Hey friends, I’ve shared many times my dream of having an old farmhouse to renovate! Instead, we are renovating the property here at the ponds, which didn’t come with a house. Therefore, we had to build a new farmhouse and try to create that authentic vintage feel.
Here are my 15 Vintage Decorating Ideas to make your modern farmhouse Christmas feel vintage. Ideas that I’ve used throughout our industrial, modern farmhouse that give it the feel of a much older home.
My favorite question is “What did it look like before the renovation?”
I didn’t want the farmhouse to feel like a new build and that questions confirms that I achieved my goal.
So here are some of the ways I’ve made our modern farmhouse feel vintage.
Vintage Christmas Tour of HOmes
But first, I’m excited to be joining Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home, who is celebrating her 100 year old home.
The Vintage Christmas Tour of Homes is filled with other vintage loving bloggers who are sharing how to decorate with a vintage feel. You will want to hop over by linking at the end of my post.
If you are joining me from Christy, at My Southern Home, I know you loved her beautiful historic home tour of Southport, NC. Thank you for stopping by today.
Vintage Decorating Ideas for Modern Farmhouse
First, I want t share a few of the architectural details that we incorporated into the new farmhouse to create a vintage feel.
Almost all the interior doors are rescued from old homes.
Four of the doors are circa 1880’s from a beautiful old home, that was being torn down. Thankfully, a friend rescued a few door, before it was destroyed.
In addition, all the interior door hardware is vintage. We have a combination of vintage glass and antique porcelain.
Some came with the doors and other’s were rescued from other old homes.
The master bedroom door is also an antique and was repurposed as a barn door. The architectural piece about the door is another treasured find.
You can see this video tour of all the doors that I shared on Instagram right after we built.
Our lighting adventure began with two enamelware gas station lights. We found them in an Antique Mall and decided they would be perfect over our kitchen island.
Next, we ran across another similar one which graces our dinning table.
And finally, a fourth one that is over our front door.
It is combined with the vintage ceiling tins to add more architectural interest
A Vintage Modern Farmhouse Christmas
Another way to increase the vintage factor is to use vintage and antique decorations, especially during the holidays.
The European antique hod holds our Christmas tree each year. Because we get so many requests for a source, we made a wooden version this year. The tutorial can be seen here.
I surround it with vintage Christmas items, such as a vintage sleigh, old children’s Christmas books and more.
To give the guest bedroom a vintage feel, it is filed with an old iron bed, ticking strip bedding and vintage screens as lighting backdrops.
Vintage Decorating Ideas
The guest bathroom mirror is actually a repurposed old window for a vintage feel. It is draped with a cedar garland for the holidays.
The mirror is combined with old doors, a free standing vanity and retro feel black & white floor tiles to create an old home feel.
If you have followed me for any length of time, you know that seeking out vintage home decor is one of my favorite things to do.
Therefore, decorating with those treasures helps me to create an old world feel within my modern farmhouse.
This year I filled vintage dough bowl with dried hydrangeas, vintage shiny brite ornaments and a few twinkle lights to brighten the cabinet top.
In addition, a collection of vintage copper, wooden bread boards and white ironstone fill this corner of the kitchen.
In addition, use old dishes, bowls and cookware, to add that vintage vibe. The antique bowl holds a tiny tree with dried orange & mini cookie cutter garland.
I mentioned that the property didn’t have a farmhouse, however, there was a 60 year old rustic block cabin.
Although it had seen better days, we managed to transform the tiny cabin into a rustic outdoor kitchen.
The outdoor kitchen is filled with vintage treasures. You can see the chippy thrift store cabinet and a fully operating circa 1950 refrigerator. In addition, my aunts original 1930’s Victor Junior wood cook stove is just out of view. To see more about the outdoor kitchen here.
I hope you enjoyed these 15 Vintage Decorating Ideas for Modern Farmhouse Christmas!
Be sure to continue on the tour for more vintage inspiration. Next up is Laura from Decor to Adore, sharing a Christmas From Days Gone By. She is sharing a tour of an historical home located in Farmers Branch Historical Park and I know you are going to enjoy her tour!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.