Hello my friends,
today I'm sharing my love for mixing the old with the new.
Have you ever entered into a home where everything was old, (antique)? It feels a bit musty to me.
But on the other hand, a home filled with everything bran spankin new is, to me; a bit boring.
Put the two together and it's a 'home run'!
Many of you know my love for vintage dishes, but that doesn't mean that I don't fall in love all over again with some that are new. :) The minute I spied the aqua and red pieces in the Pioneer Woman line I couldn't resist!
A few sweet floral plates topped with a vintage shaker just makes me ever so happy! Doesn't she seem to be saying, "here's looking at you kid"?
I am surprised that PW dishes have started showing up at thrift shops already. I scored this bowl a few months ago.
I added a vintage melmac creamer and cup for a little fun. The little yellow flower inside the teacup holds loose tea.
A PW colander all by itself can be a tad boring. Sit it atop a vintage scale and it's winner, winner, chicken dinner! lol!
My table has a mixture of both old and new. I've added an old mixer scored from the estate I am helping with to a mixture of Pioneer Woman dishes. I picked up the red bowls at another thrift just last week for $1 ea. I don't think they had ever been used. They still had the stickers on the bottom.
I've added a few natural elements. I tucked a nest that a bird built on my Forsythia wreath last year into the mixing bowl. And a found feather has a new home in one of my vintage frogs. A couple of glass frogs rest on the aqua cake stand and one holds basket of gold, picked from the garden under the cloche.
The sweet batter bowl is much more noticeable when elevated on an old chippy stool.
Old and new come together in my tiered tray. New PW cow creamer and vintage aqua Fenton glass.
I just adore this sweet Birthday card!
And these mushroom shakers that I picked up at a thrift a few years ago.
I'm thinking that my utensil holder needs more than just a few vintage utinsels.
These fun bowls are not PW, but they go so well with them.
We don't need to feel that we need something old in every vignette. Just here and there is enough to add interest.
Nothing old here, but I added the leaded glass butterfly for a point of interest. The sweet flower stand was made by my friend, Amanda's husband.
I bought 12 of the red and aqua plates so I have plenty
when family comes.
The cabinet where I house most of my PW collection is a mixture of both old and new as well.
The aqua goblets are new PW, but the red bubble ones are vintage.
The blue dotty pitcher, melmac sugar, and aqua teacups and saucers are also old.
The cabinet looked so bare that I added some old ironstone to the top shelf.
PW pie plate and rolling pin are mixed in with a ruby red vintage sugar and creamer. Newer plates in the same colors and two ironstone sugar bowls, and saucers carry on the new/old tradition.
Although I've shared the mixing of the old with the new in my kitchen, it's a theme that I carry throughout my entire home.
How about you, do you love mixing the old with the new?
I will be sharing with these lovely parties: