Oh the lovely vintage Christmas decor inspiration I found shopping yesterday! Come enjoy the view at Trove in Rockford, IL!
Have Yourself a Vintage Little Christmas
About Trove’s History
Sisters Elizabeth and Mary opened this gem of a vintage goods store Trove (2410 Jackson St., Rockford) in 2016, but the actual building is one they have been frequenting since they were children. They fondly remember it as Bloom’s Candy Store, where they happily scooped up candy necklaces and waxed lips (remember those, kids!?!).
I loved chatting with Elizabeth yesterday about how her sister’s vision and confidence about what the formerly not so pretty interiors could become, convinced her to go for it. The brick and mortar location is smack dab in the middle of a modest residential neighborhood, which I find beyond charming and utterly unique in today’s marketplace!
In fact, the shop is just a hop and a skip over from Urban Farmgirl, which we recently toured RIGHT HERE.
Trove is magical, as you will see. Primitive pieces and unique objects mingle with nostalgia and luscious colors that feel like a warm hug. If you are the nesting type, appreciate one of a kind finds, and admire a rustic refined look for home interiors, this is a destination which will tug at your heartstrings.
Oh, and did I mention the Westies who run the place? Absolutely adorable West Highland White Terrier pups dressed in tartan who bring smiles to all. (And it was not lost on me that Trove is located in the Highland neighborhood of Rockford!).
Let’s shop, and I wonder if you’ll be able to guess what I took home? (I’ll reveal in the comments).
This Green With Buffalo Check!
Galvanized Tubs With Unique Trees
Blue Vintage Lockers
Vintage Christmas Magic
Flannel Ribbon is So Fresh!
By the way, if you are shopping eBay for vintage these days, you will want to know about this 10% flash sale!
Loving Neutral Christmas Colors!
Giant Bell on Vintage Door!
Doesn’t This Feel Scandinavian Lovely?
Time to Dust Off the Sled!
Sweet Shop Dogs!
Exterior of Trove
Rustic Outdoor Christmas Decor
Soaking Up the Inspiration!
Isn’t it a charming shop with beautiful styling and thoughtful curation? ANY GUESSES WHAT I TOOK HOME?
For more beautiful holiday decor inspiration with a vintage feel, see these:
When I spied a few of the slashed prices on a few beautiful Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture pieces online, they were too enticing not to share. I have gathered a collection of awesomely priced furniture finds I thought you design savvy bargain shoppers might particularly whistle at. The furniture and decor pieces fall under the category of traditional design style while they also reflect a casual, unfussy, neutral mood.
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Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture
Should you not be in the market for any of these traditional pieces, join me at the finish line for something special…a different flavor of CLASSIC… very special musical artist whom I idolized as a young girl talks about no longer performing.
One of My Favorite White Slipcovered Sofas of All Time!
For starters, I noticed one of my favorite sofas (a white slipcovered beauty) went on sale. FYI, this particular sofa goes out of stock regularly.
This Fairchild sofa is the very same one designer Sarah Richardson chose for her rustic media room in her family’s own home in Ontario.
The sofa easily works with rustic decor as well as with more elegant pieces in a French country style space:
Is This the Wood Side Table You’ve Been Searching For?
I love the traditional coastal vibe of this sculptural pedestal side table made of solid teak which at only 24″ in diameter will work in small spaces and blend with any number of traditional styles! Teak is so pricey, and if you’re lucky enough to snag this baby when it’s on sale…VICTORY BARGAIN DANCE TIME!
The table comes in additional finishes as well like grey.
Entry, Mud Room, or Anywhere Storage That Only Looks Custom
If you have ever sought a bid for custom built-ins from a carpenter, then you know how expensive any sort of storage unit for books, backpacks, or display can be. Here’s a ready-made option that adds architectural interest and character even as it helps to stow everyday essentials.
A Smart Wall Sconce for Under $40
It’s so interesting to me that frequently I am searching for a fixture which has simple clean lines and a straightforward design, and it’s nowhere to be found in a sea of overly ornate or complicated designs. Here’s an exception.
Here you can see the sconce inverted for a different look:
The sconce’s style is versatile enough to go in any number of spaces like an entry:
Bedroom Furniture Ideas to Inspire
I thought the lines on this upholstered panel bed were graceful and pretty enough to work in a number of bedrooms whether its French country, Belgian, or French Nordic style that rocks your world.
A timeless quilt like this won’t ever fall from favor!
Distressed Washed Oak Finish!
Thank goodness we are beginning to see more of the more natural, scrubbed raw wood look that works so well with more rustically inclined designs and spaces. Here’s an unfussy console table with an attractive metal base that could work in any number of spaces since it is airy and less than 14″ deep.
Spring Color for a Bedroom, Anyone?
I love aqua, and I this bedding with its muted tones, struck me as feeling very French farmhouse and cottage lovely.
Casual Cottage Style Stripes
This chair brought back memories for me! We owned a French country settee for years which was upholstered in what appears to be this exact fabric! And those little cottage style feet! The very same ones on my old settee.
Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture: For the Bedroom
A few more pretty bedroom furniture and bedding finds with friendly prices.
Great Coastal and Traditional Lighting Fixture Finds Too!
There are too many plain and ugly dome type flush mount ceiling lights across this country, and a little update may do wonders!
Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture: Nightstand Ideas
This particular nightstand comes in some interesting painted finishes should you be feeling saucy.
Here’s the champagne option…
And this shade of grey is rather neutral and versatile.
A happy blue could be a cheery pop of color and it need not match the color of existing pieces!
Would you, could you, consider a pretty in pink option?
Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture: Modern Farmhouse Dining Tables & Sideboard
Here’s a dining table with dimensions which are destined to work in a variety of homes. The extension feature is lovely for holidays.
Classic & Traditional Light Fixture Options
Armchairs in Neutral Hues
Traditional Sofa: Chic, Tufted, and Velvet
Now Here’s a Sectional I Can Live With!
An Interview With Linda Rondstadt, an artist living with Parkinson’s Disease…
I just love her honesty and the thoughts shared about why she never married! Ha! I’m holding Linda in my heart right now and whispering a prayer. Should you also have a moment, let’s lift her up.
If you’re a fan of her music, join me in listening/watching this powerful performance:
That song takes me back!
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Peace to you right where you are.
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