Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sale items ~ crates, vintage suitcase, street sign & more



New Year, time to edit my shelves a bit!

Items are for sale locally in Chubbuck, Idaho.  Contact me via phone/text to arrange a time to purchase, 208-390-8653.

(The chair is used for helping show scale and is not for sale, sorry.)

Blue wood crate $10


Hints of red & rust~ so good!


Big, cool clipboard.  Perfect for showing off your kiddo'so art!  $10


'Bear of a clip' ~ too hip!



Vintage grape crate $10
Display with the blue typography...



Or a pop of red!



Blue hard shell Samsonite suitcase $10
~ Have you seen all the ideas for these on Pinterest?



Street sign $10
'Oriole' ~ when you fix the L with a little line of paint or vinyl, or love it as is!


Items are for sale locally in Chubbuck, Idaho.  Contact me via phone/text to arrange a time to purchase, 208-390-8653.

Thanks for stopping by!
-Jen

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New, Vintage & Thrifted

Last week, I posted this on facebook & Instagram #livelygracehome



New, vintage, and thrifted is also how I shop for clothes & like to dress ~ when it comes together.


Here's the breakdown:
The 'Buon Viaggo' t-shirt was a total thrift store score ~ a J Crew brand that appeared to be a sample, but was brand-spanking new.
The black Moda cardigan was also a find at Goodwill.  I wear cardigans a lot, and don't pass up a good deal on the basics.
The 'new' is that grey skirt with little swirlies from LuLaRue that was picked up at the LulaQ Market last November.


On to the vintage!  Vain & Vintage in Pocatello is one of my favorite shops, and where I picked up the 'J' vintage typewriter key pendant by the local jewelry artist, Hipper than Thou.  It's a feel good piece to me, and I wear it often.


And then there is the gifted.  I have sweet friends, and I received this arrow braclet and the mini arrow necklace both as gifts!  
I pulled on some boots and had a fun evening, accompanied by an ever growing young man, at the movies in my thrifted, new, vintage, & gifted duds!

Buon Viaggo! Good trip!
~ Jen


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Vintage Trunk Available


Vintage Trunk ~SOLD
Vintage trunk with wood, metal, leather and great patina!
A perfect size for a coffee table...


or side table...


perhaps a nightstand, or placed at the end of a bed.



Loads of storage inside.


Measures:
                 32 inches long, 18 inches wide, 20 inches in height

Contact me at 208-390-8653 to set an appointment for a closer look.   Located in Chubbuck, ID.
Thanks for stopping by,
-Jen




Thursday, January 1, 2015

Love Where You Live

Welcome 2015!
The beginning of the year always brings talk of, articles about, and beautiful pictures of organized spaces.
Let's just say I'm happy I finished this cabinet and put it to use in our home in 2014.  Perfectly organized it is not, but it does prettily hold tools of the trade, and is a 'real' part of our home. (See the before of this cabinet here. )



I could definitely use a whole house organization, but that's not realistic.  
So I'm going to Love Where I Live.  
Knowing that creating a home, keeping it working for our family, and keeping a balance of all things is what I am always working on.


With little touches of life, like a sweet handmade card, to remind me to keep my perspective.




Happy New Year!
-Jen

Monday, December 22, 2014

Wishing you Merriment from my Farmhouse inspired porch







A little dusting of snow, would just be the tops for my farmhouse inspired holiday porch.



With so much to be grateful for, I'll happily count my blessings this season, and just hope for snow.


This vintage radio added some great texture and height.  Not a bit sorry it didn't sell from my last post.  Everything on the porch I found at a yard sale, thrift shop, or estate sale over the years.  The galvanized bin is a favorite of mine, and has never been listed for sale.  The pine came from Home Depot, and just didn't make it in the ground this fall.  Sometimes time flies, and you make the best of the here and now.


These ice skates were a find at Goodwill.  On Black Friday.  Really.


Wishing you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, simple pleasures, and finding joy in the moment!

-Jen



Saturday, November 29, 2014

Shop Small Saturday!



The Lula Q Marketplace was so great last weekend!!   It was a great place for some early Small Shop shopping! Even so, a few things came home with me.  And a few 'new to me items I just couldn't resist from the other vendors!
After all the things we have to be grateful for this past week, I hope you take the opportunity to pay forward some of that warm feeling inside by doing some of your holiday or day to day shopping at a local business.  Whether that be today, the official Shop Small Saturday, or any day, your local community sees more bang for your buck at local stores and shops, and crafters/ furniture painters who sell from their blog!  For the fun of shopping small, I've made these prices a little smaller as well!

Classy Distressed Black Bookshelf $42 ( reduced)
Measures:  35 wide, 8 deep, 251/2 in height
Solid wood, sturdy, polyurethane protected finish 






Vintage double layer paper wreath ~available by ordering
Measures 15 inches in diameter




Vintage radio $28
A great piece to add texture to your vignette!  Sad, buttons are missing, but adds charm whether opened or closed ( see above).

Creamy ironstone $12 for 3 pieces 
(Or $4 each)


2 have identifying marks on the bottom.  Use them in your holiday decorating to corral small items together or add dimension. Tie them up with a pretty bow and give to a vintage loving lady! The tree candles are just to give you an idea~they'll be happy at my home this season.

Vintage book stack $4
Seriously, these all have holes in the center ( I wonder about the story there?!) sweetly disguised by burlap~re-gracing at its best!  



Vintage 3 ring binders $4 each
Fabulous patina!  One is filled with 'husbandry' ideas: clips of newspaper articles about ham radio and such.  The other is just waiting for your journaling, ideas, and creativity!  


They also look awesome on a shelf!



Items and musings from a local gal!
Call or text to purchase, local pick-up in Chubbuck, Idaho.  208-390-8653
~Jen

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Petite Vintage Dresser & Door {I'm going to Lula Q Market}

Santa Baby, 
       put something vintage under the tree,
for me….
I've been an angel all year!



I dont' mean to rush the season, but there is snow on the ground and shopping in the air!
Lula Q Marketplace is just days away, or in my mind…. just a few late nights to finish up a few more items!
These beauties are headed to the market, but I will not be offering any pre-sales, holds, or puppy-guarding.  (Sorry, but it's the only fair and clear option I came up with.)

I do hope you join us!


-Jen