Friday, March 9, 2012

this week's finds to fancy comes from yours truly! remember lite brite? i never had one, but i was always jealous of my friends that did! my friend Pam even reminded me that they also had such a catchy commercial jingle, which i dug up on youtube for your viewing pleasure...

i spotted my 1980's Lite Brite in it's box on a high shelf at one of the thrifts i hit up yesterday, but figured it probably wouldn't be complete- those little plastic pegs got lost so quickly (right moms?)! the store had taped the heck out of the box so it took a little bit to get into it, but to my delight it had a whole bags of pegs and a bunch of design templates- some not even used yet! it was also an amazingly good price! i took it home and the mister and i had some fun with it last night (sorry for the instagram photos- after a day of thrifting i was too tired to get out the good camera!)...

i'm still debating between keeping it and putting it in the shop- it would be so fun to have for decorating parties! 

what did you find this week? don't forget to send me your finds! just email a photo, and little about where you found it and why you love it, to me at danae{at}gatherandhuntvintage{dot}com. 

happy friday! i hope you all have a great weekend! i'm so excited to be doing a photo shoot with my very talented friend Carlie tomorrow- can't wait to share the results with you next week! 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

 i am so excited to have our first curated life post to feature a collection that doesn't belong to me! allow me to introduce you to Heather, from Joy of All Crafts. i met Heather at Alt Summit and we discovered we have quite a bit in common- we both love vintage, we both live in the Pacific Northwest, and we're both crafty, although Heather is a far more talented crafter than i! (her crafty business cards created quite the buzz at Alt- check them out on papernstitch's business card inspiration post). Heather has a number of collections and she is so kind to share one of them with us today- her vintage pyrex!

Heather shared some of her thoughts about her collection with us too...

I've only recently started my collection of pyrex. I love how it reminds me of my childhood, I remember baking with my mom and loving how the mixing bowls were the perfect shape for mixing cookie dough. Since then, I've never had a mixing bowl that I liked quite as much! As my husband, Chris, and I started estate sale shopping about a year ago, I started finding pyrex. I bought a few pieces and loved using them! They are so durable and have already endured so much love that it's easy to give to them new life. I love the patterns and bright colors, and that it's easy to start collecting them. I still don't have the same set that my mom had, so I'm on the lookout for it. It's easy to buy pyrex online, but I really want to 'find' all of my pyrex in person. I'd love to have one piece of most of the patterns, and collect all of the special holiday patterns! For now, I'm really enjoying my small, but growing, collection!

all photos by Heather Joy

as someone whose pyrex collection is limited to a few patterns and colors, i love how Heather's collection includes such a great mix of patterns and colors and compliments her beautiful mid-century dining room furniture so nicely! and aren't her blue cabinet doors cute?

thanks so much Heather for giving us a peek into your home and sharing your great pyrex! if you want to know more about Heather, pop on over to her blog and explore all the crafty, vintage goodness she's sharing with the world there, or visit her etsy store!

do you have a collection you'd like to share? i would love to talk to you! email me at danae{at}gatherandhuntvintage{dot}com and we'll chat!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


today i am missing my bestie, which is weird because i just saw her over the weekend and i'll see her again in a few weeks, but i'm missing her nonetheless. we've been living two and half hours away from each other for years and have gotten used to it by now, but there are certain days where you just need your best friend, you know? instead of moping about something i can't change, i decided to be grateful instead!

today i am grateful for melissa- my dearest friend.

somehow these are some of the best photos that exist of the two of us! seriously- someone needs to take a good pic of us!
there are about a million things i'm grateful for when it comes to Melissa. she's kind and funny and a good mom to her little girls. she's thoughtful, super creative, and really talented at all sorts of things like crafty-ness, sewing, decorating, and gardening. visit her blog and you'll see what i mean! and, like any good bestie, she gets me. when i need help picking an outfit, can't make a design decision, need to geek out about vintage goodness, or just need to talk about life- she's the perfect person for the job! another thing she gets about me is that gifts are my love language- i love giving them and i definitely enjoy getting them! Melissa is an outrageously good gift giver and is as into vintage as i am, so everything is always awesomely vintage. for today's photos i thought i'd share some of the lovely things that have come to live in our home via Melissa (and her husband Aaron of course)...

a valentine's gift- Melissa made it!

love this awesome deer paint by number- an anniversary gift

more deer (Dear Darling, our old business together had a deer logo in the early days)- Melissa made this cute deer silhouette piece for a Christmas gift a few years ago.

she always gives us the best vintage cards...

...this is one of my all time favorites- love the little chain for his leash! 

fun rooster mug that matches the colors of my pyrex collection

a christmas gift this year- napkins Melissa made from a vintage table cloth. they match our dishes perfectly!
another super awesome photo of us- unloading our trailer at farm chicks last year. even when we're working hard, we have fun! 
how about you? what (or who) do you have gratitude for this week?
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