Sunday, October 28, 2012

First Friday Art Walk | Nov. 2

 I've been holding onto the beans for a while now.   If you saw my posts about a little mention of my name and blog in Flea Market Style magazine, you would have guessed I'd be broadcasting this latest opportunity.  So here goes: 

LIVELY GRACE will be the ARTIST at POCATELLO MAGAZINE during THE FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK, this coming Friday!  This event is going hand in hand with the ARTICLE I WROTE for POCATELLO MAGAZINE, beginning with the NOVEMBER/DECEMBER ISSUE!!

There's a bit of a difference.  I knew this was coming.  I wrote the article.   It includes some of my ideas.  And... I think I'm a little nervous. 
Then came the opportunity to be in the Art Walk.  My first reaction was, artist?!  But then I thought, well, sure.  The Art of Re-Gracing.  

The open shelf, galvanized buckets, and chalkboard tags will all be available during the show.
The article has different ideas, more in tune with the upcoming season.

I will also have other furniture, a few industrial pieces, great 'found' pieces, and some smaller gift ideas available for purchase.  And, of course, issues of Pocatello Magazine!!!!  (K- now I'm just getting excited!!)

So, take the kids out Wednesday, and set aside a little time Friday evening, Nov. 2nd 5-8pm for yourself, to visit the artists during the First Friday Art Walk in Old Town Pocatello.   Pocatello Magazine office is located at 250 South Main Street.

I hope to see you all there!!!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012


With a 10 year old kiddo, I find that cutesy Halloween decor has been nixed.  Our decor theme this year;  spooky, creepy, bizarre.  No sweet pumpkins or smiling ghosts.  So, I dug around in my garage (yes, there is some awesome stuff in there) and reached into the creative cobwebs to see what we could come up with.  The best part ... aside from the cobwebs, all the decor has been purchased second hand.  Many of the items I use other times of the year.  Add a skull on a platter, and poof- creepy it is!  
So if you are up for a scare, read on.  If you are easily spooked, come back for the next post.

Isn't that birdcage amazing?!!  It will be great for so many seasons.

Kiddo touch;  crazy eyeballs!

If you follow me on facebook, you got a sneak peek of my test tubes done Halloween style.  Last month they were individual vases of long pretty flowers.

 My large window hangs here year round.   Cobwebs and spiders are an easy way to creep up a distressed piece. A little left over morning coffee helped 'die' the cheesecloth to help it have an aged look.

Enter ... if you dare!

 We used this glass terrarium to start our strawberry seeds for the garden last spring.  I nabbed it up quick at a tag sale.  Styrofoam skull & small silver plate were thrift store finds.

My husband thought I had lost it when I excitedly showed him this rusty pitchfork.  Yep, it came as it, without the handle.  But, now?  So awesomely creepy on the door that resides by the kitchen table, with a black enamel bowl centerpiece, currently serving as a cauldron.  How could I not be excited?!

I'm currently 'brewing' some great possibilities... check back, follow the blog by email so you don't miss a post, and 'like' Lively Grace on facebook for updates!

Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

After the Flea Market!

The Wildhare Flea Market was awesome!  I took a bunch of photos of my booth and shared them on Facebook, but somehow, missed getting a picture of myself in my booth- oops!  I was a little distracted.    Did you make it to the Flea Market?!  There was some amazing finds there!  And one of the things I enjoy most is, well, OK shopping other vendors booths, but also visiting, talking 'shop', and chatting about paint!  I was also trying to find that 'balance' in life.  You know, the one everyone is trying to find.  My kiddo had a soccer tournament in Jackson Hole, and above all, I'm a mom.  So Saturday morning I lived in Lively Grace land, then switched gears and drove to Jackson for some soccer mom-ing!  The drive was beautiful!  All the colors... made me think about paint.  I passed a small fleet of VW buses on the way and threw them a peace sign ... made me think about metal & rust.  Then I cheered my kiddo on during his games ... an made me glad for all I have.

If I missed you at the flea market, I'm sorry I missed that visit.  If you missed the flea market, I'm sorry for you, but I do have some left overs ... and they are tasty!

Vintage grey dresser $200 (reduced from $225)
measures 19 in deep, 40 in wide, 45 in tall
Solid wood, original hardware, two-toned distressed and sealed paint, and those lovely key holes!

Up-cycled cabinet door turned chalkboard $ 20  (reduced from $22)
measures 14 x 15.5 inches with 2 knobs for hanging a scarf or hat
message boards make great gifts!

Sugar tin $  6
Tea tin with lid $ 6
sweet for holding all sorts of goodies in your pantry or kitchen

"YUM" vintage cake tin $10 (reduced from $14)
add a little vintage hip above your kitchen cabinets!

Aubsomme blue small side table SOLD
28 inches tall, 12 X 12 shelves

Vintage enamal pitcher $10 (reduced from $14)

Multi-layered, veined and distressed paint.  A fun little side table or plant stand with character, although not a solid wood piece.

Interested in taking a look in person, sliding the drawers?  Contact me and we'll set up a time!, or 208.3nine0.86five3

Here's to a great Wednesday!