Saturday, April 30, 2011

Oh, Estate Sales, How Thou Dost Tempt Me...

Left for another buyer...or for half off tomorrow?! (the rug, that is. so. dang. beautiful!)

This one came home with ME!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

We're an "Underdog"...let's move up!

Now that they've stopped posting new apartments in the Small, Cool contest, Apartment Therapy is rotating the top ten of each category with "underdogs." If you click over now, you might catch us featured in the "underdog category!"

If you haven't voted yet, do so...and maybe we can climb out of the "underdog" category into the TOP TEN! (we're just a few votes away!)


Go HERE to vote!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Small, Cool 2011 - My Pick!

So, after tracking the Small, Cool page all day (watching the HappyGoVintage score climb...WHOO!...but please, VOTE if you haven't!!!), I think I've seen *almost* every other entry....I thought I'd bring you my "pick to win it." And I'd love to hear who you've picked!!

SO, here it is, my pick to win it: Jordan's Light, Location & Vibe!
Isn't that couch just amazing?!

Good luck, Jordan!!

Pop on over to AT and vote for Jordan (and HappyGoVintage)...and favorite your "pick to win it" and let us know who you picked!!

More of the HappyGoVintage Apartmenthouse!

Here are a few shots of the awesome kitchen cabinets in the HappyGoVintage apartmenthouse!
and the "green beast"


We made it to Apartment Therapy's Small, Cool 2011 Contest!!!! (again, remember 2010?!)

Pop on over to AT's contest page and give us your vote! (favorite = vote; thank you facebook for changing *everything*, even our most basic words).

You have until May 1, 2011 @ 12:01 pm EST to "favorite" our entry. (go to the AT page, sign in (or register), and favorite us..and a few other pretty places!)

Pretty please won't you vote for HappyGoVintage?!
p.s. if you have a blog of your own, we'd LOVE a shout out on there to get us more votes!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pre-Before, Before, and After!

A little story about some very sad lampshades:

(Horrible size/shape for this lamp; cute dog in the mirror, though!)
(horribly ugly, but a much better fit!)
(like i said, UGLY!)
(Some trim ripped off, some fabric ready to cut!)
(ta-da! and there are two of them!)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's that Small Cool time again!

It's spring, so that mean's Apartment Therapy's Annual "Small Cool" Contest! Go to to check out the entries, vote for your faves, or even enter your OWN small, cool home!

Last year, the HappyGoVintage ApartmentHouse made an appearance (we'll see if we get some decent photos together for another go-around this year...) But, if you live in a small, cool home I encourage you to enter...even if for no other reason than it forces you to pick up your place enough to take a few photos! And even if you don't make it into the contest, it's fun to look at the photos a year later to see what (if any!) progress you've made!

Until I looked back at my 2010 entry, I didn't realize it had been that long since we swapped out our bedroom and office and painted the "new" bedroom my most favoritest color (in the apartment right now, that is)....I also didn't realize how stuck in a rut much the rest of my home is!

Pull out your cameras...or at least pop over to AT to check out the entries. And if you do enter, by all means, let me know!

p.s. yes, I am well aware that I still owe you part II of "Estate Sales for Dummies!"