Decorating with Vintage Porch Balusters

Decorating with vintage porch balusters was fun

as I walked around the house the other day trying to find a special place for them.

I knew that they would look great incorporated in a vignette, or on a mantel;

however, I wanted to do something a bit different.

So what did I do?

Vintage Porch Baluster - Housepitality Designs

I placed them on the ledge of the dining room window:

however, I decided that I may like to display them in another way.

Vintage Porch Baluster - Housepitality Designs

By hanging them from the window latch.

Vintage Porch Balluster - Housepitality Designs

Like a bit of jewelry for the window panes.

Such a pretty pendant, wouldn’t you say?

Vintage Porch Balluster - Housepitality Designs

When I went antiquing with Mary Alice and Yvonne,

Mary Alice found a bundle of these vintage porch balusters. I gasped when I saw them.

Vintage Porch Balusters - Housepitality Designs

Later that day, Mary Alice, being Mary Alice offered to share these balusters with me. Really?

“OK, I will take one.”

Vintage Porch Balusters - Housepitality Designs

“You should always have a pair,” she said.

I am so happy that she talked me into taking two of them . . . no major arm twisting went on.

Vintage Porch Balusters - Housepitality Designs

As the pair of these look pretty happy in the bay window of my dining room.

Vintage Porch Balusters - Housepitality Designs

It was a great day of antiquing. I truly love shopping with these ladies as we love to share

what we find and many times are on the lookout for specific items for one another. Special times.

Cannot believe September is already here. That means I give myself permission

to start the Fall decor. But then again, I cheated a bit and started in a room the other day.

Have a wonderful day! I will be thinking of crisp air and the spectacular colors of the leaves

while the temps are still in the high 80’s.

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  1. Oh, those are chippy and great. So good to shop with friends and help each other out.
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  2. These are gorgeous hanging in your windows- what treasures! Mary Alice was so kind to share these with you; I love them! Thank you for sharing a unique way to display vintage architectural pieces.
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  3. Clever Girl – They look great hanging in the window. So generous that you were offered the pair.

  4. They look fabulous there. I still wish I had been on that trip with you all! Mary Alice was so sweet to shere with you! I am starting my Fall decorating today too!!!! Wish Joe would wake up so I could get started:):)
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  5. I love them hanging in the window!
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  6. Genius! They are just sooooo perfect there.

  7. Shirley, those balusters are so chippy and curvy and gorgeous! Placing them in your windows really makes a statement. Have a wonderful day. Jo
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  8. What a brilliant idea, Shirley!! I LOVE them hanging in your window…the way they frame your pretty lamp and topiary. The other two already sold or I think I would have brought them home and copied this idea!!!!
    Mary Alice
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  9. Linda miller says

    The balusters look very nice in your dining room window. So kind of your friend to share with you. I have started “planning” for fall but waiting until we return from Oregon to begin decorating.

  10. OMG I love them….how sweet of Mary Alice to share a pair with you!!! They look great hanging in the window…very clever!
    ~Des
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  11. Such a sweet friend to share with you! They are perfect hanging in your windows.
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  12. What a great way to display those pretty balusters…love that chippy goodness!! That whole space looks so pretty Shirley!
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  13. Shirley, the balusters are perfect jewelry for your bay window!! A very special friend that shares is a gift!
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  14. I really like those, Shirley! Very creative idea:)
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  15. They look beautiful in your windows, Shirley!
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  16. Oh, I love those in your bay window, Shirley! Very innovative of you!

  17. I like that, but then, I like your creativity and the way you are always trying something new.
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  18. What a creative and fabulous idea! They look so pretty hanging in the windows! ~Rhonda
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  19. Very nice, Shirley! Such a great architectural look they have hanging in your windows. I think they would probably look good anywhere you decide to put them!
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  20. Oh Shirley, they really look good on the windows. I would have never thought of that. Sounds like you girls had a grand time shopping.
    Happy Fall
    Mary

  21. those are so attractive! What a great idea!

  22. what an idea to hang them in the windows…GORGEOUS!!!!!
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  23. They look just beautiful – what a great idea !
    And how sweet of Mary Alice – because they really were meant for your windows !
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  24. You are so so clever miss shirley! love this idea. Sheila
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  25. What a great idea! Looks so wonderful in your windows! Sounds like you have a true and caring friend. Now I am on the lookout for something similar. Love chippy white anything.
    Blessings

  26. They look great, and she is so right–you should always have a pair!
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  27. Beautiful Shirley. They look perfect in the windows. I think your windows look so pretty with their new bling.
    Have a great evening.
    Kris
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  28. They look so good hanging in the windows. That is what you call a friend to give you these.

  29. I love architectural salvage pieces Shirley, such a pretty addition! If only they could talk, what stories they could tell 🙂
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  30. It may be September on the calendar but it feels like August. One week we freeze and the next we melt. I’ll take the melt. Winter comes too fast here. Thanks for stopping by!

  31. Great idea Shirley. The balusters are such interesting architectural elements, they could be used anywhere!

  32. They do look fantastic as window bling Shirley, great idea to grab two…
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  33. Hi Shirley, Love them hanging in the windows. They look fantastic and right at home there. I always try and get things in pairs. You never know~~~
    cm
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  34. They look so pretty hanging there! Great idea Shirley. 🙂
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  35. Shirley,

    Those are so pretty! And what an amazing way to use them to decorate!

    You are a rock star!
    karianne
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  36. Oh my goodness, Shirley! What a beautiful idea! And they look so much better in your home than in the Antique shop!!! Beautiful as always. Think of our fun trip when you see them! xo
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  37. What a nice touch to the window… You come up with the most amazing things…
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