Saturday, November 15, 2014

Petite Vintage Dresser & Door {I'm going to Lula Q Market}

Santa Baby, 
       put something vintage under the tree,
for me….
I've been an angel all year!



I dont' mean to rush the season, but there is snow on the ground and shopping in the air!
Lula Q Marketplace is just days away, or in my mind…. just a few late nights to finish up a few more items!
These beauties are headed to the market, but I will not be offering any pre-sales, holds, or puppy-guarding.  (Sorry, but it's the only fair and clear option I came up with.)

I do hope you join us!


-Jen



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bookshelf : before & sneak headed to Lula Q


Before:
Well, let's face it, my before shots could use improvement.
That said, I usually think about taking the before shot after the first coat of paint, so let's call this an improvement, OK?

With the cooler temperatures in the evening, I moved the painting in.  The slippers add a nice touch, but I bet the chair really caught your eye.  Can you believe that was a score from the last flea market?  I just love it and it hangs with my vintage couch sooo well! (http://lively-grace.blogspot.com/2013/07/vintage-couch-phases-12-3you.html?m=1)



 After:
Well, a sneak anyway.  

I like the strength of the black on this solid piece, with the warmth and wear of the distressing.  
I'll be taking it to the Lula Q Marketplace , in just 2 weeks, along with vintage finds, paper wreaths, and found goods.   I'll keep sharing posts from other vendors as well as giveaway info from Lula Q on Facebook & Instagram.


Make a plan to come, because I just know you'll be sad if you miss it!
-Jen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

After the Wildhare Fleamarket | Vintage Windows

Prepping for a Fleamarket takes a lot of work.
This is just part of it.

But this is part of the fun of it…


My family is such a huge support to me, I couldn't do this without them.  My dad spent almost as much time at the market as I did… I hope you had the pleasure of meeting him, he is a wonderful father.
During the week following the Wildhare Fleamarket, I had the opoortunity to help out at this


And this is the selfie I took while on top of the fire truck to get some photos of Break for Breakfast at Portneuf with a big girl camera.  Ok, maybe I'm a little dorky,  but how many times in your life are you on top of a fire truck? 
And this is my call to all of you to do your self exams and schedule a mammogram (40 comes quick gals!)


Add in cheering during a chilly soccer game last week and you'll know why one night this is all I could muster!


So thanks for hanging with me!  Each market I have high hopes of getting before photos and then prettily staged afters along with interesting blog posts, and well organized posts of items available after the Fleamarket.  And then I realize those goals may be more than this gal can bite off at one time.  

Would you be willing to settle for quick backyard photos of some farm fresh windows?!

Here's what I've got:


Two double pane windows ~ SOLD



Two single pane windows ~ SOLD




Vintage, worn window frames (no glass) ~ SOLD



Contact me via phone/text, 208-390-8653 to purchase.  I sell on the local scene in Chubbuck ( Pocatello) Idaho.  


Thank you all so much!
Jen 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Not my usual Monday | Lula Q Marketplace


Some of my blog readers don't know I have a 'day job'.  I do in fact have a rewarding career in healthcare.  So most of my Monday's don't look like this.


With the sun out, old jeans on, and Eric Hutchinsin jammin thru my earbuds, I knew this was the start of a bomb-diggety week.
Between being a mom and work, I haven't blogged much lately, sorry.  What I have been doing on the Lively Grace side of things is picking, sanding, cleaning, painting, pricing, and crafting for my next event!
The Lula Q Marketplace will be taking place, November 21 & 22 at the recently remodeled Liberty Hall, 325 W. Benton, Pocatello. The remodel of Liberty Hall deserves its own blogpost, as does my connection with both of these ladies and their passions.  
For now, mark your calendar and follow me either on FB~ www.facebook.com/livelygrace or Instagram~ #livelygracehome... I'll be posting there to keep you in the loop, reminding you of Lula Q Marketplace, providing sneak peeks, and keeping you aware of any giveaways happening!
As for today...

The real greatness is a little more mom time with this kiddo!!
Wishing us all a bomb-diggety week!
-Jen

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tomorrow, take scissors with you

Tomorrow, take scissors with you.
Put them in the drink holder of your car, then you'll be ready.
Because I know you are busy.  And if you live in Idaho like I do, you've driven by sunflowers wildly growing on the side of the road this week...


On your way to work, or by the horses, or near the soccer field, or down the road from your home…
And maybe like me, you've wanted a few to put on your porch.

But you didn't have any scissors.



Today, I had them, those scissors. 
The kiddo and I spotted a good bunch and I clipped a few… on the way home from soccer, in a field near our home.
And tomorrow as I back out of the driveway I'll see those sunflowers, and smile.

-Jen
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When I'm not clipping sunflowers I've been prepping for the upcoming flea market!  Hope to see you soon!





Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wildhare Vintage Fleamarket - plan to attend!!

Fall is in the air...


which means the Wildhare Vintage Fleamarket is right around the corner!


This is one of those times you carve out some time for you.  You know, a little treat to chat and shop with a friend, be inspired, and find a treasure that adds to the HOME of your house.  Plan now, to take a little time out of the busy-ness since the Wildhare comes around usually twice a year...
I'll see you there!
-Jen

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Items available | Vintage trunk, vintage bench and more

Hello all!
I have a few great items available!
To purchase an item, please call or text 208-390-8653.  I am located in Chubbuck, Idaho and offer my items locally.
Oh, and don't forget to mark you calendar and tell your girlfriends, the fall Wildhare Flea Market is coming soon, September 26 and 27th.  Lively Grace will be there!  
It will be held again at the Pine Ridge Mall.  Stay in touch, I'll be sure to share all the details!
Thanks for visiting!!
-Jen




Large Ball Jar $8 ~sale pending
Vintage Seltzer bottle with faint lettering $8
Bird clock (not vintage, but pretty cute!) $8


Heavy, metal toolbox with lots of patina!  $16 ~sale pending


Vintage Trunk $55
Leather handles on front and one side, metal clasps, and painted partial addresses.  I'm sure this piece has stories to tell!
Measures approximately:   31inches deep X 17 wide X 13 tall
This piece could be great for storage, a coffee table, side table tipped on end, or a sweet spot for blankets!








Vintage Red Stool $16
I wish I could have picked up the color on top better (still learning those camera settings!), the top is a little darker in person.  Sturdy, with great character for your porch, home, or photo shoot!
Please note, it appears someone sawed/broke off the back corner, but will still hold up to a teenager, or definitely some fall flowers or pumpkins!

(In case you were wondering… yes, that vintage washtub planter is a favorite of mine!  So, not for sale.)