Monday, September 30, 2013

Seven Tents....Are UP!!! For the Fall Harvest Sale... : ) Sale Opens.... Thursday at 8 Bells! Rain or Shine!!!!!!!



 
See Fall Harvest Details...
in
The Events...
Column...
to the right...
 
We Put Up.... Seven Tents... Today....
including...
FOUR... Big Ones!
oh my...
{in addition to The Rabbit Hole... Hen House... Garage...and Gazebo
The Lawn... will be...
FULL!}
Mark...is cleaning out Two...Estates...
Maurina... and I... are Diggin'...
Deep...
Still Pulling from the Downed... Building...
She is bringing Loads... of Stuff...
Some Early Medical Pieces...
Carolyn... is also...bringing Loads....
Lynn and Lea...
My Farmer Friends... from Southern Iowa...
are Bringing...Loads...
as are Many... Friends... and Neighbors...
This...
is going to be a Big....
Sale...
Rain or Shine...!!!!!!!
Wear Your Grubbies...
and Bring a TRUCK!!!!
{lost my camera... I'm sure it's hidden somewhere....
I'll have images ... soon...
but Trust Me....
if ya Love... 'Old'....
You'll want to Come Visit Us! }
Love to ya...
Barb C.
{We'll be adding New Items... Daily! }
Here...is a tiny... listing...
Old Beds...
Cupboards...
{of Every Shape and Size...}
Show Cases....
{of Every Shape...and Size...}
Old Chairs...
Glassware...
{of Every Kind.. Old...Old...Old...}
Woodenware...
Quilts...
Fabric...
Tins...
Chicken Related Items...
Old Books...
Oil Paintings...
Prints...
Old Clocks...
Concrete Statuary...
Quilts...
Sewing Machines...
Architectural Pieces....
Benches...
Tables...
{of Every Shape and Size...}
and...
this is a what is at the top...
of my...
very...
fried...
brain...
: )
I have No...Idea...
what's going to be...Rollin' In...
It'll be...Like...
Christmas!!!!
: ) : ) : ) }
 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

FALL HARVEST SALE!!! This Thursday Thru Sunday!!!! Don't Miss It!!!!

Fall Harvest Sale...
Details...
to the Right!
Calender of Events!
 
We Worked and Worked...today...
So Much... to get Done!
Folks will start setting up... the next few days....
and I....
Still...
Have TONS... to Do!
This Is Going to be a BIG...Sale!!!
I'm Pulling...from The House....
as well...
I'll have things... Priced to Sell!
And They Will!!!!
Sunday...the Last Day...
I'm Cleaning Out!
{come... and bring a Truck! }
I'll be posting Images...
as we get things set out.... and as they come rollin' in....
Friends... and Neighbors...are bringing LOADS...
of Who Knows What!
I Know This Much....
It Will All Be Old! 
It Will All Be Gnarly...
and Priced Right!!!
Stay Tuned!!!
Love to ya...
Barb C.
 


We worked...from early...til Dark... today...
No Time... for Images...
I took this... as I was parking vehicles... back in the drive...
tonight...
The Girls...cleaned these Old Stained Glass Windows... up...tonight... there are 5 of them...
They are... Beautiful...
and are..Priced to Sell...at only...
55. each... : )
Don't Miss This Sale...
: )
I had to post... my...
"Getting Down...to The Wire"...
"It's...Showtime!"
Tune...
Yes...
'Midnight Rider'...
I'll be Burnin'...Gallons...of The Midnight Oil!!!!

 
 
 
 

it...rained...

