Current Sensibility, Interiors, Vintage

Current Sensibility: Vintage Style

I am not writing to you this time in an existential panic. I am not going to complain to you today that the world is ending. I am not going to urge you to eat some metaphorical cake with me and stare at pretty interiors while democracy crumbles around us. This week I’ve decided that it’s always going to be pretty grim out there, so if I just accept that I can go ahead and get on with my life. Believe it or not, I find this comforting.

I’ve been obsessed recently with old, falling apart, vintage farmhouse minimalism that This Old Hudson does so well. I’m sure someone out there knows a catchier term for this look as I doubt any book would sell with that title.

I know. Everyone’s tired of white kitchens and here I go again…I’m never tired of a farmhouse kitchen. This one would make such a good backdrop for a movie. (Photo Source)
I like the exposed pipes, the old floorboards, the ancient impractical stove and the lack of anything super useful near it. For me this image is more about the photo than the room. (Photo Source)
The eclectic fabrics and furniture, all the yellow, the old mirror – ahh. It wasn’t stylish for a long time to admit that you liked yellow. I like yellow. (Photo Source)
The peachy walls. The casual hanging of the art. The black and white pattern. (Photo Source)
I love that some of the woodwork is white and some is natural wood. (Photo Source)
Chippy paint with an oddball collection of vintage art really makes my heart sing. If you’re looking for this style in your home, you really can’t go wrong with the indie classic – the Bentwood chair. (Photo Source)
Sun porches make the interior of a home dark, but I would love to have one and watch the world go by. (Photo Source)

It’s still full on summer, but the kids go back to school here next week so I’m looking for fall and only just seeing it in the earlier sunsets. I know it’s lurking by the way the leaves move in the afternoon light and in the strength of the cicadas singing at dusk.

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” 
― Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

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