It's true that some antiques have fallen out of favor with younger homeowners. Maybe it's our busier lifestyles, but we have less patience for dusting fussy things that look nice, but don't serve a utilitarian function in our homes. But for pieces that can be used, or re-purposed, there's definitely a place for them in our hearts and homes. Here are five of the most popular authentic pieces that today's homeowners look for and love to find in good condition.
When we moved our shop to a new location (in the middle of a pandemic!!!) we found ourselves faced with dozens of decisions. One seemingly minor (but also major) decision was how to decorate the three entrances across the front of our building.
Those entrances offer passersby a glimpse into our interior space, so we wanted to make sure they are always attractive and special, and they give you a hint as to what fun finds are within our doors. With a plethora of faux flowers and foliage to choose from, somehow the olive leaves and branches felt "right."
Some of us are old enough to remember these beloved paper declarations of "puppy love" passed among grade-schoolers. The puns were cheesy, but many of us carefully assigned each one to a particular classmate, depending on our fondness for the recipient. How can we use these ephemera to decorate our modern homes?
What is on top of your dresser? Tell the truth: we've all piled random "stuff" on our dressers from time to time. Maybe yours is piled high right now. But as a functional piece of furniture, dressers serve a dual purpose: they provide storage (preferably IN the drawers, and not ON the dresser), and they help communicate your personal style via the items you choose to place on top, as much as the style of the piece itself. That's a tall order to fill for one piece of furniture, so let's take a little of the pressure off, and walk through some ideas for how to style your dresser's top to reflect you.
A few weeks ago, we explored several ways to style that wall above your headboard. When it came to re-doing their own walls, Sherri and Terry have each found some ideas they liked, and looked for ways to make their favorites work in their own spaces. This post focuses on Terry's bedroom, and admittedly it's taken some trial-and-error to translate the idea into her space and personal tastes, and make it reflect her style.
We love pillows. Do you? They add a personal touch to our beds, and give us plenty of cushion if we're sitting up in bed reading or watching television. But where do they go while you're sleeping?
In our bedrooms, our beds are typically the focal point of the room. And the wall behind our beds? It is one of the hardest walls to decorate. Can we get an Amen?
In this second installment of our mini-series on our own bedroom transformations, we'll explore some ideas for how to decorate this wall to reflect your taste, style and personality. After all, it is YOUR bedroom...
Customers and friends often ask us if our homes are as beautifully decorated as the shop. We get a chuckle when we hear their speculations, because it's the age-old paradox: the cobbler's children have no shoes; similarly, we have little time or energy left over to pour into beautifying our own living spaces. But occasionally, we do both get an itch to change things up on the home front, and at the moment, we're both working on updating our bedrooms. With this installment, we'll start walking you through our makeover processes.
In the South, things heat up early and stay blistering hot for a long time. Midsummer is typically recognized as the start of summer, but this week marks the midway point through summer. No matter what you call it, we're still a long way from true fall weather.
Welcome to the hot "dog days" of summer. We know the term actually references the position of Sirius (the dog star) in the sky, but we're going to celebrate our furry friends with stylish doggy decor ideas, and invite you to help us with a pet project.
WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?
I'm Terry Lea, owner of Re-Invintage Home, a vintage home goods shop just south of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. A lifelong passion for vintage picking led me to open a shop with my picking pal, Sherri in 2017. Come see us!