vintage finds for a modern world: brand new life.
sometimes i like to think about different purposes for vintage finds. i’m headed to the alameda flea market tomorrow (as i write this on saturday), and i like some of these ideas for giving new life to old objects. i love hilda grahnat’s repurposed coat hanger turned eyeglasses holder. i guess that’s the heart of re-purposing in a nutshell — reinventing vintage finds to suit your modern needs. i’d like to know — much like that feature in real simple magazine “new uses for everyday items” — do you have any fun ideas you’d like to share of a vintage find turned into all new treasure? i’d love to hear them.
i love old camp stools. they’re so charming, and rustic, and make an excellent place for stacking and displaying favorite books or collectibles. this one’s from bella lulu.
vintage cash register price flags just look interesting displayed — i love their tin shapes and old typefaces, via lackluster co.
earth sea warrior continues to make the most incredible vintage-inspired lighting fixtures — Vintage Antique Art Deco Glass Bullet Lamps have been beautifully revamped with unique color cloth cords. or this fixture (below) a white and yellow plug and silver pull chain socket have been added for extra cool vintage flare.
trampoline is at it again, with great ideas for repurposing vintage finds — i love her idea of uses muffin pans for displaying votive candles. they’re great for stashing jewelry, too.
A Vintage Wood & Porcelain Toothbrush Holder makes the perfect spot to store your paint brushes, and looks so pretty, too — from love vintage finds.
Vintage metal Drawer makes the perfect spot for stashing stationery, postcards or office supplies, from hindsvik.
Vintage 1960s French language flashcards can be perfect for framing — these would be great near a coat closet or in a young boy’s bedroom, from gin & tonic shop.