Vintage-Style Romantic Home Decor

Vintage inspiration—it’s a sweet “new” take on romantic decor! Deep red may be the ultimate valentine color, but there’s no reason you can’t take a softer approach: think old-fashioned postcards with faded sentiments, nib-tipped ink pens, or dangling lockets encasing sepia photographs. Opt for off-white and ivory over stark white; then add highlights with soft pink and purple or antique gold. Decorate with vintage home decor featuring rose clusters, scrolling ribbon, and heritage-style lace.

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Make the powder room feel like a place for primping and preening with a shapely wall shelf and blossom-embellished vanity accessories. Play up the vintage ambience with faceted glass perfume bottles, an antique jewelry box, a bud vase, and a hand-shaped display form to hold rings.

Peacock Elegance Wall Shelf Abiline Hand Mirror and Covered Box

Give a parlor-like atmosphere to your favorite sitting space with a hurricane lamp and pastel canvases depicting heart topiaries. Let the afternoon sunbeams dance across all the vintage accessories you choose to display—a letter opener, lace curtains, crocheted pillows, or a lady figurine.

Brook Floral Hurricane Table Lamp Floral Heart Canvas Wall Art Set

Serve up those dishes that have been passed down through the years; whether you use your most-loved dinnerware or those pieces reserved for special occasions, lace table linens will make it an elegant affair. Hang a mirror collage (with a heart mirror!) above a buffet table to add dimension.

Victorian Lace Table Linens Leandra Heart Shaped Wall Mirror

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.

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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.

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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

Vintage Inspiration: Old-Fashioned Home Decor

Are you a vintage soul at heart? If your decorating aesthetic leans fondly back toward yesteryear, you’ll love this treasure trove of vintage-inspired home decor. Click here to view a wide selection of old-fashioned lamps, window treatments, bedding, and more.

Satisfy your craving for vintage-inspired bedding with the Kingston Chenille Bedspread. This pure cotton bedspread has beautiful tufted chenille designs and fringe on three sides. Place a hurricane lamp on your bedside table, curl up with a classic book, and let your thoughts drift to the past!

Do you have fond memories of Priscilla curtains hanging in your bedroom? You can still enjoy the same dreamy, frilly appearance with the Jessica Ninon Ruffled Priscilla Curtains. These sheer window treatments are light and airy, with ruffled trim and tiebacks.

Kingston Chenille Bedspread Jessica Ninon Wide Priscilla Curtain Pair White 250 x 84

The Paige Hobnail Table Lamp has a characteristic hobnail texture on the shade and font, coupled with intricate metal trim and a glass hurricane. Pair this sweet lamp with a lace table runner or a lady figurine for the utmost in old-fashioned elegance.

As a vintage decor enthusiast, you probably spend your time in the kitchen poring over dog-eared cookbooks and whipping up tried-and-true recipes from decades ago. If so, the Circa Collection will be to your taste! This canister set appears to be whisked out of the past with a milk-glazed ceramic surface, embossed designs, and knob-style glass handles.

Paige Hobnail Table Lamp Circa Kitchen Canisters White Set of Three

Beautiful and Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is flying ever-closer, on cherubic wings, of course. Are you searching for something sweet for your significant other? Whether you like to plan ahead or you just want to find a unique present this year, these Valentine’s Day gift ideas will put hearts in your eyes.

Give that special someone a reminder of your relationship that will last long past February 14th.
Click here to view over 50 unique gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, including the romantic sculptures, photo frames, and wall art described below.

Your beloved will be amazed at your thoughtfulness when he or she sees one of these meaningful table sculptures. The Everlasting Love Sculpture, 20”H, is an abstract representation of the bond you share; while the I Love You Sculpture, 16”H, shows that you need no words to express your deepest feelings. If you and your sweetie know sign language, this will be an especially touching gift. The Our Hearts as One Table Sculpture, 13”H, symbolizes the loved shared between the two of you, with textured, interconnected hearts.

Everlasting Love Sculpture I Love You Table Sculpture Our Hearts As One Sculpture Bronze

Are you constantly taking pictures of the two of you together? Place your favorite shot in one of these puzzle piece photo frames for a stylish yet personal gift. The I Love Us Photo Frame is cream with decorative designs and will hold one 6”x4” photograph. The Love Is Photo Frame is red with the quote “Love is what binds us together” and will also hold a 6”x4” photograph.

I Love Us Quote Photo Frame Cream Love Is Quote Photo Frame Red

Spell out just how much you care with word wall art or bookends. These fun accents have plenty of modern appeal, yet are versatile enough for almost any decor. Reflect feelings of togetherness with the Love Letters Word Wall Art Set, finished in silver and gold leaf; or the You and Me Wall Art, finished in black. If your lovebird likes to read, the Love Bookend Pair will be an oh-so-apt Valentine’s gift.

LOVE Letters Wall Word Art Set Silver Gold Set of Four You and Me Word Wall Art Black Love Bookend Pair Multi Earth

If quaint and charming is more the recipient’s style, set that vintage-loving heart aflutter with a floral figurine. The Mary Ellen Petite Nosegay will look lovely on her vanity; this dimensional, porcelain accent is sculpted and painted by hand. No need to preserve the pretty petals of the Angelica Long-Stemmed Rose; this porcelain creation is a lasting alternative with the classic appeal of the red rose.

Mary Ellen Petite Nosegay Mauve Angelica Long Stemmed Rose Red