Well, the shop is ready and glittering. We are anticipating a large crowd. I have had such a fun time getting it all ready. We are suppose to have a little snow and that will set the tone for the whole sale. What fun we will have the next few days. I have many more pictures to share. We are so blessed.
Well Friends, Here we are, just days away from our second sale. I have been working on the lighting and I caught a few pictures. This is the china cabinet that is painted a soft white with glitter. It is decked out in gold this time around!
My brother is making cabinets and this one is waiting on custom color!
And a small desk that is waiting on a new home!
I will be taking pictures of the entire shop tomorrow with all the lights ready to go!
Hope for large crowd with friendly faces!
Finally I can start to enjoy Christmas. I have been getting the shop ready for our new show and now getting the house ready for Christmas. I will share pictures of the entire shop this week but I thought I would share this Santa centerpiece I put together. I think it is so adorable. I am hoping and praying for many customers and nice weather for this weekend.
This morning our church started the first act of The Modern Day Scrooge. They did a very nice job. But it makes me so sad because my Dad did not like Christmas just like Scrooge so while many watch and think it is just a drama to me it is my past.
My dad did not want to spend the money or be with family and it was his least favorite time of year. My Mom was the reason I love Christmas. She overcame and created a winter wonderland in her home...and that is just what I do too.I love the sights and sounds and music of Christmas. Thank you Mom for passing that onto your children! http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/12/make-it-pretty-monday-week-78.html
Sometimes when I take a break from all the busyness I think about the upcoming Thanksgiving.I am so thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful for all their support and love.
Today I was sweeping upstairs and I thought about a Thanksgiving at our other home. The house was full of family and we were laughing and talking (and eating). Mom and Dad were at my home as well. I remember Dad going upstairs and laying on my bed all afternoon. He napped to escape. Holidays were not his thing. Mom was in the highlight of her life at the Holidays. She loved it when we were all together. She was the happiest surrounded by her family. For Dad, not at all.
I sure do miss them.
I continue to work on more displays for our upcoming sale but sometimes I just remember...and then I know that we have to make each holiday special because things change so quickly.
We will have a large Thanksgiving this year and I am thrilled for each and everyone. The boyfriends are all coming too and this will be the first time they are all here for a holiday at the same time. So much fun to come.
Today I am cleaning and trying to figure out where everyone will sit...and smiling because Mom would have loved this Thanksgiving. She is here. We use her dishes, I still have napkins that she purchased, I use her recipes........but most of all I see her in her grandchildren...their smiles, their kindness and compassion. Her love remains with each of us.
So as I work on displays, she is here. As I cook, she is here. My heart is full.
I look forward to Christmas after the sale. When I will work on Christmas gifts and Christmas cookies and the true meaning of Christmas.
Dear Friends, I continue to work on displays for the next Christmas at Vyntage Barn. I am having so much fun decorating for Christmas.My Mom loved Christmas and would fill her home full of lights, decorations and cheer! She would have loved this little shop.
My dd is making Christmas trees out of books with glitter and a candlestick for a stand. They are so cute.
And this side table is just the right statement piece for a foyer or beside the sofa.
And look at this beauty. It will work for every season.
Like I said, I am having so much fun!
I wanted to share a few pics of the Chamber window that I helped decorate. Unfortunately it was cold windy and raining so it didn't make for good pictures.
There are raindrops running down the window but his a pic of the manni. She has skates over her shoulder and a santa hat...neither you can see much of....
There are wooden trees and many paper chains.
This is the inside (back side). The windows were tinted so the colors are not true either....did I say that I don't think I am that happy with this window????????????