Here at Remodelista we’re fully celebrating the antique and the secondhand. As we write in our new book, Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home, “Keeping things in circulation is the most impactful way to recycle. So before investing in something new, browse the vast world of well-made used goods.”
Old things as holiday gifts? Absolutely. What we’re after are items that elevate daily life: keepers that are useful and beautiful, and, we hope, will someday get passed on to the next generation. Many of the items shown here are one of a kind; if they happen to become unavailable, join us in the hunt: Etsy, eBay, Craigslist, Buy Nothing, and the many online shops with vintage listings make it easy to flea market from home. Here’s a sampling of what’s on our own wish lists.
Peruse all of our Holiday Gift Guides here.
For inspiration on living with vintage finds, see:
- Artist Residence: Patricia Larsen Used Salvaged Materials to Reinvent her Mexican Casa
- Calm and Collected: At Home with the Duo Behind Aesthetic Movement
- Kitchen of the Week: A Mexico City Makeover in Apple Green