I tend to be inclined to the 50's and 60's music. I love gardening and canning. I garden organically, like my Dad taught me. I have 'old fashioned' morals and values. I like re-using and re-inventing things. I like antiques. I like buying second hand - gently loved items. I like old fashioned holiday rituals.
I just like all that is old.
My home reflects my love of oldie goldies for sure. NOTHING in my house is really new and modern - oh yeah, I have small appliances and such - but those are pretty necessary to every day living.
I decorate with keepsakes, family heirlooms, childhood possessions, garage sale finds, antiques, and family pictures.
Let me give you a small tour!
Anybody recognize some the 50's items? I do use a lot of it too!
Old 50's & 60's matchbooks my dad saved - makes a nostalgic picture.
My mechanical doggy and old Mason jars
This picture is from my grandparents home - it is from the early 1900's I loved this even as a child
My story books from childhood
Old time implement made into my towel holder
Old family pictures, and a certificate from family branch from Ellis Island. Yep, they came through there and I have the proof!
A $2 yard sale picture. I bought it for the frame - as you couldn't see the picture for dirt. I do believe it is worth some money, as the artist is quite prolific and in museums!
Items in shadow box were my Uncles. Keepsakes I received after he passed years ago.
As you can see, everything old is new again, at my house! I just have a love for old things - I guess it's a good thing - since I am getting OLD too! LOL I guess I just felt nostalgic and wanted to share, plus I also wanted to show how you can decorate for little or no money and have your long ago loved ones around you each and every day as well. I love paying homage to my ancestors and my past.