Vintage style never goes out of style, so I’m going to show you how to use vintage style in your fall decor.
I’m sharing fall decor ideas that are on~trend and classic. Starting with vintage fall decor, I hope that you will find plenty of ideas and inspiration for creating your own fall vignettes and decor for this season.
It’s been a great week on the blog. I loved sharing my navy and copper tablescape.
I love home decor tours because I’m a bit of a home stalker. I love looking at homes, visiting open houses, or looking through shelter magazines. I’m either loving what I see and want to copy great ideas or I want to redecorate everything I see. Either way, it’s a fun pastime, inspirational in a home stalker kind of way and gives me virtual practice as I redo other people’s homes in my mind.
Vintage style in fall decor decorations was a combination of vintage items from the antique mall, flea markets, and estate sales, as well as some big box store purchases. It’s like something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. I don’t have anything borrowed, but I did borrow a couple of ideas. I love when all the different elements work together for the good of my fall decoration scheme.
How to Use Vintage Style in Fall Decor
The use of vintage style in fall decor starts right at the front door and continues into the living room. And the color scheme demonstrates that fall decor doesn’t always have to be orange.
Let’s start when you walk into the front door.
I piled up a couple of hay bales from Joann, real pumpkins, and twig pumpkins that I’ve had for several years. I found the little birdcage at an antique mall in Atlanta and carried it home on the plane. It came with the little nest and I added a small turquoise pumpkin.
In case you are wondering, I left the hay bales in the plastic. I just did not want to deal with sweeping hay up every day.
The hay bales sit next to our entry console and mirror. This is where treasured pieces, old and newer come together.
The treasured pieces are the mirror that Sweet Shark already had when we married. I hauled the antique console table back from Atlanta 7 years ago. (That console table has now been moved to our bedroom.)
The vintage items are the white and gold pumpkin plates and gold pumpkins I found at a local antique mall, and the little white cow. The gold candlesticks were my son’s (I have no idea where he bought them) that he gave to me when he moved. They were originally scuffed up and stained dark brown, but I spray painted them gold. The newer elements are the “fall” banner that I made and the wood tray from Kirkland’s.
Literally, the inspiration for this arrangement was a picture in Southern Living that I saw while getting my nails done. The tray started out on our breakfast room table, but I moved it in the entry after stopping at my local nursery for some plants. I made the leaves with my Cricut Explore Air. Used once is good, used, again and again, is better.
I have to admit that I’ve seen magnolia wreaths on Pinterest quite a bit. I loved the idea and knew that one on our entry mirror would be awesome. I searched on Google, found the one I liked at Lowe’s, ordered it, and picked it up at the store. The idea for the burlap banner came from a roll of burlap with adhesive backing I found at Joann. It’s one of my favorite fall DIY projects.
The Fall Dining Room
A peak in the dining room reveals a mix of old and new, both the flea market and store~bought.
First, the centerpiece: the woven basket tray was a flea market find that I painted white.
The floral vase is from a pair that we had in our previous home. but somehow only 1 survived the move. I filled it with faux hydrangeas and some tall green sprigs and Spanish moss as filler.
Surrounding the vase are a variety of ornamental shapes and textured balls in gold and copper from Tuesday Morning. I spray painted the pumpkins gold and they have been reused a few times.
On our vaisselier, our vintage French plates are always on display. To clear some space, I packed away some of our crystal candlesticks, bells, and ice buckets. Adding a set of ceramic pumpkins and 4 leaf plates brought in a touch of fall. I have had those leaf plates for years ~ I think I bought them at Crate and Barrel ~ and have never actually used them until now and I really like them standing up on plate stands. The green aperitif glasses belonged to Sweet Shark’s mom.
The Fall Living Room
I love decorating the tall bookcase in our living room for the seasons and holidays.
This little ceramic fox with a sheaf of wheat was a purchase from Tuesday Morning. He gets a little company from some strewn (is that a word?) acorns and a stem of cotton bolls.
Next to the fox is the first of 4 ceramic turquoise pumpkins that I absolutely love. They continued my turquoise fall decoration theme. I love this one perched on books with white bindings.
On the next shelf up, some of our favorite travel books provide a place for my favorite turquoise vase from Doozie’s Corner in McKinney, Texas, a purchase several summers ago. It may not be truly vintage, but it certainly has the look.
Two more turquoise ceramic pumpkins found a home here. The frame just to the right is a flea market find and I painted grey with whitewash. It doesn’t have a picture in it but acts as a frame for an estate sale lamp.
Moving up the bookcase is another turquoise pumpkin, this time nestled inside a Tuesday Morning lantern that I painted.
That lantern is 1 of the best purchases ever. it’s so versatile and is almost always on display in some way. I added the DIY moss ball to a small vintage mercury glass container. I love the shape of it.
Now comes a brand new DIY project for my fall decorations that I absolutely love ~ a wooden sign I made using vinyl stencils I made using my Cricut Export Air.
I’m really proud of this simple sign and it has been used during the fall season for a couple of years. I love its simple farmhouse look.
The turquoise birds are a previous purchase from one of our local stores, The Sample House, also a favorite of mine. A few more strewn acorns for fall detail. The 3 tin cups are a flea market find from Atlanta.
In this view, you can see the estate sale lamp I bought for $7 sans lamp shade. It was stained, but I painted it grey with a whitewash. Then I bought a new lampshade and covered it in fabric.
Vintage Items in my Fall Decor
Flea Market, Antique Mall, Estate Sales
- white and gold pumpkin plates
- gold pumpkins
- woven tray
- white ironstone bowls and pitcher
- picture frame
- white vase
- lamp stand
- 3 tin cups
- mercury glass vase
- hay bales ~ Joann
- blue~green pumpkins ~ Lowe’s
- Magnolia wreath ~ Lowe’s (online)
- white mini~pumpkins, flowers ~ Nicholson Hardie Nursery
- variety of textured balls and fall decorations ~ Tuesday Morning
- grey painted lantern ~ Tuesday Morning
- ceramic fox ~Tuesday Morning
- faux hydrangeas ~ Pier 1
- green stems ~ Hobby Lobby
- turquoise (teal) ceramic pumpkins ~ Hobby Lobby
- wood tray ~ Kirkland’s
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Here’s all the Fall Fridays.
Are you getting into the mood for fall? Although it is still hot as blazes here in Texas, by decorating for fall, especially with vintage style, I can pretend that it’s getting cooler. I hope these ideas have provided some inspiration for you.