There are antique wooden figures ($3500)..
Framed artist palettes ($345+)..
And polaroids of strangers next to drawers filled with pistachios or gavels.
The first time I went there I walked around in a creeped-out daze, wondering how someone even gets the idea to pick these items up, much less throw them in a drawer no one will see unless they're a particularly nosy shopper. [I kept batting my boyfriend's hand, telling him not to touch anything.. but he opened every drawer to reveal these crazy things!]
I think that's partly why I'm so drawn to this new Etsy shop, Hindsvik [I also keep thinking it's a Scandinavian-based effort, which it's not, but that only helps in my mind these days]. I probably would've overlooked most of the objects for sale if I'd passed them in a vintage store, but the owners of Hindsvik have selected and compiled every item with such care that they really feel like they tell a story that needs to be heard. Plus, the pieces are a great, unique, and easy way to add personality to a[n Ikea-filled] home.
Some of my favorites include:
A playful ship wheel lamp ($45)
A cheerful vintage blue coffee pot ($49)
A giant wooden "&" ($125)
And an antique wooden key collection ($16)
Do you think this kind of eye is something you're born with, or something you can learn? Here's to hoping it's the latter. I'm itching to go on a vintage hunt!