for sale.

I’m afraid this post is mainly intended for my local readers, so I hope I’m not annoying those of you who don’t live in the Twin Cities.  But to cushion the blow for everyone else, I have a small giveaway at the end that is open to everyone, so be sure to check that out.

Last week I brought home a few items from Reclaiming Beautiful that haven’t sold there, so I thought I’d take a shot at selling them to my local readers via my blog

First up are the ironing board signs I made late last winter.

The white one in front, 2nd from left, was sold.  The other four all came back home with me.  These are vintage wooden ironing boards with the bases removed (to make them easier/lighter to hang on the wall as signs).

I’m planning to rework the apricot colored one, and possibly also the blue one.  But the black one is available in its original form with that gorgeous french laundry stencil for $40 …

Although the obvious place to hang these would be the laundry room, I think you could also hang it in your mud room, or even a bedroom.

It might also be fun hung outside, on a fence or on the side of your potting shed.

The Laundry Co version (left, below) is also available for $40 (sale pending)

For now, the blue one is also available for $40 so if you’re interested let me know.

If it doesn’t go I plan to re-do it as well.

Next up is one lonely yard stick shelf.  I’d brought in several of them to sell and for some reason this lonely last one didn’t sell.

I use a couple of these shelves in my living room to display my vintage alarm clock non-collection.

This unique shelf can be yours for a mere $12 (sale pending).  I suppose if it doesn’t sell I can always add a third shelf to my living room, which will give me an excuse to look for more clocks!

Next up are some vintage lamps that I had in my pile to bring in to the shop, but then, as I mentioned on Monday, the shop put a moratorium on vintage electrical items.  That’s totally understandable, they don’t want to be liable for faulty electrical wiring.  But now I have a handful of really cool vintage light fixtures that need to find new homes.

Starting with this fabulous green number …

I added some french words to the metal shade, and the green base is fantastic.

The original wiring on this one was definitely a bit dicey though, so I re-wired it.  It’s actually relatively simple to re-wire a lamp like this.  Just a question of taking the lamp apart, removing the old wiring, feeding new wiring up through the stem, and re-attaching everything.

It works great now and is perfectly safe …

This lamp is available at $22 for anyone local who can pick it up here at my house.

Next up, another vintage desk lamp.  This one is a traditional brass desk top lamp …

This time I added a fun Tim Holtz metal tag to the shade.

Although vintage, the electrical cord looks to be in good condition.  No fraying or cracks.

The lamp works well, and it provides a nice downward beam of light perfect for working at a desk.

This lamp is available to anyone that can pick it up for $20.

And finally, we have this little beauty.

This one also has its original wiring, which looks to be in good shape.

I tested this lamp as well and it fired up perfectly.

This one can be yours for $15.

If you are local and interested in any of these items, please email me at

OK, so as promised, I’ll wrap this up with a little giveaway.  I also recently came across four of my old ‘hello fall’ book page banners that didn’t sell in previous years.

You can drape them just about anywhere to add a little Fall decor to your space.

So I’d like to give them away.  And they are super easy to ship (unlike lamps and ironing boards), so this giveaway is open to anyone.

The rules:  to be eligible to win today’s prize leave a comment on this blog post.  Your comment must be left on the blog, not on Facebook or Instagram.

I will randomly draw the name of four winners of ‘hello Fall’ book page banners from all of the comments left on this post by Sunday, September 20 at the stroke of midnight (U.S. Central time).

The fine print: no purchase necessary, you must be 18 years of age or older to win, void where prohibited by law, the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning, approximate retail value of prize is $8, if the prize is not claimed by Sunday, September 27 , another name will be drawn at random to win, blah, blah, blah.


58 thoughts on “for sale.

  1. Love to read your blogs. Fall in West Virginia is my favorite time of year. Have you ever seen our October sky? It’s a gorgeous blue I’ve never seen anywhere else. Would love the Hello Fall banners.

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  2. Well if I was local I would definitely grab a lamp. They are all wonderful lamps. Probably the one with the green base. Did you paint the brass lamp? I have one that is the same shape but its green and I thought about painting it. One more thing, where did you get the tag? Amazon? Love all of your makeovers. I too love transfers.


    1. I didn’t paint the brass desk lamp, it’s the original patina. I did paint the green metal shade on one of the other lamps though. As for the tag, that is a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Factory Tag. I posted about them here. I got them at Hobby Lobby.


