Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mixing Vintage With New


Hey my friends!

I hope  you are having the greatest week ever!

Here in Louisiana, it’s been raining…with temperatures in the 70s, it feels like spring!

I wanted to show you how I mix vintage with new in the kitchen…

and my new little vintage hanging cabinet.  I found it at a local Antique Mall at a great price.  It’s chippy and very old.

coffee cabinet

We hung it above my “coffee cart”.  Remember when I used this little coffee cart in my January Table Post?  Well, this is usually where it resides, holding the coffee maker.  I added the vintage scale to hold the cream & sugar. And the little cabinet houses coffee mugs.

coffee cart scale 

I can’t recall sharing my kitchen curtain idea with you, so I thought I would today.  I purchased a white throw from IKEA and hung it from my chicken feeder.  I left one side open, for now, for a nice view into the farmyard :)

chicken feeders

I hung the white throw with little hooks from IKEA, folding the top 12 inches over to make a ruffle.  The hooks fit well onto the feeder.

kitchen curtains 

Over my kitchen sink, I used two burlap sacks attached to twine by vintage clothespins.  And the burlap sink skirt is an old coffee bean bag.

burlap sinkskirt

And in my previous post I shared some ways to use vintage cutting boards when entertaining.  Here, they are stored standing against the wall on the counter.  And vintage pitchers, or new ones, can serve as great organizers in the kitchen.

blue pitcher

I like mixing vintage with new.  The two round cutting boards add a nice contrast to the old.

apples w stove

Mulo bottle

stool plant stand

Sitting on the kitchen table, I have bottled water handy in a vintage box.  In my previous post, it was used to store napkins.

water bottles

Well, thanks for visiting me today!  I’m so honored you would stop by :)

I’m sharing with

Thriftin on a Thursday

Farmhouse Friday


Becky C


chateau chic said...

You can never have too many vintage cabinets or shelves. Love your find that houses mugs!
Mary Alice

cityfarmer said...

you've nailed it!

I adore all of your treasures!!!
thanks for linking

It's me said...

Love your kitchen Becky !! it is beautiful decorated !! from

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You do such a wonderful job in this and old is my style too!!!


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

STTTT..UU..NNNING!!!! WOW what a post..going back to look again,I just love it all! xo

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love the chicken feeder window treatment idea! So original and pretty too.


Vintage Gal said...

I adore your kitchen. Just dreamy. I would love to have a kitchen like yours ;-)

sissie said...

I love your kitchen Becky. It's the perfect mix of vintage and new.


Amy Kinser said...

Girl, I love that cabinet above your coffee cart that Mr. Buckets made. I love that it holds your coffee cups. So great...

When I see your class canisters with your sugar and brown sugar, it reminds me of those delicious chocolate chip cookies you made when we were there. Your kitchen is not just beautiful, it is also used to create super yummy treats!!!

I love you!!!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I always love your beautiful decor. The white really calls to me and I love the burlap touches. As always, love your photos!


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Great post, Becky, loved your feature in Romantic Homes. I'm such a coffee drinker, I need a coffee cart too!! xoxo

Okio B Designs said...

You are so right, such a beautiful contrast of old and new! I have that Ikea throw too and I just love the vintage look and feel to it. I never thought to use it as a curtain. Well done!


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Such a charming kitchen have a wonderful mix of vintage and modern and it all works together beautifully. I also have a cupboard, made by a friend, over my coffee station to house my mugs. Your little vintage cupboard is perfect for the job! Also love that great scale next to the coffee maker. I got my copy of Romantic Homes and loved your feature! :)

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Becky, your kitchen is so pretty! I love the new curtain, the burlap curtain, the pretty colored glass, the galvanized pieces and of course, that scale! I am a sucker for scales. :)

Beautifully done.

NanaDiana said...

Darling idea with the Ikea throw. I love your mix of old and new. You do a terrific job! xo Diana

Rusty Hinge said...

Becky, You amaze me everytime! I just love coming over for a visit to see what creative thing you are up to now! I Love, Love your kitchen! You inspire me tons and I can't wait to borrow a few of these ideas for my own tiny kitchen!!!
Thanks so much!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

HI Becky~~
What a fantastic kitchen you have. I love the burlap hanging above the sink with the clothespins. Genius and a no sew project...just my type:)Thanks for sharing

nancy huggins said...

Love the way you have mixed the old and new. I have a little bit of that decor in my kitchen but not big enough in there to do much but maybe the next house this summer will. Thanks for sharing

Rosetta said...

