I think it’s hard to incorporate older things without a space feeling too old/trying too hard. I like old things and always have. When I moved into this place I knew I wanted to showcase some of my favorite treasures. Here’s how I incorporate vintage into my modern, everyday space and a few of the stories behind them.
Source: Ebay and gifts
I think this collection sets the tone for my kitchen. I adore jadeite and this pale green color has been one of my favorites since childhood. I actually use these pieces and thanks to my open shelving I can see them always.
Source: Junk Bonanza 2012
I grew up in a home with pretty wallpaper and I would love to have a room (or two) with paper someday. For now I just tape a few botanical prints above this chair. These are really colorful and very easy to find.
Source: My travels and pretty much anywhere
This was my first collection and really reminds me how much more shabby chic my space used to be, I still love that look for a bedroom & bathroom but try to clean it up more in the common spaces. These are from all over and I am happy with the conservative amount I have-- favorite and lucky number seven!
Source: Hunt + Gather, Issac Staples Mill
I still haven't figured out if this is the right space for these, but I've started to collect these tiny paintings. They are also everywhere, but I think they are so pretty and haven't seen them at all in blogs or home publications. My bedroom needs a makeover and I'm hoping to change things up soon!
Source: Can't recall!
I don't think I'll ever purchase more than these two! I keep these on my open shelving and love to put them out for parties as candy dishes or tea light candle holders. They are so, so pretty to me. I wish they made dishes this detailed today :)
Source: flea markets!
I love midcentury globes, mostly because I decorate in blues and greens frequently and they fit right in. I have these in my studio on my expedit shelf. These have been popular for a while and I found mine for better prices at a flea market, both add some shape and color to a boxy piece of IKEA furniture.
Source: Junk Bonanza 2011
I would never use this to store food, but it’s the perfect spot for my little Every Food magazine cookbooks and my tea collection. I also keep my ipad mini charger and juicer cleaning brush here. It provides space for me to tuck stuff away and I love how deep it is.
"There are two things that make a room timeless:
a sense of history and a piece of the future"