Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pulled from the Pick-up | Lockers, chippy trellis & a vintage chair


Hi friends,
I couldn't help but have fun with a little photo shoot in the garage; a little sweet & a little sass, sums up my style perfectly!

Vintage Lockers $140
set of 3



These were pulled from my dad's pick-up today.
Hence, he won the pickin' award for the week.  
Yes, he is awesome!


The lockers have both the number tags, and a painted on number.
Personally, I love both.
My dad was kind enough to not only pick, load, and haul, but also take off most of the spiderwebs.  I did a second cleaning, removing stickers, more cobwebs, and weeds.  Needless to say, they could use a good scrub on the inside if you are planning to use them anywhere other than a garage.


Fabulous legs and handles!
These gals are sturdy and heavy.  Plan on at least 2 strong backs and a full size pick-up to get these home.
The set of 3 lockers measures 45in wide, 78in tall, 15in deep
Set is offered at $140




Vintage Wood Box $18
Time worn lettering, great patina.  Measures 19.5 inches wide, 12.5 tall, 10.5 deep
Vintage Enamel Bowl $10
(pictured above or scroll my blog for a closer photo)



Vintage Chair- let me explain…


This gal has a current home in my studio, but I can see her being fabulous in photo shoots, as a sweet chair for the Bride or New Mom at a shower.  She is available to rent for your event, $12 for a 2 day/overnight rental.  You haul and return in the pretty condition she is in now.  Contact me if you're interested! (208-390-8653, livelygrace@me.com)


Large Vintage Ball Jar $8




Tall Chippy Wood Trellis $24


Look close…. this trellis has some great patina!  Flip it horizontal and imagine a photo wall, a headboard, or along the wall in a little girl's room!  Cut it to size and hang above your washer and dryer with clothespins….split it with a friend : ).  I'm sure I've only scratched the surface with possibilities for this piece!


Here's how this works…
Call/text me at 208-390-8653 to purchase an item.  I am located in Chubbuck, Idaho.  I can accept cash or credit cards.  Thanks for looking… to not miss a post, sign up for email notification at the top of my blog, unfortunately, Facebook is hit and miss whether my post will come across your news feed.
Thanks Dad!
-Jen


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Maybe it's Ironstone?



I picked up this dainty little thing at a yard sale a few weeks back.



It has the look of  ironstone, but not any markings on the bottom.

I picked it up, with the intent that it would be a sweet piece in a little vignette in my next flea market booth (September, my friends, I'll keep you posted), or on the blog.  But then today, it became a great pen holder on the desk.
This happens a little more often than I should probably admit!
-Jen

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Americana Porch | 4th of July

I knew I liked the red lantern when I found it at a yard sale, but I don't have red accents in my house, so I listed it on my blog.
Then the 4th of July drew near, and that little lantern hadn't sold.
I'm not even a little bit sad about that.




I purchased these red chairs at a yard sale, last year, I think.  They were super dusty with spider webs and junk in the metal tube legs, but they are sturdy, and I could see the paint had some great chipping already happening.  I scrubbed them down, let the paint flake off where it was loose, and then sealed them with double coat of polyurethane to keep the paint that was there a little protected.  


The vintage books and vintage wood stool are from my home;  both are also yard sale finds.  




Both pillow covers are thrift store finds, and both were like new when I found them.  The galvanized tub is from an estate sale years ago, before my first booth at the flea market.  
Did you see the sneak of the rug on my Facebook page?  My usual doormat wasn't fitting this scene with of it's brown and neutral.  Then I remembered I had purchased a couple handwoven vintage rag rugs from an estate sale this year.  I wasn't sure of my plans for them when I bought them, I just couldn't pass them up.  Who knew this one would be so perfect!?




More important than great thrifted finds however, is my grateful Thank You to all the men and women who have protected our USA, and their families.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July.
-Jen

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Overnight bag | Vintage Suitcase

During soccer season, we sometimes get an overnight  stay out of town.  It's a fun little get away.  Living in Idaho, though, spring soccer weather can be unpredictable.  Packing includes sunscreen, a hat, sandals,  as well has a coat, hat, and gloves.  Sure, I probably could fit it all into an overnight duffel bag.
But where's the fun in that?

"Yes, dear.  This is my over night bag."



I like to carry a vintage suitcase.   I find this makes me smile.  
This classic blue gal is a recent find.  I really love blues, so I was pretty pleased when I saw the interior was nice enough to be used for travel.
I've used this gal before for traveling too.



