Thursday, January 30, 2014

In box excitement!

Earlier this week there was some excitement in my LivelyGrace in box.

Fist pump and skipping excitement.

I replied, with part of me wondering if it wasn't real.  That  the Today show would be running a report about an individual impersonating a well known company, just to get bloggers hopes up, and I would nod my head in understanding.

But I heard back from this company representative.  We had a brief conversation via email.

And although not the subject, she liked the color on my wall.

I'm going to get to work, newly inspired by my blue wall.


(Many of my posts have items for sale ... this one just has photos for you to enjoy! These lovelies are from prior posts.)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Have vintage suitcase ... will travel

For a weekend or overnight out of town,  I pack a vintage suitcase.
There was a time when I wore my vintage glasses also,  but they suffered a tragic accident. 
 I remember them fondly.

I scored this cameo ring while out thrifting on a weekend away some time ago with this suitcase.  The ring has become a staple in my accessories.

The striped suitcase is lovely, but I was a little worried about being able to preserve the leather handle when it gets tossed in the back of the truck with skis or sports gear, plus the weather in Idaho.  It has become a fair weather traveler.
The marbled green and cream Samsonite pair is tough as it is hip!  We have become great travel partners.  Many gals hit the mall when out of town.  Me?  I'm more inclined to hit the thrift stores.  This weekend that was a good call.  My find was a better deal than any other 'tween mom found at the mall this weekend I'm sure!  I have some solid wood legs sticking out of the bed of our truck to prove it!
Read about another out of town junkin' find here .

If you're weekend travel bag is not as vintage or hip as you would like it to be, or you want to add one to your decor, 
I have a few available:

Vintage American Traveler Pair $28
With keys and travel tag!

Vintage Suitcase $34
Solid case with swoonable stripes & leather handle, and remnants of a shipping label!

This sweet suitcase is up for grabs in a giveaway!
Check out all the details, here .

Lively Grace sales happen on a local scene, I am located in Chubbuck, Idaho.
Contact me, 208-390-8653, for items you are interested in.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 20, 2014

"New" -old items!

Hello all!
Hoping you may see a new 'fave find'!
If you see something that catches your eye, call/text me at 208-390-8653.
Payment forms accepted:  cash, credit cards (via square).  
(Please note, Idaho sales tax will need to be added to the purchase price, thank you.)

Little Rocking Chair- sold
(measures 23 inches in height, seat width is 12 X 12inches at widest, tapers in back)

Sweetest Quilt Piece Teddy Bear - sold
(close up you can see the hand stitching - love it so!)  

Vintage Filing Board-no longer available
Great Patina and Metal!  Imagine it with your kiddo's artwork!

Vintage Collapsible Egg Basket $8
Sweet rubber coated red handles - how perfect for holding your Valentines!

Vintage Flashcards $3 each  

 Sweetest CrossStitch!  $10
Stamped on the back "1976 Sunset Design"

 Green wooden box with twisted metal handles- sold
Perfect for a centerpiece or tabletop, measures 10"X17"X6" (spheres not included)

Small wooden box with 2 (new) jars $14
(Perfect filled with hershey kisses ... just a thought that came to mind : )

Yellow Wire Bin $14
measures 19" X 10" X 17"D 

Have you been checking out my 'new' desk during this post?  I am loving the re-graced top with all the texture, variations in color, and paint that held on in those time worn grooves!  I'll share more with you about it soon!

Friendly reminder... catch me on the MORE show (local channel 6) 4pm on Tuesday January 21st for a look at my drawers!  (wink)


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Out of town junkin'

Recently, we headed out of town to hit the slopes!

One may wonder why I took a snap of the view out our hotel window.  It is not majestic, and I cut off the hill.  This view don't really speak to how nice the hotel really was, either.  But look close.  Yes, that's a ReStore truck … right out my window.
Junkin' Karma, my friends!

We had a great time!  I couldn't get these guys to stop on the run long enough to get a photo.  This snap on the lift was a bit tricky with cold fingers out of my gloves, but kinda fun.

I knew I wanted to get into that Re-Store during our trip.  My boys were less than enthusiastic about stopping, since we had already shopped thru town, including a thrift store visit where I came up empty handed.  The legs were tired and a dip in the pool was on the agenda as well.  A plan developed;  I would be dropped at the Re-Store then walk back to the hotel, just round the block.  

I entered the store and began scanning:
 (knowing I wanted to keep my timeframe short, so as not to miss out on the 'pool party') 
… '80's couch;  don't need that.  Vintage settee:  lovely, but not likely to do well in the back of the truck in the snow, and at $498, a bit steep for me when it still needs some re-gracing.  Nightstand: laminate with pressboard.  Bunch of lights and wiring parts:  naw.  Solid , thick, wood piece with a few spots of paint that have hung on:  PERFECT!

I paid for my purchase as a professionally dressed gal came in, asking for help to unload office chairs.  Now, she may have been hesitant to haul a 2 inch thick, heavy piece of chippy paint wood down the streets of Jackson Hole during a snow storm.  I didn't think twice about it.  I had that sweet find adrenaline to motivate me to heave this back to the hotel.  Handy, there was an alley between the store and the street closer to our hotel entrance, just had to shimmy past the Bud Light truck with my find and tip my head down into the snow storm to keep the wet snowflakes out of my eyes.
The piece is really fabulous.  I'm not quite sure if it will live with me for a while, end up on the blog, or in a booth down the road.  Seriously,  all of the above are possibilities! 


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Giveaway!

What a fun way to start off the New Year!  A giveaway to help you plan a party!
I've joined with Blush Events on this one, click over to our Facebook pages,  LivelyGrace and Blush Events and enter!

Be sure to share with your engaged friends and family members!


Terms & Conditions:

This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Facebook. Blush Events, LLC. will award the winner a $150.00 gift certificate to use towards any package, excluding A La Carte and cannot be used towards the event deposit. The gift certificate will expire 2/15/2016. Lively Grace is awarding the winner a beautiful vintage suitcase. Winner will be emailed on 2/15/2014. This giveaway is only open to US residents over the age of 18 and that live in Idaho. All eligible entries must be fans and "like" both Blush Events and Lively Grace's

Facebook Pages. Winner is responsible for the cost of shipping of the suitcase if unable to pick it up.