As much as I hate to part with these items-they just don't fit the criteria of old-really neat, but not old. This has been keeping me quite busy going thru items, I hope to have some interesting things to tell you soon!
As I've said before I'm really going thru items and have decided that only old items can stay. So I've been selling off some really great items-today it's conservatories! Love this one on a stand-would be great on a porch or in a house! I hate to sell it, but I'm really trying to keep with my theme of old!
Another glass house
And this one I've used in Christmas decorations but it's time for change!
Wanna see a super cool display piece? This is it!!! I've had so many people over the years want to buy it and I couldn't stand to part with it.....until now. I can see it in on a porch or patio with birdhouses, wind chimes, Christmas lights all over it!!!!
It was supposed to be sold on Saturday but the lady passed(long story but she's done this before-I just hate people like that!) so I'll be taking it into the antique store today! I'm sure someone will fall in love with it and take it home!
I love what my friend Tete said a few days ago on her blog(Beyond the Garden Gate) about waiting on the Lord and his timing. Something I have learned among many things in the last few months. I have felt myself anxious and afraid only to lean on him and really believe that he has everything in his control with his timing. I'm a person who has to try and figure and plan everything out myself-but I'm learning God that you do know best. Learning to trust and believe in him and that as someone has told me-break us daily to remold us into what he wants us to be. I'm just beginning that path and I am afraid, but I trust in the Lord that his plans are the best.
Now for some fun stuff....I've been purging and sorting and selling...that's why I haven't been around to visit all of you...taking pictures of things that it's time sell off!
Iron Chandelier for the wall or garden!
Scrolly plant stands!
Pedestals, gingerbread and birdhouses!
Side of a bed-great for a trellis!
Picket fence planter!
Old chair-great to hang on the wall with a quilt on it and curvy iron porch pieces-great for a garden!
Child's vintage Watering can and metal birdhouse!
And a fun candy colored chair with matching new pitcher and glasses!
That's some of what I've been up to-I'll share more in the upcoming weeks!
I've been so busy selling lately and trying to move stuff-my life has been crazy!!!!! I have so many items for sale(like the birds above)!!! I'm trying to really clear out the barn(s) and just de-clutter my life! I've missed you all and hope that I will feel like I have time to return soon!
I've missed all of you. I seem to be so consumed with other things lately like selling
and buying.I have been going thru a difficult emotional time for several months. In reality it's probably been more like a year. The feelings I have I've never experienced before and I am stuggling to figure them out. At times I haven't been even able to see the light at the end of the tunnel even though I knew that God is at my side I have wanted to end it all. I've always been a strong and in control person who knew what I wanted and would work at it and make it happen even if other's said I couldnt do it.
I think the change has happened to my for two reasons-I've passed the dreaded age and seeing my grams in the nursing home and seeing all the other residences. I know that we only have one chance in this life to make it what we want and I don't want to be sitting in a nursing home saying-why didnt I live my life. Easier said then done.
I've been working on clearing out some clutter in my life(both inside and out) and it's taking me longer than I had planned which frustrates me. I know that God is in control and I do trust him, but I'm finding it hard to be patient with discovering the answers.
I know there has to be more life and joy out there to experience and I really want that, but can't seem to put all the pieces together.
I hope to try and visit you all soon. My energy level has been low and with major changes at work and really trying to sell off extra barns of stuff-I can't seem to even find time for me. I really appreciate you all and your prayers. God Bless and hope to visit you soon.
Well, I just can't do it anymore. I've exhausted myself for the past week and put all I could into this sale. I'm shutting the barn. At this point don't know when or if I'll open again. We had a wonderful turnout yesterday and the weather was beautiful. I took some pics to show some of the displays. I tried to include all the holidays. I'm taking a rest for a while. Haven't felt much like blogging lately either. I hate not visiting with all of you, but at this time, I feel like I just need a big break!
Do you remember these chairs? Tete, I know you do. Sorry My Dad got all that paint off before I could stop him. It was just falling off though.
Here are the chairs sporting their new paint jobs!!! What fun spring bright colors. Don't you just love a pop of color in the garden or patio? Wait till you see how they look with the fun tablecloth I have to use at the barn sale. I'm pairing them with another fun chair and some great new outside pitcher and glasses. It's going to be hard work all this week to get ready(sorry Ann it wasn't last week!). I've got the shed and garage to still go thru. Trying to pull items for all the holidays and make displays-I'll try and keep you updated!
Well here's the before....saved this table from the trash. My dad put it back together. It was missing the middle part, but I thought what an awesome coffee table anyway. It's a big one... 46x60 but what a great look.
Painted it white-and it came out amazing. Will be listing it for sale and if it doesn't go this week-it will be for sale at the Ella Mae's Barn Sale this Saturday! Or do I want to keep it!!!!
Well, I've got to start thinking(and working) in the barn. I'm not planning on having many barn sales this year. Maybe only one big one. I'm planning for March 31st. Lots of work to do over there-plus, I need to start going thru the other out buildings. Makes me tired just thinking of it. Plus I need to decide what to keep and what will go. I'm not into primitives-but this little doll bed is sooooo cute!
Well, I'm getting ready for my barn sale the end of the month and I've decided to put out a Christmas section(I know but some people collect Christmas all year!). I've posted it on facebook and already had some response. I saw a picture in a magazine some years back where they used vintage tartan picnic baskets, so I'm planning on doing a display with what's left after the facebook sales for the barn sale!!!