Oh hi there! Remember me?
It’s definitely understandable if you’re a little hazy on the details 😉 I went radio silent for a while, and I really don’t have a glamorous (or even justifiable) excuse. Just daily life: working, eating, sleeping. Rinse, repeat.
So if you need a refresher, here you go:
Hi, I’m Brynne.
Lover of all things vintage and storied. Sometime DIYer and blogger.
Huge fan of Christmas, and counting down the days to decorating for the holidays and putting up the second Christmas tree I thrifted for $7 this past January!
Speaking of Christmas, if you, like me, are a fan of all the holiday trappings (especially if they have a few layers of patina/history) you’ll definitely want to get your hands on the Fall 2017 issue of Vintage Holiday magazine from Engaged Media!
Inside this issue, packed FULL of incredible retro Christmas decor, you just might recognize a shot or two…
Because that’s right, people – I’m
on a boat in a magazine.
At the end of July, I was contacted by Victoria, the editor of Vintage Holiday, about a possible feature in the magazine – and everything was so busy I forgot to email her back! Thankfully she followed up again two more times (you guys, that’s how crazy life has been), and I checked my email and was reminded to jump on the chance to see my home in print for the very first time.
A few days later, I scheduled a phone call with Stephanie Agnes-Crockett who interviewed me for the story, and had a wonderful time chatting with her about thrift shopping, stealing Christmas decorations from my parents, and slapping a Santa hat on anything that’ll stand still.
She did such a great job of pulling all my ramblings together into a cohesive piece, full of tips for using eclectic thrifted finds in your holiday decor, and turning any deer-shaped figure into an honorary Rudolph with a dab of hot glue and a mini red pompom.
If you spy a copy in your local book, grocery, or craft store, you’ll definitely have to grab a copy, because mine is just one of many fantastic and whimsical Christmas home tours!
Inspiration for days!
70, to be precise.
(Days until Christmas, that is.
In case you were wondering!)
In other news, after a recent road trip, Bryan and I are completely obsessed with the thought of living in Colorado, and possibly entertaining thoughts of just one more move…
It was roughly an 11 hour drive from the Dallas area to Colorado Springs, our first leg of the trip. We stayed there for a few days before heading up through Denver, Fort Collins, and Boulder, visiting all our favorite Colorado breweries and reveling in the absolutely beautiful September weather!
We stayed at a few different Airbnb’s, which is always fun. I’m not going to lie, I spend a lot of time choosing the perfect place based on style! This Airbnb in Denver was in the historic district, and the apartment was white from floor to ceiling with glossy black trim – it had such a great effect!
This was another awesome place we stayed in Fort Collins – it was the attic of an old house that had been transformed into the most adorable loft space, complete with another little loft overlooking the kitchen.
Nothing makes me happier than cool, clear running water. I was in heaven.
Finally, what words are needed after this shot from the Rocky Mountain National Park?
If you need me, I’ll be over here daydreaming about mountains again!
Thanks for stopping by, friends – promise it won’t be quite so long before you hear from me again. I’ve been cooking up a project or two over here 😉