This post is written in collaboration with Antique Farmhouse.
When I’m looking for vintage style decor for my home, auctions are usually the best source, but as more and more people buy at auctions to resell, it’s become harder and harder to win something at a decent price – if you win at all. Often the prices climb even higher than the prices I see in antique stores, and usually the pieces are dirty and need to be scrubbed well before you can use them. I’ve left quite a few auctions empty-handed, after being there for several hours.
While I’ll always prefer something truly old, lately I’ve been turning to companies that offer vintage style, reproduction pieces – no waiting for hours, no cleaning off dirt, and no bidding against 10 other people who all want the same thing I do.
Antique Farmhouse is one of those companies who offer pieces with just the vintage character I want for my farmhouse style home – like this galvanized rustic bucket.
I tucked one of my red stripe dish towels inside, and filled it with some greenery cuttings, and a small string of lights. It looks so cute sitting on the apple red chair I made over a few months ago.
It’s generously sized, so it can be used to hold firewood, but when the holidays are over, I’ll probably use it as a trash can – one that will look much better than any trash can I could find in a store.
And these cute number tags are inspired by the take-a-number tags used in bakeries years ago.
They’ll make adorable Christmas ornaments, but could also be tied on baskets.
Antique Farmhouse has constantly changing sales events that each have a different theme, like “Farmer’s Market”, and “Into the Woods”, which makes it easy to find items with exactly the look you want. One of my favorites from a recent sales event is this rustic wall bin. Wouldn’t it be great in an office, or even in the kitchen.
When you subscribe to their mailing list, you’ll be notified of each new sales event, so you don’t miss out on any of their new offerings.
Come back tomorrow, when I’ll be sharing a new Christmas sign I just finished!