Monday, August 10, 2015

Items Available: "Camp" Inspired, Industrial Vibe, and Classic Vintage Items!

Have you been camping this year?  
I'll admit, there is no better smell than a morning in the mountains filled with pine trees, when you crawl out of your tent after a light nighttime rain.  
I'll also admit I've crawled out of a tent that was sagging and dripping inside into more rain and no patch of blue sky to dry my sleeping bag.  There are things better than that : )!
One of those things might just be a camping inspired little boy's room, or a few nods at manly camp stuffs in the man cave.  

Vintage Trunk $32
Orange Cove Fruit Crate ~ sold

The fruit crate or trunk could store blankets, DVD's, game controllers, or hunting/car magazines in that man space you have.
And I probably don't have to tell you, you're mind is already working on it;  that trunk would fit right into your eclectic living room as a low coffee table, stood on end for a side table, or a great statement piece under the soft table.  And yes, the crate would be oh so happy holding books, toys, or your Country Living magazines. : )

You could write anything you like on the

Natural Wood Frame Chalkboard $12

And get both a pop of red and industrial vibe from a lantern or two!

Red Vintage Lantern with glass $18
Red Vintage Lantern, well loved (aka no glass) ~ sold

Vintage Radio in Case $12
That handsome case is actually a vintage radio.  It doesn't play music anymore, but doesn't it make you want to wink and flirt with it just a little?  Those smart clasps, rugged leather handle, with a little wear and roughness;  it's like that perfect 5 o'clock shadow in chinos.  Perfect for adding height and texture!

We all know how important it is to drink plenty of water while on that hike!

Vintage Canteen $14
Vintage Enamelware Red rimmed bowl $6

It's always important to have snacks for your little (and big) campers...

Glass Canister with red handled lid $12
You probably could cook soup in the blue enamel pot.  Or feed the hungry troops left-overs and save that pot for planting flowers or adding blue to your kitchen.  Best of both worlds,  it holds hot chocolate packets in your pantry!

Blue Enamel Pot $14

If you have red accents in your home, please don't pass up this level.  It's just too cool!  Flat on a bookshelf or hung vertically, it's hip.  As in mustache and trucker hat, hip.

Wood level $8
Red Wood Level $10

There's the radio opened up, chillin' in the background.

Vintage Trunk $32
Trunk side shot to show off that leather handle and typography.  'Nuf said!

I imagine this guy had traveled quite far, with other trunks, cases, boxes stacked on top, wearing stories into the top.  Options would be to love it as it is, a true found piece with history, paint the top black to tie in with the metal edges, paint the whole trunk white, or set a suitcase, crate, or folded blanket on top.

It's always nice to come home from camping though.  A shower,  soft bed with sheets, and a bathroom, the comforts of home!  Use this tablecloth and apron to serve dinner at your table, and enjoy not swatting mosquitos while you eat!

Vintage Tablecloth ~ sold
Apple Basket ~ sold
Wire Egg Basket ~ sold

Wood Fruit Crate with carved out handles $16
Vintage Book Stack (3 books, top is Nancy Drew with the cutest silhouette) $7
Glass vase 1 liter $8
Glass vase .5 liter $6

Classy they are, you understand, being measured in liters, with their simple design (no chips!).  And classy items cover all the genres of design;  vintage, modern, contemporary, eclectic, shabby! They're adorable with flowers, (heck yes, I kept one for me!) and some Sunday morning I assure you I will pour orange juice or milk out of it.  Some classy Sunday morning that is.

Vintage Apron $6
A sheer type fabric, with yellow trim, green ribbon ties, and a dainty pocket!

One of my favorite places to camp is in the Sawtooths.  The Stanley Bakery, in, you guessed it, Stanley, ID is a favorite stop.  My boys love the food, which I do also, but I'm easily distracted by the chalkboard menu, working gals in aprons and sandals, and the banner of aprons that hang in the bakery.  You know, zucchini bread season is just around the corner, are you apron ready?!

Oh yeah, contact details! ~

~Contact me to purchase an item.  I sell locally in Chubbuck, ID.
(208) 390.8653 :  call or text, thanks!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Blues on vacation

"Her favorite color is blue. 
 She says that blue is associated with vastness; 
                              the skies are blue, the oceans are blue."
- Mahbod Seraji

I read this quote on and it immediately came to mind while feeling the sand between my toes and seeing the sky meet the ocean while on holiday in California a few weeks ago.

While we played, explored, ate, and vacationed, I was aware of so many different blues.  
My camera roll was filled with photos of my boys, and any blues that caught my eye, and many times both.

Yes, I'm a gal that will snap a photo of your quaint blue house while on a walk... a location with yet another blue.
Yes, I'm also the gal that thrift shops while on vacation.

If you follow me on Instagram, #livelygracehome , I shared this pic a while back.
I was feeling pretty confident that no-one was going to give a touristy gal a hard time when she had a metal hook sticking out of her pack, and a metal clank while she walked. 

This is what I scored at that store with the blue sign, and a peek at the find with the metal hook!

Then there was this perfect sea-glass blue I saw.
Dearest Anthropologie... this chair is perfection.

The blue of the pool and a swim with a great kiddo was just perfect after my shopping trek on a hot day.

The best part of all these blues, was experiencing them with my boys.

Alright, this borders more on purple, but I felt it important to let you know about the Botanical Garden at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  The photos don't do it justice, it's breathtaking and so peaceful.

Maybe I should vacation more often, I'm afraid the everyday business in our lives distracts us from seeing so much of what is around us.

Happy Vacation Blues
~ Jen