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!
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:
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:
Grandparents House (yours or anyone else's)
Shop away you shoppers and may the vintage be ever in your favor...