Treasure Hunt: Vintage Mosaics
Sometimes a girl just needs to clear her head — and nothing refreshes like a good BROWSE around a vintage store…
When in San Francisco’s Mission District, be sure to check out the new 17,000 square foot space called STUFF. Thanks to free parking, I took my sweet time and strolled through two floors of jam-packed booths, filled with antiques and ’50s – 60s modern mid-century treasures.
My eye seeks all things MOSAIC, so here’s a sampling of some of the unusual finds I spotted.
The MEMORIES flood in.
When I was a little girl, my Dad took me and my brother and sister out to the town dump
to scavenge for tile.
(I learned my tile hunting skills early on…)
Dad found small white and orange tiles with a bumpy glaze,
they were mounted on a fine mesh. And we even scored an old coffee table.
We loaded everything into the giant trunk of our Ford Galaxie 500.
We carried it all back to the Garage – America’s midcentury playroom – and as a family project,
we cleaned and sanded and stuck and grouted our way to a brand new tile coffee table
to go with our Danish modern furniture.
Home Sweet Home.
Will Lenker and James Spinello, owners
150 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94103
open 7 days, 10-9