 
It Rained...
It rained... and rained...
Maurina and John...
tarped things...
this Morn...
we had strewn...
from
cleaning the shed...
and I helped some friends...
as they were picking up... some things...
Then...
Maurina and I tore into a building... that had blown down...
several winds... ago...
with some very cool...old Primitives.... trapped inside...
It was a mess...
we... were soaked....
covered in Mud... and who...knows... what....
Spiders... were having a Fit....
we were disturbing their Home....
yes...
it was an...ugly... ugly... day....
for all...concerned...
We loaded the Ford... with what couldn't be saved....
from the collapse...
and I threw it...in the dumpster...
{John has a HUGE....dumpster.... as he is Cleaning... his shop...}
It broke my heart... as I was pitching things... into it...
Old...Old... things...
that were beyond.... repair...
sad...
The Good News...
there was, and is... a LOT...of wonderful Old Pieces...
that made it....
Survivors...
that will be on The Fall Harvest Sale...
Love...to ya...
Barb C.
{I just came home... from watching Miss. Scarlett... : )
when I laid down with her....
to put her to... bed...
she said...
"Hug...Gamma"....
So...I held her close to me...
This... above song... somehow...
came straight to my mind...
It's been a Long... time since I have heard it...
Dad...used to whistle it... all the time...
as we rolled...down the Gravel Roads...
in those old... trucks...
He could Whistle... like No Other...
{beautiful... : ) }
I began...softly....singing it...to her...
when I finished...
she rolled over...
looked me...
and SMILED...: )
"More...Gamma..."
She... loved it...
I used to...too... : ) }
I remember... when I was about..her age...
laying in bed...
we lived...out in the Country...
I could hear...The Whippoorwill....
out...in the Timber....
Lord... I don't think... I have heard one... since...
They...Sing such a Wonderful.... Song....
 you never forget it....
: )
"When it's late...in the Evenin'...
I Climb Up The Hill...
and Survey...All My Kingdom...
While Everything's...Still...
Only...Me...and the Sky...
and an Old...Whippoorwill....
 Singin' Songs...
in the Twilight...
On Mockin'bird... Hill...
: )
Tra la la...
tweedlee dee dee..
It Gives me a Thrill...
 to wake...up in the Mornin'... to the Mockin'birds...trill....
Tra la la...
tweedlee dee dee...
There's....
Peace and Goodwill...
You're Welcome as The Flowers...
on...
Mockin'bird...
Hill"...
: )
 {Have...a Beautiful... Sunday...
I will...
This... was such...a Peaceful...Journey...
: )
Yes... tho...
after listening to the above tune... over and over...
it's...nearly... 4 a.m.
{I added the lyrics... long... after the original...post...}
Funny, the time...slipped away...
walking... down...Memory... Lane...
up to...
Mockin'bird... Hill...
: )
Love...to ya... }


Friday, September 27, 2013

I am...a Naughty... Girl... : )

Whew...
I'm....
Bad...
: )
There is Sooooo Much to get Done...
for the...
Fall Harvest Sale...
next week...
but...
when the phone rang...
and the message was...
Barn...
Full...
Old...
Farm..
Junk...
I was...
G O N E...
It was like... I was on Horseback...
The Rescue Race....!
Yelled at Maurina...
Swung her...Up...
in The Ford...
Riding Shotgun!
and...
Awaaaaay... We Went!
{bad...very bad... not only... am I...
AWOL...
So...is Maurina! }
{I'm Such... a Bad...Influence!!!!}
Lord...!
We had a Blast... Diggin'!
{we are..Filthy...Gritty...Dirty... tonight...
: )
Love It... : ) }
We Loaded... Heavy....
and Still... had to go back... for another Major LOAD!
It was 140 miles... on the road...
plus...
Diggin'...time...
equals...
'All Day'...
: )
Total...
 'Nothing got done... here... at The Rabbit Hole'...
oh dear...
I...am...Bad... : ) }
but...
We found an Old..Dr.'s Exam...Table...
a Sleigh...
Stained Glass Windows...
Old Shutters...
Old Wooden Boxes...
Toys...
Hardware...
MOUNTAINS...of Old Blue Canning Jars...
Tools...
Galvanized...
Granite ware...
Old Pictures...
etc...etc...etc...
etc...etc...etc...
All... for The Fall Harvest Sale...
so...
it's all...
kind of good...
: )
the place may be a bit...
Messier...
but...
it's gonna be
A LOT...
Funner!
Gnarly...
Stuff!
Sale Opens... Thursday, the Third...
{runs through the Sixth...
8 a.m 'til Dusk... Daily...}
Hope to See Ya!
Love to ya..
Barb C.
a.k.a.
{Bbbbbad.... bad...to the Bone...Barb : ) }




The First...
of Two...
Massive Loads...
we unearthed...
from an...Old... Iowa...Barn... today...
It'll... be here...
for The Fall Harvest Sale...
Gnarly...
Old...
Farm...
Stuff...
: )
 
