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Get the Look Decor: Modern History

Apr 17, 2011

by Christine Domanic

ChristineThis weekend’s Get the Look Decor is inspired by the Arkansas home of Vanessa, where she lives with her husband, three children and two dogs. This family lives in a contemporary house, but they’ve worked hard to imbue their space with all the charm, character and history of an older home. Check out my interview with Vanessa, and visit her on Flickr for more inspiring photos.

How would you describe your decorating style?
It’s equal parts sentimental, symbolic and enduring. I can’t imagine having something in my home that doesn’t have a story connected to it. I want things around us that are beautiful and connect us with our roots. I grew up on a dirt road in Pennsylvania with most of my aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins minutes away. People knew who I was just by looking at my family resemblance. Now far away from home and family, I want people to know about our family just by looking at the things we display in our home.

Vintage Crate – Wood Shelf

By honeystreasures, $250.

vintage metal step stool

By everyeskimo, $29.

church pew

By barzillawoods, $450.

Still life oil painting – 6×6

By sharonschock, $45.

Corbel Dining Table

By brandmojointeriors, $1200.

Dark Oak Farm Chair

By PlaceMichel, $150.

Virginia landscape painting

By artman757, $535.

mosaic terracotta planter

By hanselandpetal, $34.

Did you decide to decorate in this style or was there an evolution to your decorating process?
Decorating with vintage and secondhand is a conscious decision. However, I’ve personally evolved by living with a husband who values function over form. We duke it out and end up with something we all can live with. He helps me edit my displays, which ultimately makes my life simpler. I have learned to appreciate that.

Portrait – “The Musician”

By sedwickpaints, $150.

Metal Woodgrain Dresser

By urgestudio, $575.

46″ Eco-friendly Art Rug

By HelenHats, $520.

Vintage Yardstick Coat Rack

By KeepingItCoastal, $50.

Metallic Table Lamp

By HousingAuthority, $115.

Small Ceramic Vase

By paperpeacock, SOLD.

Machine Embroidered Plant

By ElfDesigns, $30.

A Little Princess – Painting

By frenchlanguage, $100.

Where are your favorite places to shop for home items?
I must confess that all the local thrift stores know me by name. If I have five free minutes, I will stop at a thrift store and do a quick check for treasures. My husband keeps a close eye on my favorites list here on Etsy and surprises me with pretty things I’m coveting. I can’t pass an estate sale, and the local flea markets are full of goodies too.

Leather Chesterfield Sofa

By openairmodern, $3450.

Big Paisley Bed Pillow Sham

By giardino, $68.

Vintage Electric Globe Lamp

By tumbleweedsoddities, $72.

Padron 3000 Cigar Box Guitar

By Squier, $225.

Mother of Pearl Wood Cross

By nutmegdesigns, $25.

Black Antique Cabinet

By foryournest, $125.

Arabesque Picture Frame

By Neatcurios, $55.

Vintage Globe

By goodmerchants, $50.

What inspires you when it comes to decorating?
I’m very inspired by the generation that lived through the Depression and World War II. They worked hard and tried to make beauty out of very little. When I find a grainsack quilt, a scrapbook or old pottery, I think about how they made things to last and found new uses for old things. So much that is available to my generation is made to be replaced in a short amount of time. There is no substitute for time — we all only have a certain amount of it, and some people do amazing things with it.

Rustic Bookshelf

By ModernRust, $200.

Pointer Dog Figurine

By artofthefind, $45.

Set of Collier’s Children’s Books

By TheVintageCabin, $32.

1950s ceramic tile tin frame

By Bmodern, $18.

Beach with Dune Grass Seascape

By RussPotak, $200.

Handwoven Rag Rug

By ShadySideFarm, $40.

Saggar Fired Miniature Houses

By elukka, $31.23.

Vintage Globe Book Ends

By funkiefinds, $16.

What is your favorite part about your home?
My favorite spot in the house is our bedroom, especially the corner I see when I wake up. It is one spot I am completely satisfied with. I love it when the kids pile into our bed and we talk about what we are going to do that day. And I love going to bed and dreaming about the possibilities.

Cold as Ice Sofa

By sprucehome, $1100.

Dresden Plate Quilt Pillow

By courtlyons, $30.

Provincial style coffee table

By UtopiaUF, $175.

Paper Doily Bloom Pendant

By seequin, $42.

English Spaniel Dog Figurine 

By saltsmansoap, $6.99.

Leather Wingback Chair

By ccduexvie, $750.

TASTE of ORIENT Tin for Tea

By MagiaMia, $10.50.

Cottage or Beach Decor Table

By baconsquarefarm, $140.

Art Deco Style Brass Plate

By mysparrowsnest, $10.

Original Floral Painting

By marysworkshop, $65.