Bella la tua cucina!Sei bravissima a creare queste mescolanze!Un saluto dall'Italia,Rosetta

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Becky, I love it all, and what a clever ideal to hang your drape from the feeder.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Robin said...

Your kitchen is filled with vintages goodies. Thanks so much for this post full of inspiration. I often have a hard time figuring out how to use the vintgage items I bring home.

Angela - Postcards from the Ridge said...

Lovely kitchen! I especially like the utensils stored in the vintage pitchers. I've got a couple that I'll be doing that with now. Thanks for the inspiration.

traci said...

oh is a wonderful kitchen. i love all your vintage touches. i need a kitchen redo. thanks for the inspiration. said...

lOVE, lOVE, lOVE, you, your blog, your home and your very inspirational ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks for sharing with us:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Shabby soul said...

Your kitchen is BEAUTIFUL!!
It's filled with inspirations...
Hugs from me

Jody and Stan said...

Love all your designs for the kitchen. The old pitchers holding the utensils reminds me of all the ones my mother had. Wonderful vintage things, love it!

{northern cottage} said...

mmmmm and how - you do such a good job of mixing these wonderful elements! xo

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Love it all Becky, look forward to seeing you this month! Thanks for linking to Farmhouse Friday!

White Whimsy said...

Your kitchen is lovely. I love the mixing of old and new elements and you have done it so well.

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Hi Becky! your house is gorgeous as always, I do love mix new with old.
Thanks for the inspiration.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Becky!

Oh I am in LOVE with your kitchen! BEAUTIFUL!!! I have that same throw from IKEA...but I use it as a temporary slipcover to cover the tears in our IKEA slipcover/sofa - until I decide to purchase a replacement! lol Your mix of old & new is just perfect! Thanks for the inspiration.


Sandi said...

You have a gorgeous kitchen Becky! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Anonymous said...

I've just discovered your blog and I'm officially in LOVE!!! I love everything you do, and will be digging into my burlap stash to copy a hundred of your sweet ideas. Looking forward to future posts.

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

Hi, Becky! I can't wait to try your burlap sack idea and your burlap curtain hanging from clothes pins... what?! AWESOME! I'm your newest fan, not just bc I love your style, but bc you LOVE JESUS! Isn't He amazing!! Please stop by if you get a chance. -Holly

Rustic and White said...

Simple and sweet, love the cupboard and all your pieces in the kitchen!!

blhitchcock901 said...

I love your music! I love everything you do! Is that a milk glass milk bottle? I've never seen one! I collect milk glass and bottles, but never seen these! The little chair is perfect for a plant stand. I've got to go shopping with you. My husband works for Carbo Ceramics. It's main office is out of Louisians. We too are having some warrmmm day. I prefer it to be cold in winter. Oh well, life in the South!

DebbieTibbs said...

You house is just beautiful. I love your style! Nice finding another Louisiana girl :)

Whimsey Creations said...

Very pretty kitchen. I love the chicken feeder curtain holder - what a great idea! Your chandelier is pretty - did it come that way or did you put the beads on - really nice!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Your kitchen is just lovely! I Love every detail!
Best wishes for a nice weekend and take care....

Miranda said...

You are a master of mixing the 2. I love the kitchen and how it just begs to have a guest sit for a cup of coffee. I think all of it is just so brilliant and creative. Love your blog so much ♥

Tricia said...

You have so many great things, Becky, I could just look and look at your house and all your decorating ideas! I feel that same as you, that it looks so good to mix old with new :)

sweetpea said...

becky, love your white kitchen! thanks for commenting on my recent redo!



Elizabeth Maxson said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE your kitchen!! I MUST have your scale! :-) Actually, I have a scale in my kitchen that holds my salt and pepper shakers, olive oil and kitchen timer....very handy. And how CUTE are the feeders for curtain holders??!! Gotta steal that in some way somehow....down the road... :-) And must have the milk can, just leave your door open so I won't have to crack the lock.... :-)

Thanks for sharing such a great kitchen....just really love it.

Big hug

Cindy said...

I'm new to your blog. What a precious and beautiful home you have... I can't wait to look around some more!


aarond said...

Love the vintage things like the breadboards and old utensils. I just became a follower. I hope you will drop by my NEW blog and become a follower of mine. It's all about farm life, decorating, cooking, animals, and lots more. Hope to see you there.

Sam I Am said...

Where do you find the little 'clips' that you show in the chicken feeder project??

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