Tuesday, June 18, 2019
I have a great love for old things because they bring so much life
and interest to a home.
With dents and all!
Old things have a history and a story to tell.
I like to think about the hands that have touched the object,
where it was and how it was used in its past life.
I especially love using salvage finds to decorate with.
A worn piece of galvanized metal,
or repurposed and vintage items like old rusty buckets.
To me this is totally charming and adds warmth to a room.
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 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 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
and go out of season-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 chippy bucket?
Chippy bucket, fading lilacs, and flickering candles…
to me, pretty much a total win!
Anyone else love flickering candles?
Candles are always a good idea.
My salvage style is a mix of vintage goods.
Maybe a mismatched curation
and a little DIY,
like my horseshoe candle holders.