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