: ) : ) : )
{I...am... sooooo.... bad... : ) }

Thursday, September 26, 2013

oh my... The Little Hen House... is Nearly... done...{now... the other 95% to do... for The Fall Harvest Sale... Oh Boy!}

Yes...
it's...
almost...
Done...
{Fall Harvest Sale...Opens...
One...
Week...
from...
TODAY!!!}
now...
on to...
The Tents...
Garage...
Gazebo...
and...
LAWN!
Oh Boy!!!!
The Song I posted... is one... I Love...
while watching the video...
My...Re Sets......
are much... like...
 putting on...
Make Up!
I see...
: )
{yes... watch the video...
instead of a 'face'...
picture....
a 'Hen House'...
{or...The Rabbit Hole...
or...any Booth...at Every Show...
oh...
my...}
{Lord... wish I could spend as much time... on my face...
as I do..
setting... displays...
I'd give Cindy Crawford...
a Run...For The Money!!!! }
: )
oh dear....
{then... read the translated... version... of this song...: )
seriously...
it's....
More...
than
Perfect....
Funny...
'Insanity'...
crosses all...
Language Barriers...: )
{I knew it... long... before... I learned...
this in...
English...
just...simply... knew...
it was...
'Perfect'...}
: )
 

Wait 'til ya see...all of the GNARLY PUMPKINS....
and Dried... Gourds... I brought home... today...
oh my... : )
{and...The Coolest...Old Red Door!}
YOWZA!!!
{love...love...love... The Old Pie Safe!
Just brought 'er in...Today! }
{Oh My!..I have to get those cords...tucked away! }



I did...some 'window peeking'... before I shut down the lights...
in the little Hen House...
oh my...
what a difference...
: )
I couldn't have done it... without Maurina...
she's held my feet...to the fire... : )
{Not...an easy task... ask anyone...who dares to work with me...
I flit... from one place...to another...
Never...stay on track...
Folks...pop in...phone rings...
or...I find a box...of something...I haven't seen...forever...
and start to reminisce....
Worse...
I'll get something...nearly all put together...
and decide...
It Just Won't Work!
and tare it all...
apart...
oh dear...
Thank God... for Patient...
Angels!


When I called it 'quits'... in The Hen House... tonight...
I walked through...the rabbit hole...
to say..
"Good Night"...
I saw one...of the Mad...Hare... gazing... into the Greenhouse...
in... 'wonder'...
he made me...
smile...
: )
{these...Rabbits... always do... : ) }
Love to ya...
Barb C.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

have you...ever... seen such a mess???

oh my...
we have Gutted...the Old Hen House...
It had...to be done...
Peg...and I...have talked about doing this...
for...Years...
Everything...
Out! Out! Out!
but...
I run so hard...
and when Sale time...
rolls around...
we Beat Feet...
to get what Has to be done...
throughout...
Other Buildings...
the Lawn...Tents...
D O N E....
oh my...
so...
The Poor...Little Hen House...
takes... the back seat...
Peg...had her Heart...set... on making This...
her...project...
but... with so much... going on... this year... in her life...
there was no... way...
{Mike came through his surgery...fine...today...at the Mayo...
: )
Please... keep them both... in your Prayers... }
{and...to so...many...Wonderful Souls... who ask about my Mom...
She... is perking along...
One Day...
at a Time...
for her... and us all... : ) }
Thank...God...
for Maurina...
I hadn't seen....her...forever...
last week... she pulled in...
and... asked what I needed help with...
{Angel...}
I told her... I was going to tare into the Old...Hen House...
she... hasn't missed a day...of the destruction!
oh my...
We have created...a MAJOR...MESS...: )
{outside...}
but...the Little Hen House...
Is Singing!
{John came inside... and set down... and said...
"is this... where I'm gonna live... when I'm a Butt Head????"
I said...
"ahhhh...Nooooo... This is Way...too good for ya... when you are... a Stinker..."}
We all...want to Move...Into The Hen House!
It's... Fun...
Very...
Fun...
I'll have better images... tomorrow...
It's such a Sweet... Little Place...
Old...Wall Paper... Old...Worn...Rug....
Old...Soulful... Cupboards...
and...Dishes... loads... of... Beautiful...
Old...Servers...
from a hundred... plus...many... years ago...
and...
The Old... Down...Filled...French Sofa....
oh my...
Maurina says...
"I don't know what everyone is thinkin'.... This... Is...My...House....! "
yes...
it's...another...
'Rabbit Hole'...
Love...to ya..
Barb C.
 




Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Hen House... is...Purged...oh... my....

 
 
oh...my... Lord....
Maurina...and I...
have totally... Gutted... The Hen House...
oh my...
When we first opened the door....
it was a SOLID... Wall...
{remember... I just... Gutted the Greenhouse!
oh DEAR!
It all... Had to Go...
Somewhere!!! : ) }
Maurina keeps saying...
in total Bewilderment...
as she stands... gazing... into the Growing... Mountain...
just outside...the Hen House Door...
"I can't believe... all of this... was inside... this Hen House..."
: )
oh my...
We Have... PILES....
of Gnarliness... Strewn... outside....
Everything... from Victorian Glass...
to Mid Century...Draperies!
There was Civil War Era... Fragments...
and Depression Era... Paper...
Old Books.... Lighting... Kitchen...Gadgets...
Cupboards... Workbenches...
oh my...
I'll have images in the Morn...
ran out of daylight...
oh...dear...
Don't Miss The Fall Harvest Sale...!!!
and...
Bring...
A...
Truck!
: )
Love to ya...
Barb C.
{just poured a glass...of Whiskey....
Trust me...
after...today...
I need it...
whew...
I'm...
Breathless!
Cheers!!!! }
{for the record... I am...into 'Wine...and Roses'...
and...
Cuervo Gold... Margaritas...
and...
Champagne.... when it's...called for... : )
but...
after a day... like today...
it's
Yukon Jack....
Blended...
Whiskey...
all... the way... Home... : ) }
{I do...'turn my nose up'... to 'Beer'...
what can I say...
: ) }
 
 
 


Monday, September 23, 2013

Gathering...for The Fall Harvest Sale... October 3rd thru 6th!

This little Jug...was made around the turn, of the last...century....
I bought it... a month ago...and brought it...inside...  loved the Owl... for Fall...
It will be on The Fall Harvest Sale....
I'm... gathering....
and pulling....
from an Old...Barn....
and...
even...
my...
House...
{don't know... exactly 'what'... yet...
maybe... an Early Cupboard... or two... Stoneware...
Wooden ware....
but...
there will be a pile...}
Friends... and Neighbors... are bringing things...
as well....
oh my...
The Buildings...are Full...
The Shop...is Full...
and...I have no idea... what's coming in...
but... it'll be Fun...Affordable... Old...Stuff...
: )
See more info...on the right...
under The Events...
Love to ya...
Barb C.









The Beatles - The Long And Winding Road [w/ lyrics]


The Long... and Winding...Road...

 


I sat... at the laptop... this Morn...
digesting... Strong...Swill...
The last... many days...
and...the ones...
that lay...ahead....
My head...in my hands...
as... my brain... covered...more miles...in minutes... than all of our old vehicles...
combined... ever have...
I raised my head... glanced out...the window...
and saw this....
: )
 
 
 
I took this and the below... images... as I was driving home....
Saturday...
So many things... people...and memories... flooded my brain...
as I drove.... the hour...away....
my eyes...kept...falling to...the shoulder... of the highway....
and... remembered... riding on Horseback.... bareback... along this road....
took us... 2 days....
long...days.... to ride...these 60...plus... miles...
I was...thirteen.... again... when...I was...fourteen....
the last time...
I was 15...
My Beloved... Horse... I rode... was killed... that year...
struck by lightning...
the year after...
my Best Friend...
who rode... with....on this journey....
was killed... in a car accident...
I was one of her Poll Bearers...
I'm glad... I didn't know then...what I know...now...
The Highway....
the road....
always... makes me think....
My Saturday drive... was a very...difficult one...
on many...many...levels...
but...a 'healing'... one... as well...
I had someone...say to..me...Saturday...
she thought my Dad... was a "Bull Shitter"...
and...told Tall Tales....
I was proud... of myself...
: )
'The Hatter'... kept his...'shit'... together....
{I was...very afraid... he might... not... given the place...he was...put....and nearly... didn't... go... Saturday...because... of him...always... wearing his emotions... on his sleeve...}
I... listened... to Dad's... stories....as well... growing up...
 but... more importantly.... I Lived... many of them... at his side....
I told her... she obviously... didn't know the same Man...I did...
He...was...
 a
 'Big Fish'....
I suppose... some...wouldn't believe... my stories... either...
couldn't comprehend.... riding 60 miles.... bareback... along...a major...highway....
 just two... little girls....
{13...going...on 40}
camping out... along the road....
anymore... than Dad...teaching himself...to fly...a little Aeronca Champ... plane....
and flying it between a bridge... and the river....
Dad.... didn't... 'Tell Stories'....
He...Lived them...
ahhhh.... the long and winding...road....
Love to ya...
Barb C.
{these...stories... are a couple... out of thousands....
every day...
is...
an...
'Adventure'...
The...Journey...
There are many stories... within...these...
minute... by....
minute...
all...Fact...
I couldn't begin... to make these...up....
neither... could....Dad...
They wouldn't begin...to hold a Candle... to The Truth....}
 

