In order to save money and minimize the clutter in my home, I have taken a bit of a break from thrift store shopping. I have so many vintage dishes from my parents, along with others I have purchased at thrift stores.
So, to satisfy my urge to shop for vintage wares, I decided to shuffle around my own stuff instead. With a new season approaching, it's a great time to consider making a change to your surroundings.
Our art wall, above, remains the same, because those things are a pain to set up and we're not about to change it. Before we had kids, my husband and I used to collect masks and artwork on our travels. The photo on the left is our beloved black lab, Bronte, who died several years ago.
So, rather than changing up the wall, I changed the decor on top of the CD cabinet underneath. I used my collection of vintage milk glass, along with a taller white vase from the grocery store and a pretty vintage yellow and green vase from my mom.
I don't know if you can see it, but the piece of milk glass in the centre holds a collection of clay heads that my husband and son made while on the beach at my parents' house.
I decorated the top of the TV armoire with some finds from an annual basket sale that I'm addicted to.
I also changed the items on top of my grandmother's antique bookcase in our family room. I used three of my favourite thrift store finds (centre) with other decor and wall art from Homesense.
The doily came from my grandmother too. I think it has a bit more of a modern feel to it than the usual doily.
I have kept a tin full of buttons for years and I don't think I have ever once used one of them for our clothes. Just in case, though, I am keeping them on display in this thrifted glass piece.
Another piece of milk glass now sits on top of my vintage Steinbeck novels on the end table in our family room. This black and white saucer doesn't have a cup, but it's too pretty to throw out. Everything rests on another one of my grandmother's doilies. I don't think it looks too precious because our furniture is more modern.
I used a number of my favourite small pieces inside and on top of the powder room cabinet. I decided to go without a colour scheme, because I like the cheer of the different colours together.
Are you changing things up in your house for the new season?
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