Hey there new friend! I’m Brynne – finder, maker, writer, photographer, and lover of all things shiny and brass.
I believe that the best kind of home is a “gathered” one, full of treasures with a story to tell. A gathered home doesn’t come straight from the pages of a home retail catalog, or in a kit from a big box store. It doesn’t require buckets of expendable cash, or pinning and pining after unreachable inspiration images.
Instead, a gathered home is assembled slowly and lovingly over time from a wide variety of sources – relying on patience and persistence, a little soul searching, and a healthy dose of serendipity – embracing each new addition and its accompanying story.
And what has better a story than something you’ve made yourself, or a vintage find with decades of secrets to keep?
Welcome to The Gathered Home, my blog that is all about a lifestyle of finding and making beautiful things, right where you are.
If you love eclectic home decor, secondhand shopping, the thrill of the hunt, vintage treasures with history and character… You’re in the right place!
If you love crafting things with your own two hands, do-it-yourself projects, tutorials, and celebrating the joy of creating… You’re in the right place!
These are the things that make my heart sing and fill me with delight and that I can talk about all day long to anyone who will let me!
That’s exactly why I started The Gathered Home in 2012 – because I was hungry for a way to share what I loved and connect with kindred spirits who love the same things!
I am married to the handsome guy pictured below and we live in a suburb North of Dallas with our two kitties and a chinchilla.
My husband Bryan is my best friend, my partner-in-crime, and a mostly-willing hand in any furniture-hauling endeavor. He works in IT and composes music for video games.
I owe my love of Fight Club, sushi, and craft beer to his introduction, and consider myself one of the luckiest women alive because he is very open minded about home decor and tends to support (or at least tolerate) most of my wild ideas.
We’ve been in our current home for about a year now, and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of what I’m dreaming of doing with the place. Which is great, because I love always having a new project on the horizon and a future full of possibilities! I’m never finished, but I’m always working on something…
For kindred spirits: In this post, My Gathered Home, you’ll find my answers to my four favorite questions:
- Why do you gather?
- What’s your favorite gathered find or story? (Spoiler alert: I have several!)
- What’s your favorite home decor project/piece you’ve made?
- What’s your best advice to others on creating a gathered home?
Now that we’re getting to know each other a little better, perhaps you’d like to take a virtual tour of my home? You can see before and afters of many rooms in our house and view related projects all in one place!
Or maybe you’re looking for some DIY inspiration? You’ll find plenty of that in my Project Gallery!
If you love vintage and thrift store finds, then you HAVE to check out Thrift Score Thursday, the blog + Instagram party I host with several friends to celebrate secondhand treasures.
Finally, if I could point you to ONE blog series I’m the most proud of and that I would love for you to visit, it would be my collection of Your Gathered Home tours, an on-going series featuring the homes of fellow kindred-spirit gatherers and a peek into what drives them and makes them tick!
I’m so glad you stopped by! Please make yourself at home and I’d absolutely love to hear from you if you have any questions, feedback, or just want to say hi!