Tuesday, May 22, 2012

decide to decide....

decisions...I hate 'em
I don't know why
it's fear, I guess
fear that I won't make the right decision
fear that I will neglect the ones I love the very most
fear that I can't live up to my own expectations

stalling for as long as I could possibly stall, 
lots of prayer and talks with My Mr.
I did it.
I decided.

We have a date!

miss gracies and friends
ViNtaGe barn sale
June 22 and 23

I've pulled up pics of the past 3 sales
to show you
and remind me of what I've done for past sales
be warned: lots of photos ahead




Making the decision is what it took to get me moving,
I have been busy shopping and pinning and planning
We have a HUGE paint weekend coming up
If you're in Idaho and think you might be able to make it
shoot me an email and I'll mail  you an invite

linking to:

White Wednesday @ Faded  Charm
Show off Your Cottage @ The House in the Roses 
Creative Blogger's Party & Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime
Tuesday Cowgirl Up @ The Farmhouse Porch 
Your Cozy Home @ Cozy Home Scenes
Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Under $100 @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage

Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Farmhouse Friday @ Laurie Anna's Vintage Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
PRIMP Your Stuff @ (PRIMP)
Thriftin' on a Thursday @ Savvy City Farmer
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Potpourri @ 2805
Show us your Shoppe @ Jenifer Rizzo


On Crooked Creek said...

This is a fabulous idea!!! I'm stuck here on the Prairie...so I'll have to be with you in my thoughts...and prayers for a great success, dear friend! I could just sit and look all day long! Lovely post!

Lewaina@cliffsideranch said...

Ah you do know how to temp a woman don't you?
I live in eastern Utah. Are you a hop skip and jump away?
What a fun girls trip with my daughters.
Good luck.
L Nelson

NanaDiana said...

Oh- How I wish I could be there- if for no other reason than to meet you in person. Everything you have showing here is just GORGEOUS. Congrats on making the decision. I do think that is the hardest part of all...making the call to just DO IT! xo Diana

Anonymous said...

LOve the way you put things together, looks like someone could just move in there!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

So...would I sound greedy if I said I want it all? lol So much to see, so much to drool over. Best of luck!
Blessings & hugs,

Every Little Birdie said...

I love your blog. I am your newest follower and will pop in often.

Michelle Lisle said...

Rene...you're killing me here all the way in Australia....if only I lived closer I know I would find some lovely treasures at your barn sale...xo

Barbara Jean said...

It's all wonderful, and this one will be too.
I'm not sure what it is about deciding either. I think you are right, fear based somehow.

I've been trying to decide about anew sign for the store for 2 years!!!!

My daughter said "just decide! Even if it is wrong at least you have made a decision!" Did that help? no. Still have not decided.

always enjoy my visits here.


chateau chic said...

Wish I lived in Idaho. I'd definitely be there.
Mary Alice

miss flibbertigibbet said...

How exciting! I so wish I could see it in person! I know it will be wonderful!
Blessings, Lorraine

EllenaElizabeth said...

I looked at your photos a few times and I think I definitely love the unpainted pigeon hole/shelving. Hope your sale is successful.

Anonymous said...

I so wish I was closer. Would love to see it in person. Your photos are wonderful! Good luck!

Anne said...

I would love to go.But I think we are in different states :-( .I am doing lots of painting too.I have a June 1st deadline.


Faye said...

Oh would I love to come! I didn't know you are in Idaho, we'll be moving to Wyoming in a few years...hummmm, maybe we'll be close enough then? I'd be there in a heartbeat if I could!
xoxo Faye

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I would love to come to one of your sales!! I just love everything that you do Rene'!!
Do you have a baby yet ?

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

YES!!!! What do we have to loose?
My Sister in law and I put together the Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks here in California and yes it was hard at first but after 3 years it does gets easier. You will have a wonderful time and great sales. June is a great month to do it. I will keep checking on your progress. Ciao Rita

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Believe me, if I lived closer, I'd be one of the first in line! You had some amazing items at your previous sales and I'm sure you'll follow suit with your upcoming sale.

very merry vintage style said...

Oh my... so many pretty things! Stop by and link up if you have time

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Pure eye candy, Rene! Wish, oh wish I could come!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Having done our own white show I know it is a big commitment with lots of work which in the end provided lots of smiles and great memories (along with atleast a week of R&R)!!
Love all the displays...very inspiring!

podso said...

You know if nothing else tells me time is flying by, this would. it seems you JUST HAD your sale, but it was a year ago? I would love to fly across the country and come to it!) (wishful thinking!)

trash talk said...

I wish I could come up. Your previous sales all looked amazing. Terrif merchandise and merchandising!

Fairfield House said...


Oh how I wish we were closer so I could attend this event. I know I'd be returning to the Fairfield House with lots of treasures! Have you considered listing any items online for Miss Gracie fans that live too far away to attend? If so, please let me know.

Your Friend,

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

WOW! Oh, how I wish I lived close enough to visit your fabulous event. These past photos are filled to the brim with treasures, so I'm sure this event will also be a huge hit. Best of luck to you!!

Tinas bo said...

Looks fantastic!!
I see lots of things that I would love to have... :))


Tina said...

Love the photos from your barn sales. I´m sure this one will be as awesome. Wish I was able to come

Karen's Place said...

Wish I live closer, I'd definitely be there with bells on. Love the black picnic basket filled with treasures! and everything else, too.

Karla said...

so much vintage goodness!
i wish i were not states away and was free to travel...of course, i would want to be hauling a trailer, too. your wonderful things and great displays would make it all too tempting to pass up :)
i wish you all the best in your sale and stamina to get the prep work done!

Ral @ARTbyRT Seascapes and Island Life said...

I would love to get into my car and drive up to this wonderful event! Alas, I live on an Island but these things are beautiful!

Sherry said...

You have some beautiful items! Good luck on your barn sale. I discovered you on Savvy Southern style and I'm now a follower. I would appreciate if you could follow back. Tx

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm sure your sale will be a huge success. Wish I lived closer.

Recycled Rita said...

Oh my gosh! How I would love to come!!! Everything is so pretty! How long do you think it would take me from California? LOL!
You have some lucky locals, they will have a great time....

Shabby chic Sandy said...

If I could I would be the first in line! Have fun!

Olive said...

I would arm wrestle my best friend for all of your goods. Alas I am in Georgia and fear airplanes. Do have fun and sell it all, which I know you will.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Unbelievable you would have a hard time deciding with such great stuff to go on. I'm sure you will have a wonderful time and a great sale. Such fun. Too bad I'm in Florida. :( I found you at The Charm of Home.


Anonymous said...

What beautiful goods! Looks like it's going to be a great event. Sending you the best from Texas! :-)

Barbara said...

Oh, my goodness, what treasures! Each picture unfolded another bit of loveliness. You do such a great job arranging everything. Wish I was closer! Have fun!

Jenny @ Faith + Pearl said...

What a beautiful blog you have....stopping by from Vintage Inspiration Friday and now following. Best wishes on your upcoming sale!


Victorian1885 said...

Oh My... I would love o attend you Barn Sale! It will be a huge success.. I know it! Have fun preparing for the big day!

Amy Dearinger said...

Thank you! You have inspired me, I hope you don't mind but I blogged about you! Amyhttp://www.triplercreations.com/rcreations-blog.html

The Charm of Home said...

This looks fantastic! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!