Have you ever used a vintage suitcase?  Once packed, they are rather heavy.  A word to the wise, double check that those latches work well enough.  You don't want to find yourself unable to get to your pj's and toothbrush once you arrive at your destination.  No, that didn't happen on this trip, but for a moment I was afraid one of the latches wasn't going to stay closed!  PJ's flying out the back of the truck wouldn't be so fabulous ; )!
The handbag is a Dooney & Burke;  I love the classic feel it has to it.  And I love that I scored it at a thrift shop a few years back!

Long. Live. Vintage.
-Jen


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Items available: vintage trunk, wood crate, lantern


Hello all!
A few new offerings!  Anyone else love vintage trunks?  I have a few favorites I have held onto that I have in my home, so this one is up for grabs!  I pulled a few things together that make me think of a little boy's room in this post, but each item could be fabulous on it's own.  For quite a while, I used two of these wood crates in my laundry room to separate darks and whites, or they can add a vintage vibe to the living room holding books, magazines, or blankets.  The red lantern is just in time to add to your porch or decor for 4th of July, unless you have a 'camp' themed room- then it should definitely go there!

Thanks for stopping by!!


{To purchase;  contact me at 208-390-8653 via call or text}
{Items are sold on a local basis in Chubbuck, Idaho}





Cute Train themed Cross-Stitch $15 - sold
framed and ready to hang



Red Metal Lantern $20





Vintage Fruit Crate - sold

Great patina!





Vintage Metal Trunk 
-sold
Great leather handles, and partial labels!
Top would need reinforced if you wish to use it as a flat surface.  Sturdy, metal just bows some.
Perfect for stacking or for storage. I have one that holds DVDs and game controls at my home.


Blue wire basket $4
Sweet burlap bear $6
He has a little tear on his ear-someone should love him!

Interior of the trunk.  Latch part for the front included : )




{To purchase;  contact me at 208-390-8653 via call or text}
{Items are sold on a local basis in Chubbuck, Idaho}
Thanks!
-Jen

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Reduced prices: vintage desk, vintage chair, and a few $5 finds!!

Hello all!
I've pulled pieces from a few posts that I still have available and have reduced prices!  
Happy hunting!
 {Contact me to purchase at 208-390-8653 via call or text}{Goodies are sold on a local basis in Chubbuck/Pocatello, Idaho}

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Vintage, lightly distressed, solid wood desk, reduced to $85
Would also make a great tv console, entry table, or vanity~




Vintage chair with fabulous mustard seat!
Reduced to $12~sale pending 
(Chair is sturdy to sit on, we used it for a guest at dinner, but original joint between back legs has separated-great for photo shoots, porch decor, or a bedroom.)



Vintage child book set of 2 ~ sold
Pretty white ceramic candlesticks (set)~sold





Vintage Sugar Scuttle, reduced to $12
(Peek at the detail on that mirror, it's reduced too!)



Vintage Enamel Bowl $10



White detailed pillow $8



Ornate Mirror $8 ~ sold
Mirror could also be hung opposite direction.
Frame is a durable plastic could be spray painted!

Vintage Book Page Wreath ~ sold
Vintage Hat Box ~ sold



Vintage Bromwell's Flour Sifter $5~sold



Yellow bin $5



Distressed green basket with metal handles $10


Hobmail Milkglass Vase $6
Wood Wine Box $8


{Contact me to purchase items at 208-390-8653 via call or text}


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Thanks for stopping by! 
-Jen


Friday, June 13, 2014

Studio plans

Early one morning last week , I sat at the desk in my 'studio'.



My husband refers to it as the 'junk room'.
At times… I might have to agree with him!  
(Tax season and Wildhare FleaMarket prep…sheesh!)




Although I really like to work in this room, lately, the time I've had to spend there has been limited.  So I soaked it up while I sipped coffee and worked on an article for Pocatello Magazine.


I'm lucky to be a soccer mom, so later in the week I did some editing in the truck while the dude that married the junky gal, drove : ).


I'm easily distracted by projects I have in mind, and while I worked on the article, I kept looking over at the bookshelf.
At has some great pieces, but obviously needs a little editing itself!



This bookshelf has been on the docket for white paint for quite some time, just other projects have come before it.  
That was my next plan.
Until I found this…

It is a project too, needing some interior shelves, and perhaps white paint inside.  I'm still mulling that one over.

A keeper for sure!
-Jen