Vintage Décor

So, let us first take a look at what can be distinguished as Vintage décor.

An ‘antique’ is usually an item of significant age cherished for its beauty or historical importance. In the world of antiques, it typically denotes objects older than a century.

A ‘collectible’ item, which denotes valuable items younger than a century, distinct from antiques which are typically older than that and is usually part of a larger collection of the same sort of item.

Then we have ‘vintage,’ which describes items that have regained popularity, items that are anywhere from about 20 to 99 years old. Often vintage items bring back feelings of nostalgia, such as with upcycled items which are popular to update to a modern space, and may also be ‘collectible’. The term vintage is often applied to the period between 1960 and 1979, while ‘retro’ typically refers to the 1950s period. Both the terms ‘Collectable’ and ‘Vintage’ include items less than a century old.

Vintage décor is my passion as it offers a sense of romanticism to a space and can fit into any space adding a sense of nostalgia to even the most contemporary space as a ‘focus’ item.

The garden sieve, in the photograph, dates back to roughly the 1930s, and is available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.

These Vintage round wooden/metal garden sieve , roughly circa 1930s-1940s are becoming hard to source especially in this condition.
This one is the large size. Diameter :33.5 cm Depth :11 cm. This particular sieve is in great condition with a lovely aged patina. There are no holes in the metal mesh of the sieve, and the bentwood frame still has the original nails.
These sieves are great to create a Vintage or rustic feel to a kitchen décor on a window sill filled with pots of fresh herbs or in a vintage/rustic style café used to storage napkins. Maybe used as part of a photo shoot as a vintage prop. Fill it will toiletries in a bathroom or rolled up towels and flannels…

Or maybe for it’s original use as a great garden tool for sowing very fine wild flower seed, mixed with fine sand, like wild fox glove seed, which is very fine almost just like dust, over a larger wooded area.

Buying vintage items offers several advantages:

Unique Style: Vintage items often have distinct designs that stand out from modern mass-produced goods. They can add character and individuality to the décor in your home.

Quality Craftsmanship: Many vintage items were crafted with superior materials and attention to detail, resulting in higher quality than some modern counterparts. This durability can mean your vintage purchase lasts longer and with the safety of the planet quite often are not made of plastic.

Environmental Sustainability: By purchasing vintage, you’re contributing to sustainability efforts by giving old items new life. It reduces the demand for new production and helps to decrease the environmental impact associated with manufacturing processes.

Value Appreciation: Some vintage items, particularly those from well-known brands or designers, can appreciate in value over time. Investing in vintage pieces may offer the potential for financial gain in the future.

Story and History: Every vintage item carries a history and story with it, which is the part of vintage items that I love. Whether it is a piece of furniture, clothing, or décor for your home, owning a vintage item connects you to the past, adding depth and meaning to your space.

Personal Connection: Finding a vintage item that resonates with you can evoke nostalgia or a sense of connection to a particular era or style. It can be a way to express your individuality and personal taste.

Supporting Small Businesses: Many vintage sellers are small businesses or independent sellers, like myself . By purchasing from us, you are supporting local economies and individuals who are passionate about curating and preserving vintage items.

    So, buying vintage allows you to acquire unique, high-quality items with a rich history while contributing to sustainability and supporting small businesses as well.

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