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August 25, 2014

Decorating with Vintage Trophies


I love vintage trophies.
 
I love their patina.
 
I love their shapes.
 
I love their engravings.
 
I don't love their price tags.
 
So I don't own any vintage trophies.
 
But I do have a vintage champagne bucket that will do just fine.


I got it at a thrift store for less than $10.00.

 It was even red-marked down if I remember correctly.

I couldn't believe it! I mean, how did this beauty manage to stay on the shelf?


I love filling mine with hydrangeas from the yard.


Or lovely spring bouquets like this one.

I also scored a small double-handled silver cup a few years ago that I love to use in vignettes around the house.



This one goes great with vintage books.



And it made the cut for my recent dining room cabinet reveal.

But vintage trophies can be used for so much more.


In the kitchen to corral utensils like I found over at Heather Bullard.
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Or filled with pumpkins and feathers for fall décor like these at Must Love Junk.
 
Equestrian Style Decorating & Fashion Inspiration
 
Boxwood balls look beautiful in this equestrian vignette from Atta Girl Says.

Vintage Trophies planted with moss

Via

And this combination of patinated silver and chartreuse is a winning one, and so easy to accomplish.



I'm not yet sure where I'm going to put my vintage "trophy."

But you can see some of the ideas I've collected on my Trophies Pinterest Board.

Which idea do you like best?

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30 comments:

must love junk said...

LOVE your champagne bucket (and it was a steal!) Your hydrangeas look gorg in it! Thanks for the 'shout-out'...I love trophies, too :)
Susan

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love this champagne bucket! I have Hydrangea envy because mine froze with our cold weather in the Spring! I had so few blooms this year! Your trophies are so pretty! I do love vintage trophies- you found a treasure!

chateau chic said...

I love vintage trophies too. I snatch them up when I can find them for a great price...which isn't real often.
You gave us some wonderful inspirational photos.
Mary Alice

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice deal on the bucket, and perfect for flowers. I have not priced any in my area, but bet they are pricey.

Karen said...

Beautiful champagne bucket, what a great find. The cup is pretty to. Loved all of those pretty inspiration pics.

nanwil said...

I've been looking for ideas for my trophies!! I have a collection of gold trophies from piano competitions. Thanks for sharing, and I've pinned your ideas!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Beautiful idea!

Leslie Stewart said...

I love decorating with vintage trophies. Thanks for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party!
Leslie
House on the Way

Donna Wilkes said...

Wonderful way to display a trophy collection.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love them all especially the one with the hydrangeas. Great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

www.mysoulfulhome.com said...

So pretty! Pinning!!

Patti said...

They are so pretty. I never saw any like that. I bet they would make a great champagne or wine cooler. (the bigger ones) They do look awesome with fresh flowers too.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I like the champagne bucket even better than the trophy!!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

There's just something so appealing about vintage trophies. I hope I can find one for my home someday.

All of the ideas you shared for displaying are really pretty.

Lory Bernstein said...

Omg gorgeous! Lucky you - wonderful price. I love them too... :-) I have a small vintage ice bucket but I love the size and interesting shape of yours. Great find!! Love your bouquet in it as well.

Lory
Designthusiasm.com

Lory Bernstein said...

Omg gorgeous! Lucky you - wonderful price. I love them too... :-) I have a small vintage ice bucket but I love the size and interesting shape of yours. Great find!! Love your bouquet in it as well.

Lory
Designthusiasm.com

Lory Bernstein said...

Omg gorgeous! Lucky you - wonderful price. I love them too... :-) I have a small vintage ice bucket but I love the size and interesting shape of yours. Great find!! Love your bouquet in it as well.

Lory
Designthusiasm.com

Lory Bernstein said...

Omg gorgeous! Lucky you - wonderful price. I love them too... :-) I have a small vintage ice bucket but I love the size and interesting shape of yours. Great find!! Love your bouquet in it as well.

Lory
Designthusiasm.com

Lory Bernstein said...

Omg gorgeous! Lucky you - wonderful price. I love them too... :-) I have a small vintage ice bucket but I love the size and interesting shape of yours. Great find!! Love your bouquet in it as well.

Lory
Designthusiasm.com

Lory Bernstein said...

Omg gorgeous! Lucky you - wonderful price. I love them too... :-) I have a small vintage ice bucket but I love the size and interesting shape of yours. Great find!! Love your bouquet in it as well.

Lory
Designthusiasm.com

Lory Bernstein said...

Omg gorgeous! Lucky you - wonderful price. I love them too... :-) I have a small vintage ice bucket but I love the size and interesting shape of yours. Great find!! Love your bouquet in it as well.

Lory
Designthusiasm.com

Lory Bernstein said...

Omg gorgeous! Lucky you - wonderful price. I love them too... :-) I have a small vintage ice bucket but I love the size and interesting shape of yours. Great find!! Love your bouquet in it as well.

Lory
Designthusiasm.com

Lory Bernstein said...

Omg gorgeous! Lucky you - wonderful price. I love them too... :-) I have a small vintage ice bucket but I love the size and interesting shape of yours. Great find!! Love your bouquet in it as well.

Lory
Designthusiasm.com

Diana Petrillo said...

Great post--love your champagne bucket, both with the hydrangeas and the daffs/tulips. So glad I stopped by--now a follower :)

Kelly said...

I love your champagne bucket! I have one too, but it isn't engraved like yours. I agree that they look like a trophy too. I love your smaller one in your dining room too. I have a reproduction from Décor Steals in my foyer holding turkey feathers. That's all I have. I won't spend a lot on them either.

Good Time Charlie said...

Love them all, but ,my favorite is the Hydrangeas. I am Hydrangea fanatic!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I wonder where all the old trophies go? I rarely see any when out thrifting, but I too love them used in vignettes. Love what you have done with your 'trophy'.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh how pretty! I have never seen these at my thrift stores!

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, these are fantastic! Yes, they are hard to finds here. You have found a very pretty one! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Laura said...

Love all these ideas- I know what I'll be on the lookout for now!

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