Red Table Mash-up

Posted July 25th, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

I decided to give myself a design challenge this week. I thought it would be fun to take a piece from our store and incorporate it into two very different bedroom mood boards.

So here’s the piece I decided to start with this week. This red side table is just so poppy, versatile and fun and I wanted to show how it could be used in very different spaces.

First, I tried incorporating the red table into a fun, lively modern yet bohemian feeling room. The room feels zesty yet mellow. I imagined snow white walls with charcoal grey floor to ceiling drapes. The rug, ceiling and headboard are modern in feel, but adding the vintage side table, art work and dresser really ground the space and make it feel warm and inviting. This might actually be my dream room (after all I did just purchase the rug for my bedroom;).

Next, I wanted to create a more sophisticated space using the same table. You’ll notice I also reused the vintage artwork and sunburst mirror since these items are solid design pieces that transfer well into the new space. The walls in this space could go dark or light, depending on the amount of natural light and millwork involved.

I really love the feel the rug gives the space. Everything else just sort of fell into place. I could very possibly obsess over this room as well.

Well that was fun, don’t you think? Let me know if there’s a specific piece you’ve seen in the store that you’d like me to play around with and if you think this should be a weekly post. That’s all I need is another interwebs obsession;)

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

Vintage scarves

Posted July 20th, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

If you’ve been to our store…ever, then you know how much we love scarves. We have them EVERYWHERE. So I thought I share some fun ideas you can explore with vintage scarves.

(All images via pinterest)

Who knew a $7 accessory could have so many uses. Yup, you read that right. Nearly all of our vintage scarves are $7. So stop on by and see what suits your fancy.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

 

Do you gather or collect?

Posted July 19th, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

How many of you saw the photos that Julie posted on our facebook page of her amazing collections? If you haven’t already, sneak over there and have a peek. They’re pretty fun.

I’m not quite the collector that Julie is. I don’t have the tolerance for clutter although I wish I did because I do love all the beautiful vintage what nots that I find in my hunts. Instead I tend to collect things that can be put up and out of the way. My collections include vintage purses, vintage jewelry, vintage pastoral paintings, vintage paint by numbers, vintage lamps, vintage mirrors and I’ve recently started a collection of large vintage clam shells. If I can get my act together I post some photos of my collections as well.

Until then, here are some beautiful pictures of other collectors vintage collections.

(all images found on pinterest)

What do you like to collect and why?

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

Thank You!!!

Posted July 12th, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

Hasn’t this week just been glorious! I’ve really been enjoying my summer (I sound like a broken record) and am one of those who dread when it comes to an end. I love the warmth of the sun, days at the pool, going on runs with my kids and taking care of my gardens.

On that note, today we would like to say “thank-you” to all of our terrific customers!

Whether you realize it or not we appreciate your creativity, open mind and most importantly the support you have given us this past year. Actually this gratitude extends to our friends and families as well who have shown us patience, support and storage space. We are so thankful!

One of our great customers, Kelly of KellyAllison Photography, forwarded me some images from a recent photo shoot. She is a fantastic person, mother, photographer and customer and we would like to share her talent with you.

(red coffee mugs from Gather & Collect)

(Red White and Blue tablecloth from Gather & Collect)

(Full blog post here)

Kelly also did the photography for the Apartment Therapy write up a few month back, so you might recognize her name from that blog post as well. So, if you’re in the market for a family, event or commercial photographer she’s your gal! Check her out here!

Cheers to a vintage life well lived,

Jessica and Julie

House Tour

Posted July 10th, 2012 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

So here I am again, a few weeks between posts, and so is life. I’ve been enjoying this hot hot summer, minus all of the power outages. That’s not so fun especially when it’s 100 degrees for days on end. But now that things have cooled off it’s a little bit easier to get stuff done.

Here’s a fun house tour y’all might enjoy. I hadn’t visited Apartment Therapy in about a month, but today I found some goodies I wanted to share.

(Full house tour here)

I think it’s a great blend of styles. A little Parisian, a bit midcentury with some bohemian thrown in. Anyhow, hope you are all enjoying the nice weather this week. 87 never felt so good.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie