Category: Blog

  • Get the Scandinavian Look

    We are loving the minimal, clean Scandi look that is so on trend at the moment. The way to create this look is to start with clean white space (white walls and light wooden floors) and no clutter.

  • See how designers are using mirrors in outside spaces

    Trending: You may have noticed how ferns, big leafy plants and green prints are trending in creative spaces at the moment?
    We love how these Pinterest designers and decorators are using mirrors in outdoor living spaces to reflect this trend, pulling in all year round greenery with the reflections from these medium and tall metal framed cathedral-style mirrors.

  • There is a reason these are Vintage-etc best sellers…

    These items have been flying out the door, everyone loves them. Aside from being so good looking, the free-standing “salvaged wood” pieces will add value to any home. If you move or sell, you get to take it with you!

  • Local is lekker, so is the price

    Thanks to Zuma & Cronies, buying imported furniture is becoming very expensive for us South Africans. This is why we are making it our business to source local craftsmen. Besides supporting families working out of a factory in Salt River, Cape Town – we are also able to offer you unbeatable prices. The following items are all made from reclaimed wood from sustainable sources. We shipped nationwide !

  • Free-standing Kitchen Character

    Winter is looming, why not add that warmth, soul and efficiency to your home with these new free-standing character pieces.


    An early bird notice of fabulous new arrivals as we have limited stock available.
    We are offering R300 discount per delivery for items ordered before 22 March 2017, so you can use your public holiday wisely

  • Vintage-etc helps Florence with her picnic blankets


    Florence Mudzivo (53) is from Zimbabwe. Her husband sadly passed away in 2011. She was left to single-handedly provide for four children and one grandchild. With no previous business or trade experience, she taught herself to sew.

    Florence knocked on my door on Woman’s Day 2017 to sell her lovely Shweshwe style picnic blankets, placemats and other goods. I was so impressed with the quality (and style) and her can do attitude, that we would like to help her find an online route to market that will take off the pavements and hopefully change their lives by providing a steady stream of orders and income so that Florence can do what she does well, SEW. Florence is assisted by her 24 year old daughter Ruthi, who helps sew at home.

    I posted it on Facebook and within 24 hours had over 300 shares and more than 60 orders for Florence, growing hourly. As a business owner of an online home-ware store, I have taken the liberty of giving Florence her very own page to trade on my site as it has existing infrastructure and staff to help her.

    Please take a look at her picnic blankets, oven mitts and placemats here.

  • Trending : The Thin Black Line


    Photos courtesy of Pinterest


    This sophisticated look remains one of the easiest ways to execute simplicity on a current trend, adding a chic touch to pretty much any room in your home. There are many ways to incorporate subtle “thin black line” elements of design into your decor. Here is how to get that look, the Vintage-etc way


    With a natural Bluestone top, Elm wood body and metal legs, this vanity makes a real statement.

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    Loft City ConsolLOFT CITY CONSOL

    Reclaimed Elm and metal legs, this versatile consol can serve as a media unit too.

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    Concierge server side viewCONCIERGE SERVER

    This versatile server/media unit is made from Elm wood and hand-forged metal

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    Prato Side Table 600x600x450PIPER SIDE TABLE

    This Elm and metal coffee table serves well as sleek bedside tables too

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    Metro Dining Table 2400x900x760CITY DINING TABLE

    Simple, refined metal legs allow the distinctive reclaimed elm-wood top

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    Office Bar Chair Side ViewOFFICE BAR CHAIR

    An elegant yet comfortable bar stool
    with powder coated metal legs

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    Block House Bookshelf Side ViewBLOCKHOUSE BOOKSHELF

    Elm and forged metal makes nifty storage
    for any space

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    Trending parquet top with metal legs

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  • Vintage-Etc Best Sellers

    We thought we would share our customers’ top picks and favourite pieces. Limited stock left. 


    Reclaimed fir wood with casement latches and practical storage drawers


    Made from fir and forged metal, use as study storage, media unit or as a statement wardrobe


             MANOR BOOKCASE 

    Our Manor Bookcase is a beautiful and timeless piece made from reclaimed fir with black metal French-style casing. This bookcase will add elegance to a study, office, library and even a living room.



    A beautiful and stylish bookcase made from reclaimed fir with black metal framing and handles




    A fantastically versatile media cabinet, made from reclaimed fir



    A stylish free standing utility cupboard with double stone basin


    Vintage-etc is an online store only but we are here to help with any queries that you may have. We can deliver to your door nationwide  within 3-5 days of order, pending stock availabilty. 
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