Most of my vintage collections and stuff that I find I usually just come across while thrifting, cruising Ebay or Etsy, or some other resource. There are a few items I am always looking for, some of which are pretty elusive...
I've always loved this George Nelson desk. I really doubt I will even come across it in a thrift store or on Craig's List. It's more of a save-my-money-and-someday-buy-it-for-thousands kind of purchase.
I guess I have a thing for George Nelson, because if I ever found these sideboards/cabinets at a decent price I'd pee my pants and jump up and down like a school girl.
These Kaj Bojesen Zooline Monkeys make my heart flutter. I've always loved lighthearted and funny design, and these are definitely humorous! They are almost always on Ebay, but I guess I am not ready to spend $150 of one of them. So, I'm hoping someday I will come across one while thrifting or at an antique mall.
When people would ask me what item I am constantly looking for when thrifting, my standard answer used to be a Eames wood chair. That's not necessarily what I say now, but I'd still be really happy to find one. And a Kaj Franck Finel enamel mushroom bowl would be an amazing thrift find. But like the Zooline monkeys, I'm not really willing to shell out more than $30 for one.
Lately, I've had my eye on black Cathrinholm pieces, especially a tea kettle. A few months ago, there was a black tea kettle on Ebay and I decided not to bid. It "only" sold for $75 which is a steal compared to what the other pieces sell for. I missed my chance! Hopefully, another one will show up soon at a fair price.
What is on YOUR vintage wish list?