Off to visit family for a few days in the Windy City!

Won’t be back with Pursuing Vintage until late next week…. in… October (that sounds just crazy!  When did that month get here??!).

Illinois weather always is a wake-up call to the colder season ahead.    I’m packing my new jeans and, I’ll have to find a jacket around here somewhere to throw in the suitcase.  Or, maybe I’ll be surprised and there will be a warm front.  Ha!

Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend!



There are so many fun shops on Etsy, I thought it would be fun to do a shop feature once and awhile.

I came across Denmark West while looking for a mid century headboard for my son’s room.  I found an awesome one in their shop, pondered it for awhile, then it was sold!  I missed out!  Major bummer for me, major score for someone else!

Mid Century Modern Twin Headboard – Denmark West

Denmark West is out of Fredericksburg, VA – fairly local for me, so that’s a benefit (I love avoiding shipping costs!).  They feature a lot of great mid century furniture and decor pieces.  Something for everyone!  Check out some of my favorites:

Brass Lamp – Denmark West

What is not to love about this lamp?

Teak Cocktail Cart – Denmark West

I’m always a fan of lovely ways to serve alcohol!

Wall Hanging – Denmark West

These remind me of the beach.

Cheese Platter – Denmark West

So simple yet elegant.

Teak Chairs – Denmark West

These chairs are so fantastic!

Coffee Table – Denmark West

I like the lines on this piece.

Check out the shop on Etsy.  There is more to see, including some art.  Can’t wait to see what other fun things will appear in the shop — and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for another awesome headboard!




I came across this little campaign style chest, and fell in love with the patina.  The wood is just fabulous.

Primitive Campaign Chest

I feel like maybe this chest was handmade, but I couldn’t say for sure.  There aren’t runners for the drawers (though they slide in and out just fine).  The detail on the back makes me not want to put it against a wall.

Back Primitive Campaign Chest

It does have an issue.  It grew.  No, really.  The wood separated on the sides and top.  Ok, so maybe it didn’t grow, but that’s what it looks like!

Side Primitive Campaign Dresser

I can’t quite figure it out.  But it has a similar issue (gap between boards) on the opposite side, as well as on top.  I like to think of it as character, but I would think it could be fixed if this piece were to be painted (or stained) – then you wouldn’t have to worry about matching the wood.

It measures 18″d x 38″w x 32″h.

This little beauty needs a home!  You can find it in the Pursuing Vintage Shop for now!