March 11th, 2014

the hunt

Hunters Alley Giveaway

the hunt

I had an interesting / awesome realization the other night. It’s going to sound a little bit stupid and is slightly embarrassing  to admit {especially at 32 years old} but I realized I’ve come into my own, decor-wise and that I actually have a decorating style. Prior to now, I was living with a boy, and before that, financially struggling and living with roommates – no extra money to spend on making my apartment into a “home.” But that’s changed – also, I think as you get older your priorities shift and you want to spend a bit more to make your home feel like home. Inside my apartment you’ll find a Moroccan wedding blanket, a collection of antique teacups, a sheepskin rug in my dressing area, oven baskets, and Moroccan poufs… all very bohemian, in some ways. But then there are also geode coasters, my bar cart, mirrored trays and decanters, gold accents, and other more “luxe” things. It’s a little bit messy and haphazard, but somehow it all works. That it all goes together is a bit of a miracle, but it does… and that makes me really happy.

We talked about Hunters Alley a bit last month – it’s become my go-to for unique, special one of a kind pieces. Although a lot of the things in my apartment come from mass retailers, its important to me to have a few special accents that feel really special. That’s where this site comes in.

Anyway, I’m happy to tell you that Hunters Alley has offered to give one S&S readers a $100 credit to their site! To enter, just leave a comment below… telling me your last great vintage find!

Above are a few of the things I love – also… this pitcher! I found it after making the collage. I really, really want it.

Shop the collage above: Moroccan Wedding Blanket {check out their whole shop though – I love everything!} // Mid-Century Rocks Glasses // Gold Destiny Bowl // Agate Coasters // New Zealand Sheepskin // Retro Amber Glass Decanter // Teacup // French Blue Opaline Scent Jars {on my wish list for someday}  // Vintage Gold Vanity Stool {she draped an IKEA faux sheepskin throw over it, BTW – brilliant!}

Thank you to Hunters Alley for sponsoring this post! Official giveaway rules can be found here.

113 Responses to Hunters Alley Giveaway

  1. Lauren March 11, 2014 at 7:00 am #

    My favorite vintage items are the dishes given to me by my grandmother. I love the mix of old and modern.

  2. Kate B. March 11, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    My last vintage find was s mid century yellow couch – for $40!

  3. Kailey F March 11, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    My last great vintage find was a beautiful cake plate that belonged to my grandmother! Digging through your parents’ basement counts as shopping, right?

  4. jillian March 11, 2014 at 8:09 am #

    great giveaway!! we have all sorts of vintage stuff in our condo — including a rotary phone, 3 typewriters (they are my husbands!), and a vintage camera. My favorite item is a antique pink glass face powder holder that my grandmother recently gave me (I loved it growing up and thought it was the prettiest thing in her house!)

  5. Amanda March 11, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    my last vintage find was a collection of sweet liquor decanters!

  6. Erin March 11, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    My last find was a beautiful mirrored tray for our bar. Love great vintage furniture and accessories!

  7. Anna March 11, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    Awesome giveaway! My last vintage find was a vintage silver plated ice cream holder from the 1920s. TOO COOL!

  8. Heidi March 11, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    I have a slight obsession with vintage cameras and last year for my 30th birthday I bought myself a vintage Kodak Vigilant Six-20. It had the original owner’s manual with it! I’ve picked up a few amazing vintage clothing pieces over the years, but nothing compares to that little camera.

  9. Ariella Phillips March 11, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    Beautiful decor items! My last vintage find was an incredible rhinestone necklace- I wear it with everything!

  10. awinkasmile March 11, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    Ooo this would be an awesome one to win! My last great vintage find were two anchor shaped brass candle sticks at the SOWA market in Boston for only $25!

  11. Caroline Higgins March 11, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    I love vintage books. The older the better!

