Thursday, October 6, 2016

~Junk Barn Girls Show-2016~

Summer flew by this year and the past couple months I spent a lot of my time getting ready for a fun Show I just did last weekend called Junk Barn Girls in Hermiston, OR. Three friends: Alison, Angela and Katie put on this Show at the fairgrounds there and I have to say it was one of the most laid back, relaxing and fun Shows I've ever done, which is important as any of you vendors out there know how stressful it can get. 

I hadn't done a Show in over a year being so busy with my kids and just needing a break for a while, so I had stockpiled quite a few goodies!

Fall Shows are always fun to add elements of nature to my displays. 

Probably my favorite area of my booth was this corner with the shelf filled with ironstone. It sold pretty early into the first night so I had to disperse all these smalls elsewhere....but I was glad I had at least got some photos of it:-) 

I got this table from a friend who was moving from the country to a house in town and I painted the bottom, put metal casters on it and sanded for hours....did I mention hours!!! to get all the thick dark varnish off the top.  I love how it turned out and wasn't too disappointed that it didn't sell because it just might end up in my kitchen as an island.  I have another similar table from their barn that I will work on next to replace it for my next Show. 

The adirondack chairs were the first thing to sell Friday night and the cement swan along with the birdbath shortly after that.  

Some other favorites were these horse stall doors I recently got from a friend. They have old weathered wood on the other side. It was fun to set this table with some of my items(until it sold and then I had to find another place for all of them)  I guess that's why I like to take pics before the doors open.

Thanks again to the Junk Barn Girls for putting on such an amazing event!

I think I will be using my Facebook page from now on to post photos of my booths and you can follow along there to see where I will be selling next.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

~Beautiful Blooms of Summer~

Summer is a time when I can have as many fresh blooms in the house from my garden as I want.  Although today is already the first of September, I'd like to recap some that I've enjoyed over the past few months.

Old fashioned roses that grow on an arbor in the garden, not only look beautiful on the dining room table, but they smell heavenly too!  

These are one of the many different kinds of hydrangeas I grow and all my bushes were loaded this year. 

I especially like this variety early on with a little bit of pink and purple color to the petals along with chartreuse green. They are similar to the limelight hydrangea when it first starts to bloom.

They will turn more white as the season progresses.

This pinkish red variety were gorgeous out in pots in the courtyard area of the garden mixed with the greenery of angel vine, boxwoods and succulents this year and I can't wait to see how these will end up drying.

The blueish purple bush I planted a few years ago in the back yard behind our patio and this is the first year it has had more than just a few blooms.

And these lavender hydrangea blooms you see here are what the first ones I shared in the bathroom turn out looking like by end of Summer.

I bought a few more lavender plants to add to my yard and another butterfly bush as well.

The dried lavender usually ends up in my bathroom because I love the aroma.

Daisies grow abundantly out in our garden area along the fence.

Along with this lovely Queen Anne's Lace.

There are always plenty of flowers potted around my potting shed and in the window boxes.

And also in this area of our basement patio along with hops growing over the pergola.

I'm sad to see the hot Summer days gone and it is much cooler here with rain the next few days, but usually some of September is warm and sunny.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

~On the Porch~

Welcome to my front porch. It gets afternoon and evening sun, perfect for reading a good book and is a favorite place to be in Summer.

I've added some chippy white pieces and lots of pots filled with greenery. 

When we painted our house white last Fall, I decided to paint the front door a lovely grey color called Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore which I think is a nice addition to this area along with some shutters i already had painted a similar color.

I love the simplicity surrounding my front door and these topiaries that I found at Lowe's last Spring

I took some photos of these wonderfully fragrant old fashioned roses earlier this summer and enjoy these old terracotta pots filled with plants. 

We've had some cool and cloudy weather here the past few days, but the forecast is calling for 90's by the weekend, which I'm okay with because I'm no where near ready for Summer to be over yet...I have a lot more porch sitting to do!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.