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!
Cloches were first used in Italy in the 1600’s to protect plants from cold winds, frost and even snow. Cloches are commonly reffered to as bell jars or domes, and like many objects have become multi functional beyond their original purpose.
Everything looks good and is just a little more special under a cloche! So let’s take a look at a few of our favorite ways to use cloches to display your treasures!
bring more attention to your keepsakes simply by placing them under a little glass domeSince protecting plants was the orginal use for cloches, why not ad one to sweeten up your little garden
Cloches are the perfect tool to coral your collectionsAdd a large quantity of an object under a cloche and add instant interest and charmsomething as simple as a book or even book pages are elevated when placed under a little glassDid we fill your head with lots of ideas? Come into the store, we always have a great selections of cloches and bases for you to choose from! Need more ideas? Don’t be afraid to ask!
Milk glass originated in Venice in the 16th century. However, did you know that back then milk glass came in all different colors including yellow, brown, black, pink and blue? All of these colors still project a ‘milky’ color. Some of these colors still exist in milk glass, especially blue, but white remains the most popular.
Since the 16th century, milk glass has remained a popular collector’s item as well as a useful item around the house. Most of the collectible milk glass of today dates back to the 1700’s or newer.
During the early 20th century, milk glass was synonymous with the cultural prosperity of the wealthy American culture. Milk glass made in the 20th century remains some of the best ever made. It is known for it’s delicacy and elegance and was often seen on dressers and shelf tops in upper-class American homes.
During the 1930’s, milk glass made during the Depression was considered less elegant and delicate and more a product of the hard times. Because of this, milk glass made during the 1930’s and 1940’s is often considered of lesser quality.
These days, milk glass still remains a popular collectible. It makes a beautiful alternative for all sorts of decorations and decor items.
Milk glass is still manufactured by several prestigious glass companies including Atterbury Glass Company, Fenton Glass Company and Fostoria Glass Company.
Do you love milk glass as much as we do? We’ve gathered a few ideas to help you display and find new uses for your treasured collection.
Doors, they surround us, we use them daily, but they may not be something that you notice or may think about everyday. They may just get overlooked.
Recently though, the trend is reuse… up cycle and we know a lot of people have been considering doors more. So, we thought we would get some great ideas together of things you can do with your doors, from simple to a little more involved. But all these DIY door ideas will help bring more character and interest into you home.
Here at the store, doors are something we never run out of! Each is full of character and interest. So if we’ve sparked your creativity and now you have a project in mind, come in and see us!
Doors in the great outdoors? Why of course! And this is one of the most original ideas we have seen using vintage doors! What a fabulous privacy fence! Talk about character!!
We love the new life that’s been breathed into these doors in a garden setting, what a special little secret retreat!Add interest and character to your driveway or create a fabulous drink station on your summer porch!Add a few shelves for great display space, even a potting bench outdoors.Of course we couldn’t do a post about vintage doors without giving a couple examples of beds! These go a little above and beyond the typical door headboard……aren’t they fabulous?Have a door with glass in it? Instant frame! And how about removing a panel and inserting a mirror for a great addition to any room?oh……and wait for it……..how about using a vintage door as a ……….door? What an original idea for a bar, counter top or table! And how easy can it get! Just put a piece of glass over the perfect door, add legs and perfection!Have you considered beautiful storage in your bed room? We just love the character and functionality that these doors add.
Decorating a nursery or children’s room? It’s time to think outside the box! There are so many pieces of vintage furniture out there! Solid wood, well made beautiful pieces! Use your imagination and use traditional pieces in an nontraditional way! And how about storage, want to make it more interesting…..cute? Here are a few ideas to get you started! Come into the store to see our huge variety of beautiful vintage furniture and storage solutions!
How fabulous are these vintage consoles? A little paint and they have found a new life!Grandmas Hoosier Cabinet? What a way to keep memories, and add beautiful storage and functionality to your nursery.Beautiful vintage buffets come in all shapes and sizes, add a changing pad and you have created a one of a kind changing table.How about a china cabinet, add a rod for hanging, baskets for storage, or just stack on the shelves. Show off your gorgeous treasures!Don’t forget vintage vanities & desks!We just love these vintage metal racks for storage and display! The sky is the limit!Looking for something just a little different to do with those vintage wooden crates and soda crates? Hang them on the wall!! Instant storage and charm!A vintage ladder is perfect in the corner for blanket storage, metal bins, and what a fabulous way to use an old wooden cable spool?!Add wheels to a crate…..or with so many options these days, you can also buy new storage solutions with a vintage flair, like these canvas lined wire bins.
