It's no secret that I love vintage styling in both clothes and homes. Even before it was fashionable, you could still find me all happy about an old piece of furniture or a super cute vintage dress. Nothing has changed.
I live in an 80 year old cottage decorating with vintage and antique items is super easy, as the house really lends itself to this style. Plus it's very forgiving with three children, two dogs and a cat!!
I thought it might be a bit of fun to share some little pieces I have collected over the years. It's nice to add fun things and a bit more of "me" to this space.
I love books, always have. I read a couple of novels a week, usually when I should be sleeping..... so it makes sense than I have a serious love for vintage and antique books. This collection I display in my home all grouped together. The common theme of course being RED - my fave colour.
The tattered covers, worn pages and lovely illustrations make this grouping one of my most treasured. It's not so easy finding red worn antique/vintage books. Plenty of other colours, but for some reason RED is hard to find. so my collection is small. That's ok.
By nature these books are fragile. They have seen many a year of use and the pages are not as strong as the book paper we now have. Although they are primarily for display purposes I DO let my children handle them, turn the pages and read them if they choose. I never want to have a home where the things in them are treated with more respect than the people who live in it. In turn the kids treat them with loving care. I am really hoping I am teaching the kids the value of history, of things that have been used before and to find beauty in everything around them.
Want to see more of my finds?? and read up some great tips on op-shopping?? Head on over to Etxcetera magazine the first issue is now available on line for FREE and it's filled to the brim with craft/food/home/family inspired articles.