Quirky finds, like these handcrafted knives in wooden scabbards, are highlighted when hung against an unusual backdrop like this vintage footboard. Reproduction images add to the charm while saving the budget.
Old cabinet doors can be repurposed into hanging shelves to hold a mix of favorite ironstone and new plates.
Vintage paintings in amazing frames are an inexpensive way to add a statement over the fire, but don't be afraid to go three dimensional with vintage bulb trays turned "frames".
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