  3. Since I’m too far away to actually buy an ironing board due to shipping, but love the one that says , Laundry Company wash fold dry, where can you get the decal that reads that saying?


  4. Since I’m too far away to actually buy an ironing board due to shipping, but love the one that says , Laundry Company wash fold dry, where can you get the decal that reads that saying?

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  5. You are so talented. I love your work and I am surprised that all of these things have not sold yet. I wish that I lived closer! The hello fall signs are charming. You are so sweet to include us in your give away. Thank you, 😊

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  6. I am surprised your ironing board signs did not sell-I would definitely put the Laundry Company one in my laundry room-if I had one- my w&d are just in the basement. I pinned your banners to try making one, but what else is new, I pin everything of yours!


    1. Sadly, my w&d are also in the basement, and my basement is really just a glorified cellar. It doesn’t have any walls to speak of, just stone or concrete block in some spots. One of these days I might make an effort to beautify it, but … well … after 30+ years of living with it I don’t know that I’ll ever get around to that 🙂


      1. It’s funny how differently words are used in different parts of the country. Here (CT) basement and cellar are used interchangeably. My daughter did a year of service in MT after college and her roommates were from the northwest. They had no idea what she was talking about when she called her dresser(chest, chest of drawers) a bureau. They thought it was the funniest thing. Our basement was ?beautified/finished by previous owners shortly after it was built in 1970 and it has the olive and orange patterned carpet to prove it!. We never got around to doing anything with it either and it will be 29 years in Nov.


  7. Linda, I was 100% sure those ironing boards are long time gone! I was so inspired by the original post so i went and got myself an old board too 🙂 My idea was to attach the small hairpin legs and turn it to the coffee table. Im still debating.
    I hope you sell all of them without redoing – i think they are gorgeous as is!


  8. I love all your items for sale and the prices are FANTASTIC!!! I would take the tim holtz tag lamp and the white ironing board or the black one if I lived near by. I would LOVE to win a hello Fall Banner too! Count me in.

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  9. If I lived locally, I would definitely buy the traditional brass desk lamp. Alas, I will “settle” for one of your fun banners! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  10. I just love all that you do, you definitely motivate me..I really want to try the decals but still have not! I would love that white and blue board, too bad I am in NY. I love your little banners..hope i am lucky enough to win one!!

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  11. Gosh, I’d love a fall banner too! 🤞🏻
    I too am surprised these items haven’t sold. But I guess I haven’t thought to do little things to sell. I’d love to see your things in Reclaiming Beautiful!

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  12. I am shocked that you did not sell these items! They are all great pieces! I would love to have all the lamps if I only lived closer! The green is what I love the most about them!

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  13. Love your style and am always inspired by your creativity. I have the perfect space for a Hello Fall banner….thanks for the opportunity to possibly win one of your creations!

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  14. i love all your posts and have gotten inspiration for some projects of my own.
    I would love to win a banner!
    Wish i lived close enough to you to buy one of your ironing boards.

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  15. I cannot believe that the ironing boards did not sell!! It really surprised me… I almost bought one locally the other day to redo, but I don’t have space to hang it in this house…I loved the baby one as well… Shocked, just shocked… Looking forward to the drawing!

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  16. All those darling board signs not selling? What is WRONG with the locals Miss Quandie?!!!! I betcha they’ll find new homes now (-: (-: (-:


  17. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful things you create with us, allowing us to enjoy your wonderful inspiration. I look forward to every post you make on your blog. ❤️

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  18. Hello, Is the black or the blue ironing board still available? What are the dimensions? 🤞! Love what you do! Let me know! Sandy*


  19. I wish I lived closer because I’d love to purchase the ironing board sign in black and the first lamp – oh and the yardstick shelf. They are all exactly my style and I always need perfect accessories for my home. It’s interesting how some things sell immediately and some don’t. I scratch my head over that weekly.

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  20. I think that your blog is my absolute favorite!! I always LOVE all your posts. I sure wish i lived closer….although Wisconsin isn’t too far away! 😊 It sounds like a good weekend getaway!!! Thanks for all your inspiration!!🌻🌻🌻🌞🌞🌞🌼🌼💓

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  21. How cute! I would love to be in the running to win one of these banners. My birthday is next Monday and it would be a great present to myself to win.

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  22. Greetings! I shared the information about the Sunflower fields to a friend who is originally from Minnesota and still have several relatives there. She was delighted, and plans to tell them so they can plan a road trip – if it’s not too late. Well, there is always next year!
    Thanks for your entertaining and inspiring blog!

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