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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Shabby chic decor involves the use of a lot of different fabrics and textures to create a warm and cozy feel to the room. Use embroidered items for an extra personal touch.read more
Shabby chic decor is a fun theme to follow because there is room for so many personal touches. It should be fun for you to decorate in this style and it should be fun and interesting for guests to enjoy your finished project.read more
Shabby chic decor lends itself to such a variety of accessories and one very easy source is using outdoor elements inside the home. Statuary crafted for gardens often has the rustic, vintage appearance sought after for the shabby chic theme.read more