Monday, February 4, 2013

Vintage Decorating

The current issue of Midwest Living has some wonderfully inspiring ideas on decorating with a vintage touch. The inspiration comes from the home of online shop owner Tracey Leber. Here are some of my favorite ideas from the article called "Vintage Vignettes." In the photo above, I love the row of vintage bottles on top of the cabinet and the weathered door leaning against the wall.

What a wonderful way to decorate with a vintage frame...display special letters, postcards, or favorite photos with some jute twine and wooden clothespins. If you don't have clothespins, you could use pretty clip-on earrings.

This airy dining room showcases more vintage bottles and some rustic shutters add interest to the walls. Notice the variety of chairs mixed together...they still feel like a set, though, because they're all white and the seats are upholstered with vintage grain sacks. What a clever idea! Burlap could work, too.

Upcycling a vintage window as wall decor is as nice as any art. And an extra drawer fits under the nightstand to store books and magazines–that's what I could use! :) 

Here's another window used as art...the panes are filled with faded vintage papers, but you could use patterned scrapbooking paper, wrapping paper, greeting cards, postcards, or other decorative papers.

A frame without the glass works just fine to hang vintage notes or artwork from with some pretty ribbon.

What a beautiful way to display vintage buttons...we probably all have a pretty glass container we could use for this!

There are many more photos you'll find in the article, either on line or in the January/February issue of Midwest Living.

Do you have interesting vintage pieces you decorate with?


  1. What a pretty collecting of images - thanks for stopping by my blog & listing me on your blogroll - I am honored!

    {Country Style chic}

    1. You're welcome, Melissah! I enjoy the lovely images you post on your blog, too! :)



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