Ladies and gents! I’ve been running the blog pretty much solo since it launched a few moons ago. Lately as I have been on my web travels finding posts to share with you folks I have also been keeping tabs on people whose eyes I admire and who I think will bring a new perspective to the blog, my vision was always to create an eclectic mix of aesthetic leanings so what better way than to have a more collective approach to the blog. Today I am pleased to introduce one of my first guest contributors to the Muse and Maker team via a show and tell post. Please Welcome Minnesota based finder and maker Libby Hegvedt.
Thank you for sharing Libby, we look forward to your posts in the future!
What is your Show & Tell object?
My collection of stoneware vases in the shape of brownstone apartments (plus a little cottage incense burner and house cookie jar). All in a row they make a cute little city block!
Where did you acquire it?
Various thrift stores over the course of a year or so.
What makes your chosen object special to you?
Ever since we bought our own home I’ve been into little houses. Plus, I love all things stoneware made in Japan.
Does your chosen object say anything about your sense of style, or your personality?
Indeed: I’m a vintage-loving homebody.
Are you coveting anything particular at the moment?
There’s a perfect round mid century Danish Modern coffee table at my Minneapolis vintage shop right now that would be perfect in my living room. I’ve been into round coffee tables lately - I like how they let the chi flow in a room a little better and provide more space for whatever you want to work on in front of the t.v.
If you were re-incarnated as an object or piece of furniture what would you be?
Where is your favourite place to be?
A vintage leather couch with clean lines (looks better with age!)
At home. We bought a little cape cod style house close to Minnehaha Creek in south Minneapolis in 2009. I swear, if I could be allowed thrift stores and restaurants, I would become a modern day hermit.Clutter or minimalism?
I aspire to a happy combination of the two. I admire clean, clear spaces but the collector in me can’t help but add. I tend to purge and switch things out, get rid of things for someone else to enjoy. I scale back to build it up again.Future or past?
Oh, past for sure.
Libby is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based maker and finder who graduated with English and Studio Art degrees from St. Catherine University in 2005. Since 2007, she has been cataloging inspired interiors and personal creative endeavors through her blog pinkshirtsandcarwrecks. With her visual merchandising background and passion for vintage, Libby curates a south Minneapolis shop resale shop and decorates parties and weddings with Honeycomb Collective. She sells vintage found objects, collectibles and home decor at pinkshirtandcarwrecks vintage and produces goods found at her handmade shop Rank and File.
explore libby’s own blog, Pink shirts & car wrecks here