Friday, May 31, 2013

Summertime....

I kept...steadily...hauling Treasures...
to The Rabbit Hole...
today...
and....
So...
Enjoyed...Playing...
with...
all of those....
Wonderful....
Old...
Toys...
{As I stood back...tonight...I realized... some folks... put out the
 Old...Red...White...and Blue
over Memorial Day...and...The Fourth...of July...
The Rabbit Hole... always... always... has a little...Old Glory...
 here...and there....
Some...of the Old...Flags...I have gathered...over many...many years....
are...worn...
 to say the very least....
and...some...may say...
I should have them...put to rest...
but...I can not....
I display them...Proudly....Year 'Round....
Totally...as...found....
: ) }
 
I slung the Old...Patriotic Batting up on the Farm Door...
and Hung...The Watermelon...Print...
yes...
Summer... Time.....
Gnarly Old...Truck...
in Remnants...
of...Red...White...and Blue....
: )
Letters... from....Home...
long...ago...
Vintage Lighting....
I never care... if it should sell...
It always warms.... everything....
gently....
: )

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bittersweet.... : )

My Sweet....Friend, Gail... handed me this Lovely...painting...of 'Bittersweet'...
as I was Flitting Around... The Sale... Friday Morn...
I stopped... and looked at it...as she handed it to me...
 she said..."This is for you..."...
I was Struck...instantly with Memories...of my Beloved...Sister...Chery...
I said...to Gail....
"This was My Sister's.. Favorite ....."
she said...
"I know... it was my Mom's...too...."
{Gail's...Mom...and Chery...left us... way...too...soon... }
She said...either her Grandmother...or Aunt... had painted it... years ago...
What a Lovely...Lovely...Gift... I will always Treasure...
Then...I know... where it will go...after...
Daughter, Liz...
She..is Soooo Her Aunt Chery....
and Loves... Bittersweet...and Fall Colors...
and...Loves...Gail.....: )
Thanks...Doll...
Love you...
: )

 
This little old...High Chair... caught my eye...this morn...as Polly and I were heading out the door...
It's such...a Soulful... little... chair...
always...seems to 'Smile'... or...have Happy...Thoughts... surrounding it...
yes... I'm...
crazy...
: )
Tom and Paula brought this...Amazing Memory Jug...to The Sale...
I had to buy it...
So...Gnarly...
So...Sweet....
: )
The Peonies are Opening!!!!
What a Gift...they were to Polly and I...This Morn!!!
YAY!!!!
As we walked into the Gazebo... this morn...
I noticed the Old Rope Bed... right where I had put it...
but... really...looked at all of the Hand Turnings...
This was made...around 1840.. I would guess...
and...how much...detail... Hand... detail...
Solid... and Beautiful...
170 years...later...
oh my...
The Scissor Collection...
I keep gathering them...from Everywhere...and filling the Old Spooner Up! Up! Up!
I sold a few...over the weekend... but...I keep finding them...Everywhere!!!
Soooooo Cooooool!
I filled the Wagon...with Statuary...last night...
I'm going to 'Place'...it...today...: )
I...Love...That... : )
These...little Flowers...made me...smile this morn...
I had thrown all the unused wire flower baskets... in a pile.... a few weeks ago...
Today...I noticed... the Flowers were growing...Up...Through...Them!
too...funny....
: )
I brought the Old...Stoneware down... and stacked it.... yesterday...
Planted some Dill... along the Hen House... I have just a handful...of old Chairs...left....
I'll have to find... a Perfect...little...place...for them...
they are...Darling...: )
My...Dear... Best Friend...Jerri.... Gave me this 'Miniature Lilac'.... for my Birthday... Years ago...: )
{Miss Her...Sooooo}
I planted it next to The Hen House...thinking...it was...'Miniature'...
oooops....
The Bouquets are...'Miniature'...
{and...have a GIANT Aroma!!!}
Not...The...Bush!!!
{Jerri...Never Missed my Birthday! Always made me...her Famous..Jello Cake... we visited...every....day...
We...had the World...all Figured Out!}
Her Birthday... is coming up.... very close...to Our...Peg's...seems...my Closest Friends...throughout my life have been Gemini's... I think...it takes a ...Taurus...to understand...those Crazy...Twins!!!!
 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Putting Things...in Their..Places...

