Organic, natural decor features once-living organisms – like wood, natural fibers such as burlap, feathers, shells, pine cones, moss, birds’ nests and even antlers. What’s terrifically remarkable is that the energy captured within these natural creations originated from our sun. How awe-inspiring is that? Maybe a throwback from my middle school teaching days when I decorated my classroom with all kinds of natural finds, I love using organic vintage decor.
I especially appreciate old boxes, crates and drawers with their rich, dark color and interesting grain patterns. In my opinion, their scratches, dings and cracks make them more perfect and beautiful. And, since they can hold things, such as napkins or gifts, they are utilitarian as well!
Vintage baskets and woven articles are also wonderful to use on the table. Whether it’s a tiered stand or a twig basket, they add texture and natural beauty to the tablescape.
In the yesteryear home, many household items were fashioned from wood. Now collectibles, these not only add beauty, they remind us of a simpler time in our shared history.
I’m not sure why the distressed look is so appealing, but it certainly is chic! Maybe it’s the added character or just the notion that it’s been well used and loved, distressed wood embodies the perfect vintage look.
When you stop to consider that captured within these natural creations is energy from the sun, you can’t help but be amazed and inspired. These organic vintage treasures, each with a unique biological and manufacturing history, will add a beautiful, natural touch to a table or family event. To see more of our vintage organic inventory at Southern Vintage Table, check out our new Pinterest board!
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