Décor Hunting at Coastal Vintage Home & Garden

by Landis Carey on July 14, 2011

Coastal Home, Nantucket

Coastal Vintage Home & Garden in Nantucket was a charm to peruse. The shop’s easy going vibe and graceful décor left me with a list of DIY ideas a mile long. While most all of the vintage goods in the store were overpriced (see price tag below for item above!), there were a few original artworks that were worth their pennies. The store was styled like a lived in cottage, one where you wanted to plop down with a magazine and cup of tea on a cozy day.

Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned I thought my style was shifting to something a bit softer? Maybe it’s just the summer season, but I’m dying to layer our home with a few coastal-colored pieces worn with time and use. Maybe adding a few touches of personality like these will continue to soften our space as we make it our own? And that’s what I’m realizing as time passes: While I love the midcentury lines expressed by our modestly-scaled furniture, the idea of characterizing our space with splashes of vintage, loved items from the early 1900s to the 30s is extremely appealing to me. Sounds like a blog post, huh?

Scroll down to see the items I loved most at Coastal, and just check out a few of those price tags! My goodness, right? Perhaps one day I’ll have a tiny shop in Maplewood where I sell Mint Peach Home pottery as well as reasonably-priced vintage goods that have been refurbished with new life. How does that sound?!

Coastal Home, Nantucket

Coastal Home, Nantucket

Coastal Home, Nantucket

Coastal Home, Nantucket

Coastal Home, Nantucket

Coastal Home, Nantucket

(Images: Landis Carey)

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PJ July 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm

What a good find, Landis! My favorite shops are always the ones I want to move right into. Also, I want all of those sailboat paintings up there. What lovely colors!

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Landis Carey July 16, 2011 at 6:41 am

Oh, the sailboat painting, completely agree! I was just clicking through these images, thinking…I miss the beach. Creating this same loved, lived-in space is what I’m after!

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PJ July 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Luckily, you have the best beaches in NJ for inspiration! By the way, thanks for your visit and comment earlier today!

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Diane July 16, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Landis, Do you know the story behind the tri-fold mirror?

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Landis Carey July 18, 2011 at 9:31 am

Sadly, I don’t know the backstory. It’s great though, don’t you think? Have you seen a similar one before?

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Diane July 18, 2011 at 10:56 am

I had a wooden one siting on top of a little vanity. I used it from a young age, through my college years .
But the metal mirror makes me think Barber shop, or some kind of commercial use. But I may be way off!!!!!!

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Landis Carey July 20, 2011 at 11:11 am

Not way off, I agree! I was thinking barber shop or men’s shop or another commercial use, definitely! Now I’m curious…perhaps I’ll stop back in Coastal Home when we’re in Nantucket next…

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