  12. ceislin March 11, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    I love Hunters Alley! Seriously great collage of items here! My last great vintage find was actually a collection of champagne glasses. They are all different, some etched and are perfect to showcase!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  13. jen March 11, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    I just inherited a set of vintage French dishes from my grandmother. She always had them displayed in her kitchen, so I will forever think of her when I use them!

  14. Erin M. Doherty March 11, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    Not traditionally vintage, but my great grandmother’s recipes- they’ve been handed down for three generations!

  15. Sonja March 11, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    An vintage Kodak polaroid camera. So awesome!

  16. Claire Albertson March 11, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    Love this! My apartment is filled with unique vintage treasures. My very favorite is my grandfather’s iron whiskey cabinet / bar cart that i have in my dining room. It’s amazing and I’ve never found anything like it!

  17. Elyse Greenberg March 11, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    A black & white striped silk skirt. It’s become a closet favorite. *fingers crossed*

  18. Allie March 11, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Awesome giveaway! One of my favorite vintage finds is my antique gold circular bar cart. And I got it for a steal at only $100!

  19. Chrissy March 11, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    I found a 1958 ceramic platter with pink and blue spider mums on it. It looks so modern but it’s vintage. I also found an art deco ceramic vase. I think I’m going to put some red silk poppies in there.

  20. Jourdin March 11, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    Love these! I also subscribe to the boho chic decor aesthetic. Love these picks!

  21. Emily March 11, 2014 at 10:16 am #

    I love vintage pieces! I recently ‘found’ (a gift from my parents) an art deco ring from the ’20s. Such beautiful craftsmanship and details!

  22. Christie March 11, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    my favorite vintage find is a super detailed, hand-embroidered map of new york city–it’s amazing!

  23. chelseatubbs March 11, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    I scored the vintage find of my life with a Chanel double flap for $25! You can’t beat that.


  24. Freckles March 11, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    My best vintage find would probably be an old tea cart that I found at a flea market last spring. It’s now used as a bar cart :)

  25. pumpstopumas March 11, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    My fiancé and I shop religiously for vintage finds to decorate our new home. Greatest pieces so far include old wall maps in beautiful colors and copper items for the kitchen!

  26. Mia March 11, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    Great giveaway! My last vintage find that I LOVE is a beautiful jewelry box.

  27. Rachel {Love This Life} March 11, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    I think I could seriously spending hours on this site! Thank you for sharing!

  28. feastonthecheap March 11, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    I’m always on the lookout for blue & white chinoiserie jars – I think I officially have a collection. The last one was a vintage ginger jar I found on from amillionmoths. I have it in my bathroom… Love.

  29. Laura March 11, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    My favorite vintage find was my great-grandmother’s tea cart that I am now using as a bar cart in my apt!

  30. joyandivy March 11, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    I love Moroccan wedding blankets!!!

    Allison /

  31. Sharona March 11, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    A vintage bar cabinet from my grandfather’s house – it’s pretty awesome!

  32. perri schneider March 11, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    My last great vintage find was this awesome wooden frame! I love it and it houses a photo I adore of my mother and I!

  33. The Avg Girl Guide (@AvgGirlsGuide) March 11, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    Gorgeous items! Last great vintage find? We’ve found some awesome art at the Lincoln Road Flea Market in Miami; it’s always a treat when we can get there to peruse all the vendors!!

  34. Laney March 11, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    My last vintage find was this classic brown structured leather handbag! It goes with everything and is the perfect size for the essentials when exploring!

  35. Holly March 11, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    My last great vintage find is an old typewriter. I love that thing so much!

  36. Allison March 11, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    My last great vintage find was a velveteen, bright yellow modernist chair at a resale shop in my hometown. It sits happily in my little apartment, brightening up the space. LOVE Hunters Alley, btw!

  37. Crystal March 11, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    Great Giveaway! Thank You for introducing me to Hunter’s Alley – great site! Love the wedding blanket and have being coveting agate coasters for a while! The last vintage item I found was a great piece of blue coral!

