100 weeks and 6 days | Vintage style for the home

I love new things for my home. Better still I love finding vintage treasures for my home!

I love finding the perfect piece for a room, especially if it’s something I’ve had in mind for a while but haven’t been able to find!

Sometimes it’s easy to style a room, things just click into place and a corner can take on a lovely coordinated look without much thought.

Other times, things just don’t sit nicely together and it takes a bit of time to get everything just right.

I’ve had that quite recently with our grown up sitting room. I have lots of cushions on the sofas in there but wanted something a little bit different for my favourite chair. I had tried various cushions with it but none of them really floated my boat and were just what I wanted. I was after something quite unusual — wasn’t sure what though.

A vintage style of your own

A beautiful original piece of embroidery that has been reworked into a cushion cover. To say it’s beautiful is an understatement. The craftsmanship is extraordinary.

There are lots of modern alternatives out there — in places like IKEA for example — but they’re mass produced by machine and are just not quite as beautiful. The needlework on this piece is exquisite; someone obviously spent a long time creating all those tiny stitches! My granny was a talented embroiderer — we’ve got quite a few pieces that she crafted — perhaps that’s why I was drawn to it?

I LOVE vintage finds for my home. Don’t get me wrong — I love modern pieces too — but mixing things up a bit gives your home a unique personality of it’s own. Too much matchy-modern will have you feeling like you’re living in a show-home and too much vintage style will make your home feel like an antique shop.

An eclectic mix is a lovely combination. Strike a balance between old and new and you’ll end up with a gorgeous home, that reflects your personality.

Anyway. Delighted with my new — old — cushion!

Now to find the perfect side-table! ;)

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About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

57 thoughts on “100 weeks and 6 days | Vintage style for the home

  1. That is simply gorgeous! The colours are lovely. What a clever way to re-use that piece of embroidery. I used to collect lots of sweet little 1930s tray cloths, but never really knew what to do with them. I wonder if they’re still in my loft? I’m definitely a vintage girl at heart, although I love to mix it all up – nobody wants to live in a museum! . #HomeEtc x

    1. I’ve got quite a few tray cloths too… I used to use them for propping!! They’re so beautiful aren’t they? Makes you wonder about the ladies that made them. Thanks for stopping by! X

  2. Oh I love pretty vintage pieces too.

    Your cushion is gorgeous and looks great in your arm chair.

    I think charity shops are some of the best places to find things like this – I always pop in my local ones for a nosy when I’m passing by.

    Thanks for hosting #HomeEtc

    1. Ahh I LOVE having a rummage in a charity shop — or a car boot sale. One mans trash is another man’s treasure; it’s lovely to find beautiful, unique pieces for your home isn’t it? Really makes your home your own xx

  3. Beautiful – I’m with you a mix of new and old makes for the perfect style, I’m still to convince MOH though – but I think I’m making progress ! :) #homeetc

  4. It’s a beautiful cushion, the colours are gorgeous and the design so intricate! I love vintage things too and really looking forward to finding more peices for my home once we move which will hopefully be by the end of the summer! Thank you for hosting :) #homeetc

  5. Such a cute design and looks amazing on that cushion! I may well be coming to you for interior style advice soon if we ever get to move into our new house… visiting from #sharewithme

  6. It is lovely Caro – I wish I had that kind of eye to get the perfect balance – I think I definitely tend to get sucked in by matchy-modern – it’s like I’m on auto-pilot. I probably need to go to a vintage type place and be a bit more discerning! X #sharewithme

    1. Aaah thanks so much Sam!

      Maybe have a look in a junk store — or antiques shop — one day (no pressure!) and perhaps find a treasure that you really love — you’d be well on your way to breaking the matchy-modern spell! :) The thing is… as well I know, once you start, it’s impossible to stop!! You’ll end up being a vintage junkie! X

  7. Such a lovely find. I agree that a mix of old and new is the perfect balance in your home. I wish I could drop on treasures like this! #sharewithme

  8. Oh wow! That is gorgeous! I am never that lucky at find gems like this! The detail is amazing. Good work on your great find! Visiting from #twinklytuesday :)

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