Get the Look: Vintage Wine Bar

Have you long-admired those stylish wine bars on social media but struggled with how to replicate the look in your own home? Perhaps your space is limited, or maybe you prefer a vintage aesthetic to a more modern approach.

Start with a multipurpose furnishing with plenty of storage space, like the Everette Cabinet. Shelves and drawers will keep your wine essentials at the ready. Hang a matching stemware rack above the cabinet for easy access to your wine glasses.

Wood surfaces, complete with knots and imperfections, provide an instant dose of natural charm. Planters and vases with the appearance of bark and exposed wood lend an Old World quality to your niche. Coiling grapevines and abundant bunches of grapes bring the look to full fruition.

Spruce up your home wine bar with vintage-style wine wall art that features dimensional corkscrews or wine-and-grape decal designs. Remember wine-themed accessories like a paper towel holder and a napkin holder. Cozy up the area with a gorgeous grape area rug or a slice mat. Get creative with grape-shaped switchplates, personalized metal wine wall art, or convenient Cork Cage® holders.

Click here to shop the entire look on the Touch of Class® web site.

Vintage Home Wine Bar

Unique Wedding Gift Ideas Under $50

Have you been invited to a summer wedding this year? Is the invitation still sitting on your
table, like an ever-present reminder that you still haven’t found a great gift for that special couple?

Let these unique wedding gift ideas nudge you (sweetly, of course) in the right direction. Each affordable wedding gift is under $50, making it friendly to your budget and a memorable way to wish the couple many years of wedded bliss.

Click here to view over 20 fabulous wedding gift ideas from Touch of Class® (prices are shown after you click on the link).

The Love That Lasts Figurine features a 1920s-style couple in intricate dress. The Our Hearts As One Sculpture depicts two interconnected hearts in an openwork design.

Love That Lasts Figurine Our Hearts As One Sculpture

The LOVE Letters Wall Art will look lovely alone or as part of a photo collage. The Star Gazing Figurine features an ethereal, romantic scene of a couple sitting on a crescent moon.

Love Letters Word Wall Art Star Gazing Figurine

The Loving Hands Table Sculpture is a wonderful representation of closeness. The Papillon Wall Photo Frame will flutter its way into the couple’s heart with its butterfly and blossom design.

Loving Hands Table Sculpture Papillon Butterfly Wall Photo Frame

Glam It Up with Art Deco and Art Nouveau Home Decor

Is your home decor looking lackluster—or simply missing that je ne sais quoi? Perhaps what it needs is a marriage of modern and vintage panache. The Art Deco style is the cat’s meow! Popular in the 1920s and ‘30s, this aesthetic remains one of the most appealing styles in architecture and home decor. Bold color duos like black and gold and clean geometric lines reflect the Art Deco sensibility. Stark, repeating motifs of triangles and rays also hark back to the period.

If you yearn for a more romantic look, select home decor with intricate details, swirling curves, and ornamental beauty. These shapely pieces will lend an Art Nouveau quality to your decor.

Click here to view an array of home decor in these styles, or click on the images below to learn more about each item.

Beauty Bath Accessories Exquisite Composure Lady Figurine
DeAndra Stained Glass Table Lamp Square framed wall art set with cool-toned medallion designs
Giorgianna Pearl Mirrored Wall Sconce Pair Elegant lady figurine with 1920s era woman in a glittery gown

Christmas Decorating Trend for 2018: Vintage Farmhouse

If you’re all about comfy and cozy Christmas decor, you’ll love this decorating trend: vintage farmhouse! This holiday decor puts an old-fashioned twist on the beloved farmhouse style. Expect to see retro pickup trucks, weathered details, country table linens, and plaid accessories. These home accents intermingle to create a holiday style rich with nostalgia and charm.

Here are just a few decorating ideas that will lead you to this holiday look. To see all the items we used for this farmhouse dining room, simply click here.

Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Decor

Set a no-fuss tablescape with a braided table runner and placemats in festive colors. Yarn-braided accessories are an inviting alternative to traditional table linens.

Top the table with vintage-style mugs and plates that have a sweet antique appearance. Designs of trucks, wagons, and tractors play up the rural aesthetic.

Get as creative as you like with tabletop centerpieces. Since this holiday style is more relaxed, it naturally lends itself to all kinds of displays: a truck-shaped cookie jar, Mason jars with LED tealights, an old pitcher with faux berries and sprigs, or even a crate with pomegranates and greenery. If you prefer a traditional centerpiece, you can’t go wrong with frosted greenery and red ribbon in a vase.

Warm up wooden benches and chairs with plump cushions, throws, and decorative pillows. Stitched details and fringed edges will help your homespun holiday vision come to life.

Remember to give some farmhouse flavor to the mantel too! Repurpose a plaid table runner as a mantel scarf, and dangle applique Christmas stockings from your favorite decorative hooks.

Recapture the Past with Circa Vintage-Style Kitchen Decor

When it comes to vintage decorating, reclaimed objects are the name of the game, and the kitchen is no exception! However, most designers will agree that a delicate balance should be struck between flea market finds and brand new pieces. Case in point: canisters or other “airtight” containers. You want your tea, flour, and sugar to stay fresh as long as possible, so a secondhand set might not always be the best choice.

Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice your carefully-curated look in the name of something modern (and woefully out-of-place). A white canister set like the one below is redolent of jars from an old-fashioned dime candy shop. Featuring a milk-glazed finish and embossed scrolls, this ceramic canister set would look perfect lined up on a pine-plank countertop.

Circa Vintage Style Kitchen Canister Set

In the kitchen, you might evoke the stirrings of nostalgia through the roughhewn feel of a distressed table or the sight of sunlight streaming through lace curtains—but how about through smell? Imagine the fragrance of coffee rushing up to greet you as you lift the lid off of this old-time coffee canister. With its glass doorknob handle, this vintage kitchen decor only looks like a figment of the past.

Circa Vintage Style Coffee Canister

Finally, if you’re partial to populating your home with vintage finds, it can be a bit of a struggle bringing a cohesive look to the room overall. After all, when you’ve got a light fixture from the ‘20s and an icebox from the ‘50s, finding some semblance of unity is sometimes a challenge. So, easily match your white tea, coffee, and sugar canisters to this charming utensil crock. Depicting the charming designs that detail the other items in the Circa Collection, this utensil organizer is the cherry on top of a stunning antique-inspired kitchen!

Circa Vintage Style Utensil Holder
Circa Vintage Kitchen Collection

Lovely in Lavender: Home Decor for Spring

When the sunshine winks at you, letting you know that spring is on the way, you might be inspired to freshen up your decor. Lavender is a beautiful, soft alternative to Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet. Let the pastel prettiness of lavender drift into your home like a gentle spring breeze.

Here are a few ways to let the color lavender bloom in your home decor.

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Place a vintage-style lavender hobnail lamp on your nightstand for a subtle flush of purple.

Hang lavender grommet curtain panels in any room that needs a little spring-like lift.

Give your bedroom a quaint ambience with a lavender chenille bedspread and accessories.

Brighten an entryway or kitchen table with a wisteria-colored vase brimming with flowers.

Mindy Lavender Hobnail Lamp Jana Lavender Grommet Curtain Panel
Cottage Garden Lavender Chenille Bedspread Ramona Table Vase in Wisteria

Ten Simple Ways to Decorate in the Farmhouse Charm Style

Stroll along the weathered wooden fence, letting your fingers graze the jubilant wildflowers, until your quaint farmhouse comes into view. Then sit a spell on the front porch in your favorite rocking chair or while away a relaxing afternoon indoors among the charm of country decor. Sound like a dream? If you’ve long-admired the rustic farmhouse style, here are ten simple ways to imbue your home with the same laid-back, down-home ambience.

Click here to view a variety of home decor in the farmhouse charm style, including the items below.

1. Antique-inspired serveware and crockery
Your off-white plates and platters will be at home in the farmhouse style. Mix and match dinnerware from different sets, and gather a few pieces just for display. For your table or island, place utensils or artificial flowers in a vintage-looking crock.

2. Open shelving
To give your kitchen an airy, casual feel, select furnishings with open storage or glass-front doors. For a touch of yesteryear, display glass milk bottles, Mason jars, wooden crates, or metal canisters.

Antique Rooster Kitchen Utensil Crock West Albany Wine Cabinet

3. Cutout wall decor
Wall items spelling out “kitchen” or “eat” will look darling in your farmhouse kitchen. A wall hook rack like this one is both decorative and functional, keeping your oven mitt, potholder, and towel at hand.

4. Table linens with simple patterns
Simple patterns and primary colors keep your table from looking too fussy and formal. Buffalo checks, gingham squares, and stripes work well.

Kitchen Wall Hook Rack Red Buffalo Check Table Linens

5. Burlap-look fabrics
To capture the bucolic appeal of prairie life, choose window treatments and throw pillows with the look of burlap. The neutral color and texture will call to mind burlap feed sacks.

6. Woven items
Woven storage baskets have a rustic quality that suits the farmhouse style. Look for woven floor baskets and wall pockets to store throws, magazines, beauty essentials, towels, or toilet paper rolls.

Burlap Tier Window Treatment Woven Storage Baskets

7. Rustic accent lighting
Lantern-style candleholders with LED candles are a safe alternative to lanterns with wax candles. Accent your rustic farmhouse decor with copper-finished metal and distressed wood holders.

8. Galvanized metal decor
Home accents with the look of galvanized metal will remind you of old wash buckets and pails. This topiary-style wall art has rustic and galvanized finishes as well as plenty of floral charm.

Copper Metal LED Candleholder Floral Topiary Metal Wall Art

9. Cozy patchwork quilts
A pretty patchwork quilt will set the foundation for a rustic farmhouse bedroom. Warm earth tones and subdued floral palettes keep bedrooms from looking too stark or modern.

10. Slatted and wood-pallet wall art
Wooden wall art with a vintage appearance will adorn your home with a sweet message and antique charm. These decorative plaques also make great gifts for those who love the farmhouse style.

Irish Chain Quilt Happily Ever After Wall Art