I am nostalgic. I enjoy genealogy research because as I learn where my ancestors were about the time some of the well known historic events take place, it makes history relevant to me in a more personal way. With some creativity, I’ve found I can have my little discoveries as well as personal keepsakes surrounding me as part of my home decor without turning into a bunch of clutter. It’s definitely helpful that “vintage” anything has also become part of today’s decorating trends.
As I’ve started looking for a label to best describe what I’m trying to do, farmhouse decor often pops to the surface along with modern vintage and farmhouse antique. Shabby chic, another favorite of mine, kind of fits in here too but I’m finding it isn’t always practical to everyday living in a busy household.
My goal is to provide you with tips, resources and ideas for how to make your personal history come to life in your home. If nothing else you can see how some of my Pinterest discoveries actually turn out before you try them out for yourself. Along with many other resources, this is one of my favorite places to look for ideas.
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 shops and yard sales and when they aren't readily...read more
I found a really nice shabby chic decor style guide today. Great photography that is sure to inspire your imagination in creating the shabby chic look for one or all of your rooms. I'm into genealogy so I really like examples of how to incorporate old family photos...read more
A super easy, shabby chic decor accent is a vase full of flowers. Gardenias are a nice fit. The elegant simplicity of white, a nice, strong, fragrant, scent and they just seem to have an old fashioned appeal about them. The only trouble is they don't last very long...read more