I joined a couple of girlfriends to haunt some local vintage shops and antique malls in Southern Wisconsin, and we were excited to visit Vintage Bliss, a sweet source for vintage chic decor, shabby chic furniture, art and handmade creations from talented artisans. 16 Rustic Country Vintage Bliss Ideas to Inspire offers a bevy of funky junky loveliness to lean into.
16 Rustic Vintage Bliss Ideas to Inspire!
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Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 1: Collect Vintage White Ironstone
Shop small! Search eBay! And mix in new like this:
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 2: Hunt Down a Vintage Daybed!
It’s on my wish list to use outdoors in our summer courtyard. Seek out an antique one RIGHT HERE.
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 3: Customize a New Daybed
There are lovely options for new ones you can distress, age, and customize with paint as well:
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 4: Display Weathered Architectural Salvage as Art
Architectural salvage from days gone by like this Gothic example below are everywhere at the flea market and antique malls or even on eBay HERE.
I have noticed designers using pieces like this one which only look old:
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 5: Snag a Weathered Wood Blanket Ladder!
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 6: Convert Turned Wood Balusters Into Candles or Lamps
The ones I spied here at Vintage Bliss were priced to GO! Find old weathered ones online RIGHT HERE.
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 7: Spring for Pink!
Isn’t this vintage everyday china above beautiful? I bought pieces of the pattern below in blue, but I’m in love with the pink!
The price is W O W for an entire set.
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 8: Simply Suspend a Wreath on an Old Door!
They aren’t just for Christmas time. It’s not earth shattering or mind blowing – but it’s those easy peasy lazy 5 minute decor touches that can be soooo pleasing.
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 9: Add Texture With an Old Shutter!
I cannot resist these! I actually have several pairs of weathered old shutters preserved from historic homes in my area, and they are a simple way to add texture and rusticity in a room to keep things from feeling too precious. Find an option online RIGHT HERE.
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 10 & 11: Vintage Style Maps & Dress Forms!
Find options for vintage style map wall decor RIGHT HERE. I see dress forms at the flea market all the time, and you snag a new one like this:
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 12: Rustic Wood Farmhouse Style Benches!
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 13: Old Fashioned Style Quilts!
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 14: DIY Vintage Paper Decor!
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 15: Suspend Your Wreath from a Ribbon on An Old Window!
Old and weathered wood window frames are everywhere including dumpsters – so do dive in!
Rustic Country Vintage Design Idea No. 16: Metal Flower Buckets!
Need a sign too?
I hope February is being more gentle with you than it has been with me. I sit here admiring the beautiful snowy scenery yet long for spring’s promise and hope. Thank you for all of your notes of encouragement and kindness. You’ll never know how much beauty they have added to my everyday.
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I’ve been really enjoying my visits to your blog. So much visual beauty and I love how your gentle, artistic spirit flows from your narrative. More than ever I feel like my life depends on these short, brief reprieves from the anguish that is always present as a deep pain in the center of my heart. Honestly, at times it feels utterly unbearable. I wake up each morning wondering how I will go on living without my son and somehow the answer is always that, well here I am. Somehow still moving and even occasionally feeling pangs of relief and laughter–like when Patrick’s two best friends came for a visit. There is so much I could say about this surreal, shocking period in my life right now but somehow no matter how dark and sad I feel you’re always leaving comments that shine a light into my corner of the world. More than ever, your words are a comforting presence.
there are no words to thank you enough.
Leslie, I feel like you’re right here describing the tenderness of your new heart. You’re so beautiful. You know, there’s this sense I get from the suffering you’re moving through that the heaviness and depth of it somehow is sort of ‘an engulfing nearness.’ If I’m honest, I have fears of engulfment. But there are these moments away from suffering when I wonder if such ‘nearness’ could be far more gentle than I imagine. If the heavy shroud is actually knit together with a density of mercy and love. Could the engulfing darkness possibly be a protective Presence? A healing cover of mercy cast upon us as we ache? An abiding nearness as we rediscover gravity and surrender the old heart? I’m here across the miles as a sister, willing to join you ‘neath any shroud.
Oh Michele, I wish I could express myself like you are able to. Such sweet words for Leslie.
Leslie, I know your pain…. For me in the beginning it was so hard to breathe but looking back on that time I know that it was also a supernatural time. The loss never gets better but it does get easier. Easier to laugh, live and even pray. My love to you.
Your tender words are as lovely, friend. xox
Hi beautiful I read your blog daily for a couple of years now. I truly appreciate and look forward to your wisdom, sooo enjoy the post you share.
I’m so happy to have you here adding to the beauty, lovely. Thanks so much for reading and the kindness. xox
Gorgeous photos and tips as always, Michele!
Love your smart booth at Vintage Bliss!!! Kisses to A & A!
Wow! What a feast for the eyes!
Thanks for joining the deliciousness, friend. 🙂
M- I am reminded of these verses in Lamentations- My hope is always in him.
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”
Thanks for the Lovely you share.
How grateful I feel for these new mercies, Marilyn. Thank you for adding this layer of loveliness with encouraging words of faith. Peace to you.
So much eye candy! Yum! 🙂 There are some things I see that I would love to find in some of our own antique shops around here. I had a very happy virtual shopping trip here. Thanks for the lovelies!
Love your energy and vivacious spirit – thanks for making the journey more fun! xox
I really like that pink dinnerware set! However, I don’t think the men/boys in my family would want to eat on it. I’m visiting from the Thursday Favorite Things link party.
Thanks for stopping – oh the sacrifices! 🙂
Oh my goodness this post is so full of fabulous inspiration! I can’t wait to get out and do some antiquing and visiting spring markets. Thanks for sharing at TFT!
That’s the spirit! 🙂
Love the pink dish set and trying to convince myself I need more dishes. Your words touch the hearts of so many. Thanks for being here.
Hahahaha – thanks so much for reading them and sprinkling kindness here. xox