An Eye for Buried Treasure: Vintage Finds from Three Potato Four


There is an art to discovering beautiful vintage treasures. It takes not just an eye for beautiful, well-worn pieces, but a discernment for what items have value now. It’s about more than just browsing thrift stores and yard sales hoping to stumble upon something of value. I should know — I’ve tried that method.

If there’s one company that has mastered the hunt for vintage pieces, it’s Three Potato Four.

Visit their website on any given day of any given month, and your bound to find at least a few pieces you feel like you can’t live without. For me, that list would be quite long. I’ve currently got my eye on the Suspended Seagull Sculpture shown above and a set of 1930’s wooden educational letters in their original box, among other things.  Owners Janet Morales & Stu Eli just know what works. I have no idea how they do it, but if I could ever develop the eye they have, I’d be in really good shape.


Need proof? Just look at this set of beautifully worn folding chairs from a church. Need I say more?

Why It’s Green:

  • Buying vintage reduced the need for new items to be manufatured and often saves items from a fate in the landfill

Price: Varies from item to item

About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • Sherry
    September 2, 2009 at 10:33 am

    This site sure brings back childhood memories!!! Dig those little school desk chairs…

  • Jane McDonnell
    September 6, 2009 at 4:36 am

    Loved the vintage chairs. A few years ago we gave our daughter a present make from a painted old school chair. The wooden bars on the back ended up painted as a five bar gate as part of lovely farmyard scene.


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