Vintage Plate Wall Combinations

A few weeks ago I shared my vintage plate wall. It is one of my favorite corners of our kitchen/dining room. I have always been drawn to collecting old plates. At one time I collected red transfer-ware.I loved that collection, but about 7 years ago we bought a house that had blue carpet and the collection just didn't go with that house. I began decorating our old home with more grays and blues.

Making a Jug Lamp

Today I am sharing a project I have done a number of times. When cleaning out my grandma's barn we came across a ton of old jugs and I knew I wanted to re purpose them into something. I had been wanting to try make a lamp from an old jug for a while. The jugs that cleaned up well I left clear. The other jugs that were still a little cloudy after cleaning I painted using spray paint.

Vintage Plate Wall

I am here today to share a favorite little corner of my dining room. I love to thrift shop and buy second hand! Most all of the items in our home other than the larger items like our sofas, love seats and beds all have been purchased second hand. I rarely buy any decorative items brand new or retail.

Wine Bottle Vase

I keep adding touches of it here and there throughout our home with flowers and new house plants. I do not have much of a green thumb, but I keep trying! One way I added some Spring to our house is with this wine bottle vase.