Monday, December 26, 2011

Looking for input...

Here's to hoping everyone had a lovely Christmas.  Our holiday was filled with fun, excitement, great food, and our family.
The pace of life slowed down a little for us today (thank goodness!) and there was time spent on the floor playing games and putting off breakfast as we explored our good fortune a little further : ).  Soon, I was beginning to wonder when the tree could come down as the bug of January re-Juvenation began to creep in.  Ya know... the time when you plan to eat right, exercise, paint a room, organize and catalogue your holiday decorations, get 8 hours of  sleep, play with your kids more, scrapbook (or at least get the pictures in chronological order), DIY a bathroom, and keep the catch-all spot in the kitchen de-cluttered???
Well, that time is just about here.  But as I think about the tree coming down along with packing up the other Christmas jolly, I'm not sure about plans for my big window.

I found this old window in the garage of a local home about 3 years ago.  It sat with in the garage for almost a year as I slowly worked on the finish.  Not because it was difficult, but because I wan't quite confident in my plan for it.  Finally, I found the time and gusto to finish it off and hang it in my living room.  And I've been tickled with it ever since.

Following the holidays, my living room, for that matter, my home does not have much red, so the red berries will likely go, but I am so much so liking the dark twiggy branches with the distressed paint!

So.  Here's where I need your input.
The vintage sheet music wreath - too Christmas-y, or do you think it can 'hang' for a while?  

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Tomorrow, the list can wait.  I've got more games to play!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sweet grey dresser, plus ...

Items listed are available in Chubbuck, Idaho as a cash only, you pick 'em up kinda sale.   Contact me via email:, if you would like a closer look.  If you come by and it's not for you, no worries!  Thanks for taking a look!

Sweet, lightly distressed grey 5 drawer dresser
Vintage in nature, sturdy
$112 - SOLD

Red two tiered scalloped side table $40 - SOLD
measures:  W-21in.,  D-13in.,   H-22in

Vintage "Zero" fan  $24
Small cloche, scalloped edge $6
(eggs not included) 

Shabby wood birdcage  $10
(sorry, nest and egg not for sale)

 3 legged side table with metal edge  $22 - SOLD
brown wire basket $6 - SOLD

Vintage, red rimmed enamel bowl with lid  $12 SOLD

Shabby step ladder  $16
A fun side table, nightstand, or plant stand.  2 feet tall.

Vintage painted, pink basket. - unavailable
A little white, black, and wicker shows thru 

Cool Remington crate $20 - SOLD
add a little vintage flair to your 'man cave'!

Have a great day!

Friday, December 9, 2011


I haven't started wrapping.

Instead, the other night, I stayed up to work on a door.  And tonight, I'm posting about it.  I am hopeful I don't regret either of these decisions come Christmas Eve.

And lemme tell ya, this door is HEAVY!  Especially when carrying into the house while not a creature was stirring, not even our gerbil.  Luckily, I had spend a little lotta time with my sander prior to the snow fall.  White, yellow, pink, light blue, off white, mid blue, light gray...then you could see a little wood peek thru.  It it a solid wood door, but maybe all that old paint contributed to the weight!  Good thing, because all that old paint is what I like about it.

So, I propped it near the end of our kitchen table.  I did a little 'shopping' thru what I had on hand for some table prettiness. Although I am drawn to vintage items, my home is not full of all things vintage.  I like a little interspersed with current decor, and pieces with a personal touch.  So,
               vintage items:  ticking fabric, tall pewter candle sticks, sheet music, cloche (you can just see the top of in this picture)                                                 
               yard sale find:  2 large pine cones
               thrift store finds:  candle tapers
               new-ish items: Mercury glass style candle pillars, blue snowflake candles (bought on clearance last year), and white pillar candles - all of which I had at home already 

What do you think?  Not too shabby... well, the door is a little shabby!  What about the little red pot with glitter?  That's the piece with real value to me.

My son proudly gave that to me when he was almost 2.  A week or so prior, I had picked him up from daycare and his teacher told me they had painted that day, but she couldn't share the details of the project.  His skin had a green tint everywhere but where the diaper covered,!  He had painted the pine cone.  The day he glittered was just as fun.  This is my favorite Christmas decoration.

So, if you're looking to add a little vintage hip style to your home, check out my prior posts. 
And if you like to wrap gifts, come on by!  

Be Merry,

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I'm a fan!

I'm a fan!

You're cool!

Blow 'em away!

Vintage "Zero" fan 
reduced $20
Small cloche, scalloped edge
reduced $4

Contact me via email,, to come take a look.!  Items sold on a local, cash only basis.