Eucalyptus should be bought fresh-cut because it smells awesome. PROTIP: if you can find a Russian spa that puts a couple sprigs by the steam outlets in the steam room? heaven. I'm not sure about the availability in Toronto but it shouldn't be to expensive...?
The more durable midcentury items (end tables, etc) have been pretty convincingly ripped off by any number of fly-by-night Chinese manufacturers. You can find a passable Noguchi table, for example, for $200 any day on Craigslist.