Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

new on friday's: finds to fancy

remember back in january when i asked for your submissions of the awesome vintage stuff you find? well the day has arrived- it's the first
the inagural submission comes from melissa, my bestie, and a lady who is constantly finding amazing vintage treasures! i'm sure this won't be the last find we see from her, but if you don't want to wait you can visit her blog- re.stock- to see more of her lovely vintage home.  

melissa writes:

i just bought this yesterday and i am so in love with it! it's one of those things that has been on my 'list' for quite awhile. you know, the mental, 'o if only i could find this' list? so of course i snatched it up as soon as i saw it- and it was a STEAL! Yakima antique stores are the best. i am planning on using it in the kids' room to corral toys, stuffed animals, books, or blankets...i actually cannot decide. :)

thanks for sharing your find melissa!

have a find you fancy? i'd love to share it! send me your submission at danae{at}gatherandhuntvintage{dot}com. please keep email attachments to less than 1MB.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

introducing- a curated life

i've always loved museums. at one point i even wanted to be a museum curator or a museologist. the closest i've come is volunteering as a docent at the Laramie Plains Museum at the Historic Ivinson Mansion in junior high and high school.

 photo: Ivinson Mansion via Laramie Historic Photos 
over the holidays, Bill and i visited the Smithsonian's Museum of American History, and while we were there it dawned on me that though i may never work for a museum, i am a curator- of my own life. we are all curators really- if you collect things, decorate your home, save letters or birthday cards, or make photo albums- you're curating your life.

photo: pocketful of pretty's vintage fan collection 

it's in that spirit that i'd like to introduce a new weekly feature- a curated life. each week i'll share a collection with you, either one of mine or one of a reader or fellow blogger/shop owner. to start us off, i'm sharing one of my collections...

brooches aren't just fun and beautiful, they're a portable collection! i love wearing mine on my vintage coats especially, but they really make any outfit more interesting and they're an easy way to add a little bit of vintage every day.

want to see more great vintage brooches? my pal Jenny at Frecklewonder is doing a week-long series on her favorite collections and today she's featuring her brooches! apparently great minds think alike! take a look and stick around to explore her site- you'll love it!

now it's your turn- i want to see your collections! send me a message at danae{at}gatherandhuntvintage{dot}com and i'll send you all the details!

happy curating!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

lovely day

valentine's day around here, in instagram...


with Valentine's Day happening this week, i thought it was the perfect time to share my gratitude for...

Bill on the day of our wedding
that's my mister. his name is Bill and i love him even more than i love vintage! he is an amazing husband and i'm so thankful for him and all he does. for instance, he...

makes me awesome cards, by hand...

surprises me with treats and gifts...

has fun with me...

plays along when i throw parties with silly themes...

lifts heavy vintage objects for long periods of time and rarely takes breaks (i don't know how we could have done Farm Chicks without the husbands last year!)...

puts up with all my cheesy photo shoot ideas...

tolerates enormous piles of vintage stuff sitting in the middle of our apartment...

and even stands in the rain while we get the perfect photo next to a cool old truck! 

see? he's pretty awesome right? beyond all that fun stuff above, he works hard to provide for us, is passionate and not afraid to follow his dreams, is kind to others (especially people that many would ignore), is patient and secretly funny, has an awesome beard, and he's handsome to boot! for all those reasons, and so many more, i am grateful for him.  

what are you grateful for this week? i'd love to know- just leave a comment! 

(p.s. if you're interested in theology or the bible, Bill has a new blog of his own that i think you'll like! take a look and let him know i told you all about him!) 
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