Thursday, April 28, 2011

Two down, two to go.

I love it when a plan comes together. I am so happy Dad has the know-how, the skills and the tools to do something like this. These are big, heavy doors. Iron frames, metal panels from the trailer factory and wood crosses add up to a lot of weight.

Now you can picture how it will look when finished. My vision of a barn is coming together.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Here's a little peak at my barn doors. Dad is building them. I finally contributed to the shop project by painting the cross boards. This one is finished and I am working on the second one. Monday we will hang them and then I'll snap a shot of the whole door.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Sales in Cove on Saturday resulted in some great treasures. I went back to the estate sale that was going on last weekend to see if more had been added or prices reduced. Yes to both. They had opened up another house on the property to look through. I got a couple of picture frames, some silver pieces, old plastic Easter baskets I remember we had as kids and the white rack you see in the photo above. It is for maps or postcards. It hangs on the wall and has 30 "pockets". It was free! Then the Cove Clean-up Day sale was going on. Everything there was make offer. I got the wire basket and wire tray above plus the vase, pots, books, cowboy hat mug, and jewelry parts all for $5. Score!

Monday, April 11, 2011

At the Park

Wyatt is so stinkin' cute in his Philly's hat. This was his first trip to the park. He was a little scared of the slide but loved the swing. His mom and dad are pretty cute too!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Business as Usual

Our season kicks off in a few weeks with the Something Special Craft and Antique Show. It is in May. We have other shows that pop up throughout the summer also. Sandra and I also want to start our own show out on the property. I plan on having an antique shop out there too. We are "Sister Shic". It is time to get busy working on new items and organizing old ones.
I decided to take advantage of all the empty space in this house and hauled about 25 totes, boxes and suitcases to Union to sort and repack. I've got a ways to go and a whole weekend to do it.
Here's how far I got at the end of the first day of sorting the totes. I am trying to organize it as I go to make it easier to set up for sales. I am also starting a yard sale pile.
I found these while on my trip to New York. I may just keep the leaf. It is a souvenir from Niagara Falls and I have been there a couple of times. It was a nice find in a little thrift store.
The green of the tote these are in is shining off all the pieces of silver I have been collecting for upcoming shows. You can do a lot to display silver and it always looks classy.
Here's a sample of some of the items I will have in the brown & cream category. I love the look of coordinating colors. Some of the shows I go to have the entire booth in these colors alone.