Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Well Dear Friends,
   I have to say it has been a whirlwind here. I did get a change to decorate my porch. I am happy with it for now. I usually leave the flag out until after the 4th of July!
This is a wide view of the porch!
I am finding peace sitting on the porch looking across the fields and enjoying the view. This is where I dream of the next phase for Vyntage Barn. This is where I think about the changes we will make to the house, this is where I think about what is to be.
My Dad was in the Korean War so I am a very patriotic and this old flag was given to me by my Aunt. I sit on the swing and I think about how Dad climbed up and caulked the ceiling boards while Mom and I painted the spindles. It took up about all afternoon but we laughed and talked and the time pasted quickly.
  This old porch has many memories but it hold many dreams. I have plans swirling around in my head. Ideas that I would like to try at my business and A dream to have a Christmas Open House in my home this year. So much to plan yet so much to be thankful for! Today I was was a good day.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9 Days and counting

Hello Dear Friends, I have been crazy busy and nearly forgot to share what we are up to! We are 9 days from opening and we are preparing for our dear customers to return. We have had a few take a little look and we are pleased to say that we have had a good review.
We have been working on our porches and I will share those pictures in another post.
I am happy with all the work we have done and the way the shop has turned out this year.  I am so proud of the way my girls have taken such an interest in our family business and I thank the Lord for my Hubby who puts in long hours for me. If you are in the area please find your way over and take a look for yourself. Mother's Day weekend...9-6 both days (friday and saturday) find us on facebook Vyntage Barn

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Projects Continue!

This week we finally got a break in the weather so the workers set into motion our remaining projects. We still have more cement to pour and porches to complete.
We also had a dumpster delivered so we could make quick work of the mess. I can tell you I am tired already!!!! Before long the worst of it will be over but right now it is muddy and yucky.
But when you see the finished product it is so worth it all.
But, more to come.
And it turned out great as well. I am resting today to first praise, then rest and then reflect.
We finished a few unexpected projects as would have been much easier had the offender told us he hit and cut our tile but we found it and fixed it ourselves. I am hoping this is the last of the big projects. Almost time to start spreading some stone and getting the mud all covered up. Once Mother's Day weekend is over I think things will slow down a little. When I get things cleaned up I will share more pictures.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Furniture Finish

Hello Dear Friends,
  Today I was working on a little stand that I brought into the foyer. I painted it with Sweet Pickins milk paint. This is my first experience with milk paint so I mixed it up and gave it a try. I did a lot of stirring and then gave it a try. It was a little too watery so I added more paint and then it was better. I painted the top with chalk paint. I liked the milk paint and it covered the base paint very well. I was not happy when I saw the color, I guess I had ordered a different color than I had remembered. But in the end I do like the color once I got use to it. I have a few more colors to try out but in the end I am happy with the milk paint and I am hoping it sells at the art show.

Furniture and Chandy...anything better than that?

Hello Dear Friends,
  Can you tell I am tired of winter? I love the flower pattern on this little dresser. I thought about painting it pink to match the background but in the end the white won out. The shop is starting to take shape with bright colors and fun home decor. The porches are still a work in progress since out weather is still cold and snowy!
I found this cute little cupboard and give it a quick coat of paint. I may add a little stain but for now it is in my home....I might have to keep this one!
I didn't have time to finish decorating it this morning. I had too many appointments and meetings to get it done.
At one of the auctions I found this chandy and I knew it would have to go into my kitchen so hubby and I  hung it up yesterday. I may put shades on it if I find something I like!
But the good news is...I actually bought two, one for our Mother's Day Sale!!!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mud Season

Mud season is upon us and I remember why I am not partial to Spring. We have a pile of stone just waiting to be spread. The trees are getting trimmed  next week and then I can work on the leaves left from fall.
  There is mud everywhere right now so I happily wear boots for mud and not snow. Our driveway will come to life before long and then I will share another picture. Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Much To Do!

What a beautiful sunset we had a few days ago. It was actually more red than the picture shows but it was just wonderful to see.
My Hubby and I found this Sellers cabinet at an estate sale and he thought we needed it for the shop. I should have taken a picture of the front, it has the original stencil on the doors! I have started to dress it for the sale. This will be a fun piece to work with.
This large cabinet is going to  stay in the shop as a display and for spring it will be full of fun and delightful colors. I love the teal! I had a friend here yesterday that helped me work on the shop and we had such a great day. She will be coming back again next week to help again. I am on a mission to complete the inside so I can move on to the outside areas. I have so many ideas but today we are working on a project for the Art Show in April! I still have a few more pieces to furniture I would like to get painted so I am off to get started!