Baskets

Posted March 22nd, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

If you’re in the market for Easter baskets, we’ve got what your looking for.

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These are only a small sample of what we have in the store. Come check them out.
Cheers to a vintage life well lived.
Jessica and Julie

Spring fever

Posted March 21st, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

Since summer arrived early this year, I’ve been playing hooky. Well, just from the blog that is. Although writing this blog is one of my favorite things to do, the warm weather sort of trumps everything lately.

But, since the weather has been so beautiful lately, we’ve gotten a head start on some furniture painting and have started bringing in some freshly painted goods.

(In the Fun Lane)

The beautiful image above is from one of my favorite blogs, In The Fun Lane. Based in Canada, the author also paints/sells beautiful pieces of furniture, but she also blogs about happenings in her life in general. If you enjoy working with your hands creating stuff, you should read her blog.

Alright, you know when and where to find us this weekend. Come check out some of our new stuff.

Thursday-Saturday 10-5.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

 

Vintage afghans

Posted March 13th, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

Although mother nature seems to have decided to skip winter altogether, you still can’t deny the comfort of a handmade afghan.

If you caught the article about us in Apartment Therapy a few weeks ago, then this photo of a bunch of afghans we have in the store will look familiar.

(photo taken by kellyallison Photography)

And below are some great uses for afghans around the home.

(the boo and the boy)

(wood wool stool)

(the painted home)

And if you’re feeling a little wacky, you could sew yourself up a pair of pants;)

(etsy)

Yes, those pants are real. I found them on etsy, but fortunately for you they’ve already been sold!

Me, I like to use afghans in a good old fashioned way, either draped over the end of a bed or snuggling under one while watching a movie. Either way, we have a boat load in the store still and we keep bringing them in by the truck load.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

Bedroom Roundup

Posted March 9th, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

I have bedrooms on my mind lately. I think I’m in need of sprucing mine up a bit, so I’ve been doing some research. Here’s a roundup of some beautiful bedrooms I found while on my Domino research binge.

(all images from the late Domino Magazine)

Gosh, I just love a beautifully moody bedroom. And it’s weird, all of a sudden I’m sleepy. Better go make a cup of tea.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

Vintage art around the house

Posted March 8th, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

Today I thought I would share some of the vintage artwork that I have hanging around the house. I pretty much just stuck to the living room this time. And I showed you a few pieces from my kitchen the other day. I’m not sure what it is that attracts me to a piece, but I think it’s usually the general feel, color, etc. Probably the same thing that attracts anyone else to a particular piece.

I have an ever growing collection of Paint by Numbers. I think I currently have 8 and counting.

If you’ve ever bought artwork from us send us a photo of how you’re using it. We’d love to begin a series of how our customers are using items they’ve bought from our store. Matter of fact, send us a picture of how you’re using any goodie you’ve found at Gather and Collect and we’ll start a series.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

Did you know?

Posted March 6th, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

I’m just so excited I could sing to the stars!

A few weeks ago it was announced that my FAVORITE design magazine of all time will be having a come-back of sorts sometime in April. You see, Domino Magazine was a rather short lived but fabulous design magazine that has been defunct for nearly 3 years now, and has been sorely missed every since.

(All images from the late Domino Magazine)

The editors of Domino had such a keen eye for spotting sophisticated yet lived-in, vintage yet modern, mellow yet vibrant interiors. It’s really hard to put into works, but it was just so fantastic. So, from what I hear on April 17 they will come out with a special one time issue called Quick Fixes which will feature home decorating stories and how quick fixes can make big changes to a space.

Anyhow, this is probably old news to y’all but I spent so much time last weekend digging around in old Domino archives, so I thought I’d share one of my favorite rooms with you. So, if you’re crazy like me be sure to mark your calendars for the big day!

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

Art in the Kitchen

Posted March 5th, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

Yes, I am going to talk about art…again;) It’s just that important to me and I hope you at least find it entertaining if nothing else.

One of the best ways to add real character to a room is by adding great pieces of REAL art. When I say real art I’m talking about oils, watercolors, sketches…anything that has been created by hand and not a machine. Adding real art to the kitchen (and bathroom for that matter) is my favorite because it’s unexpected and adds warmth and coziness to an otherwise very utilitarian room.

(all images found via “art in kitchen” pinterest search)

And then a few bad iphone shots of how I’ve infused vintage art into my kitchen.

 

Anyhow, you catch my drift? If you haven’t already done this, you really should. I promise you won’t regret it and just think, it’ll make cleaning up the kitchen that much more fun! Do you believe me??

Cheers to a vintage life well lived,

Jessica and Julie

Well, lookie here!

Posted March 2nd, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

Just wanted to say “thank-you” to Apartment Therapy for the great article they wrote about our store. We are just beaming with joy!

And cheers to the great photographer Kelly Allison! She deserves a fabulous mention…www.kellyallisonphotography.com, so check her out people!

Now let the weekend begin!!!

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

What’s in store

Posted March 1st, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

Have you been wondering what the store looks like lately? Well, here are some snap shots for your enjoyment.

We’re open Thursday-Saturday 10-5!

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie