Crafting an eclectic, curated home is no easy endeavor. Searching for something vintage used to mean trekking through thrift stores and antique shops, searching for anything with art deco patterns or the smooth curves of midcentury design. Thanks to social media, however, the days of tedious thrifting are in the past. Several Dallas vintage collectors have turned their Instagrams into virtual shops. They put in the hard work of locating and refinishing items so that you can find the pieces of your dreams from home.
This nearly 2-year-old online shop is opening an East Dallas storefront in a few weeks, though founder Brigitte Buckholtz will continue listing her American and Danish midcentury finds on Instagram. With posts nearly every day, there’s a constant influx of new pieces, but they tend to go quickly. “We always tell our followers to turn on post notifications to make sure they don’t miss anything,” says Buckholtz.
Buyers can follow @eastsidegems on Instagram or give Buckholtz a call at 713-836-0353. Once open, her storefront will be available by appointment and during weekend hours at 5409 N. Jim Miller Road, Suite 227.
For Danish modern sideboards, brass etageres, peacock chairs, woven wall hangings, and other vintage art and décor pieces, you’ll also want to follow Modified Home. Founder Allision Bonifay says her shop focuses on midcentury modern pieces, but also sources items from other eras and helps customers on their furniture hunt. “If we don’t have what you are looking for, we can find it for you,” she says. New items are posted on a near-daily basis.
Buyers can follow @modified_home on Instagram or call 678-938-8548 to inquire about a purchase or schedule an appointment to stop by the warehouse.
For “vintage furniture and all that we fancy,” scour the Instagram feed of Krisen Home. Lindsey Overton’s shop, which celebrates its fourth birthday next month, offers new vintage items on a weekly basis. Pick up a new (er, old) table and chair set or throw pillow, and grab some jewelry while you’re at it.
Wesley and Rose Curios
Celeste Chumlea’s eclectic shop of vintage goods was inspired by her grandparents, Wesley and Rose, whose home mixed midcentury designs with southwestern décor and a bohemian flair. Vintage lovers can score wall art and decorative elements through her website or Instagram highlights, where she uploads her finds weekly.
Dallas Classic Finds
This Instagram shop offers diverse items that won’t cost a pretty penny (no draining your savings for an ornate mirror or rattan table). “Our goal is to find pieces that we could see someone falling in love with while also being reasonably priced,” says founder Liz Molina. New items are posted roughly three to five times per week, and prospective buyers can sift through the hashtag #dcfavailable for up-to-date listings.
Wrecking Ball Collective
Founder Jess Jamison started Wrecking Ball Collective about three years ago but only made the jump to full-time about a year back. If you’re trying to track down wood or wicker furniture, Persian rugs or brass decor, she’s your girl. She posts her vintage finds, which she says “add so much personality” to any home, between three and five times per week. Brass figures and other small items, which she calls littles, are sold about twice a month during Saturday sales at her Airbnb.
Fulfill your ’60s mod and ’80s glam dreams with Amuck Vintage, cofounded by Jill Morrow Wood and John Titus. The soon-to-be-married couple’s collection includes everything from wood armoires to retro kitchen jars. Their goal is to post one item each day and keep customers entertained through Instagram stories. “[We post] new finds that will be coming soon and [images from] the restoration process,” says the owners.