Wednesday, December 16, 2009

3 Great Tips for Decorating with Old Farm Junk

Tip #1 Always display your old farm junk on an old door or window. This door is weathered to perfection and from my grandfather's old barn. Providing a background for your junk makes it more of a focal point. I agree with Jim over at JunkMarket Style, he said this door should be on a Christmas card, no kidding!

This is an old stanchion attatched to the door. It holds a terra cotta pot in the summer, so why not greens and berries and a huge jingle bell in the winter? I like this because it can stay out all winter, not just the holiday season.


Tip #2 Keep an eye out for old chairs they are wonderful for lifting smaller pieces off the ground. This old fertilizer blower wouldn't be as cute just sitting on the ground. Now, prop her up on a chair and she's a show stopper! The patina on her is beautiful. Fill her with greens and berries and she's ready for the season.




Tip #3 Keep your junk collections together. This old milker is hanging on another small door from the barn along with the suctions. It makes more of a statement and conversation piece when "like" items are grouped together. Now pull out all your old junk and get busy decorating for the season!
Happy Holidays!



33 comments:

Christina said...

How beautiful~ Love the door!

Sandra said...

Thanks for your old farm junk decorating tips...my husband recently inherited two old milk cans and his milking stool from his parents old home. I should dress them up with some ribbon and greenery and put them on the front porch! Thanks for the great ideas.

Lisa said...

OH I just LOVE all that old stuff!! Those are the best kinds of decorations. Love them!

Cha Cha said...

This is my kind of decorating, I love to decorate with found odjects. GOD BLESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

awesome ideas and very festive looking

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Love that door!!!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Oh, I am lovin' me some farm junk!

Too Cute!

Angie @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Oh wow! I love old farm junk! Makes me look at some of it in a whole new light! Thanks!

~Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

I love using old farm stuff, that people are throwing away, to decorate. They work great in my gardens as well.e

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Good tips, Krista!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great tips!
Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Ms Mae said...

I love the sled tree stand. I have afunny feeling my daughter would keep crawling in it :)

Susan said...

Great ideas! I have an old door I can't part with but wasn't sure what to do with it. Love your website!

Susan at Charm of the Carolines

Julie said...

Absolutely LOVE your ideas. It's just not junk to some of us...is it? Beautiful post and fantastic ideas. Merry Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

Ally0005 said...

Oh so pretty. Love the sleigh, have been looking for one for years.

Kizzie said...

I absolutely love that door! I want one! :)

ImagineCozy said...

You are so right!! The Barn door is fantastic it needs to be on a christmas card. You did a beautiful job---the bell fits perfectly.
Angela

Beverly Hernandez said...

You are so creative. I love the snowman spring. I'd give it to my niece who collects snowmen.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

The door display is to die for. I was thinking "great Christmas Card" even before you mentioned it!!! Thanks for sharing! Please be sure to visit my blog not only for the thrify post this week but also for my give-a-way post of Vintage Sterling Silver. Don't forget to participate to win!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That door absolutely could be a Christmas card! I love it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Such loveliness has me swooning with happy sighs.

Michelle Rayburn said...

I love it all! Great junk ideas.

Michelle
www.TrashToTreasureDecorating.com

ceekay said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you JUNK!
Oh, I would just love to have that kind of "stuff" for my decor!

Susan said...

Thanks for the great tips.
Susan

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Hi, I found you from Funky Junk Interiors. Love that old door, and all the neat 'junk' you use. We love anything rustic and farm related around our place too. I'll be adding your blog to my favourites and becoming a follower.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Wonderful ideas here on your blog!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Fantastic tips, which I totally agree with. There is no background like something vintage! I am in serious LOVE with that door!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!

FJ Donna

FleaMarketTrixie said...

WOW, just beautiful-love the door

mihogardondesoyfeliz said...

Muy buenas ideas, felicitaciones, feliz navidad Chany

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my goodness, that barn door is to die for! It would look fab in my family room, you know, if you ever want to get rid of it! :)

Melissa said...

Oh Yah! The door looks fab as well as the other repurposed junk! There's nothing like a weathered red barn door!
Merry Christmas!
Smiles-
Melissa

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

very cute!

Tara said...

Love, Love, Love this. Where can I find an old barn door? LOL Great idea!!!!

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