Vintage Decor-Glass Boxes and Your Keepsakes

vintage decor

So, here it is y’all…the post that took me  two weeks to finish!  Yep, this is it…not too fancy now is it?  But, as I’ve mentioned it’s been a chicken burritos for supper and Nutella for lunch kind of two weeks.  Anyway, I started this blog to share things that I love and one of the things that I love is decorating with vintage (aka old) things.  Vintage décor can be tricky.  Sometimes you end up with stuff that you don’t necessarily love, but it comes handed down from loved ones and reminds you of them so, therefore, you do “love” it, haha!  Know what can make it better though?  A clever way to decorate with it, so that it becomes a beautiful piece of vintage décor!  One where you can see and enjoy it all the time rather than stuffing it away in a drawer somewhere.  Now, I also love to decorate on the cheap, so all of my boxes came from hand me downs, thrift stores, and garage sales.  I even found one at a garage sale for 10 cents!  If you aren’t that patient then check your craft stores and gift shops.  I’ve noticed that these are popular right now.  I fill them with things that I wouldn’t normally have sitting out, but most of them are keepsakes.  I’ll show you what I’ve done with mine to give you a better idea…

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So, here is the first set I’m going to show you…I use this in my bathroom for décor.  I love this because it is manly and feminine at the same time.  My husband approves and it’s a good mix of his razor collection and some of my bottle collection.  Here is some closer detail…

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vintage decor

Here is another example of keepsakes from loved ones.  My Memom and Pop (yes…that’s what I called my grandparents) are passed on now, but I keep a few sentimental items in glass boxes next to a picture of them from their younger days.  I also made one with some stuff from my dad who has passed on now too.  A few things like his baby shoes and gold ring and also some old pocket watches I found at his house.  I have recently found some more stuff that I’d like to add, old stamps and such.

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vintage decor

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Now, this last one really isn’t finished…I haven’t found enough stuff to fill it with yet, but I wanted to show you how I use it to display mine and my husbands high school rings.  Also, this was my most expensive box, found at a thrift store for a whooping $8.00!  It hangs on the wall in our bathroom and has a mirror behind it, which made it extra hard to take a picture of!  Sorry it’s hard to see…remember I’m working on my photography “skills”.

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I hope you enjoyed reading about one of my decorating ideas!  I’m always trying to come up with new ways to use old stuff and make it current.  I hate walking into a house that looks like an antique store, but at the same time I have an affinity for old things!  It’s quite the conundrum, haha!

 

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