Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pewter Door Decor!

Hi Friends:

A couple of months ago, while traveling through Ohio, I saw an inspired front door. It was decorated with pewter pitchers of varying shapes and sizes tied together. I got out of the car and snapped a picture with the hope that I could recreate it as it embodied everything I love: repurposing, charm, and  vintage one-of-a-kind items. Take a look! Inviting don't you think?
I've always loved pewter; for one thing, it doesn't scream, "polish me!" A metal consisting mostly of tin, it has a long utilitarian history. I think the dark, silver-gray tones work well with all color palettes and pewter pieces can be both functional and decorative. I have a mid-century pewter tea set with rattan handles that I love for it's understated appeal. 
So, with the plan to make a similar door decor, I kept my eyes peeled at flea markets and antique malls for old pewter pieces that I could use for this project. It didn't matter if they were really time worn, as that would only add to the overall charm and character. Here's what I came up with!
There are, of course, many ways to celebrate the beauty of old pewter/metal pieces. How nice would a grouping look on a sideboard or mantel or a great pitcher used as a vase? Share your thoughts and ideas with us in the comment section; we would love to hear from you!

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