Does your home hold any strong memories?
We’ve only been in our home for about two years, so it’s the little things that keep our memories grounded. For example, my grandma had seven children, and she always kept mug trees with Fire King mugs to serve the family. When a group of friends visits our home and help themselves to a mug in my kitchen, I feel like I am sharing a good memory.

Black Rubber Rain Boots

By countrysidepeddler, $24.

Wooden Plant Stand

By therfactor, $125.

white enamel bowl

By simplyobjekts, $15.

Resistol Western Cowboy Hat

By HamiltonBay, $63.

Vintage French Mosaic Vase

By twomaisons, $280.

Red Paper Flowers Bouquet

By FlowerThyme, $25.

Aside from raising three kids, Vanessa also runs vintagebutterfly94, where she sells upcycled mosaics and vintage home decor and apparel. Visit her on Flickr for even more inspiring photos and creative ideas to add a bit of history and charm to the place you call home.

 


Looking for more styles and interiors? Check out our video series, There’s No Place Like Here, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Get involved and show us your amazing space in this Flickr pool.

More Get the Look: Home Decor Editions.

Housewares Category | Vintage Housewares

Vintage Jesus Print -Last Supper Louis Jambor- Religious Art - Black Forest Frame
Vintage Jesus Print -Last Supper Louis Jambor- Religious Art - Black Forest Frame
TheClassicButterfly
$32.50 USD
Vintage Brass Deer Candle Holder - Large Mid Century Reindeer
Vintage Brass Deer Candle Holder - Large Mid Century Reindeer
TheClassicButterfly
$55.00 USD
Vintage Lithograph - Winter Deer Outside House - 1900s Wanderers
Vintage Lithograph - Winter Deer Outside House - 1900s Wanderers
TheClassicButterfly
$48.50 USD
Vintage Painting Portrait Woman 12 x 9 Acrylic on Canvas  - Winter Woman
Vintage Painting Portrait Woman 12 x 9 Acrylic on Canvas - Winter Woman
TheClassicButterfly
$25.00 USD
Vintage Holly Berry Glasses - Mug - Arby's Collectible Goblets and Irish Coffee
Vintage Holly Berry Glasses - Mug - Arby's Collectible Goblets and Irish Coffee
TheClassicButterfly
$12.50 USD
Vintage Salem Christmas Eve Coasters -Fine Porcelain Holiday
Vintage Salem Christmas Eve Coasters -Fine Porcelain Holiday
TheClassicButterfly
$14.50 USD
Vintage Shiny Brite Ornaments  Made in USA- Raspberry Red Silver
Vintage Shiny Brite Ornaments Made in USA- Raspberry Red Silver
Antique George B. Petty Modern Madonna Tinted Photo Print - C. 1906 - Framed
Antique George B. Petty Modern Madonna Tinted Photo Print - C. 1906 - Framed
TheClassicButterfly
$45.00 USD
Vintage Brass Candlesticks - Cluster of 13 - Mixed Lot
Vintage Brass Candlesticks - Cluster of 13 - Mixed Lot
TheClassicButterfly
$125.00 USD
Vintage Boleslawiec Polish Pottery Saucers - Made in  Poland - Cobalt Blue Hand-Painted
Vintage Boleslawiec Polish Pottery Saucers - Made in Poland - Cobalt Blue Hand-Painted
TheClassicButterfly
$12.50 USD
Vintage Mugs - Carnation Advertising - Red and White - Hot Cocoa Mix
Vintage Mugs - Carnation Advertising - Red and White - Hot Cocoa Mix
Vintage Souvenir Plate - King George VI Queen Elizabeth -1939 Titian Ware - THE CROWN
Vintage Souvenir Plate - King George VI Queen Elizabeth -1939 Titian Ware - THE CROWN
TheClassicButterfly
$35.00 USD
Antique Ironstone Teapot - Tunstall Elsmore Forster Laurel and Rope Pattern
Antique Ironstone Teapot - Tunstall Elsmore Forster Laurel and Rope Pattern
TheClassicButterfly
$145.50 USD
Vintage Women's Suit Hal Krasell Jackie-O Double Breasted Crop Jacket and Skirt - Medium
Vintage Women's Suit Hal Krasell Jackie-O Double Breasted Crop Jacket and Skirt - Medium
TheClassicButterfly
$55.00 USD
Vintage Chrome Tier Tray Two Tiered Tidbit Server - Pedestal
Vintage Chrome Tier Tray Two Tiered Tidbit Server - Pedestal
TheClassicButterfly
$18.00 USD
Vintage Collapsable Fruit Bowl - Apples and Bananas - Retro -Folding Fruit Basket
Vintage Collapsable Fruit Bowl - Apples and Bananas - Retro -Folding Fruit Basket
Vintage Porcelain Mug - Japan Christmas - 1960s Stacking Mug
Vintage Porcelain Mug - Japan Christmas - 1960s Stacking Mug
Vintage Lemax Bottle Brush Christmas Trees Forest of 19
Vintage Lemax Bottle Brush Christmas Trees Forest of 19
TheClassicButterfly
$18.50 USD
Vintage Hand Bell Handbell Dinner Bell - Cast Iron Green Rust - Big Beautiful Sound
Vintage Hand Bell Handbell Dinner Bell - Cast Iron Green Rust - Big Beautiful Sound
TheClassicButterfly
$22.50 USD
Vintage Sterling Silver Charm Holland Delft SolVang California - Souvenir Porcelain
Vintage Sterling Silver Charm Holland Delft SolVang California - Souvenir Porcelain
TheClassicButterfly
$14.50 USD
Vintage Watercolor Painting - Windmill Boats - Delft Style Blue and Gray - Antique Elgin Illinois Signed Ford
Vintage Watercolor Painting - Windmill Boats - Delft Style Blue and Gray - Antique Elgin Illinois Signed Ford
