Courtney Barnes of Style Court posted a while back on repurposing a piece of your grandmother’s needlepoint to add a soulful touch to modern digs. While going through the House & Gardens I ran across this charming vignette from Annie Selke from July 2006. The hooked fan pillow is particularly charming. While not your grandmother’s, it gives a new room additional vintage charm. It appears the pillow is still part of Selke’s collection through Dash and Albert.
And, while slightly more ambitious, the craftiest among you could reproduce the bamboo below the chair rail from Selke’s dining room.
The bathtub, sadly, may cost more than my car, but that glimpse of white wicker? The vintage mirror? These as well as the light fixture and portrait can easily be found in one trip River Market Antiques or something similar in your town. Keep the backgrounds clean and fresh, as Selke has done here, and these inexpensive, vintage pieces will shine like treasures.