Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Another Finish!

I finished this beauty a few days ago and it is going to go to my sister's house. She fell in love with it and it will fit perfectly in her new addition. I am using it for the Mother's Day Sale and then she will take it with her. I still need two more handles and then it will be complete.
This is what it looked like before I started the display! It is a beauty! 6 feet wide and 6 ft. high!
And I wanted to share my new color....hubby was laughing as I tried to get a picture. I think this is just right for the wedding!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Continuing to Set Up!


The shop is starting to look like Mother's Day will be bright and cheery! Clocks are a big trend and we have many to choose from. This red railroad clock is so fun!
But this one stole my heart. I really would love to hang it in my home but for now it is in the shop!
One of our most popular is the fan clock. It is a nice size and color!
And on a side not I am working on a decoration for the Bridal shower....it is coming along!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

New Build

Husband has been working overtime trying to get our new addition at our barn completed. We are actually working on two different places...one room in my building and one room in his building. This is the back wall of my building and he was getting ready to hang some lights!
Then he started working on some shelving in his building but for my business. The shelves hold rubbermaid containers. The shelves are done and I have them filled already!
Then we decided to build a fireplace for my new addition and it is going to be quite large.
It is almost done and I will be painting it tomorrow and then we may be adding a little more trim once the insert is inside. I will have to show you when it is done.
And my magnolia tree is in full bloom and so lovely! Hope you have a good weekend. We are heading to Casino Night at our Chamber of Commerce!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Spring at Vyntage Barn

I have been working on the displays for my shop and blue is on tap. My Mom loved blue and I have decided the make the focal point blue this year. There is so much to get done since time is so short.
We will open May 6-7 but when weather permits  the outdoor work will begin.
We will have so many fun and great decor items. Today, we rest!!

Friday, March 11, 2016

All Things wedding!

  With my daughters wedding fast approaching I thought I would share a bouquet I am working on for the rehearsal. I asked all our family and friends to find a broach they would like to be included into her bouquet and then I began.
I knew I did not want it to be just broaches but flower to soften the look. The one on the far right was my Mom's that I was so happy to include.
I was thrilled to find a Bride pin to set off the front.
I added pearls, which are one of her favorites and some vintage necklaces to dangle in front. I know it is difficult to see but maybe I can try to get one when she is holding it!  I am pretty happy with it, we now have less than 100 days...it is coming quickly.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

My Dad

 I have been thinking about my Dad lately and all the time he spent with my kids over their entire lives. He sure did love his Grands! I could have put up pictures of him and Mom at all the girls softball games as well.
 He was a farmer, a hard worker and a very proud man. He was never giving in a small way. When he gave it was big. I remember when my husband lost his job after 27 years. I was so afraid to tell Dad what had happened. I was so worried that he would be mad or make fun of my husband but NO...the first thing he said was, "it is probably the best thing that ever happened." I thought what in the world...but Dad said he needed out of that factory anyways. I was shocked and happy and relieved...I started crying. He hated it when you cried. He wanted you to be strong and hold those emotions in, but I just couldn't.
 But that was not the end of the story. We had borrowed $15,000 from my parents to help with repairs to our rental properties and Dad continued by saying that he was just going to give that money to us as a gift...yes, a gift. Dad said that he thought that would take some pressure off of us as my husband found a new job...I cried even more. We hung up the phone and I can not begin to tell you how grateful I was for what he had just done. I had such a great out-pouring of love for him at that moment.
 Dad always gave big and for us it was life changing. What a blessing he was to my family.
 He spent almost every day working on something at my home. He kept his tractor in my barn so he could move dirt around or fix our driveway and one summer he helped paint our house. He was always there or just a phone call way.
 It has been so hard since he has gone to Heaven to meet Mom...I am not sure how we have ever made it without him. You are so very missed.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Few New Finishes!

While the weather has been relatively calm, I have been trying to work on  a few pieces of furniture. I finished 6 last week. Some of them are with chalk paint some are not,,,can you tell the difference?
  This desk came to me with stripes but the finish was turning the paint yellow. I sanded like crazy and then brought out a stencil. I finished it a little while ago and now I am looking for a chair.
I was inspired to work on this suit case and I am loving it. I am going to be participating in an art show and this is one of the pieces I will be taking.
A little while back I showed you this piece but it wasn't quite finished. It turned out so pretty that I almost hate to sell it.
The doors turned out so pretty. I started to rearrange the furniture in the shop and I know that I need more furniture but I did land a huge piece that is 6 feet tall and 6 feet wide....no to decide on a color!
  Next week is going to be so busy...so I had better get to work now!