What I Keep Wednesday: Gilly Grey

hello and happy Wednesday!  That means we get to peek into another blogger's treasure trove of Vintage Goodness.  And today, I have Rachel from Gilly Grey.  I so admire Rachel's vintage style.  She recently started a vintage rental company, so you know she has great stuff!  Let's see what she can't let go of...

Hi Everyone! So happy to be over here at Vintage Junky!  Michelle is one of my favorite bloggers of all time, so I'm honored to share with you "What I Keep"!

I am a true lover of all things vintage and can't seem to get enough of flea markets, estate sales, and antique shops.  I own Gilly Grey Vintage Rentals, which supplies event planners/designers, brides, and photographers in the Baltimore/DC area with one-of-a-kind vintage pieces for their events and photo shoots. Lucky for me, treasure hunting is part of my job!  When I'm out scouring for great pieces to add to my inventory, I see so many things I would love to keep, but the one thing I can't seem to part with are my monogrammed and engraved silver plate pieces.  

When I see initials inscribed on the patina of the tarnished silver it makes me think of the person attached to those initials.  I think that's the best part of vintage and antique pieces...the history and the person behind them.  These little details make my heart go pitter patter!

And of course I couldn't pick just one thing to hoard, oops, I mean keep!  I also have a strong affection for anything related to letters, numbers, and typography.  Here are just a few of the vintage typeset printing blocks I have found over the years.  I have several in my inventory, but I always pick out some of my favorites to keep on display at home.  There are so many other things I would love to keep, but the size of my home doesn't allow for too much excess.  I have to count that as a good thing, otherwise, you 
might see me on the next episode of Hoarders!

Thanks Michelle for having me!  I'm looking forward to seeing what other people "keep".

Wow!  I love tarnished silver with years of love and patina!  Great picks, Rachel~
And, I have been known to hang on to my favorite letterpress blocks as well *wink*

Okay, I will be back soon with some new furniture pieces... I have been painting ah-lot!

bye for now!


  1. She has great things! Love her blog!

  2. ok now I need to go and spend the time on her blog!! Love the flatware...ahh the patina! purr!

  3. It's so fun to hear what other bloggers and treasure hungers who love to find things like i do, actually end up keeping!



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