There’s been a newfound interest in vintage decor. Some call it “thrift store chic” and dismiss it to the realm of college students and eccentrics, but vintage has gained new respect of late. And I’m not really talking about antiques here–or at least not fancy, expensive ones, but the kind of goods you find at thrift shops, estate sales, small auction houses, yard sales, on Craigslist and even on Etsy.
7 Vintage Home Decor Pieces To Inspire Your Style
Maybe it’s the success of the TV show Mad Men, the rise of hipster culture or that people are becoming less consumer driven and more committed to the environmental mantra of reuse?! Whatever the case may be, I, for one, am glad that it’s now ‘socially acceptable’ to decorate my home with vintage chotskies and furniture–it’s what I’d be doing anyway.
Etsy is by far my favorite place to shop for vintage home decor. The instant gratification is appealing–it’s a 24/7 vintage catalog! If you’re decorating on a budget, thrift, yard and estate sales can be tons of fun because you never know what you’ll find. I’ve made quite few impulse purchases this way–like a 50-year-old homemade Raggedy Ann doll I never would have imagined I wanted before I found it. Here are a few more things I’m drooling over.
1. Vintage Metal Small Tool Cabinet
2. 1971 Vintage Rotary Telephone
3. Mid-Century Credenza
4. Vintage Aluminum Kitchen Canisters
Use these canisters in the kitchen or elsewhere for vintage kitsch. They feature Bakelite handles and illustrations depicting coffee, tea and sugar. I would use these for organizing in my the office. (Image: TheForecast)
5. Art Deco Mirror
6. Vintage Tole Flower Chandelier
7. Mid-Century Modern Yellow Danish Lounge Chair
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