We have a new collection a-brewin' in the Red Line Vintage household. These Robert Maxwell critters are definitely a newfound obsession!
You may remember seeing our Zoo Line collection (which has grown in leaps and bounds since that post -- I really need to take some updated photos). But one particular addition is worthy of a post on The Token blog here.
Yep, we finally added an authentic vintage Kay Bojesen figure to the gang! He's a bit rough around the edges, but I think it gives him character.
Originally I was thinking he would just be a nice addition to our Christmas decor...but more and more I think he might be a permanent addition to the displayed collection.
We're busy over here prepping the December update, but just wanted to pop in briefly and share a preview of an amazing camera headed to the shop next month. Have you ever seen such a thing?
I may make a habit of doing quick posts like this when I'm super busy, rather than not posting at all. What do you think?
PS, I originally posted this photo on Instagram. If you'd like to follow along, you can find me here
I've had a lot going on lately. To say the least.
On top of the usual day-to-day (plus major upcoming projects, which are always on the horizon), Blake and I recently rented a space to move this little business out of our home and into a legit shop (more on this another time)
and we've been working our tooshies off getting the place more presentable. I am
going to be spending each and every day there after all; I want it to be a place that I'm happy to be. So we've each been putting in full days of work (him at his day job and me running Red Line Vintage) and then spending our evenings doing demo work, laying flooring, and all sorts of other physical labor. It's been exhausting. So much for a relaxing summer!
But I've been *trying* not to get too stressed out about it all. My brain has a tendency to spaz out:
We MUST get it all done!
WHEN are we going to get it all done?
We're NEVER going to get it all done!
Of course that level of stress isn't healthy or productive for anyone. I read a little tidbit recently that was a good snap back to reality:
"It’s about constantly shifting your balance where it needs to be for that moment, that day, that week- depending on what’s going on- and being able to do so from a place of groundedness, from a feeling of wholeness, so that you don’t get totally knocked down by whatever’s tipping the scales at the time."
(Jena Coray, via The Maven Circle)
One day, one week, one project at a time, right? We'll tackle this one and then move onto the next one. I'm adopting this mantra to maintain my sanity!
Any tips for a gal who is feeling overwhelmed? How do you manage stress and maintain balance?
I've been hoarding vintage pottery for a little while now, trying to accumulate enough for a full collection. Goal achieved!
Here's one of my favorite pieces from the bunch. Coming to the shop in August.