Vintage Picks of the Week – Vintage Baskets

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 Pam at Vintage Renude.

Woven Wall Baskets

What I Like About It: What a fabulous idea! I adore the carefree look of this vignette. Perfect for updating your home for summer.

How I Would Use It: I would use these baskets just as they are to add some lighthearted decor to a wall for a quick easy breezy look.

Becket Gathering Basket

What I Like About It:  The color of this basket got me right of the bat. Antique baskets have such a wonderful patina from years of use.  They just get better with age.

How I Would Use It: This would be a perfect basket to roll up towels for guests or use for that nagging collection of magazines that always builds up in the corner.  It would even work for collecting the kids toys.

 

Anitque French Rattan Banneton, Bread Basket

What I Like About It: This gorgeous basket has such great lines. The shape is reminiscent of an old fishing kayak and reminds me of the sea.

How I Would Use It: I would set this in the center of the dining table and fill it with fresh fruit. Wouldn’t that make a lovely centerpiece?

 

 


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Vintage Picks of the Week – Black and White Photography

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our 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 Mary Ellen at AuntHattiesAtticVintage. Although these are not technically vintage items per se, the use of black and white photography draws on the body of work of many generations of artists who still continue to create inspire. These selections draw on that past and have an uncanny vintage appeal.

Flowers

What I Like About It: Flowers are beautiful and most often symmetrical. This is a calming image and contrasts the strength and delicacy of the bloom.
How I Would Use It: I would have a large print of this which increases its power and would love to place it in a bedroom.

Moth Orchid by John K. Deaton

Antique Cars

What I Like About It: All I can say is look at that chrome and how complex and beautiful this image and car grille is!
How I Would Use It: Perfect for a living room. It inspires fantasy of travel and a bow to our industrial past.

1933 Buick by Gary Whitton

 

Surreal Art

What I Like About It: I love surreal art in all of its glory.
How I Would Use It: I would like to hang this to see it every day looking back at me!

Untitled by Jason Gibbons

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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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Bearing My Heart In My Hand

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our 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.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Linda at Selective Salvage

Antique Wooden Glove Forms

What I Like About It: I am an unabashed people watcher and my favorite group to watch are those who talk with their hands. Even from across a crowded room, you can fill in the blanks on the story they are telling without hearing what their lips are saying. 

Small wonder this hand-some group of antique hands spoke to me.  Oh the stories they could tell about the hands that were warmed by the gloves they helped create.

How I Would Use It:   As a sculptural accent on a mantel or shelf in my living area. Primitive, industrial or cottage style, whatever your decor, these glove forms would provide the perfect conversation piece.  

Antique Wooden Glove Forms available from “Lost Found Art”

 

“Flying Into Magic Love’ Magnets

What I Like About It:   I have collected hearts since I was a child.  As a symbol for love and unity, hearts with wings seem even more special. 

How I Would Use It:  I own several pieces of Kathryn’s fanciful work. These magnets adorn my refrigerator and make something as mundane as a grocery store coupon look good. 

Metal Folk Art Magnets available from Kathryn Arnett on Etsy

 

 

Fraternal Lodge “Heart in Hand” Axe

What I Like About It:  The “heart in hand” combination of two of my favorite things is a pictorial reminder of charity given from the heart. It has been used as a symbol for the Shakers and Amish sects and the Odd Fellows fraternal organization since the 1700’s. 

How I Would Use It:  If I were fortunate enough to own a fabulous piece like this, I would display it prominently as a reminder that the union of a loving heart and willing hands matter even more in the complex world of the 21st century.  

Lodge memorabilia available from RJG Antiques

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Antique Wicker

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

Green wicker porch swing

What I Like About It: This antique porch swing from Antique Wicker in Berwick, Maine provides instant character. How many great vintage movie moments took place on a front porch with a swing?

