Unabashedly Southern and sentimental to the core
A fanatic for anything careworn or old, Krista’s always hot on the trail in search of the next great vintage find. She’ll bargain, haggle and swap stories with the best of ‘em. She loves nothing more than plundering through old warehouses or early morning yard sales dreaming of ways to breathe new life into an antique or add it to her extensive rental collection.
Her love of vintage comes as no surprise, as she comes from a large family of collectors, who not only taught her to treasure antiques, but sparked in her an appreciation for the often untold story that each piece holds. She enjoys looking at each piece and imagining the people that once owned it, what they must have been like, where they might have lived.
As owner of Blue Eyed Yonder, Krista brings her love of vintage and her deep-rooted respect for time-honored traditions together to give life to yesterday’s treasures and allow others to enjoy the beauty of vintage pieces.
Meticulous by nature with a penchant for history
Chris works behind-the-scenes helping Blue Eyed Yonder grow by bringing new services to the company such as custom-built furniture, backdrops and installations for photo shoots and weddings. He also knows his way around an upholstery project.
When searching for new pieces, Chris is most interested in the mechanics or history of the piece. In most cases, he begins his research even before the item is purchased. From small adding machines to large gas stoves, he enjoys seeing how each piece was made and often catches himself smiling at the extreme craftsmanship and handiwork that was involved. He enjoys dissecting and tinkering with each piece to figure out just how it works, what it was used for, and where it was made.
With his passion for history and interest in preservation, Chris works to research and restore unique pieces from our past so others can share in their history.
Photos by Tec Petaja
Party Animal / Senior Advisor
Our beloved Dottie Mae has quickly become the team mascot at Blue Eyed Yonder. A high-energy Austrailian Shepard mix, she loves exploring flea markets and riding along for rental deliveries. From an early age, sweet Dottie Mae has also shared a love of vintage – she was actually found as a pup at a local flea market and was given the name “Dottie” by a group of adorable elderly ladies in another antique store later that day. She’s always by our side, provides us with many laughs and fills our hearts with joy.