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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Vintage love...

We do browse catalogs and we do visit big-names decorating stores, but when it comes to furnishing our own homes, pieces found in antique stores or flea markets always win our hearts.
Why?

Because a vintage dresser can also live in the dining room...

...or the family room...and be much more than a dresser...


and because an old fence can complete a big wall.


Because salvaged architectural pieces can be wall art...

and everyday objects become objects d'art



Because when we buy vintage, we get to recycle
and think outside the box...

But the #1 reason of why we decorate with vintage and antique cottage pieces is because...


And we get to do it all in a super budget!

Go green, shop vintage!...Visit the Colorado Lady today for lots of vintage goodies inspiration!

15 comments:

Postcardy said...

Fun to be different in decorating.

Coloradolady said...

You are so right!! I love the fence panel on the wall...what a statement! Thanks for your post today on VTT.....loved it.

Have a great weekend.

Brenda said...

Excellent words! And so true. I love that piece of furniture sitting behind the couch. Looks so cozy. That's why I like these treasures. Won't find it down at Walmart. Because then you sure would find it at the neighbor's house!
Brenda

Marie Reed said...

I LOVE how you wrote the last bit of te post on the chalkboard! You have such a creative soul! Hoorah!

Keetha Broyles said...

I have a vintage dresser in my family room and a vintage dressing table standing in for a buffet in my dining room. I'm all about mixing it up a bit!!!

Your things in this post are lovely.

Roslyn said...

Lovely re use of these items, insoirational!

the wild raspberry said...

ok....that is like my dream living room right there....all the way down to the "c" letters!!!!
you have got the eye!
when can you start shipping things!?
:)
xo
chasity

Protector of Vintage said...

Your home looks so charming with all the vintage and re-purposed items. Have a nice day~

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. I love how your decorate your home.. and idea of fence as a wall decor.. awesome.. great post! love it.. happy VTT and have a great day

Virginia said...

Splendid message, I couldn't agree more! Great post!

Bea said...

What wonderful inspiration. I love vintage architecture pieces.

mannequin said...

Oh.... I love architectural pieces and dear hubby insists that they are trash.
You just can't convince some people to look at things differently. Lucky you!

Miri said...

You just gave me some great ideas for jazzing up my walls! Great vintage goodies!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what a fabulous post and what gorgeous treasures!!..i love to reuse, repurpose & recycle just like you :)

LuLu said...

I can just look at the pictures of your homes over and over! Beautiful and charming and a wonderful place to call home... have I told you lately how I wish i lived near you to be a consant visiter at your store? :)
LuLu