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Vintage love

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

I'm Erin, a busy mom of three, chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, and wanna be decorator. I love old movies, good books, and a daily trip to Lowes. We have recently bought a new we are fixing up and changing everything. This blog is to record our renovating journey. This is not the first house we have done. Actually, it is our third. My husband and I love a project. Any project. We both love working on our home, have the same taste, (which is great), and love working and re purposing things on our budget. We can show you how to put together a high end and creative look without breaking the bank. Taking something old and recreating it into something new and exciting for any room is my passion. Hope you enjoy this decorating journey with us!