VIN+AGE

Hello Darlings, 

I love history, I love studying history, I love biblical history, but most of all I love item history ... what is Item history? Well I don't know because I just made it up, but I can tell you that I define it as items in your home that are refurbished, used, or "vintage". 

Not so long ago barn and farmhouse decor swept the nation; weddings, kitchens, bedrooms, all of it. The stores were bursting with weathered wood, metal signs, and mason jars up the wazoo, some stores still are! But I have always loved items that had true history, items that you had to search to find. The perfect knick-knacks that create depth and meaning to your shelves. This is why I love second-hand stores!

 Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 

Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 

I strongly believe something has more meaning when you happen upon it, rather than found on a shelf at Target. I am not knocking Target, because lord knows your girl can do some damage in minutes, but you know what I mean! Nothing is cooler than being able to tell your guests the story of where you found such a unique aged piece. Here are some of mine: 

 Estate Sale, found in Marquette, MI

Estate Sale, found in Marquette, MI

 This bible was given to me by a friend whose grandfather past away, his grandfather collected them and passed them down to him and his father. This bible was printed in 1817.

This bible was given to me by a friend whose grandfather past away, his grandfather collected them and passed them down to him and his father. This bible was printed in 1817.

 Coca-Cola box, found in abandoned factory

Coca-Cola box, found in abandoned factory

Although the story that these items carry are not my own, I still get to display their unique beauty and cherish the character they have developed over the years. This is what makes decor so intriguing to me, it can be whatever you make it! For me it's "item" history. I encourage you to go out and get some vintage treasures yourself, you never know what you'll find. Here are a few great places to look: 

Resale shops

Estate Sales

Craigslist

Grandparents House (yours or anyone else's) 

Garage Sales

Flea Market

Shop away you shoppers and may the vintage be ever in your favor...

 

SMR