Curated Craigslist: Vintage Florals

I may want to scrap my old flower sheets, but I will always have a thing for granny florals. Crewel floral still life textile art is hanging all over our studio and a Mid-Century sunflower oil painting Max’s mom gave us is currently gathering dust in my mom’s storage. Definitely squeezing that piece somewhere in here! But for now, I’m happy scavenging Craigslist for vintage and Mid-Century pieces. Needless to say, this Curated Craigslist is inspired by florals (and that settee in particular!).  Enjoy!

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Curated Cragislist: A Folk Art & Mid-Century Mix

Rattan, textiles, and folk pieces are a few of my favorite art forms, so I’m loving this particular Curated Craigslist. And as a fan of Mexican Otomi textiles in particular, I was obviously inspired to create a new collection when I found an Otomi upholstered Mid-Century chair. I threw in a few folk art pieces, like a ceramic llama and alebrije figurine for a bit of extra “cultura”, a Mid-Century sofa and set of side tables, and some extra woven pieces.

As I mentioned in my first CC post, this blog is truly about my love of vintage and things related, and with my Curated Craiglist series I hope to inspire anyone who reads this blog to go out and explore secondhand options for their home. Not only is it sustainable, but it’s super affordable!


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Mid-Century Sofa

Mid-Century Coffee Table

Folk Art Llama Figure

Wicker Chair

Mid-Century Otomi Upholstered Lounge Chair

Small Rug

Side Table Pair

Sinnerlig Pendant

Oaxacan Alebrije Figure

Mid-Century Martz Lamp

I Really Want a Mid-Century Chair

Months ago, I was inspired by the fabulous Mid-Century teal armchair pictured below. Teal is such a vintage color. I seriously see it everywhere in older furniture, classic cars, textiles, and the like. Mid-Century is also still trending (albeit, a very pricey trend), and I want in on it before something else takes over. So I’ve been on a quest to find an affordable Mid-Century or MC inspired chair for my bedroom…ideally a teal one, but I’m open-minded.

I’ve found a few affordable-ish options on different websites (some are even on sale!) and some that cost more than my San Francisco rent:

A coral Mid-Century chair via Cost Plus World Market–not teal, but I also absolutely love coral and salmon. This beauty is on sale for $159.99 and may be my top contender!

Perfectly teal and Mid-Century inspired. On sale for $279, this would be the perfect piece if it were only a little bit cheaper… yes, I have a tight budget, even though this price is excellent. Maybe I’ll bite the bullet and order it! *Le sigh* I can only imagine a colorful Kilim pillow thrown onto this guy.

$999 is cheap, right!? At least Joybird lets you customize the look of their chair frames, including the color and wood stain. Mine turned out looking like this, obviously.

Decisions, decisions! I’m waiting on some good news, so if it happens, I’m aiming for the coral chair to celebrate.