Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Vintage Ladder Advent Calendar

Now,  first, let me tell you I was late.

I should have started planning this in November.  
When I heard of the idea.  From a fabulous reader.  Who wanted to buy the 'other half' of my vintage ladder.  
Alas, the amazing, worn wood, metal reinforced, paint splattered,  99 inch tall ladder with years of patina was too tall for her needs.

Yet she shared her plans for the ladder with me anyway;  a Pinterest sighting of a vintage ladder used for an advent calendar.  Sweet as a candy cane, this gal!

There they were!  Vision of burlap bags, numbers, ribbons, and baker's twine dancing in my head, whenever I laid down for a short winter's nap!  You see, as November turned to December, I was preparing for the Wildhare Vintage Christmas Faire;  painting, sanding, cleaning, pricing.  (Take a peek at what I have still available, here and here).  Mid December came so quickly!

Still wanting the joy of a kiddo's excitement, I set to work!  "Burlap bags will have to wait until next year"  thought the mom with not a single gift wrapped as she spotted green gift bags with white polka dots. (I had already checked the local craft store, hoping there were some already made burlap sacks, but no luck.)  There it was, an idea as bright as Rudolph's nose!  Paper lunch sacks, left over from a craft project of Christmas past ; ).

As I secured the bags filled with small notes and surprises, I realized 25 bags would have overcrowded the ladder.  Not to mention wiped out Santa's inventory of stocking stuffers!  And today, on day 8, when the kiddo asked to open today's bag before school,  I smiled. 

I was not too late to create some excitement. 
I was not to late to add another favorite vintage find to our decor.
I was not too late to see a twinkle in my kiddo's eye with a small surprise and a message of the reason our family celebrates this time of year.

(But maybe I'll start making those burlap sacks for next year in July, someone remind me, OK?)
May your Heart be Merry and Bright!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Items available | You won't find at the mall!

Looking for a unique gift?

Hoping for a unique gift?

I think I can help ...

If you are hoping for edited photos of staged vignettes, I don't have those.  I do have a list of to do's for the season ... oh, you too?  So prior to packing up my booth at the Wildhare Christmas Faire, I snapped some shots of those unique gifts I mentioned.  Be sure to scroll thru my last post of available items as well.

Here's how this works.  Call or text me if you are interested in an item (208-390-8653), we can arrange a time for you to come by and see the item in person.  I can accept cash or credit card payments (thru a square).  If a certain someone in your life thinks it is strange to buy a gift from a gal in town thru her blog, just remind them I don't have crowds or lines at my house : )!

Classic styled wood bench seat -SOLD
(Seat on the bench opens for storage, very sturdy!)
Sheet music wreath - Sold
(I do have a 2 layer book sheet wreath available - see it in my last post in the full booth picture. ($30).  I also have materials to make another vintage sheet music wreath, contact me if interested.) 

 Vintage Cross-back ladder - SOLD

Christmas Sheet Music styled garland $11

Aubsomme Blue bench - Sold
(love the legs and curved edges for a handle, great as a side table too)

Vintage #3 Crock $40  
Postal Scale  $36
Vintage Book Stack Blue - SOLD
Short Kerr jar $6
Small vintage ticking pillow $8 

Demilune Table- SOLD

Vintage child cup set $16
(oh so sweet!)

Pink weathered wood -SOLD
This takes some vision, hang with me.  This is actually the top of a vintage child's picnic table (legs had been lost), gentleman I bought it from believed it to be from 1950's.  I would imagine it would make a fantastic jewelry organizer, statement piece above a dresser with sentimental postcards or pictures attached, or add vinyl lettering for a name or quote.  Now you see the potential, right?!
I have left this as a 'found' piece, new owner may want to seal it with polyurethane (or I could offer that for you!)  

 Ironstone set- SOLD
(3 pieces, chip in platter, small plate with lots of crazing)

Just a reminder,  keep scrolling for more awesome finds!
Now, for me to get back to my list!  
Happy Holiday's!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Items available | Follow up after the Wildhare Vintage Faire

The Wildhare Vintage Faire was such fun!  Participating in Old Town Pocatello Art Walk was great, even with the cold temperatures, people were strolling under the Christmas lights that evening, supporting local business and artists.  Thank you to all to came down!

I snapped some photos of items still in my booth on Saturday afternoon, it's like flea market shopping from your couch!  (And easy to show your Mr. a gift idea.)

Contact me via email, livelygrace@me.com, or call/text 208-390-8653.  I can accept cash or credit card/debit card via a square card reader.  

Vintage 4 drawer shabby dresser - sold
Cool minty green vintage scale - sold
Fantastic ladder - sold (99 inches tall!)

Vintage Suitcase with stripes - sold
Vintage fan - sold
Lidded jars in small wood crate $ 14
Silver tarnished Goblet $ 8

Sweetest pair of child metal folding chairs $ 32 - sold

Vintage book stack - sold

"Bloom" divided bulb box $24 - SOLD

As you may have noticed, it is a busy time of year!  If you see a little (or big) something in the full booth photo that catches your eye, it may still be available, and I haven't gotten it posted yet, just ask!

Contact me if interested:  

Thanks for visiting!