Located in Saint Gilles, precisely one mile away from the madness of the Rue Haute and Rue Blaes (famous for their antique shops and their pretty hefty prices…), Dandelion is without a doubt one of Brussels’ best guarded secret.
Launched back in 2014, this amazing little vintage shop is the brainchild of Kim & Madeleine, two antique dealers passionate about Mid Century Modern furniture and design. Not only do they skim Belgium on a regular basis for vintage treasures to add to their own collection and replenish the shop, but they also make sure to strictly supervise the renovating process of any item that needs a bit of tender loving care. Furniture, lighting, ceramics, drawings, paintings, and highly desirable decor objects are some of the merchandises on sale at Dandelion.
Besides selling top notch products hard to find anywhere else at this price, the owners of Dandelion are not making fat profits on what they sell. To the contrary: everything is ridiculously low priced. It is so affordable, that antique dealers from Brussels shop there on a regular basis.
Kim & Madeleine seem to be doing this job more for the fun of it than anything else. They truly love what they do, and are outstandingly knowledgeable about it. But for them, money is not an end in itself; it is more of a utility that fuels their quest to grow their beautiful collection of Mid Century Modern objects, for the pleasure of customers like us.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
If you’re buying 19th-century furniture, you’re probably looking for pieces that have primary or secondary paint. With newly painted pieces that are trying to look older, there’s usually a repetition in the paint that seems too regular. On a piece that has been banged around for the last 200 years, the paint’s not going to be regular; it’s going to be chipped off in places.
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