Vintage Picks of the Week – Instant Ancestors

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Laurie at NextStage Vintage .

Now that we live in a digital world, vintage collectors of the future may not have the option of collecting vintage photographic portraits from today. But today, it’s not hard to find vintage portraits to enjoy. 

Vintage portrait of a woman

What I Like About It: The wistful look on her face is very fetching. The ornate carved frame is the perfect finish in every way.

How I Would Use It: The styling on the product shot says it all. I would make a pretty tableaux using brass with a gorgeous patina and of course some candles.

portrait of a woman
Vintage oil painting – portrait of a woman from Mod Rendition


Hand colored woman’s photograph

What I Like About It: I love the softness of hand colored photographs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. 

How I Would Use It: I would add other ephemera from the era to create a shadow box.

colored photograph of a woman
1940s vintage photograph, hand colored from EphemeraObscura


Vintage bridal portrait

What I Like About It: Wedding portraits are among the most common vintage images, for obvious reasons. But to find a painted portrait is much less common.

How I Would Use It: I would perhaps use it in a wall grouping showing women at all stages of life.

bridal portrait
Vintage portrait of a bride from GildedGifelte.

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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1 comment

  1. Lovely picks this week, Laurie. I love your idea of a wall of women at various stages in their lives. Even if you don’t know them, spinning tales about their adventures would be wonderful family or party conversation.

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