Are you obsessed with vintage decor? Do you troll flea markets looking for that one vintage thing that nobody else has? I'm a bit of a magpie when it comes to vintage. I can't really name any one thing that I collect with any degree of fervour. The only thing in common with the things I bring home is that there is something about them that speaks to me. This can quickly lead to a scattered look at home. How to integrate these pieces into a functioning home without ending up with that feeling of living in a nursing home or in a capsule home? Not that there is anything wrong with living in a capsule home but I, for one, prefer to live in a home that works and functions for modern life and doesn't have that dreaded museum-like quality. Holidays, however, are the perfect time to pull out vintage pieces without worrying about being over the top kitschy. Would you like a sneak peek at my Easter decorating?
I'm in love with vintage skirt hangers. I do find that bulletin boards can look messy very quickly. These hangers with their multiple clips are the perfect way to display cards and other pretties. If you have paper ephemera that is vintage or antique and you don't want to stick a pin through them, the clips are a great way of displaying such items without damaging them. Plus, you can quickly rotate out your display with the season or holiday.
Who doesn't love vintage crepe paper honeycomb decorations? I'm such a child with these things. It's magical how they look flat and boring folded up and then you unfold them and they blossom into overwhelming cuteness. Below, I have a pair of vintage papier mache chicks. They open up so that you can hide sweet treats inside their tummies.
I knew I wanted to display them but wasn't sure where or how.
Personally, I've found that the trick to integrating vintage pieces into a modern home is to find a use for them such as the skirt hanger or else to use them as accents or punctuation marks where they get tucked into the existing decor. I sneaked the chicks into the tablescape vignette I already had assembled on a dresser.
And, of course, what is Easter without eggs?
But not just any eggs will do but egg dioramas! Hee, hee. Do you decorate for Easter? Do you go all out with your holiday/seasonal decor or do you tuck little bits in here and there?