As of late, I feel like throwing all the windows open and packing away the winter comforters. I have also started switching up my interior decor to reflect the season outside. With that in mind, I thought I would share a few vintage and antique items you can use to welcome spring into your home.
1.Canning jars. I am partial to canning jars from France but I also love the old blue Atlas and Ball canning jars. I use them as vases for herbs and spring flowers.
2.Old tins. I am always on the look out for old tins with great graphics and colors. In particular candy tins. However, tea tins, coffee tins, sewing tins, and marshmallow tins also work well.
3. Baskets. Nothing says spring and summer like baskets. I use them to store dog leashes, umbrellas, kitchen towels, magazines – oh- and dried flowers.
This white basket that I purchased from Small Town Junk several years ago always makes an appearance every spring.
4. Change up the bedding and incorporate some softer cottons and lighter colors. Truth be told, I pretty much have white sheets year-round. However, as the seasons change I like to change out the blanket for a quilt at the foot of the bed. I also like to switch out some of the pillows.
5. Refresh your fireplace mantel. This time of year, so many trees have flowering branches that look great in a vase on a mantel. Best of all, you can usually find them for free. These branches look great in a vintage piece of pottery or in an old glass battery jar.
I hope this post inspired you to find some easy ways to use vintage and/or antique items to welcome the new season into your home.