Monday, March 23, 2015

Junk on my sofa table

I had good intentions of sharing these photos with you before the Wildhare Vintage Flea, but between painting, cleaning, pricing, prepping, and some sleep, I just wasn't at my computer to put a few words with them.  You've  seen or heard the phrase, It Doesn't Have to be Perfect to be Beautiful, somewhere in the land of blogs, Pinterst, or home decor magazines.  That pretty much sums up my decorating philosophy.  

I played around with my sofa table after the holidays, pulling out both new and old finds.  The globe is the only item we purchased new, and that was years before we even had our son.  Everything else was from a yard sale or thrift shop,etc.
I love the color on this trunk, and it is great storage for DVDs and game remotes.  If you just thought to yourself~" I love that idea", give me a ring, I have 3 trunks currently available, this one is my absolute favorite, although it was a tough decision!  This trunk has faint addresses on it, showing it traveled from New York to California.

This camera is not as old as the other, but I was drawn to keep it with the contrast of the leather, black, and silver metal.  It echoes the silver of the book ends. Speaking of books, they are so great for adding color and an easy way to vary the height of items in a vignette.  Apparently many of you agree, I sold multiple book stacks from my booth last weekend, thank you!

This little pottery piece is not junk at all, I made it at a craft night with my kiddo, and it's a fond memory of when he was a little guy.  It hold bits of sea glass that our little family picked up from the coast during a backpack trip.  This little pot and tumbled glass is more valuable to me than anything else on the table.
Decorate your home with something meaningful to you.

The plate is a thrift store find, stamped USA on the bottom.  Plates can help corral 1-3 small items together, and are a great perch for candles to protect your furniture from becoming too hot when you light them.  This poem fell out of an old book, it's a good read to remind me to let things go sometimes.

Explore ~great word to see each day, don't you think?  I hope to keep doing just that on both a small and large scale. The frame had great detail that stands out even more when painted.

A big thank you to everyone that was able to come out to the Vintage Flea, I had a great time visiting and seeing what you found!  I plan to post some items this week that didn't find a home yet, but also look forward to some 'exploring' time and maybe work in a project ( or 10) that I want to do in my home.  
Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Finds available! Vintage: rolling cart, cake carrier, ironstone, and crate

 Vintage Yellow Rolling Cart  $24
(sale pending)

This sweet yellow color is like a ray of sunshine!
Use as a bar cart, rolling kitchen island, side table, or nightstand.
A few knicks and bumps from years of love with the sweetest wheels!

White Ironstone $4 each
Start or add to your collection!  Great catch-alls!

Vintage Cake Carrier  $12
3 clasps adjust with the small handle to attach and remove the lid, although a little 'off-center' from many trips before!  Great above the kitchen cabinets, or storing treats in the pantry, adding vinyl lettering can label your stash!

Vintage Crate $10
Wood ends, middle is constructed of a thick cardboard like material.
Fabulous typography on a container with so many possibilities!
(See more photos in my previous post.)

To Purchase:
Call or text, 208-390-8653.  I sell items locally in Chubbuck (Pocatello), Idaho.

Have you marked your calendar yet?  Called your girlfriends? Save your Mad Money, the Wildhare Vintage Flea is just around the corner!  
March 20 (10-7pm) and March 21 (9-5pm)
 Don Aslett's Museum of Clean Event Center (711 South 2nd, Pocatello).
Early Bird opening at 9 am, Friday, March 20th with your $5 Early Bird Ticket.  General admission $2 each, Kids 12 & under free!

Have a great tomorrow!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sale items ~ crates, vintage suitcase, street sign & more

New Year, time to edit my shelves a bit!

Items are for sale locally in Chubbuck, Idaho.  Contact me via phone/text to arrange a time to purchase, 208-390-8653.

(The chair is used for helping show scale and is not for sale, sorry.)

Blue wood crate - SOLD

Hints of red & rust~ so good!

Big, cool clipboard.  Perfect for showing off your kiddo'so art!  -SOLD

'Bear of a clip' ~ too hip!

Vintage grape crate $10
Display with the blue typography...

Or a pop of red!

Blue hard shell Samsonite suitcase $10
~ Have you seen all the ideas for these on Pinterest?

Street sign $10
'Oriole' ~ when you fix the L with a little line of paint or vinyl, or love it as is!

Items are for sale locally in Chubbuck, Idaho.  Contact me via phone/text to arrange a time to purchase, 208-390-8653.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New, Vintage & Thrifted

Last week, I posted this on facebook & Instagram #livelygracehome

New, vintage, and thrifted is also how I shop for clothes & like to dress ~ when it comes together.

Here's the breakdown:
The 'Buon Viaggo' t-shirt was a total thrift store score ~ a J Crew brand that appeared to be a sample, but was brand-spanking new.
The black Moda cardigan was also a find at Goodwill.  I wear cardigans a lot, and don't pass up a good deal on the basics.
The 'new' is that grey skirt with little swirlies from LuLaRue that was picked up at the LulaQ Market last November.

On to the vintage!  Vain & Vintage in Pocatello is one of my favorite shops, and where I picked up the 'J' vintage typewriter key pendant by the local jewelry artist, Hipper than Thou.  It's a feel good piece to me, and I wear it often.

And then there is the gifted.  I have sweet friends, and I received this arrow braclet and the mini arrow necklace both as gifts!  
I pulled on some boots and had a fun evening, accompanied by an ever growing young man, at the movies in my thrifted, new, vintage, & gifted duds!

Buon Viaggo! Good trip!
~ Jen

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Vintage Trunk Available

Vintage Trunk ~SOLD
Vintage trunk with wood, metal, leather and great patina!
A perfect size for a coffee table...

or side table...

perhaps a nightstand, or placed at the end of a bed.

Loads of storage inside.

                 32 inches long, 18 inches wide, 20 inches in height

Contact me at 208-390-8653 to set an appointment for a closer look.   Located in Chubbuck, ID.
Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Love Where You Live

Welcome 2015!
The beginning of the year always brings talk of, articles about, and beautiful pictures of organized spaces.
Let's just say I'm happy I finished this cabinet and put it to use in our home in 2014.  Perfectly organized it is not, but it does prettily hold tools of the trade, and is a 'real' part of our home. (See the before of this cabinet here. )

I could definitely use a whole house organization, but that's not realistic.  
So I'm going to Love Where I Live.  
Knowing that creating a home, keeping it working for our family, and keeping a balance of all things is what I am always working on.

With little touches of life, like a sweet handmade card, to remind me to keep my perspective.

Happy New Year!