Guest Picks: Add a Little Patina to Your Decor
Wicker-wrapped bottles add both texture and a vintage feel. Place them in a bookcase or group some atop a chest or secretary.
Nothing says “time-worn” like the patina of verdigris. Spring flowers would look great on your table in this vase.
Weathered stone stools are some of my favorite design elements. They are great as side tables or decorative elements in a bath.
I love rugs that look almost threadbare. This vintage over-dyed indigo one is just that.
Place a few of these faux stationery stacks on a chest or secretary desk for instant vintage charm.
Group a collection of brass candlesticks almost anywhere. The more the better!
I am completely in love with Florentine boxes. I’d hate to admit how many I have around my home.
You know me — I’m a mirror nut. I love this antiqued round mirror for a living or dining room.
Antique vellum books cost a fortune, but you can buy reproduction ones like this for a collected-over-time look.
This weathered iron chair is packed with patina! I love to see garden elements like this inside the home.
This stenciled and lightly washed basket would be great for stashing books and magazines or blankets and pillows.
Oversize Italian-style olive jars are great for grouping on tables, chests or right on the floor!
I really like the neutral palette of this gray hand-bound book set. I’d use it in an unconventional place, like on the dining room table.
If you are like me, you can’t ever have enough trays. I’d prop framed family photos atop this Italian-style one.
Antique rug fragments make great pillows and add a cozy and worn look to your sofa or chair.
This limed wood chest adds a vintage French feel and would be great as a side piece or in a living room bar setup.
I’d place this classical bust with a weathered stone finish on top of a mantel.
This French scroll candlestick packs a lot of vintage punch.
I love to use small antique rugs around the house, especially layered over larger sea grass rugs. They are also fun in kitchens and baths.Next: 12 Amazing Reuses for Quirky Vintage Items
This Corinthian capital table has just the right chippy, painted surface. It would add loads of character to any room.