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!