Unabashedly Southern and sentimental to the core
As the sun rises, Krista is already hot on the trail in search of the next great vintage treasure. 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 incorporate new finds into our everyday decor.
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 the well-made treasures of our past and allow others to enjoy the beauty of vintage pieces.
“You weren’t born in the wrong time period, you were sent here to remind us of the ways of our past.”
Meticulous by nature with a penchant for history
A slight newbie to the vintage scene, Chris’ knowledge and appreciation for vintage pieces is constantly growing. If he’s not scouring old barns on the hunt for the next big find, he’s knee deep in some creative shenanigans with the Missus.
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 the joys of vintage.
Photos by Tec Petaja