Over the weekend I had a vintage appointment in Upland that turned out to be quite successful (hint: there will be TONS of never worn, new old stock PETER PAN COLLAR DRESSES!! -caps necessary- in the shop soon, so get excited!) and since we were in the area we decided to swing by our pal John's warehouse/ shop The Mason Dixon!
I've been wanting to check out his place for what seems like forever and I am so glad that we had the time to drop by. John specializes in two things: 1. hand crafting beautiful furniture out of salvaged wood, all of those swell little tables in these shots are of his doing, 2. scouring the US for unique, one of a kind, vintage finds! Similar to what they do on American Pickers (side note, we were talking about the show since all three of us are fans and John verified my suspicions that they totally do not disclose what they really sell the items for, "picked for $50, I'm going to ask $75" yeah righttt).
Anyway, he was telling us all sorts of great stories about heading out with a few of his friends and driving through random states while picking up vintage treasures. Sounds like the greatest job ever if you ask me.
When we visited John was saying how the store had been pretty much cleaned out and that there is usually a lot more in the shop. I can only imagine what the full shop looks like! Aside from doing custom orders for his furniture he also gets a lot of decorators hitting him up for pieces and I can totally see why. The mix of industrial, mid century, antique, and salvage is such a great look and I think it works really nicely all together.
All in all, if you're ever in Pomona you should come check out his space. Currently, visiting the shop is by appointment only OR you can scope out some of his pieces on Etsy at The Mason Dixon
Thanks for having us over, John!