One of my favorite things is seeing vintage items other folks found, so I wanted to share with you today some of my vintage finds, and where I found them – along with prices! As an avowed cheapskate, I’m always so curious about what people paid for vintage things, as there’s such a range …
In the next year or so, we’re re-doing our kitchen. This has me hunting for a backsplash to go behind our range, which is going to be giant at 56 inches wide.
We’re looking for clean, classic materials that will age well. Think British countryside home. No fake aging, no antique treatments, but materials that are tactile and will show their age, as they age, in a way that will fit in with the house. After much searching, this has left me with two primary candidates – encaustic cement tiles, or a soapstone slab.
In 18th and 19th century America, it was not uncommon for homes to have custom murals painted on the walls. Unfortunately, we don’t have any original murals in our house, which has sent me searching for period-appropriate, yet modern, wallpaper that could duplicate the look. Finding this … is not easy.