I love Vintage! Vintage inspires me! I love to add vintage touches to my home. I feel vintage gives a sense of history, where we came from.
Here are some of my vintage/vintage inspired things that I just love.
Found this scale while antiquing! Love the color! It was perfect just the way it is!
This piece of tin was from an old building in Denver. I got it while at a Salvage Yard there. It appears to have been in a fire. The back was all covered in soot! I mounted it on a piece of plywood cut to size and painted the sides brown to blend in. A great touch to my home.
BOOKS! I love old books and decorating with them. Whenever I am at a thrift store or pass by a used book store I have to stop and see if I can find a great book. My criteria for finding a book has nothing to do with value. I don't buy things as an investment. I get things that I love. So when I buy books I also try to find books that I may even want to read someday and that look good. I have found many classics and many good informative books as well.
Many items in my house are actually family heirlooms. I got this old bell from my grandma. And this pic is reminiscent of the spring our young family spent in DC. What a wonderful weekend the Cherry Blossom Festival was. This picture I found recently at a Antique store is a reminder of our spring as well as a great vintage touch to my home.
These other items are things I got from my other grandma. This polish doll is a reminder of my heritage and really cute too!
These were items that were my grandpa's the book is from his Sunday school teacher as a child and the tea set and smashed penny are from the Chicago Worlds Fair.
Other items that are great decor and have a special meaning to me.
I love to decorate with clocks! Especially old ones.
This is one of the most priceless items that I have. It has a very personal story and every time I look at it reminds me of that experience.
This old picture was an advertisement calendar from the 40's and My mother's Chritening Dress made by my great-grandmother. These items decorated my babies room.
A little new with the old! I love to mix and match!
This was a great find that I found at an antique store for a steal. I would love many more in my home. The old leaded window look is a true classic. These windows inspire me to learn how to make my own.
This is another family item. In my grandmother's old home in Denver this was her upstairs hall phone. I remember talking on this phone as a little girl.
What all this boils down to is that I look at many "things" in my home on a daily basis I don't just see something that I spent money on or something that just looks perfect in my home. I see a memory, I re-feel a testimony building experience, I look back onto my heritage and on my family's beginnings. There's something to be said about knowing where you came from and revering that. When you are trying to make your house your home keep that in mind. Surround yourself first with the people you love and then top it off with things that remind you of who you are!