 
Spent the day...
Gently...Putting things... in their Places...
Hope to have everything...re set by Saturday... : )
I'm going to be making July Plans... in the next day or two...
Think I'll have a little Open House....and Yard... Gathering...
over the 4th ish....
Something...FUN!!!
Something...that runs...from Late Mornings...to Evenings...: )
Sweet Tea... Lemonade... Watermelon.... Sparklers....
Red...White...and Blue...
and
Old... 
Gnarliness....
I'm Re Opening another little Building....
and want to have some Fun...with it!
Below...are images I captured this Eve...while Polly and I...
Strolled...
Life...is...Good...
: )
Love to Ya!
Barb C.
 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Thank You...So...Very Much....

 
 
 
As the little Chalk Board reads....
just above my head....
"Thank You...So Very Much!!!"
It was a Tuff...weekend...
Friday....
ROCKED!!!
Saturday...Sunday and Monday....
well...
they were a little....damp...
But...all in all...
It was WONDERFUL....
I don't remember many moments...alone...
Folks...came with Umbrellas... and Rain Gear....
and Shopped!
{Janelle {'The Farmer's Wife'...who is having her Sale...Friday... and Saturday
on the Hi Way between Marengo and Williamsburg}
and The Oxford Boys....
Really....Really....Got Dumped On...
Sunday!!!!
But...they...Made'er Happen!
oh...my...
What...Sweet Hearts...
: ) : ) : ) }
I can't Thank... all of my Dear...Friends... who Helped....Tirelessly....
and brought...
Amazing...Treasures...Enough!!!
Carolyn....was such a Trooper.... Cleaning Away!!!
Jan...oh my...She Saved Me!!!!
She popped out...Thursday, to lend a Hand...
and bring some...Awesomeness...
That Girl... Whipped it Into Shape!
She Blew My Mind!!!
Lynn and Lea... oh my...
After driving 90 miles...to get here...Twice....in the week...
Bailed In... and Helped...so...Much... : )
I am Thankful...with the Weather Forecast...
Everyone... Came...and Brought Amazing Things!!!!
Mark... who has been working so many hours...
with his Auto Glass Business... still... found time...to bring Huge Loads!
{Thanks  Kelsey!!!}
and...Stay With Me...
Every Day!!!
All Day!!!
Tom and Paula...
They brought...some Awesomeness!!!
and It Sold! Sold! Sold!!!
Thanks...for Blessing the Sale... with...such...Gnarliness...: )
{and...Thank You...for The Gift... of The Concrete Moon...and Star..: )
 it has found a 'Forever...Home' }
Lynn and Lea...
oh my...Folks Look So Forward to Your Farm...Gnarliness!
Thank You!
Thank You...Both...So...Much...
: )
{and...Thank You...for The Darling...Heart Shaped Horse Shoe...: ) and Beautiful...Plant....: ) : ) : ) } 
Carolyn...kept bringing Loads...and Loads...
She had some...Darling... Things!
{Thank You...for the Beautiful...Pitcher...
I...Love IT!}
Darrel and Colleen...
oh my...
This was their first time here....
THEY SOLD OUT!!!
TWICE!!!
Awesome Stuff!!!
{they are Coming Back! to The Fall Harvest Sale!!!}
Thank You...Both...
for Everything...
{Thanks...for the Lovely...Homemade... Refreshments...and BROWNIES!!! oh my...}
: ) : ) : )
Darlene...
Thanks...for All of The Great Garden D├ęcor!
{and...Bottle of Wine..: ) {and...Treat...for Polly!}
A Special...
THANKS
to Cindy...for keeping the Books...Straight!!!
You...{and...Tom..}
TOTALLY ROCK!!!
Love You!!!
And...Thanks...to All of The Friends...and Neighbors... who Contributed...so Beautifully...
and...
Thank You...
to All of The Folks... who Braved the Weather....
came...and Visited...
some...every day...
oh...my...
: )
It Truly....Takes a Village....
{Thanks...to John...Justin...Liz...and Hoss...for putting up the Tents.... {sigh...}
They...were a HUGE BLESSING!!!
I have some.... stories... to share...
I'll do that in the coming days....
Once Again...
Thank You...
Love...You...
Barb C.
{I always think of the song..."To Sir With Love"... when I Deeply...want to Thank... Folks...
as... we are all...
Students...
on this...Journey...
Called...'Life'...
As...we Struggle through...it....
Just...as in our School Days....
we...know...
They Live...on...and on...
Yes...the...'Sirs'...
Angels...
that...Continually...
Hold my...hand...
never...leave my side...
and... Daily....
Take me... from...
Crayons...to....Perfume....
with...
Lessons...
Blessings...
Gifts...
that...are so...
Huge...
I know... I could Never...
Repay....them...in my
Lifetime...
I am...Blessed...to have sooooo Many...
'Sirs' ... in my...
Life...
: )
Our Pegadoo... is Fine...
 we talk...Daily...
I will see her...this week...
{MISSED HER!!!}
She has been...BUSY...and Travelling with Family...
{what a Blessing...That...Is.... : ) : ) : ) }
She says..."HI!!! Love You!!!" to All...
and was So...Sorry...she couldn't be here...
I am Thankful...
This...was...Tuff....
and...She's...Always...Always...at My Side....
Yes...The Mad...March Hare...
and...The Hatter...
We're...never...too Far...Apart...
a little thing...called...'miles'... can't keep us...apart...
: ) }
 
