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Up your dinner party game with 8 of the best vintage tableware shops on Instagram right now

Photography By @distractvintage, @our.hse, @shop.memento, @shoprosemaryhome
Published 17.01.22

Welcome to Found on Instagram, a new series from the RIISE team that celebrates all the great Instagram brands and accounts we can’t stop DMing to each other.

Consider this your invite into our online world. Hopefully we can save you from the explore-page vortex by doing the endless scrolling (sorry, we mean thorough research) for you.  

As we enter a new year, we’re faced with 12 fresh months of birthdays, accomplishments and anniversaries – many of which, due to circumstances we won’t mention, will probably be celebrated at home. With this in mind, it might be a good time to think about updating your tableware. After all, dining with friends and family (or alone) is alway better when you have something pretty to look at.

As always, we recommend buying second-hand not only to save money, but also to keep the beautiful objects you’ll find out of landfill. To make this process easier, we’re bringing you a selection of our favourite vintage homewares accounts where you can find just the thing to serve up at your next dinner party. Happy vintage hunting! We’re sure an endless number of cocktail glasses await you. 

 

@ukitu___

Ukitu – Sydney

 

Founded by Yvonne Starr, Ukitu is a thoughtful curation of vintage furniture and wares from all over the world. After running out of space in her own home, Starr launched her business as a way to share her preloved passion with other interior enthusiasts. Meaning “touched” in Basque, Ukitu mainly sells bohemian-style items. Think neutral colours and organic textures like wood and stone. Her limited drops on Instagram almost always sell out within a day. With treasures like these Italian acrylic bowls and this wicker handle terracotta jug, you can see why.

@ukitu__

 

Memento

Memento – Melbourne


Memento serves up vintage pieces that are perfect for the modern minimalist. If you’re a fan of Pernille Teisbaek’s dream Copenhagen home or Thuy Nguyen’s Swedish abode, then this is an account to keep a close eye on. We’re personally considering throwing a party just as an excuse to pick up these modernist sculptural napkin rings and divine teardrop shaped liquor glasses. You can shop online (it delivers across Australia and New Zealand) or visit its store in person to see the items for yourself. 

@shop_memento 

 

@albie_and_pearl

Albie & Pearl – Kent

Looking to fulfil an English manor fantasy? Albie & Pearl can help with its huge collection of antique ceramics and glassware that are both relevant and timeless for the modern home. Whether it’s a 1930s Victorian transferware pitcher or shell-inspired centrepieces, you’ll only need to throw in some jam and scones to complete the look. 

Owner Marie Pontefract sources her favourite pieces from the Malvern flea market, junk shops and local antiques markets across Surrey and Kent. So the hard work to find affordable and unique pieces, like these mid-century checked serving plates, has been done for you.

 

@albie_and_pearl

 

Rosemary Home

Rosemary Home – New York City

Depression glass is in (really it never left), so chances are your grandma is happy you’re  pining over her 1920s brightly coloured moulded glassware. 

Now, of course, if you don’t have a historically fashionable grandma, you’ll have to look slightly further afield. Based in New York City, Rosemary Home is one of our favourite places to score these delicate beauties. Some favourites from the mix include this set of amber Murano martini glasses and this faceted decanter set in lemon yellow. We’re totally here for the multicoloured madness, and so is your home.

@shoprosemaryhome

 

@our.hse

Our Hse – London 


Always in pursuit of the perfect salad server, to-die-for vases and unique tableware, Dervla O’Shea founded Our Hse to share her love of interior styling. O’Shea knows her collection of mid-century modern, second-hand wares is a valuable commodity, which is why she only makes her items available in limited drops, releasing five to seven pieces at a time. 

It’s worth the wait (and setting a notification for), especially when she features things like this solid aluminium cast candlestick or these pastel blue ceramic plates. Or, better yet, sign up to Our Hse’s presale mailing list.

@our.hse

@distractvintage

distract vintage – Sydney 


Based in Australia
on Gadigal land, distract vintage sources stock from all over the world. Giving you access to a planet of design fantasies spanning Europe, Asia and America. The eclectic selection means pieces like this rare space-age French press by Jørgen Bodum (made in Switzerland) are offered up alongside 1970s Tamco Hollywood salt and pepper shakers. As an added bonus, your preloved item will be shipped in fully recycled (and recyclable) packaging including biodegradable bubble wrap and fill.

 

@distractvintage 

 

@inreverievintage

In Reverie Vintage – London

When Hannah Louise’s work came to a crashing halt during lockdown, she decided to use her spare time to start a new project: In Reverie Vintage. The London-based account’s aesthetic bends to the 70s and 80s (resin bowls, glass vases and unique patterned crockery) and always brings a real sense of fun. We love these incredible ceramic lobster dishes and this arguably pairable crab plate. Dare we say if you decked your interiors out with these retro finds, your home will likely become the official dinner party destination (an honourable trademark indeed).

@inreverievintage

 

@funkyfinds__

Funky Finds – Gold Coast

 

Funky Finds is the go-to account for vintage glassware to complete your table set-up. Trying to mimic an art deco fit-out? These green coupes are a vision. Wanting to up your game with a French provincial tablescape? Then this alcohol decanter will be a perfect centrepiece. Warehouse vibes? Naturally you’ll gravitate to these smokey brown bubble base coupes. It has something for every style (and at a reasonable price), so whether you’re looking for glassware to blend in or stand out, it will be your easiest decorative purchase to date.

 

@funkyfinds__

 

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