Saturday, November 29, 2014

Shop Small Saturday!

The Lula Q Marketplace was so great last weekend!!   It was a great place for some early Small Shop shopping! Even so, a few things came home with me.  And a few 'new to me items I just couldn't resist from the other vendors!
After all the things we have to be grateful for this past week, I hope you take the opportunity to pay forward some of that warm feeling inside by doing some of your holiday or day to day shopping at a local business.  Whether that be today, the official Shop Small Saturday, or any day, your local community sees more bang for your buck at local stores and shops, and crafters/ furniture painters who sell from their blog!  For the fun of shopping small, I've made these prices a little smaller as well!

Classy Distressed Black Bookshelf $40 ( reduced)
Measures:  35 wide, 8 deep, 251/2 in height
Solid wood, sturdy, polyurethane protected finish 

Vintage double layer paper wreath $20
Measures 15 inches in diameter

Vintage radio $28
A great piece to add texture to your vignette!  Sad, buttons are missing, but adds charm whether opened or closed ( see above).

Creamy ironstone $12 for 3 pieces 
(Or $4 each)

2 have identifying marks on the bottom.  Use them in your holiday decorating to corral small items together or add dimension. Tie them up with a pretty bow and give to a vintage loving lady! The tree candles are just to give you an idea~they'll be happy at my home this season.

Vintage book stack $4
Seriously, these all have holes in the center ( I wonder about the story there?!) sweetly disguised by burlap~re-gracing at its best!  

Vintage 3 ring binders $4 each
Fabulous patina!  One is filled with 'husbandry' ideas: clips of newspaper articles about ham radio and such.  The other is just waiting for your journaling, ideas, and creativity!  

They also look awesome on a shelf!

Items and musings from a local gal!
Call or text to purchase, local pick-up in Chubbuck, Idaho.  208-390-8653

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!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bookshelf : before & sneak headed to Lula Q

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! (

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!

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!

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~ 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!

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.


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!