Thursday, September 25, 2014

Whoomp whoomp......

I was so excited to get this wallpaper in the mail (it was one of those pins that I pinned BECAUSE IT WAS MOST DEFINITELY GOING TO HAPPEN, not just, oh shoot here's another pretty picture to add to that one board of ideas for that one room), but then.....

whoomp, whoomp.....

huge let down....

the rolls don't match the sample I received awhile back AT ALL.  I took pictures to send to Cath Kidston as proof.  Stay tuned....

While this works itself out, has anyone used Cath Kidston wallpaper before?  The instructions that came with the rolls are very minimal.  Like they don't even mention what kind of glue to use!  Any help on this?  I've searched the interwebs already with no luck....

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Yay weekends!  Had a productive one...(nearly) finished painting four hallway doors!  We just won't mention how many are still left to paint!! Color makes me so happy! I also found time to get a few new items posted to the shop!  Check it out! (sampling below, but LOTS more in the shop!) Plus, tons of items are still marked down!! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Clearance!

Lots of markdowns in the shop! Need to clear out inventory so I can organize my basement to fit in all the new stuff about to hit the shop!  Check it out! (lots of price drops--the listings don't necessarily say "on sale," but just check on those items you've been eyeing...nearly everything has been reduced!) Click the items on the sidebar to the right or just visit !

Happy Summer!

p.s. new posts SOON with awesome tufted headboard project, shinybright doors, and more!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

There's a hole in the bottom of the sea...

okay, so not really. well maybe there is, who knows. but i'm not at the bottom of the sea to confirm....however, i can confirm there is a hole in this wall:

(and, just to be clear, 135+ years ago, there was a hole (doorway) i this wall. so we're just going back in time!!)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Happy Go Vintage, Happy Go Valentine's Day!

It's it's time for a Valentine's Sale!  Save 20% from now through February 14 with coupon code: LOVEVINTAGE (anything $10 and up) in the HappyGoVintage shop!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Etsy Shop Update!

lotsa new pretties in the shop! hurry on over before i change my mind and keep some of these treasures!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Quoting Abigail again...

and, no, not Abigail Adams, although she has plenty of good things to say!!  But, Abigail Ahern!

On how she shops when on special buying trips (not buying on-trend, etc.)....

We simply follow our hea[r]ts; if they skip a beat we buy it. I would say do the same with your home – when you decorate from the heart you’ll get the best results!

Which is just how it is, no?  Color combos that make you happy every single time you walk into the room, a weird/ugly/beautiful fixture that just somehow makes sense (to you!), and taking a wall out because it becomes that zebra in your brain after someone tells you to think of anything--anything!--but a zebra!

I like to think that I already follow this piece of advice pretty well, but sometimes I do select a color or piece of furniture, or configure a room based on "how you're supposed to do it."  No more!  If I don't love it, it's not happening!  And if i do love it, well, watch out--here come the sledgehammers for that wall!

Friday, January 10, 2014


I bang on about this all the time but the more things in a room, the more interesting the vibe. Often times people stop decorating too soon and yet its the details that add the intrigue.  -Abigail Ahern

Yes, I know this can be taken too far...or easily be done incorrectly, but I like knowing I'm right! (At least according to a very talented designer!)

More is more! Bring on the stuff--the pretties, the treasures, the whatchamachalits, the things with stories, the weird, the useful, the just plain awesome STUFF! And worry about dusting later...

If you need help...head on over to the Etsy shop to find some awesome stuff to layer up your rooms!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A surprising amount....

...of snow...and a surprising amount of productive things which can be accomplished, even when sick, when there is a surprising amount of snow trapping you inside!

It snowed. We've been sick.  I have spent an embarrassing number of hours in bed. Asleep.  Awake. Trying to not cough up a lung. Cuddling puppies. Watching James Adams from HBO (very good, btw). Doing some combination of all of those things.  But then I hit that point where I just couldn't spend another minute in bed. Right about the time that church was cancelled, roads became impassable.  So, what did I do?  PRODUCTIVE THINGS!!!! YAY!!!!! I made covers for two dog beds, made a new pantry curtain, and FINALLY hung my mini gallery wall in the bedroom.  Yes, it's an homage to John and my's in-love-ness. Which is why it's in our bedroom and not the front hall. There is one tiny empty corner waiting for a wedding pic from his parents.  Mine are the ones ducking the rice on the far right. Awwwww.....

Anyway, super happy about how it turned out. And so glad to have finally finished it after months of the various photos piling up on the dresser and mantel.  I did end up snatching a few that were intended for Etsy. Oops.  Just can't part with them. 

Now back to the sewing...Happy Snow Day! (I feel like no matter where you are reading this, it's probably snowy, according to