I joined in with my online (and real life) friends so we can all share our favorite vintage item and how we use these cherished objects in our home. This is a serious group of vintage decor lovers, hop over and see what Sarah from Room for Tuesday, Kyla from House of Hipsters and Chloe from Boxwood Avenue wrote about.
I’d say our house is easily 85% vintage items and decor. There are ‘new to me’ things, but not newly produced items. Part of this attraction is my personal aesthetic. I feel more connected and grounded to items that have some wear and tear and texture to them (meaning they feel a little ‘used’). The other part is a combination of appreciating items made well and not adding anything to a landfill.
When selecting the items of my ‘favorite’ it was difficult. I watched my personal habits and the items I am most attached to are the ones I use daily. My collection of little spoons sit by the coffee maker in our mahogany paneled kitchen (read: unrenovated kitchen). I arranged them on a tray in different sized vintage French mustard jars.
These little spoons, and the occasional fork or knife, are always on the ready to style a cheese board, embellish and afternoon espresso tray or simply stir a morning coffee. I’ve bought most of the spoons but some were gifts from Will, family and friends. A tiny spoon is kinda the perfect gift. It’s incredibly useful, it’s the item you didn’t know you needed, an object of beauty and no matter the size of your home, it’s small and not a burden.
I’ve been collecting tiny spoons for probably 20 years or so. Here’s a few tips for starting or adding to your collection.
Here’s a link to blogs with lots of vintage style for some inspiration!
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