Nashville's West Vintage Trading Co.

Wood and metal makes me happy. So when I saw Michael West's Etsy shop, I knew I had stumbled upon a great artist for Sweet Peach. As Michael explains, "I love industrial metal objects, light fixtures, furniture, anything unique and from the machine age. They are becomeing harder to find so I thought I would make my own." 

I love the idea of big metal letters and Michael will make them for you any size or style. And it's even better when you can add lights...

These wood and metal holiday stars are such great pieces. He aptly calls this rustic look, "farm punk." Michael suggests substituting the lights for red and/or green bulbs for the holiday if you so desire...I really like their versatility as these stars are an incredible accent and conversation piece, no matter the season. 

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Michael has found his passion inside his workshop. As he states, "Making an object into something people will use and start a conversation about can be addicting. In fact it's hard to sleep sometimes when I have an idea for a new project." His work is becoming more and more popular as country artist, Taylor Swift has just recently asked Michael to create the word "Sing." 

This barn wood and metal arrow has been Michael's biggest seller and is also one of his favorite items. Michael explains, "I use a process to age metal that creates a rusty, corroded soft look and use reclaimed barn lumber to set it off." Such cool work...thanks for sharing Michael. See all of his craftsmanship and collected vintage items for sale here.

 

Photos: West Vintage Trading   Content: Sweet Peach