While thinking about the New Year that lies ahead and considering what some of the objectives will be, I also ponder what from the past worked well that might be used again. There seems to be some things in life that work just as they were, and others enhance when given a new role.
Vintage objects used in diverse ways create interesting ideas that breathes new life for a fresh inventive look.
This stunning butler's Flatware display is by artist Adam Smith. Made from antique, solid sterling flatware, handmade bronze frame, and antique tintypes, presented in a wood case with magnets on back of pieces.
Vintage drawer pulls from dressers attached to the wall make perfect ornate hooks for keys and reading glasses. Adding curtain clips works great to attach papers or business cards.
Old ornate metal heating vents are too pretty not to be repurposed. Hang one on the wall for a great way to display your favorite magazines.
There were so many great recycled items at the Greenhouse Charity Works House in Mclean Virginia. One of those were the lovely recycled glass bottle pendants that were used in the mudroom. Custom Design Concepts Architecture + Interiors
An old knife caddy is transformed into a pretty stash for bathroom supplies Better Homes and Gardens
Photographer Jim Westphalen for Country Gardens.
Karin over at Your Cozy Home fascinated by oil lamps at the flea market found a creative way to use them without having to bother with the oil and lighting them.
We all have seen them (maybe even owned them), those hideous light fixtures from the 80’s & 90’sthat once hung not so proudly in homes. Breathe new life into them but transforming them into terrariums.
May we all find the resources we need to make 2010 a blissful year.