Five on Friday ~ Vintage Love

Yay! It’s Friday!! Do y’all have any fun weekend plans? My baby is turning four this weekend. It is going to be a weekend full of fun and celebrations, and maybe a little trip to an antique store, or two. It sounds crazy, but my two youngest sons LOVE to go antiquing with me. How did I get so lucky!!

Speaking of antiques, today, Tara at Stilettos and Shiplap, I am sharing the top five favorite vintage things that we look for when shopping.

#1 Vintage Books.

I adore old books! They are so versatile when decorating. They can literally be added almost anywhere! They bring instant character and charm!

#2 Pretty Plates.

I love collecting mismatched plates. They are perfect for plate walls, to fill a china cabinet with, a sweet little stack sitting on your counter or a shelf, and, of course, they’re perfect to use. So, for just $1 or $2 per plate, you can’t go wrong collecting pretty plates!

#3 Vintage Lace.

It’s no secret that I adore vintage lace! Anytime I see it, unless it is way overpriced, I am always sure to buy it. Vintage lace is so delicate, and has such a romantic feel. There are so many uses for it. Here is what I have done with some of my vintage lace.

#4 Vintage Cards.

There is something so intriguing and sweet about old cards. I started by collecting vintage Valentine’s Day cards, and have moved on to other holiday cards, and just about any letter or postcard that I’m drawn to. So sweet!!

#5 Ironstone.

I just started collecting ironstone last summer, but I can’t keep my hands off of it! These white, sometimes chippy, plates are absolutely charming!

And, don’t forget to go and check out my friend, Tara’s blog. She is sharing her top five vintage loves today too.

Stilettos and Shiplap

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, full of fun!!


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  1. Love this, Emily! It was so hard to pick only 5 because I love so many vintage things and I’m sure it was the same for you but maybe we will have to do some follow up blogs at some point with some more of our favorites! lol Love all your beautiful vintage things and how you style them!

    1. Thank you so much!! We’ll definitely have to expand on this! It was SO hard to pick just five things! There are so many things that I love to collect!!

  2. I love all your photos, but especially the white ironstone plates, bowls, etc. Everything is styled so charmingly. Agree with your vintage finds’ love. thanks so much

    1. Thank you so much!! You’re so sweet!!💗

  3. Love all the pictures ! Thank you for sharing.

    Where are your white houses with the sparkly roofs from, so adorable?

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗. I made the white houses…here is the link to the post, so you can see how to make them😊

      1. Thank you kindly for providing the link.
        I so hope that Hobby Lobby still has them,……start the car ! I love little white houses. Your blog is such an inspiration !!

        1. You’re so sweet!!! Thank you!💗

  4. Emily! I just adore all of your vintage treasures! 💗

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗

  5. Your home is so beautiful. You have a talent for styling vintage decor. Very pretty Emily.

    1. You’re the sweetest! Thank you!!💗

  6. I have to say my favorite vintage find has to be the books. They really are the easiest to decorate with.

    Also, I just adore your home!!

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗 Vintage books really are so versatile, and perfect to put just about anywhere! I love old books!!

  7. I love all the things that you collect.

    I never see vintage cards, but now that you have mentioned them, I am sure I will see lots of them at shops and pop up markets.

    1. You’re so sweet! Thank you! I hope you find some amazing vintage cards!!

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