Wednesday, January 25, 2012

As I said last week, I got this whatchamacallit at the sale a couple weeks ago. It was sort of locked up and a bit out of line but Doug has since taken it on as his personal project and now is running as smooth as can be. A few people commented on it at the sale, and gave their opinions on its original use. What do you think?

See this needle? I was thinking some sort of sewing machine, but Doug disagreed.

Just leave a comment, or send me an email at if you would like to guess! By the way, we confirmed the actual use last night when it worked splendidly...will let you know in a couple of days!

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Well, I FINALLY made it back to Crumpton this past week. At first I was really disappointed, just seeing the scarcity of furniture and lack of cool finds. Eventually, though, I was able to find enough to make my trip worthwhile. I had my truck packed, not really full, but at least enough to keep me happy until I make a return trip this week. I will try to make it there every week for the next several, unless the weather is REALLY cold or windy.

Not sure what I was thinking when I bought this podium...maybe I'm gonna take up preachin' or politics? This nice bench with LIME GREEN shelf (or maybe it's just a brace) just needs a good scrubbing.

I think this cool trunk may need more than scrubbing...possibly a good hard sanding and a couple coats of Briwax?

Now on to these AWESOME wood and metal garden chairs. They might not make it to the Barn Sale, because I'm totally redecorating my booth at Goose on the Roof and these sweet chairs fit perfectly with my theme...

Since I have a personal collection of sipping jugs, I always buy them if I see them for a reasonable price. These WILL be at the April sale, because I have similar ones at home already.

I really LOVE these architectural brackets...they look awesome as space fillers on bookshelves, and will really fit into vignettes for spring.

That's about it, except for a few small items, and one that I am saving for a future "what the heck is THIS" post. Check back later!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

How do you handle the void when you pack away all of your Christmas decor? I am always a little bit sad to pack everything away, but relieved and glad to start the new year with sparse, neutral shades after all of the decoration overload. I sort of go all out when it comes to decorating for Christmas because I love it and I have ALOT of decorations. I have most of my Moms and her Mom's, so I never use all of them, and like to do something different every year.

So, that brings me to my current dilemma. How do I make it look decorated and finished but serene and wintry? I use colors that match the landscape. I have alot of tan, gray and white. I let the cute birds and mouse that I loved at Christmas stay a little while longer since they fit the color scheme, and just added a bit of muted green here and there. I love candles, so I use them in almost every room. I try to keep things simple and easy to clean, since this is definitely my "work in the shed" time. This time of year, I am able to go to a lot of auctions, and I try to start getting things ready for the spring barn sale as soon as I bring them home so they don't just pile up.

I hope you are having a good week, either transitioning to the sparseness of January, or still enjoying your Christmas decor for a few more days until "Olde Christmas". As for me, the decor is in the attic (even cleaned 1/3 of the attic before I put it back!) and I am settling in for the slower pace of winter. Have a great day!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

To some of our favorite people in the whole world...our Two Chicks'customers...we just want to take a moment to reflect on this past year(which has been filled with both tears and triumphs) and look ahead to 2012 with hope, love, and anticipation. Each of you are very dear to fact, after each sale we sit and debrief and that includes talking about which customer friends we missed seeing at the sale. We feel very blessed to be able to have a hobby that brings so much love and joy into our lives and you are part of that experience. We hope that you enjoy the barn sales as much as we enjoy preparing them for you.

Now that we are in the new olde barn, our thoughts are just going wild with ideas, enthusiasm, and excitement!!! If you have any suggestions or ideas that you ever wish to share with us, please don't hesitate. We are thinking about doing private barn gatherings, a one day Easter celebration, our normal spring sale (April 26th-28th), and so on... We will continue to keep you posted via facebook and our blog.

Anyway...we are so grateful for the opportunities that have come our way and for the wonderful people that our barn sale business has allowed us to meet. We wish you and yours an extremely happy new year and may God bless you always.