Are you looking for creative ideas and ways to display your vintage collections? From old books to pewter, get inspired today with these 11 fabulous collections.
I’m also thrilled to be joining 11 other very talented home decor bloggers in today’s Lifestyle of Love blog hop hosted by my friend Cindy over at County Road 407. Today’s theme is all about vintage collections. There’s so much inspiration to be found.
If you are joining me from Lora over at Create and Ponder, welcome! Aren’t Lora’s ideas for decorating vintage Christmas tree stands amazing? Lora’s vintage collections always inspire me.
Do you have a vintage collection that you want to update, change, display differently, etc.? If so, I hope to inspire you here today into starting a vintage collection of your own, changing up a current collection, or simply adding to an already existing vintage collection.
I have numerous vintage collections from my mother’s extensive pewter collection and transferware collection to my own collections of brass candlesticks, blue and white dishes, platters, and blue bottles.
So let’s dive right in!
1. Built-in Bookshelves
One of my favorite things to decorate are these built-in bookshelves at our home in Vermont with various vintage collections that I found while out “Thrifting with the Gals“. I am forever changing and mixing them up with my new finds.
Check out my most recent post, How to Decorate Bookshelves for a Vintage Christmas to see more. And you won’t want to miss the post, How to Decorate with Old Musical Instruments.
You may also enjoy these vintage collections styled in last year’s post, Cozy Winter Neutral Built-Ins.
And this DIY with old salvaged windows and vintage brass candlesticks too.
You may also really enjoy making these Dishy Kitchen Hooks You Can DIY in Minutes.
2. Vintage Pewter Collection
One of my favorite family collections is my mother’s extensive pewter collection in her antique hutch and shared in the series “In My Mother’s Home“.
Display pewter in an antique hutch, on an antique table, or on a fireplace mantel.
3. Vintage Bottles
I love collecting old blue bottles. Here are a few ways I decorated with them in our home.
On a mantel with Christmas evergreens and pearls. See more in the post, Setting a Winter Table with Vintage Blue Bottles.
In a wooden train on built-in shelving, or hanging on the wall in vintage frames. Click on Images to see more.
You may also enjoy these cameras and McCoy vase collections in the post, Sunroom Home Office Inspiration: Triple Purposed with Craft Space.
4. Vintage Quilt Collection
You will love this post, How to Fold and Display Heirloom Quilts. Click on Images to see more.
5. Vintage Books
If you don’t have a vintage book collection, I highly recommend it. There are so many ways you can decorate and use vintage books in your decor. You may enjoy the post, 10 Fun Ideas for Decorating with Vintage Books! One of my very first blog posts, eeek.
Click on each image to see more.
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SHOP VINTAGE BOOKS
6. Scrabble Letter Collection
A vintage scrabble collection looks fabulous and adds color to glass pitchers or vases.
On coffee tables, in vintage crates, or on a shelf. And you’ll love this Christmas tree made with scrabble letters.
SHOP SCRABBLE LETTERS
You may also enjoy the post, Vintage Booth Winter Window Display from my Vermont vintage window booth!
7. Vintage Jug Collections
Vintage jugs or crocks make wonderful collections for both indoors and outdoors. You may also enjoy the post, Antique Crocks with White Tulips.
8. Vintage Dishware Collections
I swear this is going to be my downfall. I love vintage dish collections. Every single one of them, haha.
Display them on bookshelves, on kitchen shelving, in old kitchen and wall racks. Everywhere! You can display vintage dishware collections just about anywhere you want.
I have created multiple table settings with all my collected dishware too that you may see more of HERE.
Click on these images to see more.
9. Vintage Band-Aid Tin Collection
How cute are these old Band-Aid tins collected and displayed in a bathroom?
SHOP VINTAGE BAND-AID TINS
10. Vintage Glassware Collections
I love finding and collecting vintage glassware. Colored glassware is definitely a favorite on my table settings. Here are a few ways I have displayed my vintage glass collections.
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11. Vintage Ski Lodge Decor
Last but not least, is my favorite vintage ski lodge decor. So much so that I created an entire series around it.
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Next up on today’s Vintage Collection home tour is my friend Kim over at Shiplap and Shells. Kim is sharing beautiful vintage collection tablescape ideas. You won’t want to miss it!
And don’t forget to drop by the others joining me here today too!
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These displays are all amazing, Ann! I love every one of them. It’s always fun to see how you incorporate the family pieces you already have with the new, vintage, and antique pieces you find on the treasure trail. The way you style everything inspires me all the time! I hope you and your family have a fabulous holiday season. Big hugs, CoCo
Love your vintage collection and how you display them, thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas.
Thank you so much, Marlene, happiest of holidays to you too!
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Vintage Band-Aid Tin collection – Say whaaat?! Love it! I can’t get over your amazing collections Ann! From the dishes, to the bottles and candlesticks… It’s a virtual Disney World of treasures! Every single way you’ve displayed them is so unique and fun. Makes me want to start collecting more things. And I totally forgot about all of my quilts but your post on those has changed the way I store them. I need to get back to the farmhouse so I can get them out. I’m going to carve out some time to go back and look at the other links for an in-depth look at the other posts. So fun! Thank you for sharing them with us. Seriously so fun!!!!!!!!
Aww Cindy thanks always for asking me to join you on these tours an I’m so glad you enjoyed the quilts, one of my favorites for sure. Happy holidays my friend!
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Ann your vintage dish collections are totally wonderful. Love the Johnson Bros brown transferware. And how lovely that you have your mother’s pewter collection and displayed so beautifully. Vintage Scrabble tiles are just too much fun. Hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas Season!!!
Thanks so kindly Debra, we are and I’m so grateful you stopped by today. Merry Christmas!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
I LOVE all of the wonderful tips that you shared. You truly have a knack for creating stunning vignettes.
Thank you kindly, Laura, that means so much to me!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
So much vintage fun in one post! You have styled your built-in bookcase so beautifully. Every detail is perfection. I always love when you share your blue and white dishware. And the vintage Band-Aid tin collection is AMAZING! Love it all! Happy Holidays Ann!
Thank you Kim, I’m enjoying all your boating pictures, looks like so much fun!
Lora Bloomquist says
I’m so glad to know a friend who’s vintage collections rival my own! Love to see all your vintage collections, Ann, and see the creative and beautiful ways you decorate with them. So inspiring! Enjoy the Merry season:)
Lol, I feel the same Lora, Merry Christmas!
Kim Waldorf says
Love all your vintage collections, especially your quilts! Merry Christmas, Ann! 😘
Thank you Kim, Merry Christmas to you too!