#PGHFinds Unique items from Pittsburgh Vintage Sellers

Each week we feature a unique item from a Pittsburgh vintage shop

by Lindsay Patross
October 1, 2020

Pittsburgh has an incredible community of vintage shops and sellers. Each week, we pick out a unique item from a Pittsburgh vintage shop to share on our Instagram page with the #PGHFinds hashtag. We love helping some of these vintage items find new homes.

Do you know a vintage seller who should be on our radar? Let us know here or use the #PGHFinds hashtag.

Looking for more #pghfinds? Click here to see some of our favorites on Etsy

Pittsburgh is Someplace Special Vanity Plate

This vanity plate was produced by the Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau to celebrate the bicentennial in 1976.

Teapot from West Germany

This week’s vintage throwback is a teapot from West Germany.


Knitted Blanket

This week’s vintage throwback is a cozy, handmade blanket. Knitted using brown, mustard and cream tones in a chevron pattern, you can let folks know your fall mood is WARM & FUZZY.


1950s Table Set

This week’s vintage throwback is a Bel Air style, robin’s egg blue chrome chair set WITH an aluminum edged, laminate table. The whole set includes a leaf extender; perfect for post-COVID gatherings with friends.

  • SHOP: $330
  • FOLLOW: @frankandabel


Coffee Table

This week’s vintage throwback is a short, round coffee table. Featuring a leather insert (with some normal signs of age and wear), this table stands 16″ tall.

This find comes to us via @packvintage in Wilkinsburg. Drop them a DM to inquire about purchasing and local pickup/delivery options. 


Mid Century Road Runner Wall Hanging

Meep meep. Looking to decorate your new apartment or spruce up your home office. You can catch this roadrunner from Browse Burgh. Head over to @browseburgh to pursue some of their other home decor items. 

Vintage Graphic Wolf Crewneck

This week’s vintage throwback is a graphic crewneck featuring a lovely, pensive wolf. With temps starting to cool a bit, it’ll be sweater season soon enough.  We’re loving the neon blue tree line and star-filled sky on this damage-free find. Although it’s listed as a size XL, it fits tighter (think M / L).

NWT Country Club Dress

This week’s vintage throwback is a flawless 1960s dress with embroidered flowers. This item is dead stock – it even comes with the original tags – and features one pocket on the right side.

Hawaiian Punch Swim Trunks

The perfect pair of vintage swim trunks. @MudRoomVintage has these cotton swim trunks for sale in their Etsy shop. The brand is Paul Howard California and the size is large. See #linkinbio for all of the details.

If tropical isn’t your style, Mud Room Vintage has lots of other shorts listed for sale in their Etsy shop.

Blue Glass Vase

This vase is available from ruhling//woven. You can read more about this shop in our story on modern minimalist vintage in Pittsburgh.

60s Psychedelic Balloon Sleeve Gogo Dress

Red Herman Miller Desk Chair


SOLD Set of Four Vintage Tom Collins Glasses // Starr Road Retro

FOLLOW: @StarrRoadRetro on Instagram

SHOP: $27.25 from Starr Road Retro Etsy Shop

Set of Four Vintage Tom Collins Glasses


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Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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