Don’t stash that breadboard or cutting board in your cabinet or drawer just yet! You will want to display all that rustic wood loveliness throughout your kitchen, dining room, living room, and more once you see all these breadboards showcased today.

Breadboard Collection

What to do with old breadboards?

Rustic breadboards and cutting boards are on trend in farmhouse and French country decor right now. If you’d like to add some of these boards to your decor, you’ve come to the right place today!

I’m thrilled to join the talented bloggers of the “Lifestyle of Love” series hosted by my friend Cindy over at County Road 407. Each of these ladies is also sharing all of their breadboard decorating ideas with you here today too. You’ll find all of their breadboard content at the foot of this blog post.

Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop

Displaying breadboards is really very simple, and they pack quite the interior design punch, too.

Whether your boards are antique, vintage, or homemade, get them out, and let’s decorate!

15+ Simple Ideas to Display Rustic Breadboards or Cutting Boards

1. How to Assemble the Perfect Cheese Board | Vintage Style

First, creating a cheese board is a practical and delicious way to display and enjoy a breadboard. You will love this post with all the Vermont flairs on assembling the perfect cheese board.

Including a jaunt over to the Vermont Country Store.

11 Simple Ways to Display Rustic Bread Boards

2. DIY Breadboard and a Porch Picnic

How to make a breadboard?

Old rustic breadboards can be expensive, but did you know it’s easy to make your own cutting board?

DIY Breadboard

It’s true!

Get all the details in the post, DIY Summer Backyard Picnic Ideas.

I made this medium-sized breadboard in less than an hour’s time!

Porch Picnic Spread

3. Breadboard to Serving Soup Board

Use those old rustic cutting boards on your kitchen counters as serving soup boards in the kitchen. See more in the post, Soup’s on with Bico Ceramics as the Best Everyday Dishware.

Kitchen with Breadboard and Soup Bowls

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4. Table Centerpiece

Center your favorite breadboard in the middle of your dining room table, or in my case, on our breakfast nook table. Super cute with a wildflower bouquet, placemats, and a vintage brass candlestick.

And my favorite cookbook, “My Vermont Table” by Gesine Bullock-Prado.

Rustic Breadboard Table Centerpiece

I attended Gesine’s Sugar Glider Cooking School last fall at her home here in Vermont. It was so much fun, we made “Spooky Pot Pies” for Halloween. Read all about it in the post, Sugar Glider Kitchen School with Gesine Bullock-Prado of “Baked in Vermont.” Insights from a Novice.

Breadboard Table Centerpiece

You may also enjoy the post, A Timeless Classic | Franciscan Desert Rose Table Setting.

5. Stack Breadboards

Stack breadboards by size up against a wall, kitchen shelf, hutch, hallway, etc…

I’m partial to the big old breadboards with handles; can you tell?

Stack of Breadboards next to pine hutch

6. Display Breadboards in a Basket

All of my breadboards fit nicely into this tall, narrow basket that I found while out “Thrifting with the Gals.”

The texture of the basket, paired with the rustic charms of the old breadboards, is simply priceless.

Hint: large hamper baskets work great for this look!

Dining room with basket filled with breadboards

7. Add Ambiance with a Candle and Cloche

Stack a couple of your smaller rustic breadboards on a kitchen counter with a candle and cloche to add ambiance to your kitchen.

This would also be a cute display on a coffee table or on a porch table.

A super simple way to add warm rustic charm to your interior.

*You may also enjoy all the ways my friend Rachel, from The Pond’s Farmhouse, decorates with her collected vintage breadboards in her post, How To Decorate With Vintage Kitchen Decor.

*And Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest in her post, 9 Easy Ways to Decorate with Thrifted Bread Boards.

You may also enjoy 58+ Old Fashioned Bargains and 3 Summer Vintage Markets post.

8. Layer Breadboards Above Kitchen Cabinets

Do you have a large space in your kitchen above your kitchen cabinets and/or appliances like we do here? And have you ever wondered what on earth to put up there?

Adding layers of breadboards in these spaces will add color and balance, especially in a white farmhouse kitchen like this one.

Man in White Farmhouse Kitchen

9. Hang a Breadboard on a Kitchen Wall

Here is an example of a rustic breadboard hanging on an entry wall in our country kitchen in Maine

Bernese Mountain Dog in the Kitchen

Be sure to check out the other talented home decor bloggers joining me here today for this “Lifestyle of Love” blog hop, themed breadboards, and cutting boards.

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I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Vermont.

Be sure also to check out our Home in Coastal Maine, where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.

15+ Simple Ways to Display Rustic Breadboards

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  1. You’ve got a beautiful collection, Ann. I love them displayed above your white cabinets; such a classic combo. I definitely need a couple more after seeing all the ideas today!

  2. Love your collection!!! So many great breadboards and beautiful inspiration!!! I love your style so much!!!!
    Happy weekend!!!!

  3. Kathy Munday says:

    Awesome ideas. I must have a dozen bread boards all hidden in a storage cabinet. Not sure if they are “vintage” but since I AM and have had them for decades, they will pass! Im going to find them right now! Thank you for your unending creations!!
    And OH. MY. HEART…..That Ella rug!!!!!!!❤❤❤

    1. Awww I love that Kathy, have the best time decorating with them now. And isn’t that just the cutest rug, haha!

  4. Hi Ann! Love all the ways you styled the boards! i would love a basket to hold them on my kitchen counter! Haven’t found the right basket yet, but I am sure I will one day!

    1. Thanks Molly, it was a fun topic for a blog hop!

  5. Oh my gosh even more fantastic ideas! I now want to find a super large one just so I can add a plate or bowl on top for added beauty. Even stacking them with a cloche is adorable. Thank you so much for joining in with us this time. Love this post!

    1. Thanks so much Cindy, I had so much fun, thanks for having me!

  6. so many great ideas for display, Ann. You have a wonderful collection and I think my favorite is the small round one with stenciling. Stacking and layering boards are unique and so interesting visually. Love seeing them at your lovely home! Happy weekend!

    1. Thanks kindly Debra, I love stacking them too. Such great display items to have for sure!

  7. Oh my word Ann I just pinned so many of these ideas! I love how you found so many practical and pretty ways to incorporate breadboards into your home decor. They add such a beautiful layer of warmth and texture. Sending you big hugs, CoCo

    1. So sweet of you CoCo I love this idea for a blog hop!