Decorating with Vintage Finds

One of the best and easiest ways to decorate your home is to personalize it with things you love. For me, that means decorating with vintage finds. I much prefer a unique item from the flea market than I do a brand new shiny object that’s mass produced. I still buy home decor items from Home Goods or World Market; it’s just that I love the allure of a piece that has a bit of history attached to it. Like my recent Ebay purchase.

White Ironstone Maddock and Company PitcherThis Maddock and Company pitcher is 12″ tall and was made in the very early 1900s. Because the company used a variety of trademarks on their pieces, it makes it easy to identify the approximate date of the piece.


White Ironstone TrademarkMy white ironstone pitcher found on Ebay bears the trademark “Maddock & Co” and is unique because the rest of their trademarks do not use “& Co” but use “Maddock” or “& Sons.”


Decorating with vintage finds via Town and Country LivingDecorating with vintage finds is fairly easy to do, especially if you group like items together.


John Maddock ironstone pitcher via Town and Country LivingMy new pitcher lends a bit of elegance with its embellished handle and stately curves.

I snagged her for just $35!


Small white ironstone pitcher via Town and Country LivingThe smaller ironstone pitcher is a little more provincial in appearance but I love its simplicity.


Decorating with vintage finds via Town and Country LivingThe white ironstone pitchers are paired with gourds and a makeshift candle created with a new Ball mason jar, filled with cracked corn, and tied with a raffia bow. I recently shared the tutorial for making this simple candle holder at Live Creatively Inspired.


Decorating with vintage finds at Town and Country LivingThe large basket on the left is another recent find at a local consignment shop. I stuffed it full of my favorite magazines, some dating as far back as the beginning of this century.

I have a hard time letting go of them … and yes I do still read them!


Vintage basket via Town and Country LivingThis beauty was marked down from $40 to just $20. Honestly, I wouldn’t have paid $40 for it even though it is quite large. Finding bargains makes decorating with vintage finds that much easier … and enjoyable!


Decorating with vintage findsI treasure each of my vintage finds, and although I have several ironstone pitchers, each one is unique in its own way and puts a smile on my face when I see it.

Personalizing your living space can definitely enhance your mood throughout the day!

Before I go … I want to tell you about a special event this week!

Tastes of the Season via Town and Country LivingI’m joining 5 other bloggers to bring you Tastes of the Season! We’ve each created a unique, seasonal recipe to share with you.

Here’s the schedule for Tastes of the Seasons so you know which blog to visit!

Monday:  Craftberry Bush

Tuesday:  Town and Country Living

Wednesday:  Finding Silver Pennies

Thursday:  Ella Claire Inspired

Friday:  AKA Design and City Farmhouse (it’s a 2-fer!!)

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  1. Good morning Jennifer, I love your new stoneware pitcher. It is gorgeous. I also prefer to decorate with vintage finds which I seem to have a lot of. 🙂 The basket is beautiful as well. I also have some older favourite magazines that I just can’t part with. I still read them seasonally. I hope you have a beautiful week. Blessings, Pamela

  2. Your pitcher is lovely! I enjoy decorating with vintage items, too. I also have lots of family heirlooms that hold special memories. It’s fun to find new ways to display. Thanks for sharing your vignette.

  3. I am new to your blog. I love your new vintage goodie and how you used it in such a simple yet beautiful way. I look forward to all your posts!

    Have a blessed week,

  4. Hi Jennifer, I’ve been collecting white ironstone for over 25 years and still love each piece! I don’t have a huge collection, but a collection of special pieces purchased over time. It’s so easy to decorate with it and I love that you got such a bargain on that large pitcher too. I really enjoy your blog.