Cotton has hit the top when it comes to decorating these days. From weddings to every day decor it adds that little extra something to your decor! Fluffy, organic, white goodness! Here are a few ideas to get your creativity flowing. Come into the store to get yours, we have small and large cotton stems, as well as cotton wreaths!
The container can change the look! Add a few cotton stems to a favorite vintage container for a sweet vignette.Mercury glass makes a beautiful container for your cotton.Even the empty cotton bowls are beautiful.Add cotton to a table scape for a natural sweet touch.Cotton wreaths are one of our favorites, add a bow, moss or a few accent flowers.
One of my favorite things to decorate for each season is my mantle. And I’m not a minimalist to say the least. I love lots of layers and stacks of goodness! It’s such a great way to add character and warmth to your home. Here is a little round up of some of our favorite mantel decor ideas for fall!
Another wonderful use for those dough bowls! Some beautiful vine balls and white pumpkins……can’t find white pumpkins? Grab a can of white paint!While we love to decorate our mantles, don’t forget about the rest of your fireplace too! What a huge blank canvas!How about adding a sign or banner with beautiful fall sentiments? Is neutral more your thing? No problem! We are just loving these two examples!Don’t have a mantle? Hang a shelf and decorate to your hearts content!And above all…..Give Thanks! Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.
Do you look at images in magazines, the internet, or of course pinterest of beautiful professionally styled homes? The book cases and shelves are full of interesting and beautiful objects without being cluttered? Then you sit and think……I wish I could hire somebody to come style my bookshelf! Well with just a few tips we think your shelves could be magazine ready!
And as a little bonus……..follow the blue arrows in the images to see what you can come to Resurrect and purchase to style your shelves!
One of the first tips in the world of decorating, or design of any sort it to group items in odd numbers, it is scientifically proven that your eye prefers to see things in odd numbers.
There is also a well known designer technique which involves creating a visual triangle in your styling. Triangles are eye pleasing and work well to balance out your “shelfscape”. Notice the bottles on the dark shelf below……do you see the triangle?
When you are styling each shelf, be sure to add a variety of layered textures, and groupings of objects. Stacked books make fantastic perches for meaningful objects. Frames layered in front of vases add interest.
Add Varying Heights – Incorporate elements with varying heights. Display smaller accessories in front and graduate to taller and larger pieces behind.
Now step back and take a look, live with it, it may take a couple tries to get your shelves looking like you imagine them too. Don’t be afraid to adjust or tweak after deciding you don’t like where something was.
So if you want to style your shelves in an eye-pleasing fashion remember to:
1. Create Visual Triangles
2. Group Items In Odd Numbers
3. Stack, Lean, Layer and Group your objects
4. Add Varying Heights
As we continue with our series on vintage decorating, today we explore the ever popular French Country Style.
When you think of the French countryside, you’re sure to see lavender fields and bright sunshine. While there are many elements that contribute to the French Country style of decorating, the resulting look is always rustic, old-world, and welcoming.
Bright black and dull grays punctuate the bright colors and define accessory pieces. Rusted Metal furniture, lighting fixtures, distressed woods and soft fabrics, like cotton and linen give warm color and wonderful lines.
An important element in pieces used in French Country style decorating is the use of natural materials. Rough stained or painted plaster walls, hefty beamed ceilings and walls, delicate carved wood details, and chair seats woven of rush give texture and simplicity to the look. Natural stone floors are covered with wool or cotton rugs.
Join us next week as we take a little peak at one of my favorites Vintage Cottage Style!
Are you planning your wedding or special event and wish you had that perfect vintage item or a little help with your design? Look no further! We are so excited to announce our brand new “Something Borrowed” Wedding & Event Rentals and Design Services. We have a huge selection of large and small items to make your special day perfect! Don’t want to…..or don’t have time to decorate yourself? We’ll do it for you! Please join us Saturday March 22nd all day for our grand unveiling preview party! And keep an eye on the website for more details and a new wedding & event rental section. If you just can’t wait, call (334) 705-8985 to make your appointment!
Got a set of old luggage lying around gathering dust? There are so many ways to reuse those old suitcases in home decor , storage and decoration. There is no need to hide them away in the attic. Vintage suitcases can be in full display and look great. Mismatched luggage is no a problem at all…….and honestly it’s what we prefer!
Vintage suitcases aren’t just for inside! With spring arriving soon, how cute are these adorable suitcase planters?
We love how the addition of a framed mirror on top of these cute pastel stacked suitcases makes for a fabulous bedside table.
