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House Tour: Country Vintage Chic (Part 2)
The second part of this country vintage chic house tour brings you an extra dose of Sue Jackson's vintage style and prized collectibles that are showcased effortlessly throughout her home. If you missed Part 1 of the tour, you'll want to be sure to check it out first to catch some of her country and coastal style infusion!
Written by Jickie Torres
Photography by Jaimee Itagaki

 

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Sue capitalizes on the vaulted ceiling by hanging bright graphic vintage advertising.

The rest of the look—a mix of rustic farmhouse style and nostalgic folk art and bold color—is delivered via Sue’s many collections. Yellowware in the kitchen was a practical, affordable pick that she began accumulating many years ago as a newlywed. Sue stores them in the open shelves of an antique hutch and cabinet as an homage to her shop. Primitive kitchen tools, arranged on ledges and lined on shelves, harken back to a simpler time.

Antique canisters
Antique canisters make great storage for kitchen and dining spaces.

The most dominant element in Sue’s décor is her collection of vintage advertising. Signage covers much of any available wall space, touting everything from root beer to gasoline. She considers it folk art.

Vintage signage is a favorite statement piece of Sue’s. Here, vintage hotel and gas station signs adorn the exterior of her home.

“Someone has taken the time to paint it, usually for family businesses,” she says. “For example, The Breezy Hill Pony Farm—you could tell he had a son at one point because there’s the addition of ‘and son’ to the sign,” she says, referencing her favorite piece in the collection. “And then you can tell he had another child because you can see that he stenciled in ‘and daughter.’ That’s what I love about them, they tell a story.”

living room furniture
The living room furniture was purchased new and selected for its casual, comfortable style. The zinc-topped coffee table was a taller work table that Sue had cut down to size. It’s hearty enough for her 2-year-old granddaughter to dance on.
A medley of vintage items and distressed country furniture pulls together Sue’s look.
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Vintage touches bring corners and tables to life.
vintage typewriter
Antiques are everywhere–a vintage typewriter commands one table.

Most of Sue’s belongings tell a story, some from her own family, as she’s since inherited her grandmother’s quilt collection and taken ownership of the old train station bench. Her 2-year-old granddaughter occasionally jumps on it as much as Sue did in the charge of her parents, bringing the family love of antiques full circle.

A collection of coral and other oceanic objects make this beachy headboard stand out.
A chandelier over a clawfoot tub and rustic, tin-stamped ceiling tiles complete this vintage, shabby chic bathroom.