Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TWO WEEKS FROM FRIDAY...




The really hard work is officially done, folks. The furniture is all in place, now the really fun part begins. We have started pulling out the smalls, and the decorating frenzy has commenced! We have lots of boxes, bags, and piles of really awesome smalls.


But..the really important announcement that I have to make today is not about what is in the barn, it is about what will be at the barn...outside. MILLIE'S ROAD HOUSE has agreed to bring their catering trailer to our sale on Saturday. They will be there from 8am until 2pm, and sell breakfast, as well as lunch...hamburgers, hot dogs, and yes, CRAB CAKES, single fried oysters, clam baskets, THE WORKS!!! We're so glad they are coming, and hope you will plan your visit (well, maybe your second visit?!?) during the time that they will be there.


Also on Saturday, "ONE OF A KIND FLORALS" will be selling their floral arrangements in unique containers. We also have a couple of girls setting up yard sales, so it will be a regular PARTY!!!


Our hours for FRIDAY, April 16th are 9am until 5pm. SATURDAY, April 17th we will be open from 8am until 4pm. It's sure to be a great time, so plan to come on out!!!
And one last thing...in that top picture, I have given you a tiny taste of the corner cabinet that Sharon painted an awesome shade of mustard the other day...see it peaking out from behind the grain bin? Can't wait for you to see it in person!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

PROGRESS




Well, we got a REALLY good start last night, moving things around, deciding where to put the MASSIVE amount of furniture we have somehow managed to gather, and just chatting about what the next barn sale will bring. We really do have some good pieces. As you can see, we started out with a big mess...a jumble of boxes, bags and pieces of furniture.


We are no where near finished, even arranging the furniture, but I will tell you this...if you are in the market for a bench...a garden bench, an end table bench, a porch bench, a bench to sit on, put your feet on, a time out bench...you are in luck. We have a lovely church pew, a REALLY long primitive bench, two nice garden benches and oh-so-many more. Apparently we are in the bench business!


We also have quite a few cabinets...hutch type, with doors and without, painted, primitive, you name it. Sharon had a great weekend with her oh so supportive husband (who surprised her with an enclosed trailer perfect for antique hunting right before the trip!) and they found quite a bit of awesome furniture.


While on that subject, I have to share that this venture would not be possible without the help of our wonderful families. Both Sharon and I have husbands who willingly spend weekends searching for antiques. We also have sons and a daughter who will pitch in when we need them, and bring their wives, girlfriend, and husband, too! Some of them enjoy auctions, some of them help with the lifting and moving, and all of them support us in what we do.


On that sappy note, I will end. I hope you will check back soon, and also be sure to put a big red star on the 16th and 17th of April in your day planner!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

MORE STUFF


Made a quick trip to Crumpton Auction today. It was loads of fun, as always, and while I didn't get anything really significant, I was happy to get lots of small things. And, since I have vowed to post more often, I wanted to give you a taste of what's to come (to the barn sale, of course!!!).
I also caught up with a good antiquing friend that I hadn't seen in quite awhile, so we had lots of fun chatting, and comparing awesome auction finds!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Oh, and I had to show you this...


I got this beautiful vintage baby carriage the last time I was at Crumpton. Not sure if I will sell it, or give it to my photographer daughter for an awesome newborn prop! You can check out Melissa's work at http://www.melissamanzione.net/.
Is that an awesome carriage, or what???

SPRING!!!

Yes, SPRING is right around the corner, and we are soooooo glad!!! It has been sort of a slow winter in the antiques business, and we are REALLY happy that the barn sale is coming up soon! My shed is a MESS, I have lots of things ready...painted, cleaned, repaired or refinished, and ready for the trip to Delmar!

Sharon went to a good auction this past Friday, and is planning a trip to PA this weekend.

And without further ado...the dates are... Friday, April 16th from 9-5 and Saturday, April 17th from 8-4. I will post more pics later, but I thought I should give you a glimpse of the pile of cool stuff in my shed...and start the guessing as to what might be under the sheets and blankets!!! Check back soon for some clues...