Oh my poor neglected blog I am sorry to have been missing for awhile but I have been busy working and trying to find my niche in the world ect.
For the last couple of week’s I have been trying to get the house organised again – now as some of you might know we currently live in a modern semi but my heart is a vintage one and I love vintage pieces to use as storage and hunt them down in Second-hand shops and online on eBay and Chairish which is a site that makes it easy to buy and sell vintage furniture and decor so I thought I would share how I use vintage storage in my modern house. (All these opinions are my own and I was not paid for any of my opinions.)
Around the kitchen I have various baskets, jars and bowls to corral the mess – a hand carved bowl holds the fruit, an old cookie jar holds the cooking utensils and glass jars hold our wholewheat pasta.
I have all my baking tools, like cookie cutter, measuring bowls, blades for the mixer and rolling pins in a very large wicker basket in my cupboard. It makes baking so much easier as I just take the basket out and everything I need is in it and then you put them back in the basket and put it away. I got the basket from a car boot sale. And in the supply cupboard I have another basket which contain all the spices and sauces we use for cooking.
You can start to collect things yourself to add some vintage feeling into your kitchen – I have put together a mood board from Charish with gorgeous pieces I would love in my house.
I am blessed with a walk-in wardrobe but I still use baskets and boxes amongst the modern fitted cupboards.
My runners and pumps and soft ballet flats which I have a lot of are kept in a old log basket of all things and it works !!
On the windowsill, I have a bread basket which has my small evening bags in it and sometimes a cat ( I found her in there today) and another basket holds scarves.
And wrapping paper and all wrapping supplies are kept in a tall wicker basket which fits perfectly beside the built in units. The little biscuit tin contains cellotape, ribbons and bows.
Don’t have a walk-in wardrobe you can still use baskets and boxes in a wardrobe or armoires;, Chairish have a gorgeous collection. I have pulled together another mood board for the bedroom from Chairish.