 
Mark...and Sara....
What Gifts....
: )
Carolyn and Lea...
oh my...
I was Down to The Wire...
They....Made It Happen!!!
Thank...You!!!


This image...was taken during The Garden Party...of Lynn and Lea...
Love It!
Them...Too!!!
Jan...
What can I say....
{I'm surprised my Little Kodak....could get a glimpse of her...
She Was...FLYING!!!
Holy Smokes!!!
I kept bringing in.... LOADS...
She kept saying...
"GREAT!!! Bring me...MORE!!!"
oh my... }
Miss. Scarlett.... oh my.....
Sweet...Cindy....
God...Bless...Ya!!!
Love Ya!


I didn't get an Image...of Darrel and Colleen... this...was from last year....
This...isn't the First Time...Colleen...has come to...the Rescue...
She and Darrel... work so hard....
I feel Blessed... that they...took the Time...to Bring...such Wonderful...Things...
Thank...You....
Both....
: )


Monday, May 27, 2013

Turn Out The Lights... The Party's...Over....

The Memorial Day Weekend Sale...
oh my...
I'll have all sorts of Stories to tell...
but...
they aren't to be told...tonight...
When the last Folks...found their...way... from the Rabbit Hole...
this Eve...
I walked through....
blowing out candles...
and...turning off...lights...
The Old...Willie Nelson Song...came to mind...
and...I whispered...to the little...shop....
"well...let's call it a night...my Friend...
 The Party's...
over...
: )"
The Rabbit Hole...and I...I think...feel the same way...this Eve...
It...as I...
am ready...to Dim....my Lights...
I stood... and looked around...
 in the Sepia toned...Shadows...
listening...to the gentle...murmur...of the fountain...
gazing...at the last... candle to be extinguished....
another song...came to mind...
"If You Could Read my Mind"
yes...
If you could read my mind...Love...
what a Tale...my Thoughts could tell...
I think...we felt... a relief...
as...the lights...went out....
yes...
All good things...must end...
we both... need....a little...
Alone...time...
Together...
as...
The Rabbit Hole...
brings All...the
 Good Things...
out...
in me...
: )
It was...a Wonderful...Sale...
Filled with...Many....Many...
Many...
Blessings....
: )
Love...to ya...
Barb C.
 


Memorial Day.... : )

In Remembrance...to All Who Have Sacrificed .....for Our Freedom....

 
Last Day...of The Memorial Day Weekend Sale...!!!
Still...Loads of Most Wonderful...Old....Old....Treasures...: )
We'll be Wheelin' and Dealin'....
Open at 8!!!!
and...Beginning to Pack 'er  up...around 4....: )
Hope to See You!!!!!
Love to ya...
Barb C.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Day Three....It Rained...It...Poured.... but....It Was...All...Good!!! : ) {sometimes...ya just have to sit back... at the end...of a Long...day... sip....a Glass of Wine... take a drag....from a Stogie....and say..."Hmmmmm"....: ) }

