Tuesday, June 15, 2010

barn whites...

If you know me
you know
I am crazy 
about setting up,
especially for my *events*

I always have  grand ideas...
lots of grand ideas
as the days get closer
my list of *wants* and expectations

There is never enough time.

No matter how much I think 
I am ahead of the game.

This sale was no exception.

Thursday came.
It was time to get serious 
about setting up.

I looked through my idea files
 for simple (meaning quick)  inspiration
and found this:
photo courtesy of garden vintage antiques



You girls rock
 are my inspiration!
I think we can do that...
These doors have been just sitting in the barn
not being used.

Oh, honey...

easy, peasy,

fabulous backdrop!

So here  you go


another easy backdrop 
with shutters 
that I bought *years* ago
and had not used

This french blue with a glaze
 was new for me.
It was a hot-seller!

another fun new color

These signs 
were a new addition 
this year.

I was so happy with how they turned out!
all in all
it turned out to be a great sale
great customers
great vendors!
The excitement and energy
were incredible!
That's  all (I think!)
you'll hear about 
the sale
You're probably getting tired of it.
I am
am ready 
to move on to the next thing!
Happy White Wednesday to all...


Cassandra said...

We did stop by! You did a gorgeous job!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh my! I want to live in your display. Please? =)

And I couldn't agree more about Theresa, TOT and Shelley!! They are like the magical mice that transformed Cinderella - Amazing inspiration on only a moments notice.

Thanks for sharing your space with us. It's gorgeous!! Blessings... Polly

My Shabby Roses said...

Rene I'm so glad you showed pictures.
Your space turned out so nice. You did a great job. Everything came together just beautifully!
I'll have to look at your pictures for inspiration.

Alaina said...

Oh I just love your whites. You never disapoint me. The ideas you give me not only for display but to make. I am going to spray paint my ugly brown picnic basket black tomorrow and put it into the new improved lovely shed. Have a most wonderful White Wednesday.

BailiwickStudio said...

I love all these white displays! They look absolutely fabulous. ::Jill

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Oh my I wish I lived closer ..your ideas and borrowed inspiration are my inspiration as well.

I set up for my marketplace tomorrow and I only wish I could make a set up like that but when your traveling it sure limits you to what you can do.

Your signs are positively wonderful and if I had a barn sale they would be my first choice I love using old photos.

Have a Lovely week

Blessings ..Sara

podso said...

Wow to how you worked out that inspiration idea--the doors were such a good backdrop. As we say, "Good on ya."

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh my here I'm reading your post and see my name, well aren't you just the sweetest and here I am thinking I come to you for inspiration. Thanks again, but you are the inspiring one!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Spectacular lovely! All your blood sweat and tears paid off! I wish I could have a few tear sheets for my inspiration book! I still miss paper! Jacqueline

Amy Kinser said...

Would love to have come. Everything looks wonderful in these pictures. Great job!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How beautiful everything looks! You truly have an eye for displays. Theresa may be YOUR inspiration, but YOU are mine!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Tanya said...

My first barn sale .. it was a lot of fun. The hutch/shelf in the 7th & 8th picture is already hanging up in my guest bath. :) We arrived at 6:08 and most of the stuff on that table was already gone! Lesson learned!!!

Bella said...

Hi Rene, Oh so pretty! I love the windows with the shutters and the rose pitcher, it's gorgeous!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh it really is just DREAMY!! Great job on such a beautiful display. xoxo

Barbara Jean said...

All absolutely wonderful!!

barbara jean

Linda said...

OH this looks like a wonderful sale...wish I could have been there!

Glenda... said...

Miss Gracie...
I think that rates right up there with the prettiest setups I have ever seen...I love everything about your blog...the color and tenor of it makes my heart sing.
Makes me want everything in that booth.
You are on creative gal...
blessings now,

Faded Charm said...

You can never get tired of hearing about great sales or seeing all the wonderful photos. I love to get inspiration from them.

Everything looks wonderful and I'm glad you had a great show.

Take care,


Sherry said...

What wonderful displays! It all looks fabulous!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks wonderful, I would have loved to be able to just meander around and check everything out!

Kate said...

Hi Rene
What a beautiful post. Each picture was simply elegant and stunning. Loving the silver thrown in the mix.

Happy WW to you


Lori said...

oh, i am swooning...so so pretty...all of your displays and vignettes are stunning!!!

The Blackwood Cottage said...