TheClassicButterfly
$32.50 USD
Vintage Shirt Dress - Blue and White Eyelet - Small -1950s
Vintage Shirt Dress - Blue and White Eyelet - Small -1950s
TheClassicButterfly
$18.50 USD
Vintage Cobra Kelly Bag Purse and Wallet 1950s Handbag
Vintage Cobra Kelly Bag Purse and Wallet 1950s Handbag
TheClassicButterfly
$32.50 USD
Vintage Painting Signed Vivian Slaughter - Texas Mixed Media Mountain View Rustic
Vintage Painting Signed Vivian Slaughter - Texas Mixed Media Mountain View Rustic
TheClassicButterfly
$65.50 USD
Vintage Vera Scarf  Lot of 3 - Polka Dots Red White and Blue - Long, Square
Vintage Vera Scarf Lot of 3 - Polka Dots Red White and Blue - Long, Square
TheClassicButterfly
$18.50 USD
Vintage Pottery Plates - Magnolia - Green Hand Painted Matte Crackle Glaze - Art Pottery
Vintage Pottery Plates - Magnolia - Green Hand Painted Matte Crackle Glaze - Art Pottery
TheClassicButterfly
$22.50 USD
Vintage Floral Print in Gesso Frame - Robie Jean Baptiste - Roses - Medium Size
Vintage Floral Print in Gesso Frame - Robie Jean Baptiste - Roses - Medium Size
TheClassicButterfly
$22.50 USD
Vintage Advertising Milk Glass Mug - Quebec - Green and Gold
Vintage Advertising Milk Glass Mug - Quebec - Green and Gold
Vintage Copper Iris 3D Wall Art - Handmade Dimensional Metal
Vintage Copper Iris 3D Wall Art - Handmade Dimensional Metal
TheClassicButterfly
$22.50 USD
Vintage Flow Blue Limoges Plate - Cobalt and Gold 8.5 Inch Dinner Plate W G & Co.
Vintage Flow Blue Limoges Plate - Cobalt and Gold 8.5 Inch Dinner Plate W G & Co.
TheClassicButterfly
$32.50 USD
Vintage German Pottery Ewer - Pfungstadt Autobahn - Souvenir Handpainted 341 27 19
Vintage German Pottery Ewer - Pfungstadt Autobahn - Souvenir Handpainted 341 27 19
TheClassicButterfly
$12.50 USD
Vintage Floral Painting Framed Rose Antique Frame - Signed Betty Routzahn
Vintage Floral Painting Framed Rose Antique Frame - Signed Betty Routzahn
TheClassicButterfly
$32.50 USD
Vintage Cake Topper -  Bride and Groom 1970s
Vintage Cake Topper - Bride and Groom 1970s
TheClassicButterfly
$12.50 USD
Vintage Homer Laughlin Cake Plate Rose - Household Institute
Vintage Homer Laughlin Cake Plate Rose - Household Institute
TheClassicButterfly
$22.50 USD
Vintage Watercolor Painting Fishing Lake - 1950s Denver Colorado
Vintage Watercolor Painting Fishing Lake - 1950s Denver Colorado
TheClassicButterfly
$22.50 USD
Vintage Reader - I Want to Be Book - Social Studies - Darling Illustrations - 1960 Book
Vintage Reader - I Want to Be Book - Social Studies - Darling Illustrations - 1960 Book
Island in the Bay - First Edition - Dorthy Simpson - 1950's Hardcover Library Copy
Island in the Bay - First Edition - Dorthy Simpson - 1950's Hardcover Library Copy
Vintage Napkins - Cotton Voile - Set of 4 - Tulips
Vintage Napkins - Cotton Voile - Set of 4 - Tulips
Roseville Carnelian Candlesticks Candle Holders - Art Pottery c. 1900s Green Matte Glaze - Beautiful!
Roseville Carnelian Candlesticks Candle Holders - Art Pottery c. 1900s Green Matte Glaze - Beautiful!
TheClassicButterfly
$50.00 USD
Vintage Army Dress Uniform Jacket - Vietnam Era - 42 L - Weintraub Brothers Wool
Vintage Army Dress Uniform Jacket - Vietnam Era - 42 L - Weintraub Brothers Wool
TheClassicButterfly
$60.00 USD
Vintage Ironstone TransferWare Vase - Toothbrush Holder- Burgess Burslem
Vintage Ironstone TransferWare Vase - Toothbrush Holder- Burgess Burslem
Vintage Still Life Floral Print - P. Gericke Art Pub Co Chicago, Luscious Fruit -  1920s
Vintage Still Life Floral Print - P. Gericke Art Pub Co Chicago, Luscious Fruit - 1920s
Vintage Lenox Candle Holder - Radiance Green Fine Bone China
Vintage Lenox Candle Holder - Radiance Green Fine Bone China
TheClassicButterfly
$22.50 USD
Vintage Jewelry Box - Handmade Wooden Armoire Mirror Salesman Sample
Vintage Jewelry Box - Handmade Wooden Armoire Mirror Salesman Sample
TheClassicButterfly
$55.50 USD
Vintage Mini Creamer Shenango Rimrol Wellroc Solid White Restaurant ware China
Vintage Mini Creamer Shenango Rimrol Wellroc Solid White Restaurant ware China
A Man for all Memes - Vintage Photograph 8 x 10 Grumpy Face
A Man for all Memes - Vintage Photograph 8 x 10 Grumpy Face
Vintage Wood Cross Bookends - Gold Painted
Vintage Wood Cross Bookends - Gold Painted
TheClassicButterfly
$24.50 USD
Antique Oil Pastel Drawing Cabin Landscape Boat Snow
Antique Oil Pastel Drawing Cabin Landscape Boat Snow
TheClassicButterfly
$18.50 USD
Vintage Industrial Stool
Vintage Industrial Stool
Sold
Corduroy Rag Rug, Handwoven Rug, Recycled Corduroy, Corduroy Pants, Eco Friendly Rug, Beige, Brown, Grey
Corduroy Rag Rug, Handwoven Rug, Recycled Corduroy, Corduroy Pants, Eco Friendly Rug, Beige, Brown, Grey
$340.00 USD
Vintage - Shell and Wood CROSS
Vintage - Shell and Wood CROSS
Sold
Instant Old Library
Instant Old Library
Sold

