Sunday, July 31, 2011

BARN HOUSE Event....Truly Amazing!

If you didn't make it out to this amazing event...kick yourself because you definitely missed out on the most amazing flea market festival of the year.  Sooo many people came...

beautiful displays of great stuff everywhere you looked, so much eye candy!  Not to mention live music, great food and beer & wine garden!  I think I would've been a happy camper even if I hadn't sold anything because it was just that fun.  But OF COURSE, I sold alot...icing on the cake!

I have to share a couple of my favorite vendor spaces that I think were over the top fabulous...
Garrett of Platanitis & friends from Sacramento

Randy of Madison Park @ Monticello

I might have to do a part II just to get it all in because there's so much more great stuff to show you.

This picture tells alot about the flavor & atmosphere at BARN HOUSE...

Down home fun...Too cute!

 Thank you Joe & Jermonne for hosting this amazing event on your beautiful farm and making everyone feel so warm and welcome. 
Such a great day...Much love to you.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Preparing For Barn House...Next Week! OMG!

Where does the time go.  If you're like me, you always think you have plenty of time but then you find yourself scrambling like a crazy person. 

Having the day off , I  was able to organize some more stuff for the upcoming Barn House extravaganza. 

And then while the sun was shining I gathered up some outdoor pieces you'll also be seeing at Barn House.

I have a pair of these french iron chairs but I'm having a hard time deciding whether to sell them or keep em. 

They have such great detail and so comfortable.  I love them. 
Guess you'll have to wait and see if they end up at Barn House!

Don't miss this all day event!  Come for the treasures, live music, food, friends and beautiful surroundings. These boyz know how to put on a show and they know how to party so come join us in the country for this summer event of the year!

Hee haw!  ~Joyce

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How Many is Too Many...

I have an obsession, well...a few obsessions, but one is with Victorian needlepoint & tapestry purses.  I started collecting them years ago. Who knows why we're drawn to certain things.  All I know is these little purses intrigue me.  I counted 25 in my collection.

I'm always on the lookout for unique ones that I don't already have.  I'm especially drawn to petit point because of the fine detail.

I also love the tapestry purses for their beautiful scenes.  The earlier tapestry bags were sometimes remade from earlier pieces of tapestry hangings.

My obsession with needle/petit point and tapestry doesn't stop here.

Needlepoint chairs and pillows are another weakness of mine.

How much is too much? 
I say more is always better!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Putting One Foot in Front of the Other and Moving Forward...

First I want to thank you all for your caring and kind words this past week.  I truly appreciate all of your comments.  I'm having to tell myself lately that moving forward will help the healing process.  Listen to myself...and just begin.

So today, I set my sights on working and preparing for the one and only show I do all year... that would be the one and only BARN HOUSE event happening on July 30th.  I am so honored to be asked back this year.  Last year was incredible and this year is going to be even more incredible.  This is a must not miss event, I promise you.  I'll be talking more about this in another post but for now, I wanted to give you a little sneak peek at just a few of the treasures I pulled out today and will be taking to the show.
This is as far as I got today but rest assured, there's so much more to get to.
I must get busy now!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Soothing the Soul...

The heartache and emptiness that you feel after losing a beloved pet is agonizing to say the least.  Nothing can take away the pain except time. 

We decided a drive might take our minds off things and so we found ourselves heading to a place we hadn't been for years...
  This beautiful ten mile lake is at the base of Mt. Saint Helen and seems to go on forever..Swift Reservoir  
This was our favorite place to camp for years. We loved it here and have great memories.

Coming up here made us realize how much we miss camp fires and looking out over the lake.  There is nothing more soothing. 

  We have vowed to go camping here again before summer's end.
Because life is just too short.

We miss you dearly, Sissy.
~Sweet dreams~

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

In Memory of My Sissy Girl...

My Sissy Girl
7/17/2005 ~ 7/09/2011
Who lost her battle to cancer.
You made me smile everyday.  I miss you terribly. xo

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Style at Monticello

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by.  Just restocked and fluffed my space at Monticello so thought I'd give you a peek at it.

I found these great wooden letters in Kansas City

Monticello's storewide sale starts Thursday!
Come on in for great savings all over the store.