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My Vintage Pad - Home Tour - Alice Wingerden

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Please welcome Alice Wingerden owner of the gorgeous online store Painted White to Vintage Indie for a peek inside her gorgeous home. (Click on photos at any time during the tour for a larger look)

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What is your favorite part of each room?

It's too hard for me to choose! But, I do love the vintage sofa that I found at a rummage sale for only $50.00 best I think. Every time I look at it, I fall in love with it all over again!

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Where do you find inspiration for decorating your home?
I love anything old, romantic, distressed and chippy...my inspiration usually comes from items I find at the flea market or thrift stores. I also always have a stack of my favorite magazines and books next to my big white chair in my living room that I peruse through all the time!








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How do vintage things play a role in your room/home?

I would say about 80% of the items in my home are vintage...most passed down to me from my mother and grandparents...and those that aren't vintage have been made to look so. We are all about vintage here...the older...the more worn...the more loved...the more character...the better!

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Any advice on creating your look?

The key to my style is vignette decorating. I love to create little nooks and areas that have charming items grouped together (for example...vintage baby clothes, old gloves, dishes & pottery, apothecary jars, crowns & tiaras, mother-of-pearl buttons, beaded bags, old books, etc.) And...more is more in my home...embellishing is the key! I have adorned several of the pieces in these rooms with old beaded collars, strands of pearls, and sparkly jewels. I have even gone so far as to decorate with my own earrings and necklaces! I just take them off when I want to wear them and put them back when I am done! I also enjoy juxtaposing masculine & feminine pieces and the very elegant with relaxing cottage style.

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(Click on Photos to enlarge)

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If you love Alice's home you will love her store even more. From beautiful artwork to gorgeous photography you'll be in heaven. Visit Painted White on the web.

Comments

Alice W.

Thanks for such a fabulous post about my little home!!! I really appreciate it! And love this feature so keep it coming! ;)

Heather~ Pretty Petals

Oh I love ALice and her home is just GORGOEUS.... she is always such an inspiration...such a beautiful romantic style.

Heather

shelbi

what beautiful decor and style! thank you for the well wishes :) i too hope you are enjoying your summer ...

have a blessed and beautiful day!
shelbi

Milli

Oh I am so excited to see this feature on Alice's home! I am one of her biggest (probably newest) fans!!! Found her home and artwork on flickr and have been hooked ever since. I have always been a crafter and loved decorating my home but I tended to change my decorating with what was the "new" style in the magazines at the time, even if it wasn't really my style, I felt I needed to keep my home "updated". Well not anymore...I have been so inspired by Alice, I love her style, it's truely MY STYLE, and from now on, I will follow my heart and decorate my home with the things I love!!!
Thank you Alice for all the inspiration, you rock!!!

Luanne

Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

happyathome

Love the look but I want to know who does all of the dusting? With a lot of stuff comes a lot of dust! I barely have time to dust my house. Must be a maid involved.

Theresa

I recently found her blog and just love it. Thanks for posting this!

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