162 comments

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Oh wonderful... it looks so cozy! Love the old church pew. Thank you for this article :-)

  • GingersGirl

    GingersGirl said 6 years ago

    Another beautiful home! I wait for "Get the Look-Decor" every week - by far my favorite feature.

  • simplyworn

    simplyworn said 6 years ago

    great interview...a very real and eclectic artist love this way of living.

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    Absolutely Charming! Thank you for sharing a bit of your home with us.

  • kutz

    kutz said 6 years ago

    Great ideas, I love the look.

  • kutz

    kutz said 6 years ago

    Great ideas, I love the look.

  • BlueRoseRetro

    BlueRoseRetro said 6 years ago

    I am loving so many things I see here. As a lover of all things vintage, this is just my kind of story. Fabulous!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 6 years ago

    Wow you and I have similar taste and I am kind of in LOVE with your home! Great style and article!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Beautiful collection, I really like the vintage feel to your decor. They take a bit of looking after but chesterfields always have a special place for me, always had one in the house!

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 6 years ago

    love those bookshelves...amazing!

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 6 years ago

    I love the artwork! The Still Life painting is my favorite.

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 6 years ago

    i love that apt! it is cute and cozy. another gorgeous sunday your section Christine!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    So beautiful!!!

  • GemmaBeads

    GemmaBeads said 6 years ago

    I could move right in! This is exactly the feel of my home. I love all history from the church pews to the dresden plate quilt square pillow. I call my living room the conseratory. So many wonderful books, examples of regional art and wonderful heirlooms. This is elegance in my opinion.

  • JodysVintage

    JodysVintage said 6 years ago

    Always my favorite part of the Etsy Sunday! Love this home, so warm and inviting!

  • ConfettiGarden

    ConfettiGarden said 6 years ago

    be still my vintage loving heart! your entry is so welcoming & creative; and i adore that little setee with all of the floppy pillows on it. i look forward to this column every week. brilliant job as always Christine! oxo

  • VintageBeach

    VintageBeach said 6 years ago

    Wonderful warm home, love the mosaics....

  • NorthCountryComforts

    NorthCountryComforts said 6 years ago

    Masculine but with feminine touches. Beautifully lived in home.

  • auntjanecan

    auntjanecan said 6 years ago

    Wonderful. I love the art.

  • MaryFosterCreative

    MaryFosterCreative said 6 years ago

    These articles are such a treat. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home!

