Thursday, April 22, 2010

The HappyGoVintage ApartmentHouse is on ApartmentTherapy!!!


We made it into ApartmentTherapy's "Small, Cool 2010" contest...it's a super fun contest that lets you peek into dozens of awesome small spaces...all carefully designed by their own tiny-space dwellers...and what an assortment of personalities come through in these homes!! With all of the variety, you're sure to find something to vote for (and more than a few ideas for your own small, cool space!)

The photo above is from our submission! See more (and VOTE for us!!) HERE (before 9:30AM Saturday, April 24, when the "thumbs up" round of voting closes on our entry)

You can see all the other submissions HERE


Friday, April 9, 2010

My friends are on the Kitchn!!!!


No time for a propper post with lots of pictures...packing before work for CHICAGO!!!!...but check out my friends Matt and Blair and their kitchen on the Kitchn (part of the ApartmentTherapy site!) Oh, and be sure to post to tell them how much you love it...those pictures are the result of LOTS of hard work!!

p.s. see their entire house project @ their blog TulaneRehab there on the sidebar!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Dinner Preparations!

Behold, The Homemade Noodles: (if you don't know what these are or how to eat them, find a Midwest grandma and get yourself educated!)  *hint* mashed potatoes required!

Adding the leaf to the dining room table wasn't enough...so we added another table!

Glass bottles, waiting for flowers. or flowering tree branches (somehow a little more acceptable to steal from the neighborhood!)

New napkins b/c we didn't have enough...in 3 simple steps: (find old table cloth w/ holes/stains, cut into napkin-sized squares, fold over edges and hem!)



And just b/c I love it and don't think it made it on the blog yet....my metal spice rack, finally stocked with the PERFECT vintage bottles (found at a yard sale and perfectly sized for the metal container thingie we hauled back from our Tennessee honeymoon!)


Sweet recent thrift store find (now hanging above my kitchen sink!)  You can't really tell from the photo, but it has the nicest hand-done resin finish!
The State Plates...*finally* hung up!  (L-R: MO, IN, OH...which, i guess is pretty much how they land on the map as well!)
Sweet Christmas present from my sister....Handblown glass balls....finally hung as suncatchers in the dining room windows!

I've also been working on Etsy treasures....so here's a sneak peek (actually, the first item below--i call her Kathy--is now available in the shop!)...and now I'm off to prep tomorrow's chickens and veggies!  Happy Easter!  He is Risen! (Somehow that first sentiment just falls very flat compared to the second...)