introducing- a curated life

i've always loved museums. at one point i even wanted to be a museum curator or a museologist. the closest i've come is volunteering as a docent at the Laramie Plains Museum at the Historic Ivinson Mansion in junior high and high school.

 photo: Ivinson Mansion via Laramie Historic Photos 
over the holidays, Bill and i visited the Smithsonian's Museum of American History, and while we were there it dawned on me that though i may never work for a museum, i am a curator- of my own life. we are all curators really- if you collect things, decorate your home, save letters or birthday cards, or make photo albums- you're curating your life.

photo: pocketful of pretty's vintage fan collection 

it's in that spirit that i'd like to introduce a new weekly feature- a curated life. each week i'll share a collection with you, either one of mine or one of a reader or fellow blogger/shop owner. to start us off, i'm sharing one of my collections...

brooches aren't just fun and beautiful, they're a portable collection! i love wearing mine on my vintage coats especially, but they really make any outfit more interesting and they're an easy way to add a little bit of vintage every day.

want to see more great vintage brooches? my pal Jenny at Frecklewonder is doing a week-long series on her favorite collections and today she's featuring her brooches! apparently great minds think alike! take a look and stick around to explore her site- you'll love it!

now it's your turn- i want to see your collections! send me a message at danae{at}gatherandhuntvintage{dot}com and i'll send you all the details!

happy curating!