September 30, 2010

Everyday Vintage: Pyrex and Popcorn

Besides "my grandmother had a bowl like that," the most most common thing I hear when people come to my house is wonderment that I actually use the items I collect. While my collections do make for great shelf displays and conversation pieces, I don't want them to be mere place keepers. As I start this blog, one of my aims is to share inspiration on how to incorporate the things we love into real life and I have decided to make my first "series" to be one sharing how I {and, in the future, other inspirational people around the big ole' web!} use the things in my life that have history, meaning and significance to brighten up my day to day life. I hope you'll enjoy a little Everyday Vintage...

Today was dark, wet and had the first chill of the season...perfect for cuddling on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn in one of my favorite large Pyrex bowls: Daisy!

Do you use the things you collect everyday? How do you feel about using something that may be special or one of a kind on a routine basis? I would love to hear from you!

September 29, 2010

Crafting a Vintage-Inspired Office

While I love the lazy days of summer, I really get motivated when fall comes around to get things organized around the house. I enjoy using thrifted, vintage and upcycled goodies around the house-both for the aesthetic and the fact that I believe in supporting the businesses behind these goods. Here is a little inspiration from the vintage and indie business world to spruce up your work space:

{Photo: Credit}

Vintage Globe from Vital Vintage on Etsy $28.00

Sustainable Wallpaper from Mini Moderns

Packaging and Gift Wrap Mixed Bag from Olive Manna $39.00

And, of course, a scarf to boost your typing production:

Vintage Pink Royal Typewriter Ad

Vintage Royal Typewriter Ad via flickr

Enjoy! Heather