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Beaverdale Vintage in Des Moines

Beaverdale Vintage in Des Moines

When I stepped inside Beaverdale Vintage I knew immediately — I was in mod heaven. Owner John Sayles has curated a stunning collection of furniture, lighting, housewares, home decor, textiles, jewelry, clothing, accessories, books and more. As the owner of the award-winning design firm J. Sayles Design Co. clearly John has an eye for styling and choosing pieces that are covetable, packed with pattern and always relevant regardless of the decade. Sweetie bought a gorgeous silk print shirt and I bought a beautiful cream and green houndstooth wool coat. Always on the lookout for some Vera's I asked if they had any, but like me, John is a collector of her scarves and does not put them in his shop. 

And not only that: when you donate or consign to Beaverdale Vintage you're helping Orchard Place, whose mission is "to develop strong futures for children and youth with mental health and behavioral challenges". You'll receive a tax-deduction receipt from Orchard Place for the value of the items you donate. Also, Beaverdale Vintage donates a percentage of every sale to them. 

In the photo below — see the floral textile in the lower left-hand corner? And the close-up photo below that? You are looking at a close-up of a queen size bedspread (with adorable dangly white balls) that also has four matching pinch-pleat curtain panels. This set is in 

pristine

 condition and the colors are to 

die for

. It is manufactured (not homemade) but the maker is unknown. They are selling the set for $110, which is a bargain. 

Below is the pattern on the vintage shirt I wore for our crawl day. It's lean and long like those cool biking tops and has a white zipper with a triangular pull up the front. Even though it's not a floral pattern, it's one of my favorite retro shirts. 

I hope you enjoyed this dip into Beaverdale Vintage. Up later today: Illustrations from a groovy Cool Whip recipe book. Tomorrow: photos from our visit to Funky Finds and adorable illustrations from a 1967 children's book about the birds and the bees. You won't be disappointed!

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John's other Etsy shop: 

I Live Modern

515-979-8958

beaverdalevintage@gmail.com

Thu+Fri 12-7 | Sat 12-5

The Well-Dressed Dessert from 1969

The Well-Dressed Dessert from 1969

Mid Mod Des Moines

Mid Mod Des Moines