51 pieces are starting at $1 and YES there is a “buy me now” option so you can fast-track it and buy it out-right if you know you want it (I put in my lowest price guarantee). There is local LA pickup for free and shipping is extra.


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And… just because you know we love a good GIF around here, you can see how Brady and I put together this little vignette of everything we are selling. Head on over to the sale and get your bid on. Chairish_cropped
***Photography by Tessa Neustadt

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