Styling Vintage Finds
Last Saturday my Mother in Love, Mary and I, took off on a flea market trip. Specifically, Fall in The field, Mt. Dora, Florida at Renningers Antique Market. I thought it would be fun to share what I purchased there and show different ways on how these finds could be styled.
Up first my favorite find, is this vintage Chenille bedspread. Most of the time when I've come across these beautiful linens, they might have a stain or hole in the fabric. Fortunately, this time, it was freshly cleaned and no stains or holes. What did I pay for this King size chenille bedspread? $28. This is a huge reason I love the markets. Prices are usually very reasonable.
Here's how its styled in our home. Loving the texture it adds to our bedding. It makes the white seem more interesting with the nubby design and fringe...mixing the old and the new in our master bedroom provides character & warmth I think.
There is hope for those bedspreads that have stains or holes... here are a few ways you can recycle them and use the good parts, as well as, this beauty from Miss Mustard Seed's bedroom! (Tree skirts and pumpkins are also adorable uses as well!)
The second find is this wooden crate ($12). I am such a sucker for these. Loved the size of this little guy, its an Ammo box with a great little lifted base.
* I love to find ones with a warm patina with any kind of typography. Also, make sure to check if its in decent condition. No bugs or major holes... ;)
Other Ideas... Pop in a Christmas tree, stack a few books or flowers in them... oh so many ways they can be used in the home. Here are a few other ideas!
Architectural Salvage finds are always on the radar. These bring instant historic charm to any space and can be used in any room!
This pediment ($30) I might make a few changes to, maybe paint, maybe strip... I haven't made up my mind yet but I sure love the shape and details.
We also have a pediment above our kitchen sink.
Here are a few other ideas for architectural salvage pieces...
Lastly, this wrought iron fireplace grate. I will be using this guy on a new build for our sitting room. Yep, a new faux fireplace is in the works! Loved the character of this old beaut! ($50) I'm not sure if it will be painted or not... what do y'all think? The rusty patina is just gives me all the feels...
Stay tuned for how I style this sweet thing...
Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for coming by the blog today to see some vintage goodies! Happy Junking friends!