Kathryn Taylor Gray's Profile

About

As a small town Southern girl and true to my heritage, I am a hunter and gatherer of all things old, vintage, antique, rusty, discarded, set aside, forgotten, worn, played with and loved. In the past few years, I have become fascinated with Midcentury furniture and other items and am slowly trying to incorporate these into my home.

A childhood memory helps to explain my interest: When I was about 10 years old, our family moved into a creepy old house in northern Louisiana with a ramshackle shed in the back yard--just ripe for rummaging! Among the usual assortment of rusted farm equipment and other "shed" items sat an ancient trunk. I spent many happy hours sorting through and digesting its treasures--sewing patterns from the 1930s, a letter opener from the 1939 Chicago Worlds Fair (which I still have), old love letters, papers and photos--bits and pieces of someone's journey through…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 26
  • Joined December 27, 2008

Favorite materials

retro, vintage, midcentury, antiques, discards, rusty, used, tossed aside, forgotten

Shop

noobootoo
vintage oddities meets midcentury retro

About

As a small town Southern girl and true to my heritage, I am a hunter and gatherer of all things old, vintage, antique, rusty, discarded, set aside, forgotten, worn, played with and loved. In the past few years, I have become fascinated with Midcentury furniture and other items and am slowly trying to incorporate these into my home.

A childhood memory helps to explain my interest: When I was about 10 years old, our family moved into a creepy old house in northern Louisiana with a ramshackle shed in the back yard--just ripe for rummaging! Among the usual assortment of rusted farm equipment and other "shed" items sat an ancient trunk. I spent many happy hours sorting through and digesting its treasures--sewing patterns from the 1930s, a letter opener from the 1939 Chicago Worlds Fair (which I still have), old love letters, papers and photos--bits and pieces of someone's journey through this life. I think even then I recognized just how incredibly special these things were. I believe as we go through life, we are all merely borrowing and exchanging "stuff" which in many cases serve as tangible reminders of simpler or happier times in our lives.

Please check out my other Etsy shop for my vintage/antique/found object jewelry at http://nooboo.etsy.com.

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