Wednesday, April 20, 2011

THANK YOU, thank you, thank you to all of our wonderful customers. We love catching up with all of our old friends, and meeting new ones, too. Reminds me of that Sunday School song, "make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold". Stay tuned, I will be posting some pics of the barn, RIGHT before the sale (if you got there early, you know things were kinda crazy for awhile).
Have a good day...looks like it's going to be another pretty one!

Monday, April 11, 2011

PLENTY of times, my husband has told me I am crazy. The time he came home and found me perched on a window sill in a stair well washing a really really high window? " wife is really, truly crazy". I tried to explain to him that that is really the only way to get to that particular window. The ladder wouldn't reach, so I climbed from the ladder to the window sill and held on tight while I washed. I'm vertically challenged, and he's 6'5"...he doesn't understand! I am a determined woman, and I like clean windows.

Well, maybe crazy, determined women like to surround themselves with crazy, determined women. When Sharon and I first started laying things out for this barn sale, we talked about a clothesline to hold the 40 plus vintage aprons that she had purchased and still needed to iron. We preceded to FILL the barn to it's usual capacity, while she worked at night, after ball games, work, and all the other crazy busy things we seem to get into, ironing those aprons. Finally, yesterday, Sharon brought the aprons out...we are getting REALLY close to April 15th and 16th, you know!

We looked at the aprons, looked at the ball of string for a clothesline, and looked at the rafters we had to string the clothesline through. We looked at each other. Ugh, maybe we should have done this before we piled everything up...ya think? Duh...

So...determined women that Sharon and I are, we made a plan...climb on the bench, then up on the table, and drop the line through the joints in the rafters. Pin the aprons on the line, then proceed to the next section of rafters, and the next bench/table. This worked fairly well (although there were a few times when the table tipped a little bit, almost flipping us off) for most of the clothesline. Except, when we got to the end, the table just didn't put Sharon up there high enough. So, what does this determined barn sale chick do? Stand on the chair that is on the table and LASSO the board we needed to reach!!! I wish the pictures really captured the was hilarious!!!
The result, dear folks, is just stunning...a whole string of vintage aprons, for your viewing (and purchasing) pleasure!!! SEE YOU THIS FRIDAY OR SATURDAY...APRIL 15TH AND 16TH!!! OUR HOURS ARE 9AM UNTIL 5PM, BOTH DAYS. WE CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO SEE ALL WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Okay, it's only Tuesday, and I am back with another picture already! As we get closer, I am getting sooo excited for you all to see EVERYTHING we have in store for you! Check back soon!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Monday morning, all! Hope you had a good weekend, restful for those that needed it, full of activity and fun for the rest of you! Sharon and I worked on Saturday in the barn, and Kelly came over to take some pictures for our facebook page. So...if you are on facebook, check them out! We are not done yet, but we are getting close!

Don't know if I have mentioned it here before, but Sharon purchased 40 plus vintage aprons over the winter, and spent some time yesterday ironing and starching them. Can't wait for you to see them, but I want to save a few surprises for you!

The sale is coming up in about a week and a half, so I hope you are ready! For all you die-hard fans that fill the deck before we open, I'll set the coffee pot out there this time so you can enjoy a cup of joe while you wait. We love to see each and every one of you! The hours are the same for both days...9am until 5pm, April 15th and 16th. Can't wait!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sorry...I've been absent all week. Not going to give any excuse except that it has been a busy one. Sharon and I did get a chance to work in the barn on Monday night, and I also went over for a couple of hours yesterday. Since the weather was so glum, I was not able to do any farming and I thought I might as well play in the barn for awhile!
It's coming along, but I did send Sharon a text last night that she needs to work her magic on the big display right up front...I'm not that happy with it and she always has the right touch! We make a really good team because we start out arranging the furniture together, bouncing ideas off each other and changing things up as we go. Then, I usually start a display, and she comes after me and layers on the PRETTY just right. She has such a talent for layering so that even after the initial rush on the first morning, it looks nice and only needs minor tweeking to stay attractive. She also has a talent for positioning the last few pieces that I walk around with looking for just the right spot.
Oh, and I suppose you want an explanation for the pictures...I got these feed bags at the mud sale and they have been in the shed, waiting for a thorough washing...I finally got around to that task this week and there they are, hanging on the line, waiting for just the right project. Do you SEW? I'd love to use the peanut bag for something but my sewing machine died...and I hate sewing anyway. I've seen feed/seed bags used for pillows, chair upholstery, and purses. Have any other ideas? I'd love to hear them! But these bags, and probably several more, will probably be for sale, since I have no sewing machine! (Or sewing talent!!!) Have a great weekend!