Adding Past Makes for Perfect

January 11, 2023

In the throughs of January, with these frigid temps and much snowfall here in Northern Nevada, all I want to do is stay warm and cozy. For me, that starts with my home.

So, adding touches of old, worn, vintage come to mind and just seems to create a warm and comfy vibe. I enjoy adding items big and small that add a bit of warmth… simple elements like crocks. With all its texture, crocks are the perfect additions to your home this season!

How I Put “Country” Into My Kitchen

The heart of every home is the kitchen, and what better to have in a country kitchen than a little crock.

Our home is more on a farmhouse style. It is rustic (with wood flooring, rock & barn doors), modern (with colors black, gray & white), and old-world English country (the design of my fireplace and woodstove). One of the ways I love to add to my kitchen to feel more “ranchy” or country Farmhouse is with vintage accessories. I designed my kitchen more modern in style with the black, gray and white. However, I knew that my white subway would be timeless and a great backdrop for time-worn treasures. You know, I love me some copper, crocks, and pottery.

Crocks just have that country vibe.

I felt that I should have it out on display in the kitchen rather than packed away in a cupboard.


When you are an antique “appreciator” (That’s what I call myself), vintage seeker, or thrifter you find home to be a place that evolves and to declare your creativity. 

To the small crock I added dried wildflowers.

That’s my creativity!

Simple and still.

It’s aged over the years and wearing a few battle scars of chips and dings. Chips from the crocks body adds to the patina of time and to the character of all things old. If only it could tell what it was used for in its former life.

I like to use old pieces in unconventional places. Used in a bathroom to hold a candle…

Simple, yet a little elegant.

or…to hold cotton balls.

Vintage/antique crocks might fit a saying that goes, “Grandma had it, Mama threw it away, I bought back.”

I am a believer that you should …

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” ~ William Morris

Thank you for stopping by Rustic and Refound.

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