It might not be the right thing to do to follow that post up with a Friday Favorites post but like I already said in my idea house tour, I have been obsessed with finding vintage rattan pieces like they had in the house. I’ve been looking on Craigslist, at estate sale ads and yard sales and of course I looked on google too. But no success yet with the right piece for my space. I would actually love to throw out my Ikea wing chair at some point and maybe replace it with an amazing vintage rattan piece that is comfy because my white cat Lucy is ripping it to shreds right now. It’s the place she sleeps on every day. Rattan might be the perfect solution.
I just read this article HERE about the long history and styles of rattan and whicker which is super interesting if you are into decor trends and where they come from.
I also mentioned on Instagram stories that almost every time I go online, I load up my shopping cart with stuff and then I go to check out and talk myself out of everything I just put in. Sometimes I do buy something but most of the time I don’t.
So today I want to share some of my favorite pieces I found on those search tours. I do write for a bunch of different people online and on social media. So some people actually like these posts while others just get annoyed.
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modern Rattan and Wicker trend
One thing I know for sure is that I’m having this Etsy shop HERE under close watch. She has some amazing vintage pieces. It’s sometimes hard to find the right size and scale for your own home though. It’s usually the biggest problem I have.
I will be looking for names like vintage Shelby Williams Industries or Paul Frankl rattan, maybe someone out there doesn’t know what they have. The prices on 1stDibs (see HERE) are just ridiculously high.
Etsy has some really great vintage pieces too (see HERE) but the price is pretty high too.
And lately I have definitely been completely agains painting rattan and wicker. There was a time where it looked so fresh painted in a fun color or white but I’m kind of really over that look.
After I’ve done all the research I come to the conclusion that none of the rattan and whicker pieces are cheap. Like really none of them…new or old! So if you ever find one for cheap, it’s a steal 😉
Here are some of my new more modern favorites:
One of my favorite pieces is the rattan crib and the bed. But I don’t wish to have another baby to put into the crib 😉
I also have been really into rattan purses. There is something really nostalgic about them and they also look cute placed in your home. They could be used to store your sewing kit or other craft items that you frequently use. My mom actually uses a similar one to number 8 for her little sewing needs.
Number 5 comes close to the chair I love so much in the show house but I want a larger scaled piece then the one above.