It was...an Amazing Day Three!!!
Tomorrow is The Last Sale Day!!!
Come Visit!!!
{Some Brave Souls...have come...Every Day!!!}
We'll be Wheelin' and Dealin'!
See Ya...In The Morn!
Opens at 8 Bells!!!
Rain...Wind...or...
SHINE!!!
SHINE!!!
SHINE!!!
Love to Ya!
Barb C.
Tonight...as I was blowing out candles... I caught a Glimpse....of myself...in the mirror....
Lord...
I'm tired....
I've been soaked... many times....over....
and...
have moved...mountains....the last many days...: )
Yet...I'm so....Very Thankful...for Everything....
Mother Nature doesn't stand a Chance....
against.... the Most...Amazing.... Friends....
and Customers...that have found their way...Down The Rabbit Hole....
God....
Bless....Them...
The Rabbit Hole...
and
I....
Humbly Thank....
Each and Every One....who have Graced Us...with Their Presence...
: )
One of my Very...Favorite Cupboards...straddles...the Door...to the Rabbit Hole...
I can't close the doors....
It's....Cold....
I hung this Amazing...Vintage Lace Panel....to help....with the wind....
One...wouldn't think a little....Lace.....would make a difference...
Think...Again....
It's Not Only....Beautiful...
but...
Holds Her Own...
Against The Wind!!!
: )
I sold...the Twin...to this Beauty...at Gold Rush...
{I had never seen one like it...}
This Morn... I was looking in Caroline's Booth....
and...here it is!
I had to buy it...
LOVELY!!!
You...have No...Idea.... how much...is here...
Tomorrow...is the Last Day....of the Sale...
Hope to see ya....
There are Loads of Amazing Treasures...Waiting...for You!!!
Simply...Soulful....
as I walked through...the shop...this Eve....
I got lost.... in the Soulfulness....
The Little....Shop...
is...my...Therapy....
This Darling Man...Never Misses.... The Sales...
He gathers Old Photos...
He had found a Pile....  as he and I were walking...after he had paid...for his Treasures....
I told him...we should peek...inside the Big Tent...
I had just re set a display...and...I always...include...Old Photo's...
Thought...there may be a few more...he hadn't seen...
He found three...
One... had several Folks...standing in front of a Barn... with their Teams...of Horses...
I said...as I looked at it... "There is a name...on the Barn... I can't make it out.... can you...?"....{I kept digging for other images....in the Old Cupboard....as he read the name... that was written...on The Barn...}
He said... " It says... T. H. CON N E R..."
I froze...
as...My...Last Name...is...
C O N N E R
oh...my....
oh...my...
I told him...
he couldn't have....that one...: )
He Totally...Understood...
I Thanked Him...for Coming Out...In The Storm....
{he had actually called.... wondering if we'd be Open.... and said...he wouldn't have blamed us...if we weren't....
 I said..."Rain...or Shine"...we are 'In'... No Matter!}
If...he wouldn't have been so...intense...about the particulars...on these images...we NEVER...would have caught this....
He...made me look...Hard.... and...notice...the Writing........
Yes...this...is what I always talk about...in these...Wonderful...Old...Treasures...
Some How...
They Always...Always...find their Way....
to the...
Right...Hands...
 
Amy...and...Lydia...
Looking...at The Treasure...
They came back...to pick up...a piece of Furniture....Amy had bought...Friday...
What a Gift...it was to see them...
I...Love...them...
So....
: )
It was...so...Difficult...to read... the writing on the Old Image....
I'm sure...these are Relatives...
I'll be checking out my 'Conner'...Book...
my Dad's Cousin, Freda, put together....
soon...
what...
an...
Amazing....Gift!!!!
{I'll have Many...Goose Bump Stories...to share...next week...from this Sale...: ) }
"Hmmmmmm".....
As I sat...tonight... in front of the Lap Top...getting work done...
I realized...I was still wearing the Victorian Lace Cuffs.... I had slipped on this Morn...
while re setting Displays...in The Gazebo...
They are...Lovely....
Had...to Try Them...On!!!
I had forgotten I owned these...{ : ) }
Think I bought them from Pegadoo...
I sat....and wondered...
Who...wore them...last...
a Hundred Years ago...or Better...
and...at what Event...
What...Conversations...they had heard...
Hmmmmmm...
I gotta tell ya...
They Heard...and Experienced Much....
Today!
: )
Yes....It's All...
about....
The Journey...
: )

