Monday, September 30, 2013


Cabinets, cabinets!  Sharon has been shopping up a storm!!!

Not sure what on EARTH I have been doing with  my time, but I know I need to get myself in gear!  The Christmas Barn Sale is coming up the weekend before Thanksgiving, and tomorrow is October!  I am going to TRY to make it to Crumpton this week, and I am spending the day tomorrow painting away with a sweet friend Jessica LeCates from Aforetime.  Jessica does a beautiful job, and hopefully we will get through a bunch of furniture that has been in my shed for a while, just waiting for time and talent!  Wish me luck!

Hope you all have a great week. I'm planning a busy you are too.  Need to take advantage of this BEAUTIFUL weather!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Photo: Could you ask for a more beautiful fall day?!!!!!! Check out the cars lined up down the road for the barn sale ;-)  Feeling very blessed today!

There are no words to express our gratitude and overwhelming appreciation to our barn sale customer friends for the amazing support you showed us this past weekend!!! THANK YOU to all of you who hung in there Thursday night and withstood the crowds and crowds and crowds and heat and rain and storms to hunt for treasures to take home with you....soooooo thankful for you. Friday and Saturday were wonderful, too.  All of our 27 vendors seemed to go home happy, happy, happy, and these two exhausted chicks are beyond thrilled!
We are trying to relax and take a week or so off from barn sale chores, but our excitement keeps us calling and bouncing ideas off each other!  We have some awesome things in store for you, including additional local charities to which we would like to make donations, so stay tuned! We love you all!!!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013


Two more vendors!!!  Jana Maddox makes adorable primitive, one of a kind seasonal home décor!  You'll love her!

And...Brenda Malone also makes seasonal décor I promise hers will be different than what Jana has...that's the beauty of hand made!!!

Our Vendors

Okay, I've put you off long enough.  We waited and waited to consider our vendor list complete, because people kept calling...but I think we have a good solid list, so here goes!

Norita Ball will be selling wreaths, linens and pillows.  She tells me that her wreaths sell out everywhere she goes, so be prepared to love them!

Grace Dolch has shared her jellies with us before, and since she asked for an outlet in her booth, I bet she is making meatballs or some other yummy treat to sample!

If you have been at one of our sales with vendors before, you might have met Sandy Foster before.  Sandy sells antiques, but has added wreaths and decorated pumpkins to the mix, too.

Victoria Renehan will have her Avon available, so bring your list!

Another repeat vendor is Sue Ockels.  She sells antiques, and specializes in primitives.  We always buy from Sue, and she always buys from some point in the sale!

You all remember Skippy, right?  Officially known as John Chandler, he will be selling Pampered Chef.  We love John, he's a hoot!!!

Patricia Eggers and Tricia Krim will be selling 31 together, but they also each have another product as well...Patricia has Tastefully Simple, and Tricia has Origami Owl.

The men love to visit Karen Suhorsky at her booth because she always has a lot of tools for sale, but the ladies love her architectural salvage and boxes and crates for decorations, too.

Richard Yobst has never been a vendor before, but is a long time customer.  He sells antiques, and we're anxious to see if he is reselling anything he bought from us...we antique dealers trade around merchandise all the time!

You have probably all met Kenny Robinson before with his antiques...we went to a fun "pick" at a house he was working on at one time.

Stephanie Moses will have two for her "Undercover Blankets", the other for Mary Kay.

I had never heard of "Initials, Inc." before, but I got on their website and found all sorts of pretty monogramed items when I found out that Sherri Coverdale will be joining us.

CUPCAKES...need I say more?  Kristi Lewis will bring her wonderful sweet treats for our snacking pleasure.

Like Scentsy?  I have never been to a party, but lots of folks LOVE these products. Amanda Yeadt will be joining us with an assortment.

Coolie Lee jewelry will be represented by Savannah Brimer.  Need jewelry?  Sure...we all do!

I love Angie Twilley's have made growth boards and signs.  Gonna get a growth board for my grandbaby, who will be here in February!

Heather Marasco and Jessica LeCates both paint, restore and revive old furniture, but I bet their offerings will be oh so unique!

Mallory Symonds makes ADORABLE hair bows and bands and such!

Sharon Harcum, who has just opened a very successful eatery and farm market called "The Farmers Wife" will be bringing (or sending...she's a busy lady!) pumpkins, gourds and mums.

And...last but certainly NOT least...some will think she is of UTMOST importance...Marie Gordy, who will be bringing her hand painted signs (they are very popular!) will also be our food vendor for the day.  If you would like, you can plan on Marie's yummy BREAKFAST and LUNCH!!!

UGH....I don't think I've done that much typing in, like, forever...but there you have it!  The big old open shed will be FULL....but don't forget to come up and visit the TWO CHICKS while you are there on Saturday!!!  And be sure to visit on Friday or Thursday night, as well!!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Fun Part

Patti Scott, left, and her friend, Sharon Cooper, bring out a vintage wicker chair, one of the many pieces being offered in their tri-annual barn sale. The event is set for Sept. 12, 13 and 14. Staff photo by BRICE STUMP

We have absolutely positively gotten to the FUN part of barn sale preparation now.  All of the furniture has settled into a spot, all of the painting is done (except the 2nd coat on a little bit of a corner cupboard) and we are getting super excited for you to see what we have created.

We had the extreme pleasure of meeting with Brice Stump for a wonderful article in The Daily Times, and we were beyond pleased with the outcome.  We love this paragraph from Brice's  Daily Times article ..."The barn is deep in the countryside, blending well with corn and soybean fields and the look and feel of the rural Eastern Shore. It is their hobby, but also a chance to share the excitement of the hunt, the exhilaration of the perfect find at the perfect price and the fun of decorating a barn in anticipation of an eager and curious throng of anxious shoppers."  Well, we are in the midst of the decorating fun!  We plan to finish up most of the smalls this coming weekend, and put on the finishing touches a couple of evenings next week. 

If you would like to read Brice's entire article (and check our the pics!), you can find it at   We even donned our cowboy boots for the pictures!

Please check back later in the week.  I will post a complete list of vendors, and even let you know what yummy treats Marie will have available of Saturday!