  • TheGildedTassel

    TheGildedTassel said 6 years ago

    Lovely.....the dark staircase, charming bookcases. You can feel the warmth.........thanks for sharing:)

  • rhapsodyattic

    rhapsodyattic said 6 years ago

    Love the globes and mismatched frames, another great Sunday article!!

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 6 years ago

    Beautiful article! I love seeing all the books on the bookcases and the mosaic table! Thank you for sharing your house with us! :>)

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 6 years ago

    Adore vintage decor!

  • YarmouthAvenue

    YarmouthAvenue said 6 years ago

    I loved your interview. I love the blended styles. I t makes want to come over for a cup of coffee!

  • tippleandsnack

    tippleandsnack said 6 years ago

    I love a home that features books- a house without books is not a home!

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 6 years ago

    I like the church pew, very nice.

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 6 years ago

    I like the church pew, very nice.

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 6 years ago

    I like the church pew, very nice.

  • madametosh

    madametosh said 6 years ago

    everything works together so well!

  • verdigreen

    verdigreen said 6 years ago

    i love homes that look more like loved collections - and i'm digging the dark stairs.

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    i love the leather chesterfield sofa and the leather wingback chair. i don't own any leather furniture but now i really, really, want to. thanks for inspiring me to redecorate!

  • paulofnavarone

    paulofnavarone said 6 years ago

    always like the 'get the look' feature, if only for the sheer bulk of pictures and items and similar objects in context, it's very welcome on a sunday evening after being slightly starved of articles over the weekend to get a picture weighty blog post. good job. good job. MORE!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    i love the leather chesterfield sofa and the leather wingback chair. i don't own any leather furniture but now i really, really, want to. thanks for inspiring me to redecorate!

  • jessamyjay

    jessamyjay said 6 years ago

    Title "Modern History" goes so well with this. The family definitely has made a contemporary home feel "sentimental" and perhaps a little older than it actually is. Great piece, as always!!!!

  • wearebandits

    wearebandits said 6 years ago

    I love that vintage mail dresser they have in their front hall!

  • Gingiber

    Gingiber said 6 years ago

    Oh I love Vanessa's home! She has amazing taste!

  • epherma

    epherma said 6 years ago

    You have talent for collecting and using your collection in a fun, relaxed, comfortable home sitting. As an interior designer myself I can appreciate your down home taste & talent as am artist. Good job!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Your home has an old world feel that I love. Keeping history and memories through vintage is the way to go! Congrats!!

  • NeedlesnPinsStichery

    NeedlesnPinsStichery said 6 years ago

    Nice decor. Love all the books! :)

  • maggiesraggedyinn

    maggiesraggedyinn said 6 years ago

    Very nice home and inspiring as I have spent the last week painting and rearranging my house. I love old things and your home reminds me why I love old stuff.

  • marysworkshop

    marysworkshop said 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful warm inviting home you have. Congratulations on the nice article!

  • LeeLeesCloset

    LeeLeesCloset said 6 years ago

    what a gorgeous home! love the hallway shot and all of the books!!! I love being surrrounded by vintage! congrats!

  • auctionjunkies

    auctionjunkies said 6 years ago

    Very lovely. Coming from an avid reader, I could curl up in this warm and inviting home and read for days. Beautiful.

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 6 years ago

    i want to explore every nook and cranny of this home, so many interesting pieces!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Chrisrine how much i love it ! Thanks so much this perfect picks ! Until 22th April i am in vacation in France and now I am writing from Vannes , I saw lots of wonderful houses and decoration here , very inspiring and your picks too :)

  • SISTERBATIK

    SISTERBATIK said 6 years ago

    A beautiful family home!

  • BlueRoomBijoux

    BlueRoomBijoux said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the nice Sunday morning article!! Thanks for opening your house to us, it's so inspiring!! :>)

  • anordicrose

    anordicrose said 6 years ago

    I live in Norway where everyone wants the minialistic look of IKEA... My husband and I have a very different taste in decoration.... We favor the late 1800's, Victorian era. We have four kids, a dog, and two cats...so no real antiques in the house, but we found some vintage furniture that look the part. We bought most of our furniture and decorations from flea markets, and second hand shops... Buying used does not mean your place has to look like a ' dump', you have to pick and chose, find things that match a certain style. It is always a pleasure when people comment on our ' unique' decor. ' So cosy ! '

  • vintagebutterfly94

    vintagebutterfly94 said 6 years ago

    I'm blissed-out to be able to share my home with all of you. It's the friendly South, you know, so drop in any time. I'll be in my pajamas, but the coffee pot is on!

  • bohoquilts

    bohoquilts said 6 years ago

    Awesome blog! I love the look ! You did a fantastic job of merrying everything together! :)

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    great interview. love the decor. charming...

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion said 6 years ago

    A beauty. Thanks for sharing your lovely abode!

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace said 6 years ago

    i am in love

  • deermayor

    deermayor said 6 years ago

    love that staircase! swoon!

