I have a great love for old things because they bring so much life and interest to a home. A rusty bucket filled with lilacs fits my salvage style. Old things fit my salvage style.
With dents and all! Dents and dings add to its patina and character of old. Old things have a history and a story to tell – this just fits my salvage style.
Things of Old – Salvage Goods
I like to think about the hands that have touched the object. Who had it first and how it was used in its past life.
I especially love using salvage finds to decorate with.
A worn piece of galvanized metal, like old rusty buckets. Repurposing adds to the charm and warmth in a room and fits my salvage style.
Think Outside the Box
On a treasure hunting trip, I picked up this vintage bucket with a great rustic patina, with all its metal goodness and sweet wire bale and wooden handle.
When I see things that catch my eye, I immediately think, “How can I use it in my home?”
Well, with flowers of course!
Because lilac season doesn’t last long enough and I didn’t get enough of my lilacs when they were in their prime, I couldn’t resist cutting more as they begin to fade.
Seeing a new lovely color and hew of pink I quickly decided on pairing them with my salvaged treasure.
Regardless of their fading, rustic appearance they still smell amazing!
What do you think of the mingling of fading lilacs and a rusty, chippy bucket?
Chippy bucket + fading lilacs + flickering candles… =
Pretty much a total win! It all fits my salvage style.
Anyone else love flickering candles?
Candles are always a good idea!
My salvage style is a mix and mingle of vintage goods. Maybe a mismatched curation and a little DIY, like my horseshoe candle holders.