grateful | vintage signage banner

sometimes it’s the quick projects that can completely make my day. thanksgiving decor doesn’t really consist of much around here. some vintage turkey platters, some owl candles i scored at cost plus a few years ago and a few vintage beistle cutouts. i don’t know what it is about thanksgiving decor but i find most of it to be way too cutesy for my taste. i’ve been looking for some mercury glass inspired pieces this year, in a bronze & copper colorway, but haven’t found much that i like, so i haven’t gotten anything. whoa says me. yay says the husband. ;)

this banner however was a quick fix for the second fireplace mantel. the one that tends to be forgotten and under used. hence the lack of wall decor above it.

i have a big bin of two different styles of vintage general store signage that i scored at alameda on two separate occasions. usually i pick a word and have it hanging out on top of the bricks. this time i decided to hang it with some old twine and some clothespins. easy and fast and totally made my grateful heart’s day.

happy weekend my friends!


JBS Holiday Open House






It’s the 15th which of course means that there are new vintage goodies added to the flea market section over at JBS (it’s all up right now!) as well as the gorgeous december daily bundle that is pictured above. I already went shopping and added quite a few of the items you see above into my cart, including that adorable christmas house. We saw some sneaks on jenni’s blog of the cabinet card embellishment kit a few days ago, so i already knew that was coming home with me, but the added vintage goodies were a bonus. i adore vintage goodies in my holiday decor, don’t you?

happy thursday!


my amazing friend dina came up for for a girls weekend while my man was out of town and the littles were safely tucked away at team grandma’s houses. we got inky & painty in the garage on sunday, we started planning & experimenting with some things for later this fall/winter and then sunday morning we headed out to the alameda flea market as dina had never been.

oh that sweet face. this was taken at the beginning of our treasure hunting, after this it was alot of sour sad faces because everything D wanted was big & she couldn’t drag it home on the plane later that afternoon. i kept offering to “store” it for her {ie : use it as it lived with me} but it didn’t fly. next time she’s driving up.

i LOVED this huge tree stump island. seriously cool.

ran into cute shelly!

drooled over this gorgeous french beaded flower wall medallion. it was enormous, as in 2.5 high enormous and so beautiful.


these upholstered chairs were gorgeous. the dealer had a few different designs and i saw a few other dealers had similar reupholstered chairs with vintage inspired fabrics.

this booth had the most amazing furniture. all repurposed with stripped wood. every single piece was already sold, but this one was calling to me. perfect for the family room as an entertainment hutch to put the tv on. i love the battered and worn.

the same booth also had an old “gone with the wind” marquee set but i only wanted the wind part. how awesome would this be in a men’s bathroom as a hip restaurant? can you imagine the rmearks the guys would have when coming back to the table? priceless.

happy monday!

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