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!
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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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