Happy Vintage

Esther is the sort of person who can walk down the road in any given country and see pieces that other people considered trash and realise that it is actually a lovely vintage piece. (She still talks about the Eames armchairs she found on the streets of Manhattan).

Me, not so much. I walk past every skip and it does not even occur to me to have a peek in, to look for treasures. That is actually quite sad for me, as I love, love vintage. Especially since I have had kids, I hark back to the good old days, when toys did not have batteries and furniture made out of cane and molded plastic was all the rage.

Luckily, like Esther, there are some people who seem to have that salvage gene. Check out the great French vintage children’s shop, Happy Vintage. They seems to have managed to source a huge amount of lovely toys, objects, posters and lots more just for people like me! The website is actually only in French but super easy to navigate and translate with Google!

– Emilie


Comments (4)

June 12, 2013

Was drooling over Happy Vintage the other day. So many flashes of my childhood whenever I see their stock and way too many things I want to order to bring home!! 😉

xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

Esther in Amsterdam
June 13, 2013

I get lucky every now and then… I just keep my eyes open!! (Plus, you have to envision the piece in a different setting, which can be hard when you see it on the side of a street…) xxxx PS yes, those Eames chairs were a super lucky find!

November 11, 2015

Hi Babyccino Kids
I hope you don’t mind me emailing you
I have been inspired by your website for a while now and I have recently set up an online Children’s Handpicked Vintage store selling Vintage children’s clothes, Retro toys, Books, Vintage Games and more.
It would be great if you could take a look at my website
I’d love it if you could possibly feature me on Babyccino Kids
Look forward to hearing back from you
Kind Regards

Leah x

February 6, 2017

vintage toys are a HUGE no-no. Even 80s toys like My Little Pony have lead in them. Please don’t give vintage toys to your children, even toys that you saved.

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