if know me well, or maybe just take a quick look at my instagram, then you know i love me a good treasure hunt or trip to the antique store. even if it’s not to buy i still get an endless amount of inspiration and, to be honest, house lust because i’m definitely going to need a bigger space to store all the treasures i want to buy!
one of my favorite places is located in the neighborhood i used to live in for six years, clifton gaslight, called lentz and company. the neighborhood itself oozes charm and is home to a large artistic community. there’s always markets, corner troubadours or some kind of arts show happening. a few years ago a new vintage store moved in and my thrift-loving heart nearly exploded! they’re always updating their storefront and inventory so it gave me an even better excuse to stop in every other week or so just to see what’s new. and it’s here where i bought my first paint by number painting that set off a love that i think will endure for all ages.
for whatever reason i never got around to talking about it on my blog but now that i no longer live in the neighborhood i want to put in the effort – because this place needs to be talked about.
i’m so in love with that daybed and coffee table combo.
lentz is brimming with mid century treasures and really taps into my mad men fantasies, but it also has a lot local artists goods mixed in as well. the proprietor, nick, is super nice and, while he is a fountain of useful knowledge, he respects that ‘it’s all about the hunt’ and respectfully stands back unless you beckon him. which, i love.
there is some mega pretty glassware that was giving me some serious #barcartgoals
i think these chairs might be authentic and i wish i had a need for them because i really have a thing for mid century chairs
they have a pretty amazing vintage jewelry selection that is not getting justice in this photo
i am having some regrets about not picking up that floral tin, the colors and pattern are so gorgeous in person
the shop is pretty small but its cozy and it makes the hunt so much more enjoyable because you kind of feel like you’re looking through betty draper’s organized attic. there’s a level of curation that is thoughtful here as well and as you move through the store your eye travels from kitchen to dining to living to accessories you would keep in your bedroom. every wall surface has some kind of vintage art piece on it so your eye is constantly darting around and scouring for the next treasure.
lentz and company is a real treat to visit, there’s always something new and i guarantee you’ll want to walk away with a prize or two. if you’re ever in the area i insist you stop by and allow yourself to get lost for a little bit.