  • blessedvintage

    blessedvintage said 6 years ago

    I always wanted a church pew. Vintage has such character!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 6 years ago

    Such gorgeous style! Absolutely love your beautiful home and philosophies. It is so poignant to think that many of these heirlooms will outlive many generations. Maybe that's what we are striving for here on etsy to forgo the mass produced and create ney heirlooms. Love this series too!

  • vintageaimee

    vintageaimee said 6 years ago

    This is such an artful yet organic aesthetic. I love the way the modern and rustic have merged so harmoniously. Thanks for giving me so many helpful ideas for my own abode!

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 6 years ago

    This is such an inspiring space. Thanks for sharing!

  • BrandybuckClothiers

    BrandybuckClothiers said 6 years ago

    2 things I love about this: that you took a modern house and gave it such character with your decor; and the amount of artwork you display. Of course the Etsy finds that go with this article are just perfect. This is my favorite series on the blog.

  • LakesEdge

    LakesEdge said 6 years ago

    I love these "get the look" posts because we get to take a peek at what others are decorating their homes with, & the same piece can be in different homes & do completely different things. Love it :)

  • meldiddesigns

    meldiddesigns said 6 years ago

    Love the vintage furniture and decor!!

  • YellowBugBoutique

    YellowBugBoutique said 6 years ago

    Wow- what a warm and incredibly inviting home. I love decorating with memories...what a great environment to raise children. thanks for sharing!

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga said 6 years ago

    What a warm and wonderful home! I absolutely love, love, love! the decor! Thank you for this feature!

  • ImSoVintage

    ImSoVintage said 6 years ago

    love this home.

  • christinewilde

    christinewilde said 6 years ago

    LOVE YOUR STYLE........AND BEING BRAVE ENOUGH TO GO FOR IT...!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    I have been very moved by your feature and profile. Your home reflects your love. May it continue to be filled with memories.

  • WormeWoole

    WormeWoole said 6 years ago

    I'd like to come visit you and help myself to a mug of coffee. Thank you for allowing us a glimpse inside your home.

  • YourBeeswax

    YourBeeswax said 6 years ago

    Vintage is so much fun. It sounds like Vanessa has a deep appreciation for the beautiful pieces that she collects. Great article.

  • junquegypsy

    junquegypsy said 6 years ago

    So lovely! You have a good balance. (My husband tries to keep me from holding on to too much vintage, but I usually win.)

  • crzybasco

    crzybasco said 6 years ago

    Your home represents, warmth, relaxed, unpretentious style. love vintage also. function has to rule - along with the beauty that your home shares. Thanks for letting us all see a small piece of you.

  • tricotaria

    tricotaria said 6 years ago

    I love the Vintage globes in this decor. I'm actually searching for a good one...once I found one I loved but there was no shipping to Europe...I must continue searching.

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    i think this edition is my favorite

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 6 years ago

    love love the classic and artistic feel of your home. Also the Vintage Yardstick Coat Rack by KeepingItCoastal is great!

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 6 years ago

    Love that mosaic table and the book case on the stair landing - what a great use of that space!

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your home. I absolutely adore your taste and I love what you said about your husband valuing function over form haha! Great that you've learned to merge your decorating styles. :)

  • ForgedInLife

    ForgedInLife said 6 years ago

    Beautiful home! I love that staircase. Really lovely items as well. : ) -Bly

  • jungledread

    jungledread said 6 years ago

    Imagine decking out an old museum to live in! Nice one

  • jungledread

    jungledread said 6 years ago

    Imagine decking out an old museum to live in! Nice one

  • ShadySideFarm

    ShadySideFarm said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article! Thanks for featuring my rug!

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake said 6 years ago

    Love your black staircase and all of the beautiful treasures!

  • RhettDidntGiveADamn

    RhettDidntGiveADamn said 6 years ago

    I wish I could have everything here. Do you think that doily lamp is diy-able?

  • economico

    economico said 6 years ago

    love, love, love it!!!

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 6 years ago

    i just love the image of the fire king mugs on the mug tree. what a sweet way to carry on your family heritage in a practical way. great collection and evidence that a couples' stylistic differences can work out to a cohesive home. that is encouraging for me! and how sweet that you love having everyone in bed with you! best of luck.

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    Always a great feature. Love the art work on the walls. Thanks for the peek.

  • Jungle

    Jungle said 6 years ago

    I love living amongst everything here! We were meant to live amongst the trees...

  • TaraMillerFineArt

    TaraMillerFineArt said 6 years ago

    This is great! I especially like the round table. Very inspiring to recycle treasured items and make them beautiful.

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 6 years ago

    I love your home, especially that piece with all the drawers in your entryway!! My sister lives in Arkansas and we grew up in the country in Pennsylvania as well!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

  • modernhomeec

    modernhomeec said 6 years ago

    The stairwell is amazing! I'm inspired as my stairs are visible at the front door...I'm spiraling into a decor daze!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 6 years ago

    Lovely..

