Category Archives: Shop

Holiday Gift Ideas

We’ve got your last minute gifts here at Vintage Scout!

1. “Be Good and If You Can’t Be Good, Be Careful” metal sign from Sugarboo Designs. $50

2. Gold Urchin Metal Art. $22 – $35

3. Delirium Candles. $38

4. Mik Wright Coasters. $3.75 each

5. White Mod Frame. $30

6. Social Light Refillable Lighter. $36

Remember us for the BEST hostess gifts as well as unique gifts for the special ones on your list.

Colorful Bracelets at Vintage Scout

We’re excited at Vintage Scout because we just got these fun handmade bracelets. They’re very colorful and the eclectic mix makes them perfect to layer. Beads are made from wood, Tagua Nut, Sandblasted Black Onyx, River Stone, Dyed Jade, and Turquoise. Embellished with Ceramic Skulls, Crosses, and Turtles. Priced right at only $24 each, they would make a great gift or jazz up your own holiday outfit. And they are made right here in the good ole US of A. Swing by the store for the best selection and go ahead and finish up your Christmas shopping.

Share Your Scout

December is “Share your Scout” month.

Upload a picture of something you got from Vintage Scout Interiors or a room that the Scouts helped you with or even your favorite thing in our store or website.

Post it to our Facebook page, Tweet it, Instagram it, or Pin it to Pinterest, all with the hashtag #VintageScout .

At the end of the month we’ll randomly select one winner out of those who join in the fun to receive your choice of a Delirium Candle, a Cucina hand soap, or a Savon de Marseille lavender soap.

Don’t forget to include the #VintageScout. That’s how we’ll compile the list. Start sharing today!

Small Business Saturday

This Saturday, November 24th is Small Business Saturday

The 3rd annual Small Business Saturday is sponsored by American Express to give you an opportunity to support your favorite mom and pop stores and to give your local economy a boost as well as invigorate the neighborhood around you.

The Scouts are proud to take part in Small Business Saturday and we encourage everyone to shop small!

So those of you in the Dayton/Cinci/Columbus area, when you shop small at Vintage Scout on Saturday, November 24th, we have a special offer for you.

For every $50 you spend here on Small Business Saturday, you’ll receive a $10 gift certificate good to use anytime in 2013!

And American Express has a little treat for you as well: enroll your card at and use that card to spend at least $25 in a single transaction at any participating small business (like Vintage Scout!). You will receive a one-time $25 statement credit from American Express. Make sure you enroll early; the number of enrollments is limited.

Most importantly, get out there and shop small and help make this the one of the biggest days of the year for all the small businesses across America.

For more information, visit

Monday’s Furniture Crush

For this Monday’s Furniture Crush we knew we wanted to share a High Point find, but it was tough narrowing it down; we saw so many wonderful things. So we decided to bring you some of the unique things we found that we haven’t seen floating around out there amongst all the market photos.

If you must have a foosball table in your home, why not make it a piece of furniture? We had to practically fight off the guys playing it to get a photo.

Screen printed upholstered headboard, trimmed out with furniture webbing. Genius and gorgeous! This company also had huge floor pillows; all offered with a variety of images.20121022-114623.jpg

Bright colored metal furniture is virtually indestructible. Perfect for kids rooms.20121022-114713.jpgAs always, if you are interested in any of the pieces we’ve shown, contact us at . Vintage Scout Interiors is your resource for innovative designs, unique finds and one of a kind pieces.

Phillip Jeffries Wallcovering- The Passport Collection

We returned to the shop this morning after our fabulous trip to High Point. As expected, tons of things were waiting for us, some good and some not so good. One of the best things was the binder featuring the new Phillip Jeffries wallcovering collection.

Pretty wonderful! For us, wallpaper never went out of style, so we are thrilled with the resurgence of it. Phillip Jeffries does natural and textured papers like no other! This new collection hits the mark with color, texture and pattern. Contact Vintage Scout Interiors at or 937-312-9461 if you would like to bring some of this magic into your home.

Highlights of Scout Day Two At Market

Day two here in High Point was filled with just as many if not more amazing finds as day one.
We started our morning at perpetual favorite, Design Legacy. Always inspiring. Always clever.

Next, we thought we’d check out a new upholstery line and really happy we did. CR Laine has so many wonderful fabrics paired with great frames. These are just a few that we loved.

