Friday, June 18, 2010


Well girls,
yesterday was  a day of facing reality.
A reality 
I had been 
in denial about
as you know 
the show must go on.

Tears, anger, fear swelled up
 as we faced the truth.
No more denial.

We found out that our, 
obviously less-than-adequate health insurance,
 (we are self-employed)
denied  my husband's heart procedure.
(We were told the Dr's office was handling the pre-approval.)
As you can imagine, that is no little hospital bill.

My first reaction was: 
paint something. 
paint anything.
fill up the shop.
what can I sell?
paint something.
paint anything.
on and on. around and around.
All panic.
We wait in HOPE for the LORD;
He is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in His holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,
even as we put our HOPE in you.
Psalm 33:20

Be still. Be quiet.  
Let God provide.

This will be a slow, steady process...
one baby step at a time.

Praise the LORD, O my soul
and forget not all his benefits-
who forgives all of your sins
and heals your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Psalm 103:1-5

I will deny.
I will deny panic
I will deny anger
I will deny fear.

Be strong and take heart,
all you who Hope in the LORD.
Psalm 31:24

I write this mainly for a monument of sorts...
a place to "lay" it down
a place to remind me
a place to record my life and my journey of faith.

I had signed up to do *where bloggers create*...I'm not sure what I was thinking anyway...we're barely finding the floor around here...sigh.
 (BTW-thanks to all of you for making me feel normal for my mess!) and with all of this I need to turn my heart to home.
There's always next year.
And you've all seen where I really create anyway.

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...

Monday, June 14, 2010

the calm....

after the storm. 
The storm's name is
Miss Gracie
she touched down here...
the site of the Barn sale

 this is the aftermath of the storm.

It is  quiet
I am left wondering...
what to do
after those l-o-o-o-ng  frantic hours of last week.
I could clean-up
I could do my mountain of paperwork 
I could organize 

I did this

I played with my roses

I tried all sorts of backgrounds 

in all sorts of places

Which one do you like best?

I'll be back 

White Wednesday 
to show you the rest of the story.

apology here:
I do so appreciate the comments left for me
over the last little while

i am slowly  trying to get around to see you
but I know there is no way
I can get caught up.
Please, KNOW,
that your comments mean so much to me
they encourage me
and inspire me.
so, don't stop!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

vintage silver sunday...

just a quick peek

Miss Gracies's 
ViNtage BARN sale

to be continued...

linking up with silver sunday
talk to you soon

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

this is how i feel...


like I've lost my mind

like a chicken with its  her head cut off

you get the idea

shh...don't tell anyone
I'm supposed to be working

I  just had to take a break
I couldn't let another WW go by 
without me.

we always forget how crazy it gets
how big of a push it is
 to pull it all together

I've saved these pics of my manny
 for a day just like this

 I promised you a sneek peek.
 so here it goes.
it is not pretty.

I think the hardest part of all
the transition
from storage/work area


show space.

And that requires moving 
at  least

Here are some very
*in the rough*
pics of my shop

Better get going before I'm caught slacking!

Happy White Wednesday to all!

Friday, June 4, 2010

it's this kinda day...


We've never had rain like this before.
I live 

All of my furniture is  back in the barn...
waiting for the final step.
 the forecast is
sun and mid-80's.
Starting tomorrow.
I hope so.

The Sale is next Friday.
so much still to do
and my roses and peonies are just starting to bloom!