Out of the blue, I received an email from a "Frankie & Albert." Having no idea who that was, but acknowledging the fact that Frankie is one of my favorite names, I popped open the email. To my delight, I found out Frankie & Albert is a subscription service that sends hand-picked vintage home decor to your door every month. I was intrigued.
I checked out their site, and seeing that it was awesome I accepted their offer to review a box of home decor items for you guys.
Having moved around for the past six years in high school and college, I don't have much in the way of home decor. It's pretty much the first thing I threw out when I had to move. However, now that I have my own home, decor items mean more! I was fine not having much decor in years past because I lived in a dorm and it didn't matter much to me, but now that I'm in a house, I care. It's the little decor items and accessories that really make a place feel homey.
However, although I have a few sentimental bits and bobs here and there, I haven't intentionally shopped for home decor items much. I am still trying to figure out my home's "look," so I was intrigued to partner with Frankie & Albert to see what their designers would hand pick for me. (AKA, HELP MEEEEEE!)
I asked for items to decorate our bedroom, and I asked for navy, red, sea foam, or yellow things. I also said I loved the 30s and 40s, vintage military and Air Force stuff, and patriotic things. LOOK WHAT THEY PICKED FOR ME!!!
I was astounded at how spot-on their picks were! There are a couple of 1940s silhouettes, vintage veteran-themed matches, a lovely yellow bowl in the perfect shade, a Senate-themed porcelain coaster (my husband's favorite item), and a frilly fabric thing that apparently is a "bun warmer." (I had never heard of those, and I'm using it for stocking storage!)
Well, seeing that their picks were perfect, I knew I needed a proper way to display them, along with the couple other knick-knacks I hadn't found a home for yet. One thing turned into another... and my husband and I ended up building these honeycomb shelves! I love the homeyness and personality these bits bring to our space. I probably never would have picked them out myself, but they're just perfect! I still need to work on filling up the other hexagons in the shelf, but this Frankie & Albert stuff has given me a great start!
So how Frankie & Albert works is that you sign up for a monthly subscription and let them know what kind of decor you like and for which room, and each month they'll send you a box of hand-picked vintage items to your door. It's fantastic if you don't have a lot of time to hunt through flea markets for your own stuff or don't encounter good vintage in your area. Or... if you're like me and just need some decor help. Obviously, I can attest that they pick well.
If you'd like to learn more about it, you can go to the Frankie & Albert site here.
How would you describe your home decor style? What effect have accessories had on the look and feel of your home?
For 20% off a Frankie & Albert subscription, use the promo code FLASHBACKSUMMER20 at checkout!
Bonus Question: What item on the Frankie & Albert home page would you put dibs on? (Personally, I'm torn between the yellow pillow and the white and gold tea pot. Super pretty flat lay picture, right?!)
In case it isn't already clear, I collaborated with Frankie & Albert vintage home decor for this post in return for a box of home decor items. Though the stuff was free to me, I'm being very real in my thoughts and opinions here! You can read more about my collaboration policies here.