Perpetual Calendar

I’ve got a thing for vintage perpetual calendars. I’ve been smiling at this one every morning since it arrived on my doorstep…

It came packaged in that cute, little cardboard box…all the way from my friend Mary’s shop.

It’s not only one the happiest-little-things-I-ever-did-own, it’s super easy to operate too…

Those are the metal messages I found as I flipped from February to March. They were such a sweet surprise!

Why Tennessee, you ask?

‘Cause like Lloyd Christmas said to Mary Swanson, I like it. I like it uh-lot.

We’re switching around and/or renovating several rooms in the house right now (fresh photos & low-dough renovation & decoration ideas coming soon!), and what will soon be our new home office/studio (formerly our guest bedroom), could really use a little perpetual pretty too. Here are some neat ones I have saved in my favorites file…




Dependable Letterpress


Too bad it doesn’t work!  :-(

Modern 50

Karen Russell




Patina White

And although this one’s not perpetual…it sure is purrrrty…

Heather Lins Home

My pointer finger just couldn’t resist punching the purchase button on it this morning.

If everything goes smoothly with our adoption plans, this year’s gonna be an exciting one for us to remember, and those wooden wonders are gonna make for great-lookin ‘art with heart’ around here somewhere.

When all the dust settles, that is.


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  1. Athena says

    I love, love, love the Tennessee calendar. I was born and raised in TN, and it is my heart. I would love to be able to find one fo those.

  2. Tara says

    My Nana and Grandpa had a perpetual calendar similar to the Modern 50 one (theirs was horizontal). I was the only one that ever changed the date so it always reflected the last time I visited them. I now live 500 miles away. Grandpa is no longer with us and we’ve come close to losing Nana this past year. I wonder what happened to that calendar. I’ll have to ask my mom to keep an eye out for it. Thanks for the memory!

  3. says

    The calendars made me smile! I met my husband on Sunday, Feb 15 – 30 years ago. We were married on Saturday, May 22 the next year. Thanks for sharing!

  4. says

    Awww….thanks so much for showing off your cute little calendar! You are the BEST my friend, we really have to catch up one of these days! I hope all is well…so excited for you with all you have going on…in the house…and in the heart.


    Happy Day to you and Kevn!


  5. says

    You and Kev are just the sweetest things. Seriously. I feel like I am coming home when I check your blog. Thanks for the posts. Anxious to see what you do after the dust settles on your current renovations.
    Now you have me wanting my own perpetual calendar; something I didn’t even realize I wanted until I read this post. =)

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