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Does your home tell a story to your guests about you?

Posted on November 16, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Someone once said to me, "a vintage piece gives your home a story". A vintage piece can bring up some questions. Where has it traveled from, where was it found, how it was acquired? A vintage piece can be a pleasant surprise to interior decor. Imagine walking in a modern home and then an unexpected vintage timeworn armoire with layers of chippy paint is centerstage. That one piece starts the home's story.

A vintage collection also tells a story just as a small gathering of the same item starts the visual exchange. Silver picture frames set out with family photos on a hallway entry table, lets one know your taste is elegant, timeless and family is what you value most. 

Some vintage pieces can also bring in whimpsy and a sense of humor. When browsing your local antique shops think how an item can be used or displayed entirely different than what it was intended for. Use a birdcage as a lamp. Take an old weathervane and create a table centerpiece. You can decorate it to "tell a story" for each season. Surround it with finds from your garden or sea shells from the beach, add grapevines and pumpkins for fall and redecorate for Christmas with greens and ornaments.

Shop vintage, vintage never goes out of style. Does your home tell a story?








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