We are always looking for fun, easy and creative ways to display art. Whether it is vintage photos, family photos, hand painted artwork, or kids art we have found some wonderful ways to display it! We love that these examples are easily changed out to give you a display that isn’t so hard to change with the seasons, or just on a whim! Vintage clipboards, or even new ones are always a good choice! Easy to hang, you can find them in many sizes and they’re super simple to hang your artwork on!We especially love the idea of clipboards for children’s artwork. No more tacks, and papers falling off the fridge! They can hang their latest masterpiece themselves and change it out as they wish!Hangers! Who knew! What a fabulous way to quickly hang your photos or art!And really, who would think good ole tape would be such a decorative option! It’s at the top of the list for easy!Clothes pins……..You can even get fancy and mount your clips on wood!We hope that we have given you a little inspiration to go create a quick easy wall gallery of your own! If you do share your photos with us!
Are you one of those parents who impose their decorating style on their children….shame on you! We would never do such a thing! :blush: Well maybe…….just a little! There is something magical about a room that has a classic, vintage feel! We have gathered a few of our favorite images and ideas to inspire you and your little ones to create a space everyone will love and enjoy spending time in!
Vintage maps are a wonderful addition to any kids room or nursery! Let your littles start dreaming about “all the places they will go”!Book storage can always be a challenge, but these ideas are functional as well as beautiful!Neutral tones and natural aged wood are always good options!Everything is just a little more fun when it reflects the style of the past!Little touches like vintage toys, dresses and posters can bring a room together.Search Mom & Dad……and grandma’s attic, you may already have just the thing to make your room perfect!
An entryway is the hub for coming and going, and in most homes one of the most abused and neglected spaces! We have rounded up some of our favorite inspiration from around the web as well as some great tips for making the most out of your entry way space! We hope you find some inspiration! We sure did!
Even if all you have room for is a little bench, your entry way can still be fabulous!Add some simple hooks above your bench and you have a place to catch all of that winter gear!We love these little sweet tables, there are so many shapes and styles that will add function and character to your space.Add warmth and soften hard surfaces with a simple throw or pillow.Are you inspired to go show your poor neglected entry way a little love? We sure are!
Are you as in love with vintage architectural pieces as we are? We hate to see these beautiful objects discarded! I mean if they could only talk right? It takes time to add that kind of character, not to mention the craftsmanship! Have you ever come upon one of these pieces and though…….gorgeous but what do I do with it? While a simple display of spindles in a bucket or box is fabulous, we have gathered some of our favorite column and spindle upcycles! Hopefully you’ll be inspired to create something beautiful for yourself! The yard is a perfect place to use old spindles: bird baths, feeders, chimes & houses! Your yard will be full of thankful birdies! What a perfect way to display your jewelry, frame out……anything! And they make perfect legs for tables! Pair them with other discarded pieces like drawers to make a one of a kind side table.Column lamps…….Yes please is all we can say!Attach hooks or plant hangers and you’ve got a plant stand or coat rack with instant character!We love the use of columns on the sides of this bed and shelving unit. And how cute is this little breakfast tray? No need to make the whole tray! Just add some spindles to any tray!
With spring in the South here on our door step, the mudroom becomes our home’s workhorse room! It might not be the most-visited spot, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty and functional at the same time! With a few quick tips we are going to help you turn it into more than just a breeze-through area.
One of a mudroom’s main purposes is to help keep coats, backpacks, umbrellas and other items from being dumped all over the house. The best way to keep these things organized is to give each member of the family his or her own locker. And there is no better way to add style and function at the same time than using vintage lockers. it’s very likely this space will end up with an accumulation of shoes of various kinds, from cleats and sneakers for your kids’ sports to everyday shoes that get kicked off the second your family members walk in the door. Providing enough storage for these shoes will be key to keeping the floor in your mudroom from becoming cluttered.A mudroom can always benefit from a sink! Dogs, kids, muddy clothes, you can imagine a lot of cleaning up and scrubbing going on in sinks like these!Most mudrooms are narrow walk through’s off the kitchen or laundry room. But, if space permits, there is one element every mudroom should have: a shallow bench area, is helpful for taking off boots or setting down a backpack or shopping bag.Coat hooks are much easier for children to use than hangers for storing outerwear, plus you can hang backpacks and purses from them, too.
