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Emily and I often pontificate on what our store will look like some day. What kind of fixtures we’d like, decor ideas, and general vibe are something we talk about often. We want a store that captures our personal style – displaying new and interesting ways to mix vintage in to everyday. High and low, brass and sterling, primitive and kitsch.

It should come as no surprise, then, that we saw our future store strewn about in bits and pieces all over Marburger Farm.

These Swedish and French watchmakers benches would make an incredible cash wrap, or even back office desk. In fact, the Eclectic Architecturals actually converted a similar workbench into a desk, turning the drawer into a laptop tray.
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This architectural remnant (also Eclectic Architecturals) would look incredible honestly anywhere, but particularly in our collective mind over a faux fireplace and mantle.
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The “fluff” from Leftovers Antiques and Creekside Antiques and Design shows one of the many ways we’d like to incorporate flowers and natural bits into our styling and into our customers’ homes.
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A cabinet like this, from Benton, Hayden & Associates, with 100 years worth of layered paint would be a perfect way to display anything – from dishes to jewelry. If we didn’t have room for it in the beginning, I’d happily “age” it in my home.
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And, every bargain bin and sale table we saw held the kinds of items we hope to stock. In truth, we’d love to have the same items as many of the vendors have at Marburger, but we think we should start small with mostly American vintage and antique decor, rather than jumping right into European furniture, ormolu clocks, and high wattage jewels. (Though, if we ever find ourselves in a position to fill a container in Provence, we won’t say no!)

A brick and mortar may not be in our immediate future, but girls can dream!
~Lainey

Disclosure: Tickets were provided by Marburger Farm. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.