How I Would Use It: It would best be used in a protected area, which I don’t have outdoors. I would use it in our subterranean imagination studio (aka-the basement) where it could be securely hung from the floor joists of the first floor.

green wicker swing

Antique Bar Harbor wicker chaise

What I Like About It: From Corner House Antiques in Sheffield, MA this chaise politely but absolutely insists that you unplug, disconnect and relax. It is functional today, but it brings with it the grace of back then. Choosing a cushion fabric would be tough, it would have to be durable, but it would also have to be era appropriate. 

How I Would Use It: Although this chaise is a generously sized piece of furniture, I would work it into the family room so I would have a constant reminder that the world doesn’t need me connected 24/7 and it’s not such a bad plan to put down the smart phone.

willow wicker chaise

French wicker laundry basket

What I Like About It: I’m not a fan of modern baskets, but my knees go weak over a great vintage basket. Especially one like this beauty from frenchvintagecharm on Etsy.

How I Would Use It: The danger of adding large baskets to your home is that they invite you to collect things you don’t need to keep like old magazines and newspapers. This basket should be a focal point, not a recycling bin, so I would use it to store nicely folded throws in the living room–it’s a double win, the throws won’t be thrown everywhere and the basket will add vintage charm. 

laundry basket


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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Vintage Picks of the Week – Astronomy

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 JayDee at ThirdShift 

Tellurium

What I Like About It: From a very young age, I have been a backyard astronomer. To this day, I watch the night sky most nights that are clear, year-round – even in the Winter. In Minnesota. I’m fascinated by the night sky and all the secrets it holds. I have dreamed of owning a tellurium since I was a kid. This one is absolutely incredible – I love everything about it. It has a sort of steampunk vibe that I really like! 

How I Would Use It: This tellurium would have a permanent place on a coffee table in our great room – a highly visible place where everyone would be able to enjoy it!

Antik, 1stdibs

 

Astronomy Lithograph

What I Like About It: I love that this lithograph is black and white (my favorite colors) and I especially love how the stars are portrayed.

How I Would Use It: I would love to frame this print and use it in my office. Before I framed it, I would make large-scale copies of the print, then use the copies as gift wrap for those “out of this world” gifts.

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Antique Orrery

What I Like About It: An orrery is such a cool mechanical representation of the planets and the moon. Like a tellurium, I really like the steampunk feel of this orrery. I think it’s a fascinating piece of history.

How I Would Use It: I think this piece would be a fabulous addition to a home library or study. It should take center stage and be displayed for people to enjoy, and for people to not be afraid to touch it. It’s really a remarkable piece!

antique orrery

 


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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Vintage Picks of the Week ~ It’s Easy Being Green

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 Dot at Attic and Barn Treasures.

Vintage Green Ceramic Frog Planter

What I Like About It: What could be more appropriate than a frog planter in your garden? So many ways this could be used in your decor – indoor or out!

How I Would Use It: I think this little fellow would look adorable perched on a bench or chair on your front porch. Perfect to hold a succulent!

Frog Planter from TheLogChateau on Etsy

Vintage Wine Bottle Set

What I Like About It: Not just one but two vintage wine bottles with so many ways to re-use and re-purpose. Reusing containers like vintage bottles is a wonderful way to be “green”.

How I Would Use It: Frequently you will see these used as simple vases for long stem flowers. I like to use colored bottles as window sill decor. As the sun shines in it will reflect the lovely colors into your room. 

Vintage wine bottles from SimplySuzula on Etsy.

1920’s Hanging Plant Stand with Pottery Pots

What I Like About It: Multi use hanging plant stand can easily be changed up and re-used according to the season or holiday.

How I Would Use It: The best use of this might just be on your kitchen wall to grow your various cooking herbs. But how fun would this be with multi-color silk flowers in the pots with battery operated tealights nestled inside to give off a soft glow in the evening.

Hanging plant stand from Barn Owl Vintage on Chairish

 


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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Vintage Luggage

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 Tina at GirlPickers.

