Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Today, I bring you few words but a cool picture from a recent buying trip. Would love to say I bought several of these floats, but the price was really too high for me to be able to re-sell them. That didn't stop me from taking a picture, though. The mere quantity of them made them look really awesome, don't you think? Not sure what's up with the pumpkins in the's spring, for crying-out-loud!!!

Have a happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hello, Friends! And HAPPY SPRING! Yes the weather has been a little bit fickle, but I sure am glad to see some warm days, anyway! Just wanted to give you an update on Barn Sale progress (and send a picture or two your way, you know!). We had a really busy, trying day on Saturday. The barn is sooo full of furniture, we didn't know where to start. But...we talked a little bit about our vision for this fast approaching spring sale, and decided that we just needed to dive in!

Sharon wasn't feeling well, but we plugged on, and I have to say, it's really coming along. We got all of the large and medium furniture placed, and now the fun part begins. We have loads of pretty accessories to add, and can't wait to get out there again to begin the transformation. I will try to remember to take some before and after pictures when we work in there this weekend. Hope you all have a great week...check back soon! Oh, and by the way...the cradle shown above came from the mud sale, and is signed and dated on the bottom by the builder. A great piece to really use, or decorate with!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Doug and I were reminded yesterday that you really do meet the NICEST people in this business! We were headed down to Taylors Island to do some work on his boat, (she had wintered over there and will be back on the water soon) and passed a sweet antique shop near Church Creek called The Blackwater Trading Company. We had been there before and I remembered a sweet little pastel dresser that I couldn't buy that day because we were in the car. I had intended to return, and you know how that goes! I got busy and never got back. But I did remember it as a pleasant experience, so I talked Doug into turning around for a quick visit.

As it turns out, the owners, Thomas and Jane Phillips we there, and they had been dealers at one time in Goose on the Roof. I still have a booth there, and it's where I met Sharon, my wonderful barn sale partner! We chatted for awhile, about being in the antiques business, and eventually got around to Jane saying......"I read your blog"!!! Her friend Becky comes to the sale, and found us online. I sometimes wonder if there is ANYONE out there, reading, and I was ecstatic to hear that bit of news!

Jane also mentioned that a couple of other dealers often stop by on their way to Hoopers Island to look for beach glass (which is a favorite hobby of mine) so I talked Doug into a ride down there, too. And, I think we must have stumbled on the old town dump. Because, as you can see from this picture, we found the ultimate spot for beach glass hunting! We had had that storm last week and the tide was pretty low, so I am thinking this may have been the once in a lifetime beach glass hunt I've been waiting for. I will definitely make another trip, but I really don't expect another beach glass palooza like that for awhile!

Anyway...thank you Thomas and Jane. We really enjoyed your shop, the delightful hospitality, and the beach glass tip! Any by the way, Blackwater Trading Company will be having a huge yard sale sometime in May that I definitely will attend, Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise! When I find out when it is going to be, I will let you know. Their prices in the store are good (I bought 4 or 5 small items) and I can't wait to see all the treasures at the yard sale!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wanna see something CUTE? Sharon and I went on a buying trip this past Saturday to PA for a few antiques, and mainly QUITE a few small, new decorative things to spruce up our happy little barn. The wholesale place we most often frequent had LOADS of springy, bright and colorful accessories that we just couldn't resist. Among them, this sweet rain boot planter...I got one in each of the 4 colors they offered, and Sharon got adorable bird planters in each of the 4 colors, too. Can't wait for you to see them!I'll be back soon with more antiques...lots of things going on in these parts! Sharon and Brian will be going on their favorite hunt this weekend, the Gordonville Mudsale!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Do you just love fabric? If so, this springs barn sale is the place for you. We had already planned to have a clothesline and "laundry area" like we did a couple of years ago, because Sharon has 40!!! yes, I said 40 vintage aprons for sale. So, when I spotted a huge box of pretty vintage fabric at the auction Wednesday, I bid...and got it! Let me tell is a lot of fabric... some of it will be priced as low as $1 a piece, and most of them are over two yards. How about THAT for a deal? Some of it is upholstery grade, too. Love it! Like these pretty partners?

I like these two together, too

A pretty green print...this picture does not do it justice!

I'll be back soon with more pictures from the auction. I got mostly smalls, so I have a lot of cleaning and pricing to do. Have a wonderful weekend!