Tuesday, June 21, 2011

my (white) super bowl...

a few days before my
when I began  to work on my vignettes
and making various and numerous requests 
of my very handy Mr.
(like moving my crystal chandies-what's a chandy, he wanted to know)

I informed him...this is  my super bowl
my opportunity to give it all I've got
to play like I've never played before
 this he could understand

so here is  my playing field

before and after

The sale was my best ever
the best in sales 
the  best in all of the before-hand stuff
(remember this post?)
we worked better together
mom (me) was happier 
and as you know
when mom is happier
everyone is happier
I was able to set up more  displays and details
than in the past 
not all that were in my head
but more
most things were priced
so all in all
it was good
darn good

this is what I snagged from a fellow vendor
isn't it wonderful?
I have no idea what I am going to do with it
 betcha you are all tired of sale posts
and ready for me to move on
I am ready to move on.
I need to catch up
on laundry, dishes, clutter,
I am ready to enjoy my summer
with my girl-young-in 
my Mr.


Patti's Artful Design said...

Just stunningly beautiful:)! Enough said!

she dreams big! said...

Oh my gosh! I wish I could have been first in line! I didn't see anything that I wouldn't want! Congrats on such a successful sale!

Liz said...

CONGRATS! I'm so happy that you had a wonderful sale. :) But then, that's a lot of pretty stuff!


Anonymous said...

Oh! So wonderful! Wish I lived nearer. I always love your photos.

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Rene ~
Oh my goodness your sale looked beyond amazing!! I am so happy to hear that you did so well!!
Have a restful time for awhile :)


Rose Garden Romantic said...

It's all so gorgeous!!! Wish I lived close so I could come to your sales!! I think I would use all my money up though, because I love everything!!!

Sandi said...

I can't even begin to imagine all the work you had to do for this sale! I would love my bff and I to do a sale, but I don't know if I have this kind of stamina! lol BEAUTIFUL!

Sue said...

Everything looks really great, including you & your husband! Love the photos as always!

Take care, Sue

kpaints said...

I'm speechless...so beautiful!!!

Createology said...

Wow! Your hard work and efforts look like they really paid off. Your displays were fabulous. I can't believe someone didn't buy the remains as those tables are gorgeous. Summertime is yours to enjoy...

Rita said...

Love, Love your post. Happy WW to you Miss Gracie and Mr. too. Ciao Rita

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Oh my goodness...totally amazing! I'm so happy that you did so well, you deserve it! ~Stacy~ (*_*)

Fishtail Cottage said...

Never tire of sale posts! So much eye candy to scroll through!!! Just wish I could visit you in person & see all your gorgeous goodies you have to offer...xoxo, traciie

Becky C said...

Congratulations on a super sale! I sure wish I could have been there to shop the barn. Looks like some gorgeous vintage goodies you had there. Enjoy some relaxing down-time now!
Becky C

Rebecca said...

Just kill me why don't you?

I want it all.

Every single piece. I wanna load it up and bring it home.

:) Beautiful!


Diane said...

Oh, I'm so glad it was a success, I know you worked so hard and now I hope you can rest and relax a little. My only regret is that I couldn't come to your sale and that I couldn't buy everything I wanted to. Diane

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, iam drooling over all your beautiful goods! NO thstbis you did so well! I love that last picture of you two, it truly is frae-worthy! Happy catchin' up!

Gail said...

You made a game winning touchdown 0 look at that before and after! I liked the bench with the decoupaged book pages on top.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, I am speechless!!! Everything is so gorgeous!!

FlowerLady said...

Hurray for you! You survived the before, during and after and now you can relax and enjoy your summer. I just love how you set everything up and it all looked wonderful! Congrats on having a great sale.

Love and hugs to you and your DH. I love that picture of the two of you. Enjoy being with your daughter too.


Gypsy Brocante said...

Gorgeous!! ... looks like you had a VERY successful show ... congrats!

Sheila R said...

Ohh!! How I wish I could have been there at the sale!! You definitely have a gift.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

It looked awesome and I am so happy that you sold so much!!! How could you not with the beautiful way it was all set up. You really had some great pieces:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

oh yeah touchdown! home run ! score score score ! Chippy, shabby heaven.
So happy it was a great sale for you
your love and care shines through your displays.

FrauHummel said...

Ooooohhhh no, how wonderful is THIS????? All this gorgeous things- i love this iron bed.....and...and...and....!!!
A lot of kind regards,

trash talk said...

Three words come to mind...Fan Tas Tic!
I am thrilled it was such a success and I love the victory shot at the end!

A Thing for Roses said...

Oh my goodness! Everything looks gorgeous and I'm thrilled you had such a great sale. My favorite thing has to be the cubby cabinet. Love it! Now that the sale is over, I hope you will have a lovely, relaxing summer and maybe we'll see you out this way sometime.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

It all looks soooooo fabulous!

Crystal said...

Congrats on your sale!! I knew it would be a great success!! You seemed really focused and organized...(I'm taking notes)! So many beautiful things! All of your hard work paid off.

jAne said...

indescribably just so so so wow.

thank you for a peek into your
.superbowl.! you won! (((hug)))

Angela said...

So excited you shared pic with those of us who could not travel and be there for your sell. Amazing. I love everything. To all your customers who were blessed to shop.... they were so fortunate to buy such neat items. So glad you did great and it was a success.
Now you go girlie and take some time off for yourself and the Mister. Had to be tiring pulling this great show together. Wishing you a good day and Happy Summer.

victoriantailor said...

