Friday, September 2, 2016

This morning when I first checked my phone for new emails, I noticed that Etsy had an article on the newest trends in vintage decor. 

The first one they talked about was florals including pillows, and chintz. 

Not only do I have floral pillows, but I have a full on chintz setee.

Wow, I thought, who knew I was so trendy.

My sister, who is into fashion, the way I am into decorating with vintage and antiques said I have always been like that. A compliment that I can live with.

Blue and white china is also trending, and I certainly have a ton of that.

I use my pieces for planters

and as wall decor among other things.

Another trend is brass figurines and I happen to have those in my Etsy Shop.

From swans


to roosters

to a beautiful brass pineapple container.

About this trendy thing. I think trends are all well and good, but in all honesty I just decorate with what makes me feel good. I want to feel comfortable and at home where ever I live. I think that is what is most important.

How do you feel about trends. Do you love following the latest ones and changing up your decor a lot, or are you more like me and love how you decorate no matter the trends.
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  1. I am not trendy. I do enjoy seeing the latest trends, but my home is so eclectic with lots of vintage pottery, a mix of furniture styles and way too much clutter to ever be stylish!

  2. Your home looks like the d├ęcor I see in the English blogs I follow. I especially like the needlepoint pillow! I'm not at all trendy, but having put my house on the market I do have to try to pare back on my own style preferences.

  3. I am exactly like you ~ I follow my own heart when it comes to decorating and fashion too. We love the same things. I will never, ever, tire of chintz and blue and white transferware and brass too. Give me a sweet English cottage and a cup of tea and a good book any day!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

    PS: I have a needlepoint pillow on my blog post today too. Just adore needlepoint and love yours too!

  4. You did a great job on that wall of plates! Nah, I don't tend to like trends much. Like this shiplap. Don't much care for it. I detest the colors gray and pink. I hate pallets (and I think there are chemicals on them), and everyone knows how I feel about stainless steel appliances. Reminds me of the morgue I used to go to when researching articles.

  5. your new home looks happily settled now. Enjoy!

  6. I can say that I don't follow trends. I just follow my heart and buy what I enjoy.

  7. Laura, I love those pillows. I have lots of blue and white dishes and things also. Hope you are doing well. Blessings to you.xoxo, Susie

  8. I decorate with a mix of things but I am definitely not trendy. My least favorite commercial on TV is W*ayfair...I think everything looks the same. Things that will go out of style in a couple of years. Your home is looking lovely my friend. I love the big plants you have and that beautiful sofa. Everything looks so comfortable and cozy. Hugs, Diane

  9. I LOVE your cozy decor. I have always decorated with vintage decor and repurposed items. Always been into florals and the colors pink, white, green and cream.

  10. I'm not a trend follower either. Like you, I go with what makes me happy. Your home is lovely. I love your sofa.

    Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

  11. Hi Laura. Love your blue and white china and plant pots. Very pretty. As for decorating trends, I have to say I honestly don't give a hoot about them. When industrial-looking stainless steel refrigerators and dish washers came into style, I was glad I had stuck with traditional white. To me, the former look like something one would find in a morgue. Also, when contractors said brass was passe, I was STILL glad that in this house, there are still brass faucets, a brass front door knocker and brass wherever it can be used because I think it's classy and beautiful. (Love your etsy items, by the way.) So there you have my opinion. ha! Hope you have a great weekend, Laura. Susan

  12. I had to laugh, Laura because I delete those Etsy mails as soon as they come in but I did remember the header. And there you are, all trendy and with it according to them.

    But you were that way all along :)

  13. It's nice to see some of these things becoming popular again. Although, the brass items are still not something I care for. I grew up with them and they remind me too much of the 80's decor.

  14. The pineapple container is so cute ♥


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