Looking for simple vintage ideas for decorating? This is the house tour for you. This modern farmhouse is full of antiques and one-of-a-kind vintage finds.
I think the only thing that is better than a house tour?
Is a house tour with a story.
And this house?
Is part of mine.
A long time ago in a land far away we lived in a house in Texas. When we decided to jump and move to the middle of rural Kentucky in a place without stoplights or chain restaurants or Target, we sold our house to a young couple named Becca and Bryan who loved it as much as we did. We never even put it on the market. One day they knocked on our door and asked if we were selling our house and we said yes and they came inside and took a tour and we bonded over sweet tea and random crackers and we named the exact price we needed to finance our jump.
And they bought it that very week.
Some might think that’s the end of the story.
Except it’s not.
We all stayed friends. We’ve been to their house and they’ve been to ours and we’ve celebrated milestones together and we’ve cried together and laughed together and watched our families grow and our houses get remodeled. And when we moved back to the house that I grew up in right around the corner from our house, we celebrated together.
And so last week when she called and asked if I would do a favor for her, I immediately said yes. She wanted me to photograph her newest project. It’s an Air Bnb just steps from the house that we both love so much.
Do you want a tour?
I knew you would.
Here’s a modern farmhouse tour filled with tons of vintage ideas for decorating.
I actually can’t take that much credit for photographing.
It’s called the Fiddle Fig.
A house so unique.
So creatively built and decorated.
So full of one-of-a kind vintage ideas for decorating with beautiful light fixtures and furniture with a story and over-sized screens and balloon molds on the walls and original ship lap walls that take your breathe away….
….that I really had almost nothing to do with these pictures.
I simply put the camera on a tripod and clicked.
The house did all the rest.
It didn’t start out life like this.
It took Becca’s vision.
She uncovered the original floors.
And this original shiplap.
And layered in all these vintage ideas for decorating a modern farmhouse from her shop on the square.
Whenever the four of us get together, it’s always fun.
There was a lot of giggling and laughing and oohing and ahhhing and drinking water…
….and me unable to complete sentences.
Like the time I was in the middle of a story and suddenly I saw this vintage balloon mold.
I couldn’t even.
I simply stopped and stared and asked what in the world it was.
Or these vintage ideas for decorating this master bedroom with all this light.
Or this original artwork created from vintage molds.
Or these shiplap walls with that beautiful gold mirror.
Or this bedroom in the back with its beadboard ceiling.
And the cutest little porch through the glass doors.
And this amazing screen from a local shop called The Screenery and this fiddle fig which gave the house it’s name.
All these vintage ideas for decorating a modern farmhouse left me speechless.
Until I got to the laundry room.
And this sign.
YOU ARE HERE.
Yes. I. Am.
I’m here at this place with these incredible people.
All of a sudden, I stopped being speechless and started talking. I told them how amazing the entire house was and asked where she got this and where she got that. And truth? How did Bryan and Becca get to be such creative and wonderful and amazing and think-outside-the-box house flippers and where did all these ideas come from….
….and could I move in?
I had plenty of time for talking.
Not so much.
It was too busy doing all the photographing. 🙂
PS This house is available on Air BnB starting today.
You can see the listing here.