And what a concept?! Stack that vintage suitcase on a vintage suitcase rack for a wonderfully original coffee or side table!
We love the idea of sawing a suitcase in half and using it as floating shelves. Functional and a piece of art at the same time!Even if they are just stacked in a corner, vintage suitcases have so much character they can add interest to any room.
And just in case you don’t have any of your own, we have a great selection in the store! Come in and take your pick!
Today we are continuing our series on Vintage Decorating Your Style! Last time we talked about Vintage Farmhouse Style, today we are moving on to a favorite……Vintage Industrial Style!
Industrial objects and decor are very popular these days. They are no longer seen as rough and uninviting, but as romantic and striking. Here’s an example of a room that we love, it combines industrial elements, such as metal and other recycled objects with vintage furniture and antiques, resulting is a surprisingly cozy home. This room is neither traditional or modern but a multi layer design that results in a space with huge personality!
Join us next week to talk about Vintage Traditional………
Locker baskets were originally used in well…….lockers! Gym lockers, at swimming pools, even at the post office. These days they are being brought back to life as attractive and functional storage tools! We thought we would round up some ideas from around the web to inspire you……and well show you locker baskets aren’t just for jocks!
We just love locker baskets for bathroom storage, perfect tucked away on a shelf to organize but still show off your beautiful towels and linens.The kitchen is also an amazing place for these awesome baskets, spice storage, corral your dishes……or even hang them on the wall for fruit and vegetable storage!Office and Craft Room organization just got a little better! Who wouldn’t love a few of these baskets keeping their lives organized?
They make fabulous book storage and a great alternative to book shelves…….and did you read our post on upcycled lighting? Well here is another great idea using a locker basket!!
Locker baskets are one of our favorite things here at the store and we use them to store and display just a little bit of everything! Come on in a get a few of your own!
Do you long to live in a beautiful historical home filled with charm and character? But maybe instead find yourself in a cookie cutter subdivision? You can add instant warmth, uniqueness and history to your home easily by using vintage architectural elements.
The possibilities are really endless but a few of our favorites include:
A classic favorite, mantels. Use your imagination, they aren’t just for fireplaces anymore! Put one on any wall to simulate a fireplace or use one for a unique take on a headboard. The only limitation is your imagination!Beautiful and unique, old house columns, porch spindles and posts combined with other pieces make a gorgeous one of a kind bed!Aged and discolored or chippy wood is incredibly beautiful and warm…embrace it. Old windows look beautiful hung on the wall individually, in a grouped gallery wall or even leaned up on a mantel. Add mirrors or vinyl lettering for a one of a kind piece.Vintage architectural elements are a wonderful and potentially inexpensive way to add instant character and history to your home! We are always on the hunt for these beautiful treasures and get new architectural elements into the store daily. Come in and see if anything from our collection can add new….old life to your home!
So lets talk crafty, vintage, retro…..antique, diy New Years Resolutions! What if I told you there was a way to help our environment, use up a bunch of junk you probably have laying around…..or you could pick up on the side of the road (dumpster diving is for another post) and make your house look fabulous at the same time? Well UPCYCLE!! It’s a huge trend right now! All you have to do is browse blogs, Pinterest or the internet to find some fabulous ideas on how to take make your trash into treasure! Here are a few of our favorites!
Who whoulda thought? Lockers turned kitchen hutch!! Old lids with a little cork…….instant rustic coasters! And all those single candle sticks, old vases from the florist and what about all those plates who’s poor mates have been broken and forgotten long ago? Well a little glue and now they have new life as eclectic cake stands!!
We just LOVE the look of an old suitcase sawed in half and mounted as funky shelves!! Must have that glove mold on the top shelf?……well we just happen to have some in the store!! Fabulous and easy…….boxes out of old yard sticks! These would be great for utensil organizers in the kitchen! Have a broken dresser with perfectly good drawers? We think adding casters to the bottom and using for under bed organization is a fabulous idea!!
Hopefully we have your brain doing a happy dance and coming up with some Up cycle ideas of your own!!
Have you ever found yourself drooling over any of your favorite television character’s homes? Well it’s not that difficult to get the same look! Notice this shot from FBI agent Seeley Booth’s apartment from the show Bones. Don’t you just love the vintage numbers that he has displayed in his fabulous vintage kitchen……..doesn’t he just have wonderful taste? Well you can take a cue from Seeley! Come on into the store and take your pick! We have several styles of letters and numbers for you to choose from! Can’t make it to the store, let us know and we will ship right to your door…….doesn’t get much easier than that! Who needs a decorator right?