How to Bring Vintage Style into Your Home
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5 ideas to bring vintage style into your home.
If you love vintage things, then you are in the right place.
Incorporating old vintage things into your home can bring an element of joy you’d never expect.
It’s like a favorite old sweater or pair of jeans.
Old vintage things are worn, well-loved, and sometimes have a story.
It’s for that reason I’ve come to love living vintage. Or at least have vintage things around me.
In the past, I stuffed my valuable, beautiful vintage things away. Afraid they might break or get ruined.
Like my ironstone that would sit in my china cabinet without being touched for years.
Do you have antiques or china you’ve tucked away or are being displayed and unused?
One day, I decided to take my beautiful old vintage things out and use them.
I cleaned the dust off and even put some in the dishwasher.
After that happened, my whole world became brighter.
Now, I hold my vintage teacups in my hands every morning.
And use the old fluffy quilts hand-sewn by someone from bygone days.
I found amazing quilts at second-hand stores that have the most beautiful designs.
You, too, can enjoy old vintage things in your daily life.
I am sharing a list of ideas.
But can I tell you, this list of ideas is just the beginning?
There are many other things to add to your life that can bring vintage style.
I will share another post with more ideas.
Here are five ways to bring vintage style into your home.
No. 1: Use beautiful vintage ironstone or transferware teapots, teacups, and saucers for coffee to bring vintage style to your daily life.
One way is to bring out those yummy, gorgeous ironstone teapots, teacups, and saucers and use them!
Yes, I’m talking about making your favorite joe every morning and filling up that teapot full of hot, freshly brewed coffee.
It’s been a wonderful tradition lately to do a pour-over into my white ironstone teapot, pictured below.
There’s a delight every morning to have those beauties in my hands to enjoy.
I use a teacup and saucer. Here’s a link to the same teacups. Only a few left.
Before, I would fill up a large mug cause I wanted a big cup of coffee.
Now? I get a whole teapot full of coffee!
It doesn’t matter how big my cup is anymore.
I just keep pouring fresh hot coffee into my teacup and never run dry.
Here’s a link to how I make coffee in my teapot.
The best part?
I add my cream and sugar-free syrup right into the teapot.
So, it’s like having a humungous specialty drink from a coffee shop.
It’s one simple way I bring vintage style into my everyday life.
No. 2: Add vintage style by storing your table linens, seasonal plates, and décor in an antique dresser.
In a previous post, I share how I found this dresser from Facebook Marketplace.
You can follow this link to read that post. It’s pretty amazing.
It doesn’t have to be an antique dresser.
It can be any kind of buffet or console that can hold all your things for setting your table.
It’s not about what you use but about the fact it is an old vintage antique piece of furniture that just makes you feel like you’re a part of history.
If you’re an antique buff, then you get me.
The luxurious old wood of bygone days is a treasure. Don’t you agree? There is a luster and feel like nothing you can ever find today.
And to use it every day?
I love opening up my beautiful dresser to see all the nicely folded cloth napkins at my fingertips as I set the table.
The napkin rings fit perfectly in the narrow top drawer.
I’m looking forward to the holidays this year as I create seasonal tablescapes using the collection I’ve gathered over the years.
It’s another way to bring vintage style to your everyday life.
No. 3: Use vintage ironstone bowls, teacups, pitchers, and platters for everyday tasks.
I was inspired by YouTuber Monica Rose, who used a teacup inside a white milk bowl stand for her wooden-handled scrub brush by her kitchen sink.
It made such an impression on me I set out to find something similar.
I shopped around several months ago with some ladies from Behind the Scenes with Sarah Phillips. We got together for a live meet-up and went antiquing.
What a hunt it was!
After some hours of looking for something similar. I found the pieces!
You can see it in the above photo.
What a great memory it brings every time I look at it.
Other vintage things I use every day.
I use antique bowls and pitchers to put my makeup brushes, lotions, and jewelry in.
The best place to find antique ironstone is at Goodwill.
I know! Who would have thought?
Not me, before 2020.
I was one of those people who’d spend tons of money online, like eBay or Etsy, to get old vintage ironstone delivered to me. Even though the item wasn’t expensive. Shipping was!
After 2020, I became a Goodwill junky.
Read my post to get three tips on how to find vintage pieces at the thrift store.
Now, I know I will find these beauties when I go thrifting. It is quite addicting!
I found this antique ironstone platter at Goodwill for $12.00. It’s hard to see in this photo, but it has gold edging.
I place it on my gorgeous antique dresser in my master bedroom closet.
In the evening, as I get undressed, I place my rings, necklace, and watch on the platter.
It’s so pretty to look at and brings me joy.
No. 4: Have white antique lace linen towels at your fingertips in your bathroom for drying hands.
Sparkly white linens, to me, are scrumptious.
They brighten a room and have a luxurious feel.
Especially the crisp, white lacy linen cloths that are hand embroidered.
The best place to find deals for old vintage linen cloths is on Etsy.
It’s quite the hunt but worth it if you can find a set and save on shipping.
Having linen towels to use daily is like going to a ritzy hotel where they have fingertip towels for each guest.
Collecting a bunch of them to use every day would bring a vintage style into your everyday life.
Except when the men in my life come home from work with dirty, grimy hands.
Not a practical thing to use for that purpose.
I give them dark-colored towels to use on those occasions.
Also, saving the use of paper towels can make this a great alternative.
Plus, it’s a wonderful surprise for guests. It makes them feel pampered and leaves a great impression.
No. 5: Use antique white bed linen.
In this photo above, I’m sharing the Battenberg lace bedding set I found on Etsy.
What a wonderful way to make a home feel vintage by placing this gorgeous antique linen on my bed.
Because it is vintage, the size only goes up to full.
It still fits on my queen bed comfortably.
Usually, you can find vintage linen on eBay, antique stores, or Etsy.
An added way to bring vintage style to your home is through old antique white bed linen pillow covers.
Not just any kind of linen, mind you.
I’m talking about old vintage pillowcases or shams with intricate embroidery details.
The delicate lace on the edges is unrivaled.
Sometimes the lace is handmade and is one of a kind.
You will never find exquisite hand-sewn linens like in the past era of the 1900s.
It feels good to own such exquisite pieces. To feel them and look at them daily makes life a little brighter.
At least for me.
Antique and thrift stores are filled with used old things that can be used daily.
These are just a few ideas of how to bring vintage style into your home.
That’s what I look for when buying old vintage things.
I ask myself, will I use it, and is it in good enough condition to be something usable?
If not, I will pass it up.
I hope this gave you ideas of how you can add vintage style to your daily life.
Here is a link to all of my posts about vintage décor here.