Day Three!!! oh my... : ) {We're OPEN!!! : ) }

Oh My!
Cold...Rain....but...
It's All... Good...
Many Brave Souls...found their way here.... yesterday...
{Bless Their Hearts!!!}
and we had visitors...until...Dusk....
The Day...Flew!!!
There are still....LOADS of Treasures!
Corner Cupboards....
Tables...
Hardware....
Glassware...
Farm Junk....
Wicker....
LOADS!
Come Visit!!!
Wear Your Rain Gear!!!
Dress WARM...
{tho...the Rabbit Hole is Toasty! I Fired Up The Furnace!}
We have all had a Lot....of Laughs...
yes...we....Have...
: )
and...have said...Over and Over....
"It Is...What It Is!!!!"
and...
'It's'...
All....
Good....
: )
Love to ya...
Barb C.
As Mark and Sara stepped in...out of the Down Pour...yesterday Morn... The first words he uttered were
"At least The Wind's Not Blowin!!!" : )
I felt like immediately knocking on wood.... and should have...because shortly there...after...
It Blew!
: )
Late in the Evening...we found Warmth... in the Rabbit Hole....
I popped the Cork...on my Birthday Bottle of Wine....
and relaxed....
: )
Liz and Miss. Scarlett...popped out... last night....
I had found a couple of Dolls while cleaning.... they were...Liz's years ago.... she didn't want them back... I stashed them...in the Corner Cupboard....{can't bring myself...to let them...go...}
 Scarlett saw them there.... a month ago....
Last night...she made a Bee Line...to the Old Cupboard....
Pulled them out....
Hugged and Kissed them....
Then....Shooooooooshed us.... to be 'Very....Quiet....'... as she carefully...put them away....
: )

Saturday, May 25, 2013

We're Fluffin' The Tents....This Morn! Wear Your Rain Gear!!! Open at 8 Bells!!!

We Gathered Furniture Up...Last Night!
Under Cover...inside the Tents!
We're Gonna Fluff....!!!!
Tons of Farm and Garden...Outside...!!!
Come Dig!!!
{It's gonna rain...this Morn...then...clear off!
If you come early...Bring Your Umbrella! }
New Treasures came in...last night...I'm restocking...this Morn....
Images...a bit...Later!!!
Love to ya!
Barb C.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Sale....Day One... Over the Top!!! {More... came in....Under The Full...Moon...Light....: ) } Opening at 8 Bells...in the Morn! Rain...or...SHINE!!!!

A HUGE...Thanks...to Everyone...who Helped...and Visited... oh my... : ) {It Was....Busy! }
We will be Movin' and Shakin'... in the Morn...! New Treasures... Rain...or...SHINE!!!
Opening...at 8!!!!!
Love To Ya...
and...Thank...You All...
Barb C.
{I was toooooo busy...to take images... but...I have Many...Stories to Share....
Next Week....
amazing...
stories....
{and...this...is only....day...
'One'...
oh my...
: ) }


Memorial Day Weekend Sale TODAY!!!!

Memorial Day Weekend Sale!
TODAY!!!
8 a.m. 'til Dusk!!!
Located on Hiway 151
Fairfax, Iowa
{On The Curve of the Hi way }
{101 Williams Blvd. Fairfax 52228 for GPS}
Rain or Shine!!!
Wear Your Grubbies!!!
and...
Bring a TRUCK!!!!
Love...to ya!!!
Barb C.
 


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Holy Smokes! Ran out of...Day Light! {Treasures...Still Rollin' In!!! Memorial Day Weekend Sale...Opens...at 8 Bells!!!!}

Sale Opens...at 8 Bells!!!
Thanks SOOOOO MUCH.....
To....Everyone...
who Contributed!!!!
See Ya....In The Morn!!!!
: )
Have...a Seat...
: )
Choice on these Old Darlings...
Only 10. Each!!!!!
There are a Pair of These...Old Darlings!
They are Fabric....and have wear...
but...they are...Stunning!
Loads of Gnarliness... kept rolling in...until...nearly 11...tonight...
Come say "Hi!"
in the Morn...
I'll be The Hag...in the Bag....
in the Dirty Pink... High Tops....
: )
My Images... Stink!
Everything...Looks...Soooo Much Better....in Person!
Awesome....Vintage Garden!
{ sigh....}
Pretties.....
Ironstone...
 : )
There is a tent....FULL.... just beyond this... image...: )
actually...there are...FOUR Tents...FULL... : )
and...
The Lawn... and...Buildings!!!!!
: )