Looking for some autumn decor inspiration? Mixing vintage pieces with your fall decor adds warmth and character to your home. Take a look at how I used my vintage treasures to decorate for the fall season.
Our 1920 beach cottage is full of vintage style decor no matter what season we’re in.
Before we moved into our 102-year-old house 10 years ago, the only old thing I owned was an antique table that my mom gave me and a hope chest from my childhood.
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When we started planning the variuos stages of house renovations we would endure, we knew it was imperative to keep the character of our old home.
So it seemed only natural that we would gravitate towards anything with vintage vibes.
My Favorite Vintage Decor Items for Fall
Here are some vintage home decor items around our cottage this fall…
- Vintage scales
- Stacked suitcases
- Vintage copper
- Wicker picnic baskets
- Galvanized buckets
- Vintage books
- Vintage glass bottles
- Bowls and trays
I have a compulsion when it comes to vintage scale decor.
Every time I see a vintage scale in an antique or thrift shop I want to buy it. It doesn’t matter that I have at least 10 different scales in my home already.
This antique hanging scale pictured above was love at first sight when I found it in an antique mall in Port Orchard, WA.
Vintage and antique kitchen scales are so easy to display fall home decor like pumpkins and fruit for the season. They’re perfect for any fall kitchen vignette.
I love how easy it is to change out the decor from season to season with an entirely new look.
Suitcases are great for stacking and adding height to any fall vignette. I also love using a stack of them as a fun end table.
Copper is the perfect item when it comes to fall decor and always makes such a beautiful focal point. These vintage pieces add warmth and patina, not to mention complimenting the warm autumn colors.
Vintage thrifted copper finds are easy to find at any local antique shop. I can usually find a good deal on canisters, pitchers, teakettles, and containers.
Here are some of the pieces I found a month ago at the Bremerton Vintage Flea Market. I found some amazing thrifted copper finds that day.
This is the prettiest copper container I spotted a few years ago. Smaller glass jars filled with dried hydrangeas fit perfectly inside.
Vintage Wicker Baskets
Baskets are a wonderful starting point when creating an autumn vignette or styling a shelf. Chances are if I see a wicker picnic basket in a shop that is in decent condition, I will be taking it home with me.
Wicker picnic baskets look beautiful in any vintage cottage or farmhouse decor.
A wicker basket is so versatile and looks great in any season.
Vintage Galvanized Containers
Old rusty galvanized containers are always the best way to show off your fall floral arrangements.
You can see how just a simple vintage centerpiece, with this galvanized bucket as the focal point, helps to make the most stunning table.
Each year I dry my hydrangeas in vintage galvanized flea market finds. Antique mason jars are a great way to keep the flowers standing straight up.
Crocks are another great vintage item to show off natural elements such as fall fresh flowers and branches.
Even adding simple greenery to a crock makes a beautiful statement for fall.
No matter how you stack them up, antique and vintage books are a great foundation for any fall home decor vignette.
Old books add height and are a great way to display fall decor such as pumpkins.
Pumpkins, fruit, and vegetables look fall fabulous when placed in an old, antique, or vintage ironstone piece.
What I love about using ironstone for my fall decor is that it’s such a simple touch that doesn’t take a lot to make a big statement.
Vintage Glass Bottles
I love the look of amber bottles mixed in with clear bottles. What I love most about these vintage jars for decor is how the different shapes create so much interest.
Green glass jars also look great for the fall season.
Visit my fall home tour for more decor ideas.
Vintage Chicken Feeder
If you have a rustic style of decorating, a vintage chicken feeder is perfect for showing off beautiful flowers, branches, pine cones, and fall pumpkins.
I love this piece because it’s so easy to change the decor from season to season.
Vintage Bowls and Trays
Wooden and metal thrifted vintage trays or bowls will show off seasonal fruit or fall pumpkins.
I found this heavy and chunky dough bowl in a store in Poulsbo. The salesperson said that the owner found it in France.
Whether you chose a spot on the coffee table or a side table, you can always find the perfect place for a vintage tray or bowl for fall.
There’s just something so warm and cozy about mixing vintage pieces in with your fall decor.
Leave me a comment and let me know what vintage pieces you use for your fall decor.
Each month I join my friends Stacy and Jennifer for a blog hop where we share all things vintage, thrifting, and our flea market finds.
Be sure to visit their blogs today where you are sure to be inspired. Their links are below.
Until next time,
Happy Vintage Fall Decorating!
More Vintage and Thrifting Inspiration
Stacy | Bricks ‘n Blooms
My talented friend Stacy has some great upcycling ideas to make a ceramic bowl look like stone.
Jennifer | Cottage on Bunker Hill
You’re going to love how my friend Jennifer decorates her home with thrift store finds for fall.
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Jennifer Howard says
Love the hydrangeas in the galvanized bucket, it’s one of my favorite ways to display them. So much inspo!!
Your finds really do add a lot of character to your beautiful home kim! I love all of your ideas. xoxo
Kathy A says
When I have seen your posts, I think it was mostly flowers so I really enjoyed seeing bits of the inside of your home. You really styled all your vintage treasures so well!
I love all the vintage fall touches! It looks amazing Kim!
Thank you so much my friend!
Love all your vintage pieces…All so charming!! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Thank you so much Debbie!
Carol Karl says
There are some lovely pieces here. Thanks so much for sharing.
Thank you for visiting Carol!
Luv the crocks. They’re my favorite??
Thank you Ann! The funny thing is that I have never owned a crock until a few months ago!
Rebecca Payne says
I love the vintage scales and the copper you used. Very pretty.
Thank you so much Rebecca!
Inspiration galore! Thank you, Kim!
Thank you for the kind words Debbie!
So many good ideas!! Love this post!
Thank you Jen. I appreciate you checking it out!