Thursday, January 26, 2012

new arrivals!

some fun new goods arrived at the Gather and Hunt space in the Fremont Vintage Mall today! i know not everyone reading this is in Seattle, but i hope you can all enjoy a peek at some of the treasures i've found lately!

fun horseshoes

player piano scrolls

great brass whale bookend

a few new industrial office goodies

kitschy ceramic unicorn and eagle crewel

new business cards are available now! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

on the hunt in Salt Lake City

during my recent trip to Salt Lake City for Alt Summit, i managed to escape the hotel for an afternoon to do a little thrifting with my friend Jenn from Scout. Vintage Rentals. we didn't have much time but we fit in a couple of great shops, and had a little fun in the snow too!

the snowflakes were huge and slushy

our first stop was Capital City Antique Mall. i had seen a spread about this shop in Cityhome Collective and it looked like a good spot- filled with treasures. it didn't disappoint.

i have a thing for lightbulbs ever since seeing the Edison exhibit at the Smithsonian in December

serious looking couple

a plate from my home state

i really wanted to take that blanket home (such pretty shades of green), but opted for some items that would fit into my suitcase a little easier.

after our taxi finally arrived (SLC is not really a taxi town), we headed over to Decades, the most amazing vintage clothing store i've ever been in! everything was immaculately organized and the store is just packed full of everything you could imagine. unfortunately, they didn't want us taking photos, so i only have one pic that was snapped before i asked if we could take photos. they also don't seem to have a working website, so the link above will direct you to a NY Times Magazine post about the shop.

the only photo from the shop- a case (that filled a whole wall) with amazing vintage jewelry
a few clutches i couldn't pass on (that peachy one is my favorite color right now)

as i write this, i'm wishing i had driven out to Salt Lake so i could have gathered even more treasures to bring home with me! there was some amazing vintage out there and the prices were so affordable. those of you living in SLC should count yourself very blessed! 

a new look

did you notice something a little different about the site today? it's a new look!

as i mentioned in a post last week, i've had my friend Chris, from Shipwreck Design, hard at work creating a new logo and a few other items for me. i couldn't be happier with the results. he really managed to bring what was in my head to life!

i hope you enjoy this new look. stop back by later today to check out my little vintage adventure in Salt Lake City!

Monday, January 23, 2012

taking a day

having arrived home from SLC (i'll share some highlights from Alt Summit later this week) yesterday afternoon, i kinda planned to be back to work today. waking up this morning, i realized that my back has other plans (i think it's protesting the far-too-heavy-to-be-hauling-around-the-airport suitcases from yesterday), so i'm taking a day to rest, process some of the things i learned at Alt, and recharge so i can get back to work tomorrow.

speaking of heavy suitcases, i did manage to find some time to do a little hunting while i was in SLC, so i'll leave you with a peek at what i brought home with me...

if you're wondering what other vintage loveliness is to be had in SLC, take a look at my new friend Heather's post over on Joy of All Crafts!
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