One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is go shopping for some vintage finds. Usually my little haven is Historic Main Street in St. Charles just outside of St. Louis, but this time I found something new right up the road from me.
This little place (4 Quarters – Timeless Vintage because 4 sisters run the shop, cute!) was filled with tons of goodies and inspiration that I just had to share. First off… lots of Halloween décor! Loving the fall burlap bunting and the stamped books. Umm.. so clever! The hard covers taken off books and the spines stamped with little sayings like “trick or treat”.
4 Quarters sells clay-chalk-mineral based paint from the American Paint Company. I’ve never tried this paint before but am interested in getting my hands on it! I’m assuming it’s pretty close to Annie Sloan chalk paint? Anyone tried it before??
I do love the color options, plus they had some type of clear top coat that makes the furniture/paint super durable. Great for the tops of your kitchen tables or end tables. I’m assuming you could also use with ASCP. Only $23. I wonder how long that would last, like how many pieces I could cover with it…
And of course I loved this painted cabinet door. I always admire people that can hand-letter things like this. You would think being a former painter I could totally do this, but my work is more like the style of Van Gogh or Monet… pretty from far away but a hot mess up close, HA!
It’s kinda nice finding these little gems around town. I often get stuck in a rut with the same old surrounding stores like TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, etc. Nice to get back to the fun and inspiring vintage finds, right?
I figure every now and again I’ll show you some of my shopping trips from nearby thrift stores and vintage boutiques. Kind of a behind-the-scenes for how and where I find my goodies. And because everyone likes to look at pretty things, right?
So do you have some amazing vintage stores nearby?
Do you like to mix vintage and traditional like me?