Making Old New again
In 2017 I started collecting blue and white dishes because I always had a passion for antiques and vintage. My parents instilled that in me at a young age always taking me to the antique stores with them. Every piece is a treasure hence why I named my store Grace At Home Treasures. One of my favorite things to do with my antiques and vintage pieces is make them new again. In this blog post I am going to give you ways to modernize your antiques.
One of my favorite tricks for making the old new again is greenery. Whether it is a antique teapot, bowl, ginger jar greenery will brighten up the piece. For example I found this old bowl at an antique mall that has crazing (cracks) all the way around. It can't be used as a bowl anymore obviously but it made the perfect planter for my succulents!
Another way to modernize your antiques is adding some metallic especially gold. To me a gold tray, vase, etc.. will make something a little dull bright again. This gold bamboo tray with the mirrored bottom adds the perfect amount of modern to the area. On the tray I placed an old cracked and broken teapot with pink tulips for spring, a blue and white planter with moss and a birds nest and a few more antique blue and white pieces.
My next tip is shelving. Whether it is and off shelf or new mixing the old and new is simple. Here I took this antique shelf and placed one of my favorite paintings, a gold vase, and a bright teal blue bird figurine. Adding this new elements to the old shelf make it new again. If it was a more modern shelf I would have done a antique figurine, teacup.. etc then the painting.
Thank y'all so much for the support on this new adventure! I am enjoying sharing my style and my passion for antiques. From the beginning of my business my goal has always been to make people slow down and appreciate the old and simple things.