Monday, March 16, 2015

How to decorate your home with the things you love

I love to collect things!  Being around my stuffs just makes me happy.  I'm sure there are many others out there like me.  But how in the world do you put those collections to use in your home?  I'll show you How to Decorate Your Home with the Things you Love


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I am a collector! I love scouring thrift stores and antique markets to find the perfect pieces!  Then I love to decorate my home with those pieces!  I will show you how I decorate with the things I love!


How to decorate your home with the things you love - silver tray collection


Silver Trays  I've been collecting silver trays for quite a while.  I mostly pay $1-2 each at thrift stores. For me, they don't have to be actual silver.  And the more patina the better.


How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to decorate with a silver tray collection


I store my collections in 2 different places.  I have them grouped on the wall in my lower bath (above pic) and in the doorway to my master bedroom. 


How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to save and display a vintage poster


Family Heirlooms  Decorating with items that have meaning to our family makes me so happy!  My husband's grandparents used to have a large farm.  When they got to retirement age, they had an auction to liquidate their belongings.  When we received this original printing of the auction poster, which I had framed and hung it in our home.   



How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to save and display tickets


Memory Jar   We have been collecting movie stubs, concert tickets, hotel keys etc in a rusty vintage jar, that is called our memory jar.  


How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to save and display tickets in a memory jar


I love having a reminder of the many activities our family has done.  Occasionally we pull them tickets and cards out and talk about the things we remember doing.    


How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to display vintage collections


Vintage Collections   Right when we moved to TN about 10 years ago, I found a large grain sifter at an antique store for a few dollars.  I eventually found 2 smaller ones to make a collection.  Every time I look at these sifters, they remind me of moving to TN.

Another thing in this picture I have collected is the lock boxes.  My grandmother gave me one many years ago, that started my collection.  I have come across a few more in one of my thrifting adventures. 



How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to use glass jars


Glass Jars   Glass jars are another one of my favorite things to decorate with.  I just love the way they sparkle.    And I love filling them with various fillers, such as beans to hold a candle on my kitchen table.


How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to use glass jars


Another idea is to place dried hydrangeas (from my own garden) and moss rocks in a fun spring display.  


How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to use glass jars


I also use glass jars on my kitchen counter to hold sugar, flour and cookie cutters.  PS- I've put away the Christmas cookie cutters and filled the sugar container since this photo was taken.  :)


How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to display a camera collection


Camera Collection  My grandmother, who I think I get my love of stuff from, gave me the camera in the top right corner of this picture.  That camera started my camera collection that I display on my craft room shelves.  I've picked these up while thrifting and at the flea market.  The one on the red suitcase is my first film SLR.

How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to display a family photos




Family Photos  Probably one of my favorite things to decorate with is family photos.  When my youngest was a toddler, our photographer captured this image of just our feet and legs.  So it's become a tradition to have a leg photo each time we get our photos taken.  I mounted all of the photos on single weight mat board and hung them in a collection in our hall.



How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to display a family photos


Since we get our family pictures done every year and I love coming up with new ways to display them.  


How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to display a family photos


I also like to keep older family photo prints on the wall in our playroom.  It reminds me of how much my kids have grown and I LOVE to look at them!


How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to display a family photos


I especially love when the photos evoke strong memories.  This 3 frame has photos of my husband and myself when each of our babies were blessed.  What special days each of them were!  I love having the moment captured and framed to view on the walls of our home.


How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to display a signs


Signs I love to decorate with words.   I'm big on typography so words make me happy. Since we live in the south, it's only appropriate we have a south sign.  


How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to display a signs


I like to make signs with my favorite words and sayings to display around our home.  This sign is in my kids' bathroom and we have several others around the house.


How to decorate your home with the things you love - how to display a signs



Do you have any collections?  What do you use to decorate your home?  


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11 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE it! I love all the things you decorated with. I love the feet pictures. I can't wait until I either have a bigger house or a finished basement so I can add more flair to my home. I decorate with old books/favorite books and ancestors pictures. But I love everything you did.

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  2. Love all these personal touches, especially the "South" sign! I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About link party.
    Have a great day!
    Karen

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  3. I love all of this! Especially how you take such unique items and hang them on the walls for decor. It's really gorgeous. ~Amy

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  4. I love the sifters you have on the wall! So neat! I also have a framed hand bill of an ad for the sale of items from my great- grandfather's farm in 1956!
    I enjoyed reading your post. Happy Thursday.

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    1. Thank you Marsha!! I just love being surrounded by pieces of history!!

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  5. AWESOME post. I loved seeing your beautiful collections and how you display them! - Bre @ Average But Inspired

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    1. Thank you Bre! I'm definitely a collector! :)

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  6. So beautiful and so much inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing at Your Turn To Shine! Featuring you tomorrow :) Have a great rest of the week!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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  7. Great tips to make your home a reflection of YOU! Thanks for linking up at The Creative Circle! I hope you'll join us for the party again this week!

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