Oh1 I want to live in all this!!!!
The iron crib is adorable, make it into a sette, one of the sides should fold down, I have one, not as ornate, and used as a day bed for my toddlers, Celeste, victoriantailor.com

Ashley DeLen said...

What a beautiful sale!! And I'm so happy that you won your "(white) super bowl".... enjoy the relaxation :O)

Ruffles and Relics said...

congrats on the sales.. your photos are absolutely stunning... could you please send a little of your talent my way :)

Ido said...

Oh my gosh! so beautiful, congratulations on your best sale ever! those are the kind of posts I like, when people do great on their business, congratulations again!

Rhonda's Rose Cottage Designs said...

I'm so happy ! Wow ! The best ever sale ! That is so cool!!!!!! Big Hugs, Rhonda I was going to make this short. Oh yeah ...I love your pics of your sales & of Chrisie's over at Chateau de fleurs & over at Maison Douce I love all these sale pics ! Nothing like it to kick me in the butt to keep going on my someday future sale to be ! LOVE IT ! Thanks for the kick! :o) I love you & all the other designing women out there! I never tire from sale pics ! It is my Super Bowl, Rose Bowl, my thing too!!!!!! Love it!

Grandma Sue said...

I enjoy your blog. Never too many photos about your sales. Your vignettes are lovely. Glad your Superbowl left you feeling like a champion! Yeah Team!

craftymarta said...

Rene, CONGRATULATIONS, I love to hear that all your hard work did paid off. Everything look so amazing and that before and after picture, WOW. You are so blessed to have a helping supportive husband. I know how many tears and sweat goes attached to this kind of thing. Rest, recharge, have fun. Blessings, Marta.

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

WOW!!!! You not only WON the White Super Bowl, but I think you may score MVP too! Beauty everywhere and your set up is over the top fabulous. Wish I could have been there. Thrilled for you that you did so well, but it's no surprise. You go girl!
Blessings & Hugs,

Kathy said...

Be still my heart. Wow now that is a sale. What great treasures I see and several would look at home in my tiny cottage. Thanks for sharing and congrats for your good luck.

Faded Charm said...

Everything looks wonderful Rene'. So glad to hear you had a great show and weren't too stressed:-)

Maybe you could turn it into a daybed or couch. I saw one at an antique store for pretty reasonable, but didn't think i had anyplace to put it. I went home and the lightbulb went off....it would look great in my daughters room....but of coarse by the time I went back it was gone. Lots of possibilities:-)



I Love your BLOG, thank you! Amazing photos.

Greatings from switzerland
Jacqueline ♡


cityfarmer said...

oh my
oh my
oh my

some girls have all the fun

p.s. wedding pics are up

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy you won the super bowl!
I love all these sale posts...they inpsire me for our white sale, thank you!!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

What a great big pile of greatness! I see so many things I'd have bought, that cubby thing for one! You scored good on that metal crib/bed. I have wanted one forever to turn into a daybed for my porch. I know you'll do something amazing with it.

Paula and Terri said...

It was a Great sale as always...Thanks Rene...and Thank you Curt for backing our trailer in and the boys for all there help loading!!!your pictures are Beautiful!!!Thanks again...see you next year...Paula and Terri

Leah C said...

Score!! Now your "Super Bowl" is one I could cheer for...so glad your sale was a huge success:)

Carole said...

I can see why it was such a success. I want everything I see.
I hope you are able to take a breather now!


Sweet Young Journey said...

Your sale looks like it was amazing!
Love love and really love that iron crib. It would be pretty as a bench in the garden or on a porch filled with pretty pillows and cushions.
Your last photo melted my heart!

Sheila said...

Why hello there Ms. Gracie! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello :) yes...that is stock on my kitchen table...I love the smell it is so fragrant. I love all of your furniture and your sale looks amazing. I hope your weekend was full of blessings.


Bohemian said...

CONGRATULATIONS..., you worked Magic and the merchandise is a swoonfest of epic proportions!!! I'm so glad everything went so well, I probably would have needed a U-Haul to cart away as many Treasures as would have called out to me! *winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

So glad your sale was so successful! Your attention to even the smallest of details is the key! Such beauties you transform and you decorate in such a seemingly effortless style!! Wish I could have been there!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

FredaB said...

Congratulations on your great sale. You worked so hard for it and it payed off. Now you can relax and enjoy summer.

I think it is finally coming here in Chicago area. 90's forecast for the end of the week and the 4th., holiday.

I just saw a crib converted into a daybed on Sat. when out with my daughter. It was in a very nice antique shop.



saltbox treasures said...

Rene, I'm so glad your sale went sooo well! I wish I could have been there.
Please keep me updated on future ones. We are in Boise every other month to see our kids and granddaughter. I love your before and after pic! and the great piece you purchased. Don't know what to do with it; but I love it too!
~ Julie

Adrienne said...

I'm so glad to hear that your sale was a success. The best ever! I love the way you put it all together. Now, if only I lived a bit closer!

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your super bowl. Everything looks great and so many wonderful treasures. I can see how you ended up doing so well, you were packed full. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

Natalie Meester said...

oh my goodness...everything is so beautiful and you definitely have a LOT of talent for arranging things and bringing out their beauty! Love the little hand mirrors on that dresser!

I am having my first ever barn sale this spring..march 23 & 24 actually.

Any tips you care to share?



rachel @ dbohemia said...

Can't believe I'm just finding you! I love this! Congrats on your sale!