We thought this vendor had a great color story.

How did the HPMkt Style Spotters miss these? Infatuated with these acrylic pieces from Four Hands. Not the least expensive things we saw, but wow, what a statement.

And then you know, the Scouts are always gonna have a little bit of fun. So after an awesome dinner at Lee Industries, we made our way to the main event back over in the middle of market. 80’s heartthrob Rick Springfield! Still looking and sounding good after all these years.

Gotta run, get ready and head out the hotel door for day three. Today we’ll spend the entire day inside the “big building”. Lots of vendors to see, so as always, follow us on Twitter and Instagram to see our favorite pics of the market.

High Point- Day One Wrap Up

We arrived in High Point, NC yesterday for the International Furniture Market and hit the ground running.

We stopped by our favorite lighting showroom to see what’s new and look at a few details for some clients.

We’re not sure why, but we were both lovin’ this print of a target.

Your Scouts are always on the lookout for what’s cool and new out there. We found Chris Bruning and Groovy Stuff. These peace signs are made from old barrels. Loved his line!

Of course we had to get ourselves a little treat. A Glenda Gies handbag should do the trick.

Well, it’s time to get ready and get out there again. Day two and all it’s treasures awaits us. Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Twitter to get up to the minute peeks at what we’re seeing and doing.

Monday’s Furniture Crush

We’ve been posting about a love affair on our Facebook page. Get your mind out of the gutter; it’s the sheer adoration we have for furniture. And why not, we’re designers. Each Monday we’ve desperately been trying to remember to present you our “Furniture Crush” of the moment. Today it occurred to my brilliant mind, I should post it to our blog as well. Why keep all the goodies for our FB fans? (Although if you haven’t liked us on Facebook yet, you are missing out- what are you waiting for?) So without further ado, Vintage Scout brings you:

Monday’s Furniture Crush

The Julius Bench, 60″ wide, available through Vintage Scout Interiors

Email for more information. Enjoy and stay tuned each week for more incredible furniture.

Thelma & Louise have a French Flea Market

Only three more weeks until the most anticipated event of the year at Vintage Scout Interiors…

our Fabulous French Flea Market!

We’ve got a lot to do in these last few weeks, including scouting for the most amazing finds to bring to you.

So guess what we did?

Road trip! We rented a truck and we are taking it on a jaunt down south to fill it up with loads of treasures to sell at the Flea Market.

Oh, so that’s where the blog title comes from.

Seriously though, you will not want to miss the premiere event here at Vintage Scout. This is our 5th year and we want to bring you some really special things. Let us know, is there anything special you’d like to see at the Flea Market? Is it pairs of chairs, industrial chic, or dishes? Is it vintage linens, art for your walls, or sideboards? We want to know. We aim to please (or as seen above, we just aim and shoot!)

Fondly, Thelma & Louise, aka Dana & Debbie

Design Inspiration- Dorothy Draper

The iconic Dorothy Draper was the first to ever establish an Professional Interior Design Company. As women designers and firm owners, we owe a lot to her trailblazing.She was known for her bold designs and mix of bright colors and florals. You usually notice some graphic elements as well.

“I’ll always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk.”

Wow- she’s my hero!
Here’s a trivia fact for you: her cousin was a famous designer too- Sister Parish.

One of her most famous commissions is The Greenbrier Resort.It’s been lovingly preserved by her protege, Carleton Varney. He runs Dorothy Draper & Company now. He’s a pretty cool dude in his own right.

She was the anti-minimalist; the nemesis of Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank called her an “inferior desecrator”. Ha! What does he know, his roofs leak.

Her floral fabrics are breathtaking. Here is a vintage piece from Renovation Therapy.

Recognize this? An iconic Dorothy Draper Hollywood Chest found on 1st Dibs.She published this book. Decorating IS fun, but think about hiring a designer (like Vintage Scout).
The influences of her design can be seen in many modern day designers like myself. Think Kelly Wearstler and Miles Redd (my modern day design hero. If you’re reading, Miles, call me.)
“Never look back, except for an occasional glance, look ahead and plan for the future. Success is not built on past laurels, but rather on a continuous activity. Keep busy searching out new ideas and, experimentally, keep ahead of the times, or at least up with them.”
Dorothy Draper