  38. Laura Mastropaolo March 11, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    I adore the vintage plate collection my parents gave me featuring buildings at my college!

  39. Dariel March 11, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    my favorite vintage piece also happens to be a teacup (given to my by a friend’s mom after her grandmother passed away)…but my best personal vintage find was a vanity and stool from an antique store in NH!

  40. Emily B. March 11, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    I found some awesome matching side tables at a vintage store in Nashville. They needed some love, but the shape was perfect. A little sanding and painting (or a lot) and the look great in the bedroom. They add some character and a little fancy-ness without breaking the budget!

  41. Kalina March 11, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    My favorite vintage find were some porcelain teacups and matching saucers!

  42. Austin March 11, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    My last great vintage find was a large oil painting of crashing waves with lots of super-saturated blue tones. I grew up near the ocean and my grandmother had one like it in her house, so it has sentimental value to me. If I can find others, I might just create a collection of ocean scenes :) Thanks, Grace!

  43. Jenn March 11, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    I don’t own any vintage items- how sad! That’s why winning this would be so awesome. I’m still in that “financially struggling and living with roommates” stage in life and would love some extra goodies to spice up my room!

  44. Jessica March 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    I’ve never heard of Hunter’s Alley until this post but it sounds awesome!! Thanks for sharing! My last vintage find was some awesome colored glassware

  45. christinamanduleycnn March 11, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    My latest vintage find was a turquoise waterfall side table and it is so pretty! LOVE this giveaway.

  46. Jill March 11, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    My last great vintage find was a long campaign dresser that I had lacquered and am now using as a sideboard in my dining room.

  47. marissa March 11, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    Hunter’s Alley sounds like a great new spot! My last vintage find was deco shoe clips – crystal and emerald colored. I immediately knew they’d find a home on my suede pumps. They’re like a party on my feet!

  48. Nicole March 11, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    I’m never good at finding vintage things though I love everything you’ve curated! Would die for that rug.


  49. Gina March 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    I love those agate coasters, they are so beautiful! My last vintage find was a pair of virtually-unworn vintage Ferragamo flats in a flea market booth in DC. I couldn’t believe my luck- best $40 I’ve ever spent!

  50. Kelley March 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    I found a gorgeous vintage mirror at an estate sale that is now hanging in our dining room!

  51. Andrea March 11, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    my last vintage find was a beautiful milk glass candy dish that is currently home to some succulents!

  52. Paulina March 11, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    My favorite and latest vintage find is a crystal glass I use to keep my toothbrush organized! Glam all day every day :)

  53. Kristina March 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

    I found a great “secretary” cabinet with a glass front that I loooooove. May be a weird purchase for someone my age but I can see having it my whole life.

  54. drea March 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    my last great vintage find was a simple wooden bowl – for about $1!- that i use for my bracelets! i also managed to score some james taylor & jackson browne records :)

  55. fariha March 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    firstly, i am obsessed with hunters alley! been stalking the website daily for new finds… my last great vintage find was this set of two brass folding tables. absolutely adorable, and a steal at $5 each

  56. nikki unwin March 11, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    I found a very unique ice bucket and vintage champagne coupes!!

  57. Pat schwab March 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    A really cool candle holder with hanging crystals and a metal and marble holder I might use for jewelry or mugs.

    • Emily March 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

      i found a fabulous vintage fur stole that i can’t get enough of. love your blog!

  58. Alex March 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    My last great was at a clothing thrift store where I hit the jackpot – someone exactly my size must have just dropped off a bunch of stuff, because I left with seven pairs of jeans! My favorites were a really classic cut by Joe’s Jeans, and a pair of really strange CoH denim gauchos that I turned into a perfect-fitting pair of high-waisted cutoffs.

