katie runnels

The Constant Gatherer


fine and dandy home

"blogs", "brick and mortar", "home design", "vintage"Katie Runnels3 Comments
I ran across these sweet home views of shopkeeper, Shevie Moyle on Flickr awhile back.  Her home/workshop and brick-and-mortar vintage store, Fine and Dandy are located in Cornwall, UK. No online shop, yet... (keeping fingers crossed!) But check out more of her yummy collections and views of her home and shop on her blog, Paperdolly. xo
I love her pea green chair and Cath Kidston fabrics.

Little vignette with found treasures and a miniature clothesline handmade by Shevie!

rescued sideboard with growing collection of Royal memorabilia.

Mantelpiece (in her workshop)

Makes washday look positively cheery!

Dressing Table with the prettiest pink and blue plastic accessories

George's Room- 5 years and a budding collector!

The shop- Fine and Dandy- located in Cornwall, UK.
Sweet! xo

bebe + alice

"etsy", "friends", "kids", "vintage", "wearables"Katie Runnels2 Comments
A Big Ol' Thank You to my friend, Heather Baker of Bebe + Alice for the kindest housewarming surprises in the mail yesterday! (And I don't even have the house yet-please say a prayer and cross your fingers for us- as we have hit a another roadblock!) Anyhoo- Its been a long time coming for me to post about Bebe + Alice, (now two shops!) where she offers a wide selection of her  sweet upcycled vintage handmade home and wearable goods. This is one industrious and inspired woman and I am so thankful to have found such a lovely friend via the internets!  xoxo

flickr home lust

"Flickr", "home design", "vintage"Katie Runnels2 Comments
Still searching for a home here in Indianapolis...dreaming of chalky greens and rediscovering my beloved tchotchkes.  xo
1. Garden style living room, 2. palladian, 3. Plants, 4. recovering..., 5. stripes, 6. Frame clusters!, 7. Untitled, 8. Via Frank Roop, 9. cinema, 10. Nieuwe woonkamer | New living room, 11. cluttered dresser and a glimpse of Gertie, 12. dresser, 13. My Art Closet, 14. Orange Glow, 15. IMG_1494, 16. Compai Style, 17. Untitled, 18. Time for Autumn, 19. kitty daisies etc, 20. Welcome to the Mid-Century Modest Homes Group!, 21. before, 22. desk, 23. pretty master, 24. Untitled, 25. our living room

Message d'Amour

"etsy", "fibers", "handmade", "kids", "vintage"Katie Runnels6 Comments
The sweetly homespun details of Inge de Jonge's art and handicrafts have me reeling with warm fuzzy thoughts of friends and family today.  I believe she has a brick and mortar shop in Avignon, France  (if you are lucky enough to be in that region) and thankfully for the rest of us she has set up shop, Message d'Amour on Etsy!

Mermaid Splendor

"vintage"Katie Runnels1 Comment
I'm hoping you have a marvelous and safe holiday weekend!   
If there's time...why not try the foot first dolphin as demonstrated by the lovely mermaids in this video? Very pretty! Watch the amaZing Full-length version here!

We are headed to Savannah tomorrow for one last hurrah with our friends before we leave for Indy! xo

Kipper Millsap has a Dandy New BloG!

"artists", "blogs", "decorate", "friends", "savannah", "shopscad", "vintage"Katie Runnels3 Comments
I've been meaning to tell you to be sure to check out my favorite Man-Craft Magician, Kyle Millsap's new blog: Kipper Millsap! Remember Kyle's adorable place from back when? He's also the Visuals Manager at shopSCAD...so you know he's swimming with creative ideas...and he's sharing them!! So, scooch over Mr. Oldham, and make room for your new bff....Kipper Millsap! xo
Kyle's own collage header shows off his mad vintage-inspired graphic design skillz! I adore his style!

Visit Kipper Millsap to learn how to build your own display pegboard!

Kyle's Millsap original bedazzled bow-tie.
Learn how to make your own just in time to make Father's Day Fabulous!
Kyle Millsap. Hello, handsome.
Kyle is the only man I've ever met who can completely rock
a brooch and he can show you how!

Blue Carrot Shop

"kids", "online shops", "vintage"Katie RunnelsComment
Have you visited the darling vintage-wares shop, Blue Carrot Shop? Proprietor, Alexandra Charitan "a Graphic Designer by trade and a treasure hunter by preference" stocks her sweet online shop with  the kitschy collectibles and vintage goodness that usually takes hours of scouring to find! Visit the shop and blog! xo

Vintage Biology Department Specimens
ew! I'd love to have these!!

Sweet Jessie's Dreamcatchers

"artists", "blogs", "etsy", "fibers", "vintage"Katie Runnels5 Comments
I interrupt my hiatus to tell you that Sweet Jessie has listed several of her magical Sweet Dream Dreamcatchers! I asked her awhile back to pretty, please tell me when she made more and she has!  Check them out in her etsy shop and read her descriptions for more behind the legend of dreamcatchers! 
Sweet Jessie's Sweet Dream Dreamcatchers
Sweet Dreams Dreamcatcher 04
Sweet Dreams Dreamcatcher 05

Finding a home sweet home...

"Indianapolis", "home design", "vintage"Katie Runnels4 Comments
Well...now that our home is clean and polished and on the market, our attention turns to finding a home in Indianapolis. We'll fly there this Wednesday for a ten day home search marathon.  My dream (and luckily, he's obliging...xo) is to find a mid-century modern gem like the ones I find at my new favorite haunt, AtomicIndy- a blog dedicated to all things Mid-Century Midwest Modern. I have my heart set on a finding a one-story ranch (a basement would be great!), tall windows, an airy open floor plan, and  a killer limestone fireplace. Granite counter tops need not apply! If anyone has ANY information about ANY interesting properties in the NE Indianapolis area- Please do let me know!  xo

Photos via Atomic Indy and their fabulous Atomic Crash Parties
...the info is here!

Mary Engel Mixed Media Sculpture

"artists", "ceramics", "furry friends", "mixed media", "vintage"Katie Runnels7 Comments
I thought I had a lot of tchochke's to manage in my studio...but it just doesn't compare to artist, Mary Engel's treasure trove-and look how tidy!! I'm especially fond of Mary's hand built mixed media  sculptures that mix ceramics and found ceramic figures and findings. Sometimes it seems the simplest  and most literally expressed ideas are the ones that work like magic...e.g. watch dog, bird dog.  And wasn't it Shakespeare who wrote, brevity is the soul of wit...  I suppose he would know! xo
Ceramic and found objects 12 x 25 x 10 in.

Mixed Media 19 x 17 x 20 in.

Mixed Media 17 x 24 x 18 in.

Mixed Media 24 x 11 x 9 in.

Mixed Media 32 x 43 x 12 in.

Mixed Media 22 x 34 x 18 in.

Mary Engel's Studio corner and muse

Mary with her muses, Mingo and Bonnie.
 Detail of Mary's Treasures.
Visit Mary Engel's Web Site for more!