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.
Farmhouse Style Blog
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
I started off this year thinking I would be expanding my online store and decided to really delve deep into the topic of shabby chic decor. My intention was to offer a new post every day and that went well for a little while. A casual conversation had at a Christmas...read more