I am nostalgic. I enjoy genealogy research because as I learn where my ancestors were on the timeline of well known historic events, it makes history relevant to me in a personal way. With some creativity, I’ve found I can have my little discoveries as well as keepsakes surrounding me as part of my home decor without having it turn into a bunch of clutter. It’s definitely helpful that “vintage” anything has become part of today’s decorating trends.
As I looked for a label to best describe these efforts, farmhouse decor seems the best fit, along with modern vintage and farmhouse antique. Shabby chic, and cottage, also favorites of mine, fit in here too.
You’ll find tips, resources and ideas here that help you make your personal history come to life and at the same time, tastefully decorate your home. If nothing else, you can see how some of my Pinterest discoveries actually turn out before you try them for yourself. Along with many other resources, this is one of my favorite places to look for ideas.
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I just finished a little DIY project. I had a couple of pictures that I bought a long time ago for the sole purpose of having a room in the house look reasonably "put together". They've been sitting in my basement for years now. They are too nice to get rid of and...read more
I've been on a mission for the past couple of years to de-clutter but also hang onto my keepsakes. That sounds impossible, doesn't it? Turns out, it isn't. I heard a news story the other day suggesting the new generation isn't interested in the household stuff...read more
Easy Shabby Chic Decor, 50 Simple Suggestions I found a great list of ideas and items for adding touches of nostalgia to a room for some very shabby chic decor using a wide variety of vintage household items. Most of these should be easy to find in local antique...read more