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Vintage Style Decorating Ideas
 
If nostalgia and the scent of baking bread make you feel at home, Vintage style decorating is for you. Filled with the bright serenity and childish innocence of a distant memory, Vintage style decorating revives in us our sense of tradition and all those wonderful things that turn a house into a home.

An apron hanging on a metal rack. A cook book resting by a roll pin and a cloth sack of flour. An antique coffee grinder by a stack of terry cloth towels. An olden-days phone by a floral bedspread. Firewood piled high in an old wooden chest. Like snaps in antique postcards, such vintage decorating items kindle in us a sense of home, family and love.

To decorate with vintage style requires a reverence not only for the past by for its values and traditions. Things where once more dear, more rare, more valued. And in this vain, Vintage style decorating seeks to reuse items instead of throwing them away.

Old buttons can be sewn in a line on an old terry cloth towel then framed to create vintage style wall decor. Used sacks of flour can be cut into squares, each to be dyed in a different hue, then sewed together in a patchwork for tablecloths or curtains.

Even cleaning items can be used to decorate with vintage style. Hang an old rug beater on the wall. Keep baskets of crumpled paper by your hearth. Hang feather dusters in a cluster from the ceiling. And turn an old hat stand into a rack for hanging aprons and floral towels.

Grace your living room with Vintage style decorating by protecting sofa backs and arms with crocheted needlework woven with patience in a rocking chair by the fire. Display roses from your garden in antique vases that had once broken but were glued together again.

Sand old wooden chests down and paint them with spray paint and floral stencils, then veneer them with frosted glass paint to create an aged sheen.
  
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