We restore vintage outdoor furniture updated for today’s lifestyle. Each piece has its own story. Let us put the heirloom you wish you had from your parents or grandparents on your porch or patio.
We sell beautifully restored vintage porch furniture as well as pieces that you may prefer to do yourself. We’ll also work with you to customize your own furniture or furniture you purchase from us. We’ll be happy to talk with you about our customization process.
We ship our furniture in a variety of ways depending on your location and budget. We do our very best to make the shipping process convenient and affordable for you. Local pickup and delivery is available in the Charleston, SC area.
Mulberry Street furniture is available on a rental basis for your special event or photographic needs. Prices are available on request.
And if there’s a certain piece of vintage patio furniture that holds a special place in your memory, let us help you find it. We have great resources and we’ll be glad to do the sleuthing for you. Contact us at 843 991 8724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Last Season
After more than a decade of restoring vintage outdoor furniture, we’ve decided it’s time to move on to something different, something a little less strenuous! We have loved our interaction with all of you, restoring your furniture and hearing your stories. We still love this furniture as much as ever and one look at our porches will verify that. We love porch living. We feel this furniture enhances that experience and brings the good energy of past conversations and interactions with it.
We’re have a sale on our few remaining pieces. There’ll be a few more bouncers put on the site in the next few days. Hope you can find something you want that will enhance your porch or patio. Thank you for all your support and interest over the years. We have thoroughly enjoyed it!
The Journey to the Screened Porch
From the grain loft to the screened porch. That is the journey this vintage J.R. Bunting piecrust set and its motel chair cousin made over the summer. It was quite a journey for both the furniture and its owners… and for me. Jim and Jan came to Charleston to bring me 4 pieces of furniture that had belonged to Jan’s grandmother. It had spent more than a decade in the grain loft on their property. For their 35th wedding anniversary, they decided to give themselves a gift…to have their vintage 50s-60s furniture restored for their own enjoyment and to eventually pass down to their children.
They also gave a gift to me…the pleasure of meeting them and over the course of the restoration, to realize what special people they are. That is one of my favorite things about MulberryStreet. I do get to meet the nicest people. I never thought I would sit in my garage in front of the fan while rocking and bouncing on newly restored furniture thoroughly enjoying getting to know Jim and Jan. They shared some of their upcoming family events, a daughter’s wedding and the birth of their first grandchild. I felt as if I were with old friends. I honestly believe that the furniture we were sitting on had something to do with our enjoyment and ease with each other. It just has that effect on people. I don’t think that the special intimacy of that moment would have happened in my air conditioned living room.
When they got back home, Jim wrote, “Friday night after we unloaded it, we sat on the porch until very late and moved from piece to piece to try them all. Jan told me stories about memories from sitting in the chairs that I had never heard. One of the rockers pops when you lean back in it due to how the metal was formed when new. When she sat in that chair for the first time and it made that noise, she remembered when she and her brothers were kids and would push on the back of the chair to make it make the noise. For a while she was a kid again, which I guess is the whole point of this. As for me, I remember the bouncer chairs from hours spent with my Uncle Howard (who owned the farm that we now own) as we used to sit in under the maple trees. My grandmother also had some metal bouncers that sat in the yard under the pine trees. That chair reminds me of those times.” That, in a nutshell, is why I restore vintage lawn furniture. Jim, Jan and I already have another visit planned. After Thanksgiving, they’re bringing me their newly purchased vintage J.R. Bunting 3 seat piecrust glider to restore for them. I have to say, I’m looking forward to it.
More Vintage Porch Gliders Coming!
You may have noticed that, happily for us, all of our vintage porch gliders have been sold. But fear not, we are busily working to add some more newly restored gliders as well as other pieces to our line up very soon. One of the gliders we recently sold was bought as a gift from a young man in San Francisco for his parents. A great gift, don’t you agree?This custom cushioned vintage glider now resides on their porch in Saluda, NC, a historic Victorian village in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We have just finished a Barcalo sleeper/glider that will be on the site in the next few days. We’re also busy doing custom work for customers who want their own furniture restored. Spring is just around the corner and we are BUSY! If there’s something in particular you’re looking for, give me a call. I’ll see if I can help. 843-991-8724.