Saturday, October 30, 2010

holiday sale!!

OK!!  ...its official!  Mark your calendars!
We will be having a ONE DAY ONLY - HOLIDAY SALE!  - Saturday, December 4th from 9-5.
We have been pulling all our fun Holiday goodies from the storage unit and getting them ready!

It will only be one day, so make sure you get here early, before all the good stuff is gone!
More to come on the Holiday sale.....

Thursday, October 28, 2010

the power of positive thinking

While I was out this morning walking the dog on this cold, windy October day,  I noticed this one sweet little rose.
She wasn't the prettiest rose I had seen, but for a cold October morning she was beautiful, and there was a little bud of a new rose to come next to her. 
The rest of the gardens are long gone and are in the process of being cut back for winter.  
But this wonderful pink little rose is still there!
I wanted to write this blog in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
Breast cancer is something that I am very familiar with.
My grandma had it.
My mother had it.
My baby sister had it.
All survived, in part, to their positive thinking.
What great role models I have had all my life.  
Women who ALWAYS looked at the glass half full, not half empty.  
Women who always found something to feel blessed by every day of their lives. 
Women who always remained positive , even in their darkest, scariest hours.
Grandma lived to be in her 90's.
Mom is having the time of her life, now at age 82.
Little sister is preparing for her first child.
And my little rose is a sign of that willpower, positive thinking, and to always find something beautiful in your life every day!
Please make your breast check up appointment today if you haven't already.
And look for all the wonderful blessings in your life today and every day!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I always look for chippy ironstone platters and repurpose them into beautiful wall art.

You can find these plates and platters at yard sales and flea markets.
I add press on letters and buy plate hangers from Joanne's 
(I've tried a lot and Joanne's are the best!)
Instant wall art!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

more farm jewelry

Another thing that I like to play with in my jewelry is old optical lenses.  I bought a whole set at a flea market.  
I collect all kinds of old handwriting.  I love the beauty of handwriting from years ago.
My kids learned how to find four leaf clovers from a friend of mine.  They can now go out and find them right away.  
One day last summer I needed some to make this jewelry.  
I told the kids that I would pay them a dollar for each four leaf clover they could find.  
Thinking this challenge might cost me...... maybe twenty dollars.
In about a half hour my kids cam into the house with FISTFULS!  
I mean fistfuls... to the tune of 240 four leaf clovers!  
Not at all what I expected! 
I made a deal with them, so I had to follow through, but I got them to agree to put the most of the money into their savings account.
I put them into my jewelry to add a little luck to each piece!

Monday, October 25, 2010

farm jewelry

here are some pictures of some of the jewelry we make here on the farm.
I like to use a lot of found objects in my jewelry.  Here are some really pretty keys that i added some parts and pieces of old rhinestone jewelry.  
Add a sterling chain and you have a repurposed heirloom to pass on to your daughter!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

my favorite pumpkin

We grow about 40+ varieties of heirloom pumpkins every year.  Orange ones, blue ones, white ones, lumpy ones, pretty ones and ugly ones.
Every year there is always one that catches each of our eyes and becomes "our favorite pumpkin"
Here is a picture of our 2010 picks for "favorite ones".
My husband brought this one to my attention and it receives the honor to be his favorite too. 
I especially like it because last year we planted several rows of these (blue hubbards) and not a one grew.  This year we had better luck with them.  Very pretty.
My kids, who usually want the biggest pumpkin in the field, were intrigued with the tiniest ones that they could find.  
We pull them out of the bunch to make sure they don't get sold!

Monday, October 11, 2010

and a few more...

 and just a few more pictures from the sale...
a pretty fainting couch...

a pretty glitter pumpkin.....

spooky halloween.... 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

more barn sale....

here are a few more pictures....
a pretty french corner....

 ironstone platters...
 pretty pillows my sister made....
 autumn harvest table...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

and a few more...

 A pair of church angels...
 a pretty display centerpiece...
 a pair of kids cars from safety town....
 pretty bottles...
scary clown bank!

Friday, October 8, 2010

some more pics from the big sale

We are finally catching up from the big sale last weekend.  I'll be posting pictures for the next couple days.
Again, thank you all who came out.  Hubby and I are going to the storage unit tonight to start setting up for Holiday sale!  Yikes!  If we can pull it off in two months...we'll see!
Here are a few more pics!
 Bessie always dresses up for the sale!
 Quite a few pups found a new home!
 Cute chalkware corn couple
 Decoupaged gift boxes
The Ohio State pennant was the first to go!  What a surprise!  Go BUCKS!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


WOW!!  What a great weekend we had!  Thank you to everyone who came to the farm for the sale! 
It was so good to see everyone and great to meet so many new friends!!
We had a much bigger turnout than we expected!  Thank you for all your patience to those of you who waited in line during our busiest time.  Hopefully we did not disappoint you!
It was great meeting and talking to everyone.

Special thanks to Lisa from Urban Farmhouse, Kim from Uptown Antiques,  Judith at Bloomsbury Loft, Tami from Cupcake Studio, Kelly from Primitives and Porcelain.  
Your support you have given us is incredible.  To those of you who haven't visited these ladies stores/blogspots, please do so!

And many, many thanks to my family and friends who worked as Farm Hands this weekend : my husband and kids, my two sisters Becky and Sandy, my mom (momma hen), my friends Anne, Brenda, Eddy and Cindy, and sister in law Jen.  We couldn't have done it without all your help...thank you!
Here are a few pictures from this weekend.