Finding the perfect antique takes more than a dust-resistant eyeball and a plucky sidekick with mutant appraisal powers. Sniff out attractive restored goods sans superhero aid with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of goods from Urban Mining Homewares, located in Westport, one block east of Main Street. The store is only open on the first-Friday weekends of every month, so plan accordingly. Buy two of today's deal and take home twice the amount of authentic vintage nostalgia.
Each month, more than 20 foraging foes of dull furniture display a suburban spelunker's dream of antiques, furniture, and one-off treasures in the historic Meyer Building's welcoming lower level. Whatever style beckons your home or garden, the infrequency of Urban Mining's sales means a fresh rotation of affordable wares arrives each and every month. Browse through enough tablecloths and doilies to outfit a championship tea bash, or check out fashionable vintage mirrors (starting at $25) to reflect a black-and-white version of your formerly Technicolor dream coat. The furniture runs the gamut from striking window frames and lamps (both starting at around $15) to wood and metal chairs (starting at $20) and retro barware ($15 and up). Every fabric, collectible, and piece of dragon-fired pottery comes after intense searches by Urban Mining's collection of hunter-gatherer vendors, who comb the earth on ungainly camels for orphaned and belittled jewels, restoring them and distributing them to appreciative homes.
It can be hard work decorating an old kitchen that recalls grandma's mind-bending pie charts, or outfitting a cliff-side cottage with pig-iron carabiner ceiling fans. Urban Mining Homewares brings its chic style to you, presenting an affordable alternative to today's modernity-obsessed, metaphor-polluted furnishing culture.
3924 Walnut St.
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