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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Shabby Chic Decor--Setting a Vintage Mood







Hi Everyone~

If you love vintage style, there are simple ways to add timeless flair to your surroundings. You can tie hand-stamped seam binding around your silverware. (This is actually an old pattern that my husband picked up recently on one of his buying trips.)





A vintage photo with a pair of gloves is always dreamy...





An old doorknob can be placed almost anywhere that you want to add character....





A skeleton key placed next to a photo can be quite effective too.

A wonderful friend of mine named Velma recently sent me a collection of old family photos. Thank you, Velma! If you look closely, you’ll notice that the woman in these pictures had her photographs taken in front of a chicken coop. (Little did she know that chicken wire would be so popular for home decorating in the future!) I will be sharing more of these photos as time goes on.


Wishing you all a wonderful week!


Xo

Cindy


Linking this to White Wednesday!

Linking this to Alphabet Thursday!


43 comments:

Crystal Mary said...

I love old photos, they were not taken as easily as those today yet they stand for a past that built our future..truely lovely. xx

Heather Jacob said...

gorgeous post Cindy ..... love the way you take photos .. such a delightful touch with everything, just perfect .... very special .. hugz x

Gaby Bee said...

Beautiful pieces. We have some similar interests. I too love vintage photos, keys and old doorknops...and, and...I collect far too many things:)

Hope your day is going great!
Gaby xo

Junibears said...

Gorgeous photos dear Cindy. I love keys too, I have a large brass key that my grandfather actually made. It is the key to the house where I was born (no longer there!) and is one of my greatest treasures.
Big Hugs
June xx

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Cindy<
I just love old flatware! and tied in bundles added to a basket with a tasty dessert makes for perfect gifting when we visit a dear one :)

Love the photo's Cindy you captured a vintahe feel to them :)

xoxo
Dore

Fliss said...

What gorgeous ideas Cindy. I just love vintage and all your pics look so lovely.
Hugs, Fliss xx

craftattack said...

Great photos, thanks for sharing! Hugs, Valerie

Rebecca said...

Love the fabulous photos Miss Cindy!

GREAT!

xoRebecca

Dorthe said...

Beautiful photoes, dear Cindy- and thank`s for the wonderful decor ideas-
wish you a beautiful wednesday.
XOX-Dorthe

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such great ideas!! And loving those old photos! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Cindy,

I believe that white is magical! Great images!


Gabriela

The Bear's Blog said...

A very charming post.

Hugs

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Beautiful photos, Cindy. Vintage photos are one of my favorite things to collect too:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Becky~ said...

I love the photos Cindy,so vintage.

Sandi said...

Your photos are beautiful Cindy! I love anything vintage! Visiting from White Wednesday...:)
Blessings~

Judi said...

I love your whites today and the way they are displayed with the white gloves and tying silverware.
You are right about the pics in front of the chicken coop.
thank you for sharing
have a wonderful day
Judi

Suzann said...

Love the pictures Cindy!!! They are so dreamy!!!
Enjoy your day!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Ira said...

Such fine pictures Cindy, very romantic. It's good to see you bringing old items back to life again and into our (way too!) modern world! Hugs, Ira

Terry said...

Cindy, these photos are so lovely. Makes me wish for days past! I have a skeleton key that was among some of my Dad's belongings and someday I will use it! Hugs!

Donna said...

What a great post, and great ideas, Cindy! I love the seam binding around the silverware, how dreamy! And the skeleton key with the vintage photos is awesome!!!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Beautiful post Cindy.
Love all the ideas.
Wishes
Lynne

Darla said...

Excellent!

Marcia (One Heart) said...

That doorknob picture is so creative. I love it.

Lynn said...

Thanks for all of these vintage helpful hints!

shabbylisaw said...

I probably would fall over if my husband came home with that beautiful silverware. You're so lucky to have a husband who will pick up something like that for you! And lucky as well who has a friend who gave you those wonderful old photographs. I love old photos!

shabbylisaw said...

I probably would fall over if my husband came home with that beautiful silverware. You're so lucky to have a husband who will pick up something like that for you! And lucky as well who has a friend who gave you those wonderful old photographs. I love old photos!

Judie said...

Cindy, did you catch a glimpse of my beautiful cigar box on my coffee table in the video of Liz's birthday party? I go so many nice comments on it!

xoxo,
J.

Annesphamily said...

Your posts are always fun and I enjoy visiting you. Have a terrific weekend. Anne

Theresa Plas said...

Pretty, pretty staging Cindy!

Donnie said...

Lovely photos and tips for the crafters out there. I can really see how busy you have been this summer. Have a wonderful day.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great old photos! A chicken coop is an interesting backdrop choice! ~Val

Daniella said...

What a wonderful gift! Old photos are the best!
And you always stage your photos so beautifully!!!I try, but not even close to your gorgeous staging!!
Thank you for the tips!! I sure do need them!!
xxDaniella

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Just goes to show that chiken wire is timeless...love your Vintage pieces. Great ideas that almost anyone can use in their decor.

Sue said...

I never would have thought of adding a doorknob to the mix, but it really works!

=)

Michele said...

gosh girl you just have the most beautiful style! lots of love! xo

Self Sagacity said...

Enjoyed my visit to your blog, wonderful layout.
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Cindy said...

Love your style, Cindy! You can turn anything into a work of art - you're so talented! Beautiful post. Now I have lots of ideas for my black & white photos!
the "other" Cindy!

Love of the Sea said...

I have a skeleton key. I need to pull it out and display it somewhere. Thanks for the reminder. Hope all is well with you. I can not believe the summer is almost over. Time has flown by way too fast. BUT i am looking forward to the Fall. XO

Cheryl D. said...

What beautiful photographs! I love black and white photography. That's my favorite vintage look of all!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun what wonderful phots,just love black and white pictures,just so elegant hugs cherylxx

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Cindy,
Beautiful photos and wonderful ideas!
I think I would fall flat on my face if my husband bought such beautiful silverware. Yes, he does have other redeeming qualities.
TFS and warm hugs your way.

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Oh what wonderful ideas. Love the old photos and the vintage items next to them. Very simple yet perfect.

come visit
cindy@stitches

Jenny said...

Hi Cindy, you just have a knack for making wonderful vignettes. These are all super!

Thanks for sharing your artistic talents with us this week.

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