The new year has been busy around these parts.  Christmas was great…winter was long!!  Spring is upon us, and I feel like refreshing, cleaning, and organizing all my rooms.  We finished our house in the fall, so I used all my fall décor to decorate the new rooms.  Then I did the same thing at Christmas time.  By the time I took down all my Christmas décor, I realized that I didn’t have anything to fill up my new spaces.  So I of course had to do a little shopping.  I had donated most of my old décor to the DI, so I was starting over.  I knew I wanted the space to feel young, warm, fun, and a little vintage. Where I live we only have a few options for shopping, and I am so tired of walking into home décor stores and knowing that all my neighbors have the same thing.  I decided to visit some antique stores.  I love “picking” and thinking of how I can re purpose and display old things.  One of the first things I found was this old typewriter.  It was in wonderful condition, and was an amazing price.  I knew it had to be mine.

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I have an old chest displayed in my entry and it just looked so good on it and the best part, was that it was unexpected. I love displaying things that may not necessarily “go” in a particular space. When things are unexpected, it catches that eye, and creates conversation.  Everyone who comes to my door comments on the typewriter, and tells me how cool it is.

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I also found some old phone books from the fifties. I displayed them next to the typewriter.  Old books are great décor. They are usually colorful, and can add texture and height to a space. It is extra fun when they have some extra meaning to them.

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I also found a cool old scale that same day.  I was originally going to use it for my island, but when I put it on my family room cabinet I knew that was where it had to go.

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It is old, rusty, and industrial looking, and I loved the texture of it.  Something that is different than what you may find at the average home store.

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I also found this I love Lucy tin to display next to it. It was a great combination for the cabinet.  I like to mix different styles and textures when doing a vignette. It adds interest to the eye, and gives the room an eclectic feel.

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I grew up watching I love Lucy, so this is just fun for me.

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I saved the best for last.  I was shopping at one of my favorite spots with my husband and he came across this arrow.  I instantly wanted it.

I love the pop of color, the shape, the rustic and old feel to it…basically everything. I knew hanging the arrow on that wall would make and instant statement.  I like using large pieces on a wall to fill up that wall’s space.  It adds impact and personality without feeling cluttered.

DSC_1297Searching out fun décor and using old pieces is a great way to add interest and create just the style you want to create in your space.