Welcome to our first blog post! Here at Preservation Station we strive to bring you the latest and greatest in our architectural findings and ideas on how to effectively give them new life in your home. This holiday season we’d like to show you several ways to incorporate salvaged pieces into your Christmas trees, entry ways and table-top displays.
Antique doorplates, faceted glass knobs, and brassy letters all serve as wonderful accompaniments to traditional tree ornaments. Dispersing them evenly throughout will give an added “WOW” factor and will surely catch your guests attention. Each piece of hardware tells a different story and comes in a variety of finishes to complement your trees and garlands.
Old doors are incredibly versatile and can serve as more than just an entry to a room. With their varying textures and paint colors, salvaged doors can be transformed into attention-grabbing hall-trees or backdrops to any space. Place a couple of old school hooks along the top trim and you’ve just created a display for your wreath or stockings! Antique stairwell spindles can also be added to create a small shelf or table.
If you want your holiday table-top displays to look more festive, try adding in a couple of well-placed architectural elements. These could be chippy corbels, decorative cast iron tub feet, or a bowl filled with sparkling glass door knobs. Try to arrange everything in sets of three’s or five’s, as odd pairings look best. Fluff the garlands and light the candles – you’re officially ready for company!