Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our Barn Sale was a Success!

Our sale was a blast and we sold a bunch of stuff! After it was over, I realized that I didn't get any pictures of the set-up right before we opened. It looked so full and pretty! These are the pictures I took the day before so there we lots of goodies that are missing. It got busy even before we opened so I did not get a chance to take any more pics.
This is a flour sack towel pillow I made backed with red ticking.

The blue chairs were not for sale, but everything else was. I made the ruffled burlap pillows. This spot looked so cute once we got it all done.

I am thinking of opening an etsy shop and might start with a giveaway of this pillow... still thinking....

Elise brought over her adorable vintage baby bed setee. Wish I had a spot for it!

This is the headboard bench my dad and I made. I used this tutorial and it sold for full price! I also made the blue ticking pillows.

Some dessert pedestals I made on a sweet vintage table.

This one was made from tag sale dishes and glasses. I love how it turned out.

Some burlap "art" with an awesome frame.

This was Elise's cool vintage hutch that sold. I wanted this one too. She made the "boo" garland and it just fits perfectly here.

A cool, green king-size headboard. I am thinking another bench....hmmmm.

Some country goodness. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us. We hope to do it again!

Monday, September 20, 2010

I'm havin' a Barn Sale!

My friend Elise and I are having a "Vintage Barn Sale" this Friday and Saturday in my backyard. I don't have a barn; I just like the name. We are selling some awesome vintage furniture and decor that we no longer have room for because we both like to shop (a lot)! We also are fixin' up some tag sale finds, making some signs, and pillows, and whatever else we have time to do before then. We should have started preparing much earlier!
I found some cabinet doors and made this sign using this tutorial on one of my favorite blogs,
My Pink Life. Aimee is always very helpful in answering all my crazy questions. Thanks Aimee!
I love how this sign turned out! Hopefully someone will want to take it home.

Here is another one I came up with for a narrow cabinet door. If it doesn't sell, I want this one in my home!

I found this old wooden cutting board at a garage sale and painted and distressed it, then added the letters. I might be sad to see this one leave too!

A few more things that will be for sale is a watering can planter, a vintage collander, and this great orange crocheted throw for fall! I'll share more later. I've got to go sew some pillows!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Celebrating 15 years and a cool souvenier

This summer my hubby and I celebrated our 15th anniversary in Charelston, SC. I have been wanting to visit here for years so this was a weekend of pure bliss!
This was the few from our room and laying out by the pool with no kids was SO relaxing! We didn't want to leave!

We ate out by the water our first night there. The weather was just perfect! This might have been my favorite meal spot ever.

We are new at this skill of taking pictures of ourselves...

We celebrated my birthday there too at a cool dessert cafe. I had Toll House chocolate chip pie with ice cream. It was so rich and good, I couldn't even eat any dinner!

This was another dreamy dinner spot that I saw. We didn't eat here though.

Sounds crazy, but I just love old graveyards. These graves dated back to the 1700s.

The gates outside the houses were beautiful. This was a house number on the gate inside this climbing vine. The plants there were amazing!

A true Southern porch complete with hydrangeas and spanish moss. Look at that grass too!

We shopped at the market and brought back these pictures. They are architectural photography that look like different letters. I framed them and put them above our robe hooks in the bathroom. I decided to use two different hooks. Now just need two fluffy white robes to hang here.

Here is the "B" in bricks.

And the "A" in a window frame. These were actually the hubby's idea....very impressive. He surprises me sometimes. We had a great time together and I am so blessed to still be in love with my best friend after 15 years.