Enjoy nostalgic summer kitchen decorating ideas in a Vintage Farmhouse. Old wood crates, vintage scales and glass milk bottles round out the fruit theme. Creative displays will inspire your decor ideas!
We’re mid-summer; time to begin enjoying the bounty of summer fruits! Instead of just eating all those mouth-satisfying sweets, I decided to celebrate by decorating my kitchen with them. There are so many fun vintage fruit-themed accessories to find when you’re thrifting. Hopefully this post will inspire you to collect a few fruity finds, too! Enjoy my Nostalgic Summer Kitchen with a Vintage Fruit Theme.
Nostalgic Summer Kitchen with a Vintage Fruit Theme
Vintage Fruit Framed Pictures as Inspiration
A beautiful framed fruit picture that was my moms inspired the theme and the color scheme for my summer kitchen decor. While thrifting I found a similar-looking pic with a black frame. I love the nostalgic vibe of these. Colorful primary colors with the punch of a black outline was the scheme as I hunted the house for accessories to use in my styling.
You’ll see quite a few of my recent finds I shared last month in “3 Best Spots to Thrift for Vintage Decor“. New finds always inspire my decorating! These bucket crate covers got a little sanding and a coat of my favorite poly in order to be beautiful decor. (Find all my fave vintage reviving products HERE)
I placed the apple pic in an old galvanized trough with my collection of vintage milk bottles. I used wood spheres to make them higher so I could enjoy the fun graphics. Faux strawberries and milk bottle caps are scattered like confetti in the bottom for fun.
Old Wood Crates as Fruit Theme Decor
Vintage wooden crates are a classic for adding to fruit theme decor. I scoured the house for all I had. We repurposed quite a few through the years. You can see how in “Repurposed Old Wood Crate Tote Caddy DIY”. These upcycled old wooden crates are fun to decorate with all year long and take up less space than a full size version.
I added other classic farmhouse collections like rolling pins to the vignettes. Full size crates can take up quite a bit of real estate when you’re decorating. Sometimes it’s nice to just feature pieces of these old crates, especially when there are fruit and veggie images intact.
This old banana crate is filled with comfy pillows and quilts to take outside on the deck for chilly evenings. I’ve got some cute vintage strawberry fabric and cherry fabric I’m planning on turning into a few more pillow covers to add to the fruity charm. (yep, the creative to-do list is always going;)
Get more ideas in “Easy and Fun Ways to Decorate with Vintage Wooden Crates”.
Nostalgic and Thrifted Vintage Collections as Kitchen Decor
I’ve always loved vintage kitchen accessories. And they’re plentiful to find when you’re thrifting! I searched the house for anything that depicted fruit and pulled out the bright, color saturated pieces that would provide a bold, summer punch in the glass cupboards.
A few mixing bowls from our family cabin that had been my grandma’s started me out. I added to the collection when I found a few more green and yellow ones at a church sale. I love the subtle textures and mass of color they provide to the scene. Faux fruit is a great thrift store find; look for it in plastic bags. So much cheaper than buying it new!
Vintage metal trays often depict fruit themes. They can be displayed in plate stands for a creative vignette. Mix and match different versions for a pretty collection of color and pattern.
Read “10 Styling Ideas That Make Glass Front Cabinet Displays Beautiful” for more decor ideas.
Pretty Vintage Patchwork Quilts for Farmhouse Style
Vintage patchwork quilts can provide a graphic punch of colorful fun in your decor. Whether they’re still intact or taken apart for the salvagable parts, I use them all over my house as farmhouse style decor. Bright colored versions add to the fruit theme for picnic-friendly charm.
Did you get inspired to add some fruit-themed decor to your home this summer? Definitely keep an eye out for it when you’re thrifting, because it’s such a fun element to add to your kitchen decor!
I’m joining a couple of my favorite thrifty, vintage-loving friends today to send more inspiration your way! See what Stacy, Kim, and Jennifer have been finding and creating this summer; I know I always love to see what they’re up to!
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Thrifty Inspiration from My Friends
Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill is so good at creating the look of high end decor from thrift store finds for her coastal home in New England. Get her best tips in “Thrifting Tips for Beginners: How to Score Great Finds on a Budget”.
Kim, from Shiplap and Shells, is sharing “31 Charming Vintage and Antique Garden Decor Ideas” to inspire us! Always love seeing her vintage finds-filled home and garden in the Pacific Northwest.
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