For the last couple of week’s, I have been trying to get the house organized again. Now as some of you might know we currently live in a modern semi but my heart is a vintage one. I love organizing the house with vintage pieces to use as storage. We hunt storage pieces down in Second-hand shops and online. Chairish which is a site that makes it easy to buy and sell vintage furniture and decor. This post shares how I use vintage storage in my modern house. (All these opinions are my own and I was not paid for any of my opinions.)
How I use vintage pieces in my Kitchen
Around the kitchen I have various baskets, jars and bowls to corral the mess – a hand carved bowl holds the fruit, an old cookie jar holds the cooking utensils and glass jars hold our whole wheat pasta.
I have all my baking tools, like cookie cutter, measuring bowls, and rolling pins in a very large wicker basket in my cupboard. It makes baking so much easier as I just take the basket out and everything I need is in it. After I am finished I put them back in the basket and put it away. I got the basket from a car boot sale. And in the pantry cupboard. I have another basket which contains all the spices and sauces we use for cooking.
You can start to collect things yourself to add some vintage feeling into your kitchen. I have put together a mood board from Charish with gorgeous pieces I would love in my house.
VINTAGE KITCHEN MOOD BOARD
- This red pitcher would be perfect for holding wooden spoons and ladles
- the vintage wire basket would be perfect for holding eggs.
- And I am in love with the vintage jars
- which would be so cute on the yellow and white welsh dresser.
How to Organise the Bedroom with Vintage pieces
I am blessed with a walk-in wardrobe but I still use baskets and boxes amongst the modern fitted cupboards.
My runners and pumps and soft ballet flats are kept in a old log basket of all things and it works !!
On the windowsill, I have a bread basket which has my small evening bags in it. It sometimes has a cat ( I found her in there today). Another Vintage basket holds scarves.
I use a Tall Wicker basket as Organising Storage for wrapping paper. The tall wicker basket fits perfectly beside the built in units. The little biscuit tin in the basket contains cellotape, ribbons and bows for wrapping.
Don’t have a walk-in wardrobe you can still use baskets and boxes in a wardrobe or armoires; Chairish have a gorgeous collection of Armories. I have pulled together another mood board for the bedroom from Chairish.
BEDROOM VINTAGE STORAGE MOOD BOARD
- I adore the brightly coloured African woven Basket
- the Hardboard suitcase would be perfect for shoe storage
- I am in love with the ceremic pots in the cover picture. They would make great jewellery storage.
The Pros and Cons of Vintage Storage
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