Baskets are so very versatile and let’s face it…they really do look great…doesn’t matter if they are holding toys…magazines…fresh eggs…beautiful produce…fresh bread or organizing a craft room!
We love these hanging baskets in the kitchen! Perfect for produce or utensils! They look great and you can still see what you have!Who wouldn’t love a pantry like this? The tags tied the baskets are a great idea to quickly locate what you are looking for! And there is no better way to coral all those little kitchen necessities than a gorgeous little basket!
We are just loving this idea of using a vintage locker basket to organize cookbooks.Baskets in bathrooms equal perfection! There is no better way to organize and decorate at the same time!More bathroom goodness! towels, soaps and lotions.The nursery is the perfect place for baskets…..corral stuffed animals, blankets and more!Baskets are the perfect organizers for all of your changing table needs! Keep them all in one place easy to grab when you need them!In the bedroom and living room add softness and organize blankets and pillows.Add a basket to a table contain a collection like these books, or unify your coffee table decor.
We hope we’ve given you a little inspiration on how to use baskets to organize your life while making it a little more beautiful at the same time! Resurrect carries all kinds of baskets……all shapes and sizes. Vintage and reproductions! We are certain we have the perfect basket for you!
When spring rolls around it’s a great time to update your porch look! A front porch is what gives someone their first impression of your home. Regardless of the season or weather, size or shape, it should always be welcoming. We hope this little post will get you motivated and excited to welcome spring onto your porch and into your home!
Who doesn’t love all things galvanized? Galvanized containers of any kind are the perfect addition to your outdoor decor. Weather…….just makes them prettier!Have you ever thought of using a fabulous piece of furniture as a planter? Instant charm!There is nothing better than vintage wicker, old doors, tables…..cushions and throws. Bring a little of the inside out!We hope this little inspirational round up has given all of you a little push in the right direction! We’ve just stocked the store with all kinds of traditional and of course non traditional elements for your outdoor spring and summer decor. From rusty iron and planters to architectural pieces and vintage furniture, we’ve got you covered!
As the weather warms and evenings get longer it’s time to start enjoying the fresh air and cool breezes. We just love that people are starting to rediscover the beauty and functionality of the sleeping porch. Sleeping porches were extremely popular at the turn of the 20th century, when health professionals advocated sleeping outdoors as a way to bolster the immune system. And prior to air conditioning, sleeping porches were especially popular in the South and the West; it was cooler to sleep outside at night.
Transforming a deck, balcony, or porch into a sleeping porch is a fairly simple project. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
• The space should be covered against the elements and for safety, it should have at least a low railing around the perimeter.
• If you live in an area where bugs abound in summer, it probably goes without saying that screens are essential. Many choose also to integrate fabric shades or awnings, which can be lowered for privacy.
The most important thing to remember about sleeping porches is that they are for rest and relaxation. So grab a good book, a cup of tea, and a soft pillow, and curl up for a calm, peaceful, and soothing respite from the stresses of the day.
It’s getting to be that time! Days are getting longer….a little warmer, the sun has that beautiful glow. Time to let the beauty of the spring reflect on the interior of your home! It doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming process. We’ve gathered a few simple ideas to start you on your spring decorating. Leave us a comment with one of your sweet spring time ideas!
We love the idea of a random collection of bottles with flowers, branches even weeds that you can find outside in your own yard!and well……..everything looks better under a cloche!The beautiful thing about decorating with plants, twigs or flowers is that you can gather containers from around the house. Literally anything can be used as a beautiful way to display your greenery. Rain boots…..enamel ware, and old buckets…..yes please!It’s the time of the year when all the trees are blooming! Don’t let those beautiful blooms go to waste! Grab a container and bring them in!
Do you feel the need to add a little something to your spring decor options? From vintage blue mason jars to milk glass and old bottles we have it all! Come in and let us help you create a sweet springtime display for your home!
Books are one of our favorite go to decor items! And they are often overlooked. The great thing is that most of us have books sitting around the house getting dusty when we could be putting them to good use! Use books to add texture, height, color, or even as a great way to just fill space. And if your books don’t have pretty covers or a coordinated look try painting them, covering them in fabric, brown paper, burlap or even tearing off the covers! The possibilities are endless! We’ve gathered a few of our favorite images from around the web to hopefully give you a few ideas!
