Saturday, November 26, 2011

Small business Saturday - new items!

A few fun finds and re-Graced items.  Add your email address and receive a note for about new posts.  Check out prior posts for more stuff!

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

White Tall Boy Dresser  $115-SOLD
This is a sturdy Lane dresser, dovetail drawers that open smoothly.

Sweet Baby Ben Clock  $8
Works- with a fun 'tick', or set it to a time that was special to you (child's birth time).
A second with similar style is available.  This clock does have some scratches on the face.

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

Distressed plant stand  $14

Homer Laughlin Ironstone  $9
These pieces have a few dings, maybe from serving up cranberry sauce!  
Includes 2 plates and one serving dish.

I hope everyone enjoyed a Happy Thanksgiving and time with family and friends!


Want to take a closer look?  Send me an email and we'll set a time to come see, without an obligation to buy.   Items are available for a local cash purchase.  -Thanks!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Gifts you won't find on black Friday

Looking for a unique gift?  Something out of the ordinary?  These don't require a trip out at 0'dark thirty in the morning, no crowds when you come to take a look, and gift wrap available on most items.  (Speaking to husbands here... sounds pretty good, eh?)

Red 2 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) 

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

Warn red, small door $16
18in X 15

Vintage, red rimmed enamel bowl with lid  $12 - SOLD

Vintage ice bucket  $18
a great gift paired with a favorite beverage,  wine not included (really!)

Distressed turquoise framed chalkboard  $24-SOLD

Galvanized tub -sold
fun container for magazines, toys, or filled with ice and drinks for a party
15 in diameter
berries not included

Sage green distressed frame chalkboard $22
Red frame chalkboard $20 - SOLD

Vintage picnic basket  $20
with hinged lid

Grey, lightly distressed 5 drawer dresser $112

Vintage sheet music wreath $30

Chippy paint vintage window $26
a little red peaks out from under the distressed white paint -
 the photo doesn't do the patina justice, but I had run out of daylight!

Contact me via email,, for purchase, or to take a closer look. 
 Local, cash only sales.  

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What's under YOUR coffee table?

If your initial response was "fish" crackers, legos, sweaty soccer socks, or dust ... I hear ya!  It all dependents what stage in our lives we our kids are in.  But, I was actually thinking more along the lines of what decor piece you have under your coffee table, or may wish to have.  I will admit, when a certain retail catalogue arrives in the mail, (yes, it does have the initials PB) I wait for a little free time to sit with a beverage and peruse.  And under the coffee table, entry table, and sometimes dresser, the snazzy stylers have usually placed a unique piece for storage.  So take the opportunity to add a little fun under your coffee table!
I knew just where this trunk would go when I spotted it.  The turquoise was even better once I cleaned the dust off!  Inside it has some of what I imagine is the original paper.  And I don't even mind that the main lock is gone.  Along with brightening the turquoise, removing the dust also gave me a better view of the writing on the right light...with my head tilted just the right way. 

This trunk at one time traveled from New York to California.  A move others in my family made many years ago.  I think this trunk will be staying with me for quite some time.

So if you're in want of a little personality and function under your table, take a load off and have a look.  And not only do they add a little fun, but trunks, boxes, baskets, and suitcases are a great place to stash the crackers, toys, and socks (only temporarily)  when the doorbell rings unexpectedly!

Black soft sided trunk, time loved leather handle SOLD

Vintage "Henggeler Packing Company" crate, name stamped on ends (unavailable)

Vintage large tweed suitcase with sweet yellow handle (sold)

Vintage painted, pink basket. A little white, black, and wicker shows thru $20 - UNAVAILABLE

Rustic grey-toned wooden crate (sold)

You've likely seen the vintage 'suitcase stack' in magazines, websites, and blogs before, but individually they also make a lively nightstand placed on a small side table.

This one stays with me : )

These you could put next to your bed...
 Vintage tween, green stipe suitcase with leather handle $ sold
Vintage limey green "Starline" suitcase $15 (interior lining in poor condition) - SOLD
Vintage brown tweed and black soft sided cases pictured above -sold

Thanks for taking a look under my coffee table!  Here's to all the things that initially popped into your head when you thought of the area under your coffee table... let's enjoy those things.  There will come a different phase in your life when you may wish you were picking fruit snacks up from under the coffee table!

-Lively grace
Contact me via email,, if you would like further pictures, measurements, or to come by and take a closer look.  Showing an interest does not commit you to purchase : ).

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Re-GRACEd for me

I had used the same dresser since my childhood.  When I was a tween, my dad stained a wood framed mirror to match and sit atop my dresser, so I could do all the girly things teenage girls do in front of a mirror.  I think this was one reason this dresser stayed with me for so long.
As far back as I can remember, it was the dresser in my room.  It moved with me when I headed to college and had an apartment.  It traveled with me through the many moves you make while in college, has been the dresser my husband and I used in our first home, and continued to use in our current (2nd) home.
I'm a thrifty gal.  The dresser I had was in great shape, sturdy.  So I didn't need a new dresser. But, it was time for a change.

 So, thrifting I went.  When I found this dresser and knew it was it.   In the picture, she looks deceivingly shabby.  In reality, she was scratched, poorly painted, and a little grimy.  The friendly worker at the thrift store tried to show me a different dresser, in "better" condition.  But it didn't have the legs, curvy lines, detail and potential this one did.  So, I kindly thanked him for his concern, (as I stood with one hand on this gal, worried someone might purchase her right out from underneath me) while I waited for him to tag it as mine, 'cause although I can fit more than you would think into my car, I knew this wasn't gonna work.
 A call to my brother and home she went!  
Oh, the Mr.?  Well, he was working, and had the truck, and at that time, wasn't always feeling the groove on the "finds" I was bringing home.

A little re-GRACE-ing, and here's the new look.  Although I liked the black, I was wanting something brighter, so I went with an off white.  And then added back in some of the worn edges and corners.

And yes, I kept the mirror from dad!


Does someone hold your key?  I have two of these petite square frames with vintage keys, tied on with a small piece of twine available for purchase, personalized with the initial of your choice.  Sweet next to a picture on your dresser, or as a gift!                                       $8
Please contact via email, if you are interested.  Local, cash sales only, located in Chubbuck.   Thank you!