  59. Julia Huber March 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

    Last weekend my boyfriend and I found a beautiful red wood/glass armoire for sale as we were walking home from the farmer’s market. We got it for $80 (originally $1,200!) and the extremely nice seller helped us put it on top of the car and drive it slowly home.

  60. Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache March 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    That’s such a beautiful bowl!

  61. Lea March 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    i’m obsessed with milk glass and get it whenever i can find it!

  62. Caitlin H. March 11, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    I scored a vintage oleg & cassini clutch at a flea market! Fingers crossed!

  63. Erin March 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    My last great vintage find was an authentic Chanel bag for $60!

  64. Tory T March 11, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    I found the prettiest candleholder when I was in college that I still use today!

  65. Celeste March 11, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    I was able to score a large box of milk-glass pieces for only $10 total. Talk about excited!

  66. shelleytraylor March 11, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    My mom just found the cutest vintage chair on the side of the road.

  67. Katie March 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    My latest vintage find was an old school salad bowl. Because I didn’t know its provenance, I use it as a space to organize bags of coffee beans and filters.

  68. Anni March 11, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    My last great find was a whole MCM Russel Wright service set for about $15 at an estate sale.

  69. Jordan {Queen of LA} March 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    oh gosh. im still talking about finding not one but TWO barcarts at this amazing vintage shop i used to work near. i still miss that store… just not the job!

  70. reema (@helloreema) March 11, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    What a sweet little giveaway! It sounds a little silly but I found a little brass turtle recently. The shell opens up so you can store something tiny like matches or candies in it. I think it was maybe $5 at most and I just love it!

  71. martha Susan March 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Found a great trunk – for bathing suit storage!

  72. Carolyn March 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    My grandmothers mink stole to wear on my wedding day !

  73. Kacey D March 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    Last great find was a lace tablecloth that I’ve deemed too precious to actually use — thinking of making it into a large art piece and using as a headboard.

  74. shirarosen88 March 11, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    Ha I’m terrible at shopping vintage…. my last great vintage find was a pair of boots I borrowed (and never returned) from my friend’s closet! Ha!:)

  75. Brittany Schwartzwald March 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    I just bought a giant beer barrel from the 1800’s to be my side table.

  76. Alex T March 11, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    I have some vintage water glasses that I just love! Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Tracy March 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

    Tea cups, I have several mismatched sets.

  78. tilly March 11, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    I love finding unique vintage items. My last great find was a blue velvet jewelry box with a mirrored top. My perfume collection looks perfect atop it.

  79. grace o. March 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    My latest and definitely greatest vintage find was definitely a gorgeous teacup with beautiful gold detailing. Love it! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Xo

  80. Laura Kathleen March 11, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

    My last great vintage find was my end table in my living room! I love it! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  81. A Hammer & Heels March 11, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    I LOVE vintage shopping!! Half of my apartment is decorated with it. My favorite is my glass and gold coffee table I found for only $6! More budget thrift finds are on my blog :)

  82. Tierney VanderVoort March 11, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

    I found the most amazing vintage Native American/Aztec blanket at my favorite antique shop the other day! Well, it’s really more of an over-sized runner because it’s far too narrow to use as a blanket, but I love the color it lends to my bedroom so I’ve designated its home to be at the foot of my bed. It really looks quite posh laying next to my faux bear fur blanket.

  83. SMDC March 11, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    Post cards from my hometown at BK Flea! It was so random and special…

  84. Shauna Fisher March 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    My last vintage find were some suitcases that were in amazing shape! I love them! I also just got some china from my grandmother that I absolutely love!

  85. Karrie Harper March 11, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    A beaded handbag!

  86. Emily Smith March 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    My latest vintage find is a work in progress …I’ve been collecting different tea cups from my grandmothers and my husbands grandmothers with a few of my own additions from antique shops!

  87. Kaitlin March 11, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    I found an old architect’s drafting table that was repurposed into a bar cart!

