Hello ladies! Two post in as many days. You'd think I had lots of time for extras but in fact I've been pretty busy this week. But I've been wanting to share these decor updates I did over the weekend, and I see many of my bloggy friends participate in the Vintage Thingies Thursday carnival hosted by Miss Coloradolady, and it seemed now was the time to jump in and join the fun!
I had changed my decor for the spring, and hadn't really updated since then, but after I found some really great vintage finds a few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to freshen up my look before summer was over and autumn came. I really wanted to make use of the vintage cooler, my new enamelware pieces, and the cool record covers I purchased over the past few weeks. Without further adieu, my new "mantle" over my piano:
Oh, this photo is a bit blurry. Downer. But hopefully you can still see that I decided to do a "Retro Summer" theme. It's a bit... well.. loud for me, but I decided what the heck, there's only a month of summer left and as I am a relative newbie (ok, a total newbie) to the whole decorating thing, I figured you might as well try.
I just love that 1950s "College Songs" album on the left. I got it for a dollar, y'all, and I want frame it at some point. It's great.
The centrepiece, really, is the vintage cooler, looking awesome retro and cute next to my glorious fresh sunflowers and my nifty old transistor radio that mom gave me in the spring.
Now this was really sort of taking a risk, but I'm pretty happy with it, for something temporary. I couldn't leave the winterberry wreath over the piano with these vintage themed decor, so I hung the other retro album in it's place. But it was really too small for the space, so I got an idea. I bought these little black plate-style frames from Zellers for 3/1.00 off the clearance rack last weekend and I made the tough decision to cut a few summer scenes from my vintage magazines and frame them. As you can see, I hung them around the album, and I think it looks cute. Would I want it there as permanent decor? Probably not. But as a fun nod to summer vintage-style, why not?
Elsewhere in the livingroom, I added another pretty vintage mason jar with more glorioiuis sunflowers next to my vintage photo album on our bookshelf.
I was also able to put a couple of my enamelware pieces to good use.
Thanks for coming by ladies, and checking out my vintage decor, and thanks for Colorado Lady for hosting this carnival so we can all share our retro treasures.
Have a good rest of the week, ladies!