Valerie Tyler Collection Blog

Buy Vintage, Save Resources: Let’s Take Care of Our Earth

  With billions of tons of trash being created each year, why not look towards vintage for your home decor needs? New manufacturing puts a strain on resources. Giving vintage items a second life instead of continually creating new is one great way to slow our rate of consumption. Thank you so much to our customers for not only supporting our business, but supporting the idea of reuse and re-purposing while decorating your home.  We carefully select our vintage, specifically looking for products that are quality, are made to last and will withstand the test of time instead of disposable...

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How to Style Your Shelves and Bookcases

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How to Style Your Shelves and Bookcases

If you've come looking for the perfect formula to style your shelves and bookcases, I've got a surprise for you! I'm not going to give you one. What I am going to do though is encourage you to get creative, think outside of the box and decorate in a way that best represents your taste and style.  The only rule I have is that you should always put things on your shelves that represent you and make you happy whether that is sculpture, art objects, plants, books or functional storage. If you are struggling for inspiration though, here's a few...

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The making of our double heart personalized initial rings

The making of our double heart personalized initial rings

Having been featured in the US Weekly holiday gift guide, our personalized initial rings quickly became one of the favorite items in the shop. The rings are solid cast brass. Before I even begin to personalize them the rings have been tumbled, filed and sanded. Then each ring is individually HAND STAMPED with the two initial letters you choose. (They can also be stamped with numbers by request) Here you can see the letter stamps that are used: Rings are then formed on a mandrel and hammered with a rawhide mallet to get their correct shape.  (The rawhide mallet is...

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Summertime Nautical Decor Vibes

Summer has us feeling all the nautical vibes! Who else is in the mood to hit the beach, catch the breezes going sailing, or search for a cache of shells along the shore. Whether oceanside views are in your future or not, here's a few sea inspired treasures (No digging in the sand necessary!) Vintage Brass Dolphins look like they are playfully jumping through the waves. This darling turtle is actually a box, it's Wade porcelain from England! A trio of vintage studio pottery in coordinating, soothing blue tones recalls ocean colors.

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A Breath of Fresh Air Spring Home Tour

A Breath of Fresh Air Spring Home Tour

  I'm participating in the the "A Breath of Fresh Air" Spring Home Tour right now.  If you are stopping by from T. Moore home, hello! Teri is a most impressive DIYer and designer and I know she had amazing inspiration to share. A little background for those of you who are new around here.  I'm the vintage curator behind the Valerie Tyler Collection.  You can find anything from nature inspired decor, to global styled goods and even a touch of vintage glam in the collection.  The focus is on high quality objects and art that stand the test of...

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