About a week ago I received an email from a customer sharing her before/after photos of a recent chair project using a chair she found at Gather & Collect. Since then I’ve had vintage chairs on the brain.
(Great midcentury chair covered in a Hudson Bay wool blanket)
(Old Courthouse chair painted and recovered using an old quilt)
(Vintage chairs feeling quite modern in this space)
*All of the above pictures were found via Pinterest*
It just takes a great chair, a vision, some fabric and a whole lot of staples to make a vintage chair new again. Our customer Meghan had that vision when she stumbled across a chair at our store.
Here’s a fantastic “Before and After” shot of her project.
Isn’t it gorgeous?! I remember loving this chair in the before state, but a fresh coat of paint and some cheery fabric breathed new life into it. So fresh and so clean;) Great job, Meghan!
Cheers to a vintage life well lived.
Jessica and Julie
*If you’d like to share the vintage items you’ve found at our store, please email us your story and photo. We’d love to share how your finds have helped make your space a little more special.
Do you ever find yourself browsing the internet only to be sucked into it’s black hole of photos and information? Well, that very often (read “daily”) happens to me and I end up searching for things I didn’t even know interested me. Well, in this case all I needed was one photo of a vintage interior and I became obsessed with searching for vintage photos of interiors from the 1930’s – 1970’s.
I absolutely love looking through all of these photos and seeing so much of the artwork and accessories and even some furniture are what we look for when shopping for the store. And it’s even more fantastic to see that so many design elements never really go out of style. I mean seriously, don’t you just want to hang at the lake house with the folks above;) I know I sure do. Especially when it’s 20 degrees in January.
Cheers to a vintage life well lived!
Jessica and Julie
Happy Monday people! Yup, Monday’s don’t have to be so bad with the right attitude, a strong cup of tea and a little vintage sports memorabilia;) I received an email yesterday from a long time customer with a great photo of her sons vintage sports themed big boy bedroom. It inspired me to go on a Pinterest hunt for some good ole sports americana.
(all of the above images came from pinterest, the land of “impossible to locate image source”. I apologize.)
Below is the image Shelby (the women who inspired this post;) emailed to me of the room she created for her son. She hand painted the dresser this amazing green color all on her own and found other items on ebay. The numbers, chalkboard and stadium blanket all came from Gather & Collect. I love the way it turned out and that green dresser has me weak in the knees.
Thank you Shelby for sharing your sons room and we wish you all a fantastic Monday!
Cheers to a vintage life well lived;)
Jessica and Julie
I can’t believe it’s been a full 4 months since my last blog post. When I realized this I was shocked and saddened because I’m not much of a slacker so I couldn’t believe I let this slide for so long. I think it was a combination of not being greatly inspired, busy and just unsure of the direction I wanted to take the blog. So, for now I’m just going to stop thinking and just do it.
Today I LOVE the color blue. To tell you the truth, I always love the color blue, in all shades possible. I love blue skies, blue eyes, vintage blue glassware, blue velvet couches and blue blue oceans. So here is an ode to blue…
The color blue helps keep me afloat during these dreary winter months. Do you find a certain color has that same effect on you?
Well, it’s my youngest’s 6th birthday today (oye!) so we’re off to get her ears pierced;) Have a great weekend and cheers to a vintage life well lived!