There is something soothing about using vintage decor. I love the look of something that has been around for awhile, and I like to imagine what the original owners using the item. But there’s lot more reasons to use old things in decor.
For one thing you are saving an item from a landfill, so using vintage decor is GREEN. But I use vintage items for a different reason.
My personal opinion is that a room just looks richer using vintage decor. The room feels weightier and more interesting.
The items become works of art and conversation starters.
Sometimes I buy new things that look old, but I seek out the real thing whenever I can.
I love this French tea tin, but it’s actually new.
This stair spindle is very old; I love the layers of paint showing through.
Sometimes I find things at thrift stores and I’m not sure how old they are.
The down-side to using vintage materials is that are mostly one of a kind things you can’t easily find. So I am always happy to share sources with you. This tablecloth is from my fabulous partner Heritage Lace from their Downton Abbey collection. These are new, but they have an old look.
I LOVE this tablecloth!! They have many more to choose from, so go check them out.