guest blogger - Xenia from Saturday Morning Vintage:

November 9, 2010

Today we have Xenia from Saturday Morning Vintage! She's sharing some really cool ideas for repurposed uses for vintage finds. Love it! I'm a big fan of Xenia's blog + shop, she has a lot of creative ideas and she had a 'customer appreciation week' on her old blog, which inspired me to do my own too! (a new customer appreciation week planned for early 2011!) Enjoy!

Repurposed: New Uses for Vintage Finds

You’ll never happen to pass up another vintage find because you don’t know what you would do with it, even though it’s really, really pretty or interesting.

photo source: grace light + design sponge

Before: metal tins to hold coffee, peanuts, and other kitchen staples
After: container to plant your favorite flowers and other plants

photo source: niknaknan

Before: metal trivet to protect your table from warm pots
After: display piece for all of your favorite photos / notes / flashcards / postcards

photo source: deathmachine

Before: metal and glass frogs to hold flower stems to create the perfect arrangement
After: can hold pens / pencils / paint brushes upright, and show off your favorite photos

photo source: allabouteve

Before: metal wire rack to hold a collection of records
After: spot to organize your cookbooks by author or cuisine

photo source: Pottery Barn + sarahpead

Before: wood crates to ship soda bottles to grocery stores and restaurants
After: set the stage to highlight your favorite collectibles,
and keep your magazines and books tidy by your
bedside or next to your couch

photo source: lakbdesign

Before: fireplace to take the chill out of the coldest of evenings
After: nook to house your collection of colorful books

photo source: Paper Lady Invites

Before: pretty plate to hold the fanciest of meals
After: chalkboard message center to jot down your
grocery list or a sweet message for a loved one

11 hello's:

  1. I'm especially loving the old wood crates!! Perfect for stacking and organizing things :)

  2. I second the love for the wooden crates! So cool. And I love what you did with the pretty plate. What a great idea!

  3. really loved every single idea! i love these recycled use... these old crates, tins and everything else makes the decoration look with so much personality... loved this post!!! thank you both!!!

  4. I love all of these ideas, especially the old crates. Lovely!

  5. what sweet ideas. now i want to find something lovely to repurpose

  6. "Do you have Prince Albert in a can? If you do, you better let him out."...The joke my mom says every time she sees that can at an antique store. Also, I live in Xenia, OH! I'm enjoying these ideas.

  7. beautiful images and such creatives uses!

  8. i'm gonna do the chalkboard china plate...i have so many of those and need to know what to do with them!! Thanks Danni! See you soon at vendor fair ;)

  9. wow, i love all these ideas! i like xenia's shop and blog, too. what a great surprise to see her as a guest on your blog! :)

  10. Great post! it´s amazing how much we can achieve if we just think further! One object may have more than one purpose!


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