House Tours: Decorate with Vintage Finds
A low budget doesn't have to be a roadblock to high style. See how this passionate homeowner created artful vignettes of quirky and personal objects collected over time.
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Display Your Collections Together
This homeowner used birds as a recurring decorating theme throughout the home. Scavenging at a scrap-metal yard yielded the "nest" letters, which cost a few dollars each.
Get the Look: Flea Market Style
Watch this video for tips and tricks on how to decorate with flea finds in your home.
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Mix Old with New
Vintage pieces are a unique addition to any room and are usually very reasonably priced, but reproductions can work just as well when the price is right. In the dining room, the Saarinen-style table ($150) is surrounded by $30 chairs from a discount store.
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Make Furniture Do Double Duty
This vintage hutch doubles as a hiding space for spices and a display unit for eye-catching terrariums. For cheap terrariums, fill discount-store jars with soil, rocks, and small ferns, then add vintage toys, dollhouse pieces, and miniature bottlebrush trees.
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Add an Element of the Unexpected
An old roll of coupons is a fun pedestal for a flowerpot rescued from a garbage pile and for salt and pepper shakers purchased on eBay.
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Turn Architectural Elements into Art
Once a built-in phone niche, this shadow box frames a beautiful display. Small pieces hand-picked from antiques stores come together for a subtle but striking presentation. To keep with the home's theme, a bird soars above the box.
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Proudly Display Your History
A collection of family mementoes and memorabilia is beautifully arranged, creating a personal work space.
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Mix the Elements
A scavenged metal dresser and chair join with the bed frame to bring an industrial edge to the bedroom. The rusty potato chip rack is an ever-changing display of photos, postcards, and other small mementos.
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Flea Market Storage IdeasAmp up the storage in your home by reusing flea market finds. Whether you're making a shelving unit out of wood crates or reclaiming an old baker's rack, vintage furniture can easily add extra space for storing household items.Begin Slideshow »