  • Zarell

    Zarell said 6 years ago

    Me encanta! :)

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 6 years ago

    Nice stuff!

  • bnazar

    bnazar said 6 years ago

    Very cool. The FiveForty rug featured in the related items is my absolute favourite of hers.

  • dabsh01

    dabsh01 said 6 years ago

    I totally understand what you mean by people who lived through the depression era. I love antiques and the aged items with a bit of history. It adds a lot of character and simplicity. I love your beautiful house and you have done a great job creating this very inspiring and charming house that I wanted to come in. Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful home.

  • Lynnsdaughter

    Lynnsdaughter said 6 years ago

    Love the stairwell library idea--such a great use of space!

  • prisonbreak007

    prisonbreak007 said 6 years ago

    i love the art ,it's wonderful

  • TheVintaquarian

    TheVintaquarian said 6 years ago

    Always intrigued by libraries tucked into quirky places. On the stairs, halfway up, halfway down, is wonderful. As usual, love being invited into a real home for a tour, thanks!!

  • SailThouForth

    SailThouForth said 6 years ago

    Love the vintage appeal. I live in a modern house, too, but decorate in vintage. I love stuff that has history and character. Such a wonderful ambiance at this house... Thanks for sharing!

  • forrestinavintage

    forrestinavintage said 6 years ago

    Like that you're not afraid to "collage" your walls with art, mirrors, and other treasures (like the crosses) that are not matchy-matchy. Nice, warm style and an inspiration for anyone that lives in a modern home and craves a vintage style that's not too shabby chic, boho or mod. :)

  • amsuarezfl

    amsuarezfl said 6 years ago

    Love their vintage art walls!

  • MomsCottage

    MomsCottage said 6 years ago

    Love your style!

  • galmovies

    galmovies said 6 years ago

    Yeah! that Boxer Dogs are looking good. Good taste.

  • galmovies

    galmovies said 6 years ago

    Nice post. Movies and Concepts Handled in the Movies

  • PrettyPaperz

    PrettyPaperz said 6 years ago

    Wow what in inspiration, going to check out your store right now.

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 6 years ago

    Just darling...cute! xx EL Vintage

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    love love love this look... ♥

  • Tiah

    Tiah said 6 years ago

    If I was ever invited into your home, I would never leave.

  • aveshop

    aveshop said 6 years ago

    The old church pew makes me the dearest connections with my past. Thanks for the possibility to return to these times at at least here.

  • IceCreamCandy

    IceCreamCandy said 6 years ago

    great inspirations again!! thank u:)

  • crystalworld

    crystalworld said 6 years ago

    Love the warm feeling!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    mattyhandmadecrafts said 6 years ago

    Love it! Thanks.

  • ToucheVintage

    ToucheVintage said 6 years ago

    love your style. Church Pew is the fav. and I can absolutely connect with the mug tree.

  • Tanith

    Tanith said 6 years ago

    Great article!

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 6 years ago

    Wonderful home Vanessa! Your dog is so adorable!!!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago

    Hello Vanessa and Family! What a wonderful home. Honestly, this is a very similar scheme to ours here! I just love the portraits and layout of wall decor. Congrats and enjoy your Spring.

  • Peachygirl

    Peachygirl said 6 years ago

    I love the deep, rich colors you choose to decorate your home! Every niche contains items that have character and real stories behind them. I can imagine someone having hand-crafted each thing...nothing off the assembly line. You have inspired me today, thank you!

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 6 years ago

    Lovely home, especially the church pew, wonderful article!

  • NittyGrittyVintage

    NittyGrittyVintage said 6 years ago

    Thank-you, vintagebutterfly94, for the invite, into your lovely home, for that cup of coffee. I'll be wearing my cat pj's. Hope your dog won't mind. LOL Blessings, to all from, NittyGrittyVintage

  • cjbcollectibles

    cjbcollectibles said 6 years ago

    Your home is amazing! Thank you for sharing. I always feel it is important to know and showcase history throughout a home. Living in Pittsburgh, we have a rich history of steel mills and glass factories. I made sure to showcase some of the industrial treasures I have found as well as antique items from local glass factories such as Westmoreland Glass and Lennox.

  • FiorellaJewelry

    FiorellaJewelry said 6 years ago

    This was so inspiring...I loved your comments about pople from the depression era being so thrigty and upcycling things...I am glad we have got back to all that.

  • terrihvaught

    terrihvaught said 6 years ago

    I always thought i had a twin decorating sister out there. Your house is lovely and filled with wonderful things to look at. Lovely article lovely home.

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 6 years ago

    beautiful home!

