by The Old Painted Cottage

I love vintage industrial items because they can add so much character and history to a room.  Plus, industrial items are often a neutral color, so they can blend with your room no matter the color scheme.

I like to place the smaller items among other groupings of items like books, candles and plants.  It’s almost like a scavenger hunt as your eye stumbles upon the vintage finds!

 

Larger antiques can be placed near more contemporary items to create a juxtaposition between old and new.

by Laura Martin Bouvard

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Dreamy Whites

And never limit yourself to using a vintage item for the purpose that it was originally intended,; instead, use it to best fit your needs.  Milk carriers like this one are not only great to hold displays of beautiful bottles, but also flower arrangements and  can even work as a utensil caddy for an outdoor get together!

 

 

 

 

If you’re fortunate enough to have antique fairs in your area, you can browse through the items and find some great deals.  If not, there’s always Etsy!  Here are some of my favorite finds on Etsy.

by Taste Vintage
by Taste Vintage
by Dinwiddies Home
by Dinwiddies Home
The Old Time Junk Shop
The Old Time Junk Shop
by Oceanside Castle
by Oceanside Castle
by Antiquissimo
by Antiquissimo
from A Brass Lens
from A Brass Lens
by Yesterday's France
by Yesterday’s France
by My Vintage Lane
by My Vintage Lane
by Little Flea Village
by Little Flea Village

 

 

Do you have a favorite way of displaying your antique finds?  Let me know!

 

 

 

 
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2 comments on “Fabulous Vintage Finds”

  1. What an inspiring and beautiful blog! I love your design ideas for vintage finds. You have created a professional and visually stunning home decorating site. One of my favorite pastimes (other than hunting for vintage and antique treasures) is to explore interior design publications that feature vintage items creatively in home interiors. Bravo to you Kim. Impressive blog that I will be following in anticipation of your next fascinating design expose! I’m thrilled to have my photo of the antique typewriter for sale in my shop included in your exceptional vintage finds article. Thank you!

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