This season, outfit your Gowanus apartment in some true holiday kitsch! What makes a house feel more like a home than slapping some throwback decorations all over the place? Luckily, finding vintage holiday decorations in New York means you don’t have to go digging through Gramma Gertie’s attic. New York is the center of everything and that includes vintage and antique shops galore. Here are some spots to hit if you’re looking for vintage holiday décor.
Authentiques, 255 W 18th St., Between 7th and 8th, Chelsea
While you’ll have to leave your beautiful borough to explore this shop it’s absolutely worth it! Authentiques has been finding and selling antiques and vintage wares since 1976. Though it’s not exclusively a holiday décor boutique, they do have lots of stock in for almost every season. And, they offer Christmas ornaments all year long! Their enthusiasm is contagious and you’re sure to find a whole host of treasures. Get in and stock up early.
Yesterday’s News, 428 Court St., Brooklyn
This antiques and collectibles shop offers an eclectic blend of furniture and other miscellaneous items. You could find anything from a dry sink to a collection of old photographs, and if you’re lucky some vintage holiday décor! They don’t advertise anything holiday related, but with their unique mix you may hit the jackpot. If not, think about how you can use some of their treasures in your holiday décor. Incorporate old milk crates into a holiday display or repurpose a cubby box to display vintage holiday figurines.
Eclectic Collectibles & Antiques, 285 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn
Speaking of eclectic, this vintage shop is chocked full of the unique and kitschy. From jewelry to furniture to statues and more, Eclectic Collectibles & Antiques is a treasure trove of the past. Check out their beautiful vintage jewelry to find that perfect piece to complete your holiday ensemble. Or, dress up a figurine in holiday garb and add it to your décor arsenal.
Brooklyn is the perfect place to indulge your stranger side when it comes to the holidays. Make your Gowanus apartment feel like home this holiday season however you like!