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.
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
One very simple way to really give a room that shabby chic decor theme is to add vintage style fixtures. These days these little touches can be added simply by using hardware found at the local home improvement store.read more
This is where shabby chic decor is of the most value to collectors of vintage treasures, the use of open shelving. Every vintage trinket has great potential as a decorator piece in this style of decor so even if an item is no longer intended to be used it can still serve very well as a conversation piece.read more