 

Vintage Steamer Trunk

What I Like About It: Originally covered in leather that gave way to years of use, it now shows the gorgeous wood hidden underneath.  I love everything about it!

How I Would Use It: I would use this as a coffee table in my living room and I would store quilts in it.  

Restored antique steamer trunk from thepirateslair.com

 

Vintage Leather Suitcase

What I Like About It: The shape and size are perfect and the yummy rich leather of course.  

How I Would Use It: I would  not use this but place it somewhere as a decor piece perhaps stacked with some other vintage suitcases.  

Cleghorn leather suitcase offered by Bentleyslondon.com

 

Vintage Leather Satchel

What I Like About It: I like that it’s black, it’s a good size, I like the rough texture and the detail on the sides of this case really give it style.

How I Would Use It: This is perfect for travel when I want to take my laptop and personal and business files with me.  When I wasn’t traveling, it would look awesome in my office just as decor.    

Vintage leather satchel offered by PassedBy on Etsy

 

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Vintage Aluminum

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 Pam at Vintage Renude.

Aluminum Serving Bowl and Tray

What I Like About It: I love the beauty and utility of this piece. The flowers make it pretty while the aluminum makes it sturdy.

How I Would Use It: I would use this at the dinner table to hold soup, side dishes, or even veggies and dip.

Hammered Aluminum Centerpiece Bowl

What I Like About It:  I love the simplicity of this piece. The clean look and subtle detailed design are perfect.

How I Would Use It: It would be wonderful as a fruit bowl, salad bowl or even to fill with guest soaps and fingertip towels in the bathroom.

Aluminum Mortar and Pestle

What I Like About It: The patina on this set is fabulous.

How I Would Use It: This would sit on a shelf and possibly be used as a vase or even and ice bucket in a pinch.

 


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Vintage Picks of the Week – 1960s and 1970s storage jars

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.

1970s Swedish spice jars

What I Like About It: Etsy shop AuroraNordicVintage has the real Swedish goods, mostly because the shop is based in Sweden. Ultra charming pottery jars have sweet tulips that would fit with a ton of decor styles. 

How I Would Use It: In the craft room. The cork stoppers are begging to be used as pin cushions.

 

ceramic jars

Triomphe glass jar canister set

What I Like About It: The clean lines and the incredible graphics. RetroSpecList on Etsy is offering a set of 4. One jar would be good, four, paradise.

How I Would Use It: To bring some style to my kitchen counter.

glass canister jars

1960s Italian Empoli art glass jar

What I Like About It: Art glass at it’s best. The satisfying proportions, the scale, the height. This footed glass jar from 2-b-modern on 1st Dibs is all that.

How I Would Use It: As a statement piece somewhere that sunlight will make it glow.

empoli jar

 


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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Early American Trade Signs

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our 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.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Linda at Selective Salvage

Architectural “Bath House” sign

What I Like About It: What’s not to like? The paint is fantastic. The shape is wonderful and the fact that it was probably a sign for a house of ill repute is laughable. Talk about a great conversation piece. 

How I Would Use It:   I would decorate the guest bathroom around it so that everyone could enjoy the humor. 

 

Midwestern “Red Light “district sign. Offered by Urban Country.

 

Gilded Cast Iron Jeweler’s sign

What I Like About It: Elegant but primitive, this trade sign is an excellent example of a trade sign designed to hang on the street in front of a jewelry and watchmaker’s shop in the early 1800’s. 

How I Would Use It:  I think it would look great in an entry hall or on any large wall where you need a statement piece. 

Antique American jeweler’s sign. Offered by Urban Remains

Wooden “Saturday Nite Dance” sign

What I Like About It: The graphics are great, as is the color. Black & white trade signs are a particular favorite of mine and the little touch of red finishes this one off perfectly. 

How I Would Use It:  In the party room, of course….or whatever you call your room where you can crank the music up and dance the night away.  

 

Dance Hall sign, c. 1930’s. Offered by AAWT.

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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