  • RR1Box80

    RR1Box80 said 6 years ago

    What great style! Thank you for sharing! I love this because it reminds me of my husband and me. We just bought a new house a few months ago and even though we looked at a beautiful house built in 1900 with vintage St. Charles cabinets and tons of character, we ended up buying a house that was built in 2007...Not my top choice but he lets me do whatever I want with the interior so I can't complain too much!

  • gbrwn1

    gbrwn1 said 6 years ago

    Would love to hear where you acquired the oak dining table. I have one very much like it that I inhereted from my Grandparents. It's over 80 years old. The original chairs have been replaced, but the table with two leaves is intact.

  • SoliDeoGloriaSDG

    SoliDeoGloriaSDG said 6 years ago

    Lovely items in your home!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

    Cool! Always love this blog!

  • jbaglady

    jbaglady said 6 years ago

    I absolutely love all your pictures, your home, the way you've decorated is so beautiful. I think you could print your own magazine with those pictures and give Country Living a run for their money. Love all of it!

  • ReclaimedTrends

    ReclaimedTrends said 6 years ago

    wow, an absolutely fantastic collection of vintage finds! Beautiful house! Love this blog!

  • emwi

    emwi said 6 years ago

    Great article! I'm currently interning at a green residential architecture firm here in Athens, Georgia, and one of our clients right now has a very similar style. I'm using some of these photos as examples for her to look at with the design of her own home. Thanks for posting this! Great timing.

  • VedaArts

    VedaArts said 6 years ago

    cool stuff!

  • AntoinettesWhims

    AntoinettesWhims said 6 years ago

    Love it great article, great finds!!! Oh how I love vintage!!!

  • VintageLoot

    VintageLoot said 6 years ago

    Very cool. Love the house decor. I'm doing the same thing. Going for an old look in a newer home. Also in AR!!

  • collectiblesatoz

    collectiblesatoz said 6 years ago

    Lovely home. I always pick vintage. Thanks for sharing.

  • giardino

    giardino said 6 years ago

    This is a lovely and livable home...great finds too! Thanks so much for including my pillow case:)

  • catiques

    catiques said 6 years ago

    It's amazing but also I have realized how important your pictures are to your sales.These pictures just drew me in to read this article. Thanks

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous home....gorgeous fotos. I am confused though, the foto of the room with the stairway, couch, and cross.......one foto is a black stairway, the foto on the right is......a white stairway. ??

  • JewelsbyJasmin

    JewelsbyJasmin said 6 years ago

    such a huge fan of this look! So inviting and warm~

  • aclhandweaver

    aclhandweaver said 6 years ago

    Always inspired by artful living.

  • galstudio

    galstudio said 6 years ago

    Vintage inspired living I'd love to live there!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 6 years ago

    Perfectly charming! Wonderful finds!!

  • FranceGallery

    FranceGallery said 6 years ago

    A great collection and an inviting home!

  • ItchinStitchin

    ItchinStitchin said 6 years ago

    Beautiful home - Love the yellow door :)

  • lizardous

    lizardous said 6 years ago

    LOVE it!

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier said 6 years ago

    Nice article and love that old church pew too! I too have the problem of editing my own decor, so I can well agree there!

  • ViktoriiaGallery

    ViktoriiaGallery said 6 years ago

    love it! beautiful home

  • helenerslev

    helenerslev said 6 years ago

    I love the originality that comes from reusing and repurposing. We have so much style to bring to now from the past. Loved the "spouse element"!

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage said 6 years ago

    I love your decorating. Very pretty. Nice read. Congrats.

  • nowvintage

    nowvintage said 6 years ago

    wow..you could look for ever at each shot! fun and rich!

  • EmuArtTile

    EmuArtTile said 6 years ago

    Excellent taste and style!

  • snailcandy

    snailcandy said 6 years ago

    I love this--always afraid to mix so many styles--I love, love the green around the door. And I LOVE, LOVE the yardstick coat rack and the wooden plant stands! To Die for!

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 6 years ago

    Great finds! I love the vintage step stool, so cool!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    Nice and old!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    Like your home with the eclectic mix of vintage, collectibles etc~! Your staircase is awesome, enjoyed the eye candy as I perused down the page of pictures, Thanks Christine for finding us as well...xo

  • TheWinglessDesigns

    TheWinglessDesigns said 6 years ago

    Really interesting

  • artXchic

    artXchic said 6 years ago

    what a great home! I love all of the original art that is pictured throughout. Great write up, thanks!

  • TheSnowshoeLoft

    TheSnowshoeLoft said 6 years ago

    SO nice, excellent article!

  • oldcottage

    oldcottage said 6 years ago

    what a cozy way to treat a new home. it's a home decorating book in the making! a great use of the nooks and crannies!

  • LowlaBug

    LowlaBug said 6 years ago

    I love this artical. It is just my style.

  • sellingpurple

    sellingpurple said 6 years ago

    I have several pieces by Vanessa and adore her unique style and attention to detail. Great artist, beautiful home, love this article!!

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