Cowhide rugs can be a classic decorating element in all types of homes. A beautiful cowhide rug can be a very beautiful focal point in a living room and also a very chic detail for the décor. If you’ve dismissed them because you thought they couldn’t fit into your decorating style, these rooms may convince you otherwise.
Where to find one of these beauties? We have a great selection for you right here in the store! See you soon!
Do you find Valentine’s decor tends to be a little on the cute-sy side…..with an over-abundance of red and pink? How about taking the cute factor down a notch with these neutral Valentine decoration ideas that have a more sophisticated feel. Valentine home accessories in shades of cream, white, gray, brown, black, and even blue blend in nicely with almost any type of decor.
Of course we love to decorate with vintage items filled with charm and history…..but how often do we actually take the time to research the original uses and history of these simple utilitarian objects from the past that bring us so much joy? We just love this article from BetterBaking.com by Leon Neal. Here is a portion that we found especially interesting.
In the South and in the territories where the most adventuresome settlers sought new opportunities, the use of locally available materials for houses (log houses, etc.) and for basic household utensils (carved wooden bowls and slatted wooden buckets and barrels) continued into the 1800s and 1900s. In the very rural and isolated Appalachian Mountains the pioneer lifestyle, language, and attitudes persisted even longer. These people were primarily subsistence farmers, hunters, trappers, and often harvested trees to sell for money (saw mill work). These people existed on very little money and grew most of their own food and so bread was a very important element of their diet (biscuits and cornbread). The common situation in the mountains even upon until World War II was that there were biscuits at every meal, the wife made biscuits three times a day and a typical treat for a visitor was a friend fruit pie make using biscuit dough and dried fruit and fried (some call these a turnover). Because of this constant process the biscuits were usually made in a hand carved wooden bowl and the bowl stayed with flour in it at all times except every week or so the bowl would be washed.
In my grandmother’s time and later for some of my mountain relatives the family dough bowl was a critical part of the family food preparation, highly used and highly treasured by the best cooks. It was not uncommon for a future husband to carve a wooden dough bowl for his bride as a wedding present. It was also common for a young female to desire a carved wooden dough bowl for her hope chest so that when she married, she would have a very desirable kitchen tool (Other hope chest items were things like handmade quilts and other family heirlooms). A mother’s dough bowl was usually one of the items in an estate that was most sought after typically left to the oldest daughter and there have been more than a few siblings who have stopped talking because of a mutual desire for the same dough bowl.
Now that we’ve shared a little snipit of the history of the dough bowl, how about a few inspiration photos of ways to display these historic treasures?
How about keeping our dough bowl close to home and using it in your kitchen to store and display fruits, vegetables and baked goods?Display collections……..We love how these displays will take your decor from winter to spring by just adding a few flowers!Display and store your vintage linens.Aren’t these spring/summer centerpieces gorgeous? and just because winter isn’t quite over yet a few cold weather ideas to add instant warmth to your space!
If you just HAVE to have a dough bowl to add to your decor, come in and see us at the store. We carry antique and reproduction dough bowls in many shapes and sizes. You never know what we will have!
Do you love the look of a mantel but don’t have a fireplace? Of course we love traditional mantels, but what if you don’t have a fireplace? We have gathered some great ideas and inspiration to help get your creative juices flowing!
Have you ever thought of using a mantel outdoors? We love these beautiful vintage pieces! Use them in gardens, weddings, porches, the possibilities are endless! Did you know we have a couple mantels in our wedding rentals? We are loving these unconventional ideas! Convert an old fireplace space and mantel into a fun activity center for your little one! And with a little love and extra lumber this gorgeous mantel turned into a bookshelf!Here are some great ways to use your mantel like a traditional mantel, just without the fireplace! Who doesn’t love to have a centerpiece to decorate for every season?One of our favorite ways to use a mantel is to use it as a headboard! Use it as is or upholster the open space where the fireplace used to be. A wonderful way to add beautiful focal point to your room!
Come in to the store and see our fabulous collection of vintage mantels and all kinds of wonderful vintage architectural treasures!