  88. Josh March 11, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

    My end tables I bought at a yard sale

  89. Andrea March 11, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    The Glidden Ceramic Bowl is perfect!

  90. Michelle (@curlygirlmimi) March 12, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    My last great vintage find! I’m from a country in South America called Guyana that was once a British colony. My last great vintage find was an old trunk that my grandpa told me came on a steamer ship from England. It had been in the family for years. My grandmother was throwing it out but I couldn’t let such a relic go to the dump so I took it home with me. The inside is in pristine condition, the outside needs work but it is an honor to own something that has been in my family for generations and has such a great history!

  91. Kathleen Harris March 12, 2014 at 12:47 am #

    Last vintage find–silverplated trays and a bowl. Love to let them tarnish a bit.

  92. Mili March 12, 2014 at 12:56 am #

    My last vintage find was some of my grandmother’s old Indian saris from the 1970s that will look beautiful framed on my wall – a treasured way to remember my family and my heritage.

  93. Alice March 12, 2014 at 3:54 am #

    I recently rediscovered a beautiful brightly coloured tea set that used to belong to my grandmother

  94. Jessica March 12, 2014 at 7:38 am #

    A ridiculously large brass table lamp for $10!

  95. mlpull March 12, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    How great! My last great find was an awesome old cable spool

  96. Jenn Barnes March 12, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Vintage Coach bags at Brimfield Flea Market! (So many amazing finds there over the years.)

  97. Vanessa Wilt March 12, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    Great site…. My last vintage find was framed artwork

  98. Holly B March 12, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

    I haven’t been thrifting/ antiquing in such a long time…but I think my most recent find was a super soft vintage fur collar.

  99. myhealthyfix March 13, 2014 at 1:12 am #

    Just picked up a art deco print from the Rose Bowl Flea in CA…best place! I can’t wait to add it to my gallery wall!

  100. channynn March 13, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    Their pillows are LOVELY. I’m a mama now and my latest thrift was a pair of Livi Luca’s for my daughter.

  101. mlcalicchio March 13, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Awesome! Would love to win! My best find to date was an old seaman’s chest. I love it!

  102. Katherine Quigg March 13, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    I love vintage/thrift shopping, I just barely seem to find time to go! Online shopping in my 10 spare minutes while I eat breakfast is so much easier! But my latest find was a set of crystal ice cream dishes that could double as small glasses!

  103. Erin March 13, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    My last vintage find was a pair of brass elephant book ends! So adorable!

  104. Anna March 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Great giveaway! Still in the budget-roommate phase but can always use unique touches. I found a great vintage wooden-framed screen to use at my sister’s wedding – perfect for seat assignments or hanging old family wedding pictures.

  105. Cindy Aiton March 13, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    My latest vintage find was a David Weidman serigraph. I pretty much danced all the way to the check out line. :)

  106. grace March 14, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    A first edition of the book Heidi!

  107. Marissa March 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    My all-time favorite vintage item is a beautiful rose tea set given to me by my Aunt. They were given to her by her grandmother, so they are near to my heart.

  108. Caitlin March 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    I loooove vintage tea cups! Although my favorite vintage piece was an ornate juicer my grandfather (he collected juicers) gave me before he passed away.

  109. Anna K March 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    I scored some antique teacups and a vintage hat!

  110. callieclough March 21, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    I collect pink depression glass and found a gorgeous sugar and cream set at Goodwill for $2. Holla.

  111. Brittany Sampson March 27, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    I am obsessed with Hunter’s Alley. I have been looking an updating a rug or two in my new apartment and they have so beautiful ones to choose from.

    Anyways I think my last vintage find was a dark oak small chest I found on consignment at a store here in Charlotte. It was the perfect piece to put on my dresser to house the little extras I need at an instant but don’t want seen.


  112. Abbie March 29, 2014 at 5:45 am #

    My mom and I found a vintage sewing basket that had tall legs, it looks like a wine bucket but when you open it it has rods to put thread on and a dish for pins.

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