How To Use Vintage Breadboards in Your Decor

2.22.2015

I love the look and the wonderful patina of very old breadboards. I have collected quite a few over the last couple years in all sizes. I thought I would share different ways I have used them in my home.



I have two old boards leaning against each other on the wall on this sideboard in the great room. They add just the right height in this vignette and work well in place of art.

I like using one on the breakfast room table as a centerpiece.

They can be hung on the wall. This one hangs in my kitchen.

I layered it with this old copper mold. This is one of my favorite boards that I purchased from an Hungarian vendor at the Country Living Fair two years ago. 

This stack of smaller boards leans against the backsplash in the kitchen. The rooster board is not old, but I have had it for years.

This one is one of my newest finds and it hangs on a wall in the sun room.

It's just the right size for this small space.

This is a display from a couple years ago. 

 Another old breakfast table vignette.

Loved this look last fall.

As you can see there are all kinds of ways to use these old breadboards and they are certainly a part of  French country decor.

You can see more ideas on my Pinterest Board.

I'm on my way home today from the girls' trip and it is Mr. Savvy's and my 40th anniversary.
Happy Anniversary to my best friend!


This is part of our monthly French Country Style series. I hope you will check out what the other ladies are sharing this month. We are not sharing by the same theme anymore so I am looking forward to what they are sharing, too.

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34 comments:

  1. The breadboards add such warmth to a home. Yours are so pretty the way you have them displayed. Happy Anniversary!
    Shelley

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  2. Love breadboards! I have most of the items in your breakfast table vignette. Love it! I may have to copy this one for my kitchen island. Happy 40th anniversary! May you have many more happy years. My hubby & I just celebrated ourr 40th on Feb 15th! Wow time flies by!



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  3. Happy Anniversary! What a milestone you have accomplished. I love the patina of all your breadboards and how you have incorporated them in your decor. Just love!

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  4. Thank you for sharing it with us! I love old french breadboards... especially how rustic they look like. Enjoy your Sunday!

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  5. Love the Country French series. :)

    Your breadboards are beautiful. I would love to collect two or three myself.

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  6. Hi Kim,
    I have been a reader for a long while and love your style. I'd like to add some French Country to my home as well, but wonder how to start when I have never been to France and don't have any authentic French pieces! Any advice?
    Thank you!
    Dee

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    1. Dionne, if you have been following this monthly series you should be getting how to add French Country without any real French pieces. That is why we are sharing these ideas in this series. I have been decorating French country style for years before I ever went to France two years ago. I get my ideas from books like Charles Faudree's and Betty Lou Phillips. Also check out pinterest.

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  7. Love all your breadboards! How fabulous - happy anniversary!

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  8. I don't have any of these vintage breadboards, they are not something I see often in Ireland actually. They look lovely, they add a real warmth to your decorating. Wishing you a very happy anniversary x

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  9. You have a great collection of breadboards, both new and vintage...and you have found a way to display them all so beautifully!...A very Happy 40th Anniversary to a great couple!!!

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  10. First, Happy anniversary and safe travels home. ♥♥♥ cutting/bread boards, always have so this post is right up my alley. I have a pinboard dedicated to cutting boards and I have a few, but would love to have some larger pieces like you have, Fun post for me to read this morning.
    Kathysue

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  11. Happy anniversary you two...we will celebrate our 49th in November! Love your use of breadboards! I only have one wooden one, but the wood is beautiful and I should be using it in my decorating instead of just letting hang on the end of my island. Thanks for the ideas.

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  12. I love your wonderful vintage bread boards, Kim! You really have such a nice collection! Hope you had a great trip and happy anniversary!...hugs...Debbie

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  13. These are all such great ideas, Kim. I love the breadboards with roosters. They just really go together to me for some reason.

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  14. Love it when you use the bread boards as part of a centerpiece! Happy 40th Anniversary! ;)

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  15. Love all of the bread boards! Happy Anniversary!

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  16. Kim,
    You have an awesome collection of breadboards. I love the warmth and texture they bring to your decor vignettes. So gorgeous.
    Kris

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  17. Love your breadboard ideas i am beginning to get a few,love the big round ones. Thanks.

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  18. The big round ones are my favourite, but I like the patina on each of them.

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  19. Great collection Kim! Happy Anniversary!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  20. Happy Anniversary!

    We are just a few years ahead of you.

    I have yet to see a breadboard when I am out antiquing. I will have to start looking.

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  21. Love all your ideas to decorate with bread boards Kim. So cute!! Hope you had a great time with the girls this weekend! Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Savvy!

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  22. Gorgeous breadboards. I've got so many things I want to get a hold of, the collecting will take a bit. Happy Anniversary!!!

    Cindy

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  23. So lovely with all the thing´s I just love!
    Have a happy week,
    Titti

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  24. HAPPY anniversary to you and Mr. Savvy!!! You have a GREAT collection of breadboards and have inspired me to get some too. I have been loking but no luck so far. But, I can be patient:) Hope you got home in time to enjoy the day with your honey.

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  25. Happy Anniversary, you two! Hope I run across some breadboards soon because I'm so inspired by what you do with them!

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  26. Just beautiful Kim! I love the layered boards! Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Savvy!

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  27. I love these vintage bread boards. Also Happy 40th Anniversary to you and your husband. Just a couple of weeks ago my husband and I celebrated our 34th.

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  28. I love the warm texture that bread boards add to your home. my favorite is the huge round one on the wall! Happy 40th anniversary!

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  29. Love how you incorporate all those different sized boards into your decor.

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  30. Love your blog. Question for you - where did you get your boxwood wreath? I've found a few on Amazon, but very pricey for decent sized ones and the one I ended up getting from Target for $45 seems over priced for it - the boxwood is only on the front part and the rest is grapevine, which come on, for that price is really not worthy...
    Thank you

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    1. Laura, I ordered it from Decor Steals when it was available, I believe. It has been a while. I probably paid around 45 but it is large and fully covered. Thanks

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  31. Kim, fun to see your different bread boards and how you display them around your home. I like the patina of these old pieces. What is it about old wooden utilitarian pieces? I'm drawn to them!
    Happy Anniversary. We are right behind you and Mr. Savvy.

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  32. I have a small collection of bread boards and have been decorating with them as well you have some very cute ideas here thanks for sharing.

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