Thursday, April 29, 2010

Reflections

Take a look at the girl in the mirror.
It's me.  
The Barn Girl.  
Living my dream.
I snapped that photo about an hour before our spring show opened last weekend.
Before the parking lot filled to capacity.
And customers swarmed the barn.
And the checkout line snaked to the back of the barn.
Before the excitement kicked into high gear.  
When it was quiet and I had a chance to reflect on how lucky I am.  
I'm so blessed to be doing what I love at this stage in my life.

When I look at this photo, I love what I see.
A woman so full of joy she feels like she'll burst! 

It's a barn girl.

It's me!    






Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Kind of Heaven


 I found heaven on earth yesterday.

And it was in a barn.

In Pennsylvania.  

Three or four barns to be exact.  

Loaded with the most amazing architectural salvage materials you have ever seen!  

The barns are owned by a new friend.  

Someone I met at an auction in a chance encounter.  

I bought something he wanted, so I sold it to him.  

Which started a conversation.

And more encounters at the weekly auction.

Which led to an invitation to shop his barns.  

Which are located in another state.  

Which led to spending the entire day with the other barn girls on a field trip to rival any field trip I've ever been on.

It was the kind of day we dream about.   

Adventure!  

(Four women in a truck? Enough said!)  

Amazing hospitality.

(thank you, drew!)

Great friends.

(The barn girls rock!)  

Incredible finds!  

It was definitely my kind of heaven.  

Wondering what just a slice of heaven looks like?  

Come visit me at my next barn show  

- you'll find some of things I found in heaven - and it's all for sale!

Heavenly!    








Thursday, April 8, 2010

Where Am I?

I got an e-mail from a loyal reader wondering where I've been!

It seems my posts are too few and far between.  

You gotta love someone who misses you.

Just because she thinks you have something to say that just might interest her!  

Thank you, friend!   

So, where have I been and what have I been doing?

Going crazy!   

Getting ready for this:


(Check out our new Barn Show blog here!)

and 

Auction hunting for great stuff like this:


(Remind me to tell you about my new passion for all things industrial!)

Oh, and when I'm not doing that I'm getting ready for my monthly sale here:



So, even though I might not be blogging as much as I once was, I'm still here!  

And trust me, have I got a lot to tell you!   

All in good time!