Considering we bought a place that is almost double the size of our last little apartment, and we throw stuff into donation boxes like it's a bad habit, Joe and I moved into our new home with not very many things. Which is FINE. Clutter tends to make me fall apart at the seams, so it was really nice to have a fresh start and actually have room for new things. Filling up our space, although a slow process, has been a great experience and I feel like we're finally at an age/place in our lives/who knows what where we are very aware of exactly what we want our home to look and feel like.
Hastily, I took the opportunity for new things a little too far, and found myself only buying new things. Before I knew it, it was starting to look like a damned catalogue up in here. So I backtracked and decided to start thrifting for home goods again, BUT for any of you who have not ever tried to go hunting for those perfect treasures with a toddler, it's pretty much the exact opposite of fun. Thankfully, there's the magical world of Etsy which happens to pair perfectly with the comfort of my own living room.
I came across Snapshot Vintage while searching for an entryway mirror, and fell in love with just about every item. That rarely happens for me with Etsy shops, but it's pretty tough when it does... it's quite hard not having the budget to buy ALL of the beautiful things I want. I noticed that they're based in LA and welcome customers to come check out their loot in person, so I quickly emailed the owner, Maggie, and told her that I would definitely be stopping by the next time I was in town visiting family. She was incredibly sweet and, in the meantime, I found the perfect mirror* and another piece to hang in our entryway. As soon as I figure out exactly what needs to go on that funny dining room wall (beach photo was a major no go), I promise, I will FINALLY get some before and after pictures for you guys.
*I went absolutely gaga when I saw this mirror, but I happen to have a husband who has trouble seeing beyond super clean lines. Bummer for me.