Sister....what a wonderful shop!!!! So unique, creative and wonderful, I must follow!

Sheila Rumney said...

Oh, how I wish I was closer!!! It looks magical! Love the picnic basket and all the goodies inside!

Robyn said...

OH mY! I wish I was closer! After last weeks post on WW I couldn't WAIT to see the final product! GORGEOUS! LOVELY! BEAUTIFUL! I would have spent too much money! Your displays ROCKED! THANKS so much for sharing this on WW. I'd love to prowl around your barn with a big fat wallet...lol

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Beyond fantastic! You did a wonderful display!!

Crystal said...

What inspiration!! I love everything!

The Decorating Diaries said...

Oh! All the details. You do it so well. I can look at your pictures forever and still not feel like I've seen it all.


Sue said...

Wow, this is one of my favorite posts you have done. You have such great stuff, and THE DOORS! I have a lot of those in my store. There is just something really cool about the old vintage chippy white paint on the doors. Everything looks just great!! Thanks for sharing.

Take care, Sue

Lisette said...

Wauw....Beautiful pictures!!


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I bet Heaven looks like this...

Cathy said...

I have a "thing" about old doors!! Love them and your displays were BEAUTIFUL!!!! Puts a smile on my face this HOT TEXAS morning...thanks for sharing! HAPPY JUNKIN.....CATHY AKA GIRLS GONE JUNKIN

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

OMG GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! I love everything you have done:) Soooo talented!
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Claudia said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Wish I could have been there - you did a fantastic job of creating a beautiful display.


32˙North said...

Hi Rene,

So glad to hear all your hard work was rewarded with a super successful event! Your displays are wonderful - I've always been a big fan of stacking, too - looks great!


Sandi said...

Rene I am in AWE once again!! You do amazing things with your vintage finds! If I could do half that good I would be happy...I think...oh probably not. I want it just like yours!! :)

I just got done mopping my floors and I mopped myself right into the computer room. Imgaine that?? I figured that way I had an excuse to get on and check out some WW posts.
Although...I will say...not good to mop yourself into a room and then find out you have to go potty. LOL

Hugs my dear friend!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Beautiful! I am so glad I happened by.

~~Carol~~ said...

Honey, you should be writing a book! Those pictures are amazing, and I love what you did with the doors. And that porch railing. Thank YOU for the inspiration!
Happy White Wednesday!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Absolutely gorgeous, really wonderful backdrops and displays. Nothing beats old doors, shutters, and windows!

Ticking and Toile said...

wow gorgeous!!!! love all pics massively!!


Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

OH I love it all! What a beautiful post, Your displays are lovely and so inspiring, you have a new follower, I don't want to miss a thing! I will be going through past posts for more inspiration, Theresa

Olivia~ said...

Oh my sweetie as always beautiful!

sweetpea said...

Rene' your set~up was just gorgeous. You are so sweet to name me as an inspiration, and I must agree with my friend Theresa that you in fact inspire me. Your pics are always jaw dropping gorgeous.



Burlap Luxe said...

I just adore your shabby flea market style your site is wonderful.

Angela said...

Wow, it looked great!! Lots of wonderful stuff!

Liz said...

Did you sell everything? I love that little medicine cabinet with the drawer. Darling!!!!


The Rustic Victorian said...

Lovely photos,,,I wish you were closer so I could attend and spend.
Then I could ask you to decorate my cottage, and pay you big $$$...well I can dream.
Your always inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rene',
I'm loving your blog and all the wonderful eye candy! Happy WW!
I'm so glad you stopped by, and thanks for your sweet comment! I would love to have you join my Feather your Nest link party next Thursday. Hope you can make it! :)
~ Jo

Michella said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog!!! It's everything that I love as well :)) Such inspiration!!!

~ Michella ~

time-worn interiors said...

What a great display! Glad everything turned out well! Happy to know that I am an inspiration to someone! You are pretty inspiring yourself!

So sorry about the Insurance thingy! We don't have any insurance and it's on the back of my mind always! Hope something changes for you!


Amber Rose said...

Great show of your style! Wonderful.

Just a little something from Judy said...

After seeing these beautiful pictures, I wish all the more that I could have been there. You continue to amaze me with your eye for beauty and your creative mind to put it all together. I am sure that in your area, when they hear barn sale...everyone comes.

Trisha said...

Your sale was amazing! I wanted to buy everything I saw. I am already saving up my money for next years sale-thanks for the invite!!