 


 



Saturday, September 21, 2013

whispers...


Hearts...
I have gathered hearts... for years...
well...
for over 25 years...
since I lost...Dad...
I see them... in most...unexpected places...
exactly... when I need to... most...
they are like...little 'winks'... from him...
that touch me... find me...
in my darkest...hour...
I don't clean the webs...away... and.. keep adding to them...
{this...is an old image... there have been...many others...added... }
as...they come...to me...
sometimes... in the form...of a scrap...of aluminum foil...
or... an old...locket... that just happens to catch my eye.... in a very unexpected place...
maybe... a leaf... that somehow found it's way... inside...
with a gust...of  wind... through a Snow Storm...
Today...
for the very first time...
I pulled one... from the mass...
It was the early...Harness Brass...
at the top...
to the back...of the gnarly old... heart...pincushion...
I have gathered...several... here and there...
over the years...
but...
that...one...
found me...
just when I needed it to...
I do... believe... Dad... had his hand... in mine...today...
and... sharing the story... with... one of my Dad's...Favorite Girls....
{I haven't really... spoken to her... in 26 years....}
and...the little...heart...Horse Harness...Brass....
was meant to be...
and...giving her... the message... that I know...
Dad...sent through me... to her...
How Very...Much...
he Loved and Admired her...
on every... level...
She... meant..more than she ever knew... to him...
{He'd Sing...her Praises...to me... as we...traveled together... when I was young...}
She...was Deeply...Loved...
Dad...was Humbled...by her Strength....
and Accomplishments....
I felt... as she is... fighting a battle now...
she needed to hear...
that she is... Stronger... than she may... realize...
Dad... always... always... knew it...
so do I....
It was...a Beautiful... Day...
in every way....
Love to ya...
Barb C.
 
 



Traces...

Yesterday's...Treasures...
These Old...Old... {late 1800's } cloth covered books... came from a Lovely...
Amish Woman's Home...
She was delighted.. that I...loved all of her things...
as much...as I would so... love to keep everything from her....
I explained to her... I have to sell...
however...
I assured her... I will find the most... perfect... Homes... for these treasures....
From...the tiny sewing basket... to the beautiful... Pearl Buttons....
 
 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 
 
I have a difficult... journey...today...
Wish...I could say... it would be... back breaking work....
no...
I have to address.... matters... of the heart....
I have struggled with it...all night...
and... most of my adult...life....
A journey......on Dad's...behalf....
I can feel him...here... with me....
Pray for me...
: )
Love to ya...
Barb C.
 

Friday, September 20, 2013

This Little Light of Mine


Shades of Gray... The Fall Harvest Sale... beginnings...

Got the Old Sign...repainted...front and back.... yesterday....
It's Smiling...at Everyone...
Rolling Down...151!!!
 


 


yes...
this is going to be...
a Great....Sale... : )
 


I found some Gnarly...Old...Old... Handmade.... Pieces....
and...some very Cool... Knives.....
We're Digging...and Digging!
Had a Huge...Storm Blow Through...last night...
I tied the tent down....
on every corner...
 stacked a Pile...of Iron Screw Jacks....at one corner... wired them all together...and to the post...
a Tree... a Huge...Concrete Column.... and a Fence Post... to the others...
Thank God.... for...
W I R E...
It's still standing...
{I didn't even want to look.... as the Sun...came up.... I heard them talking about The Storm Damage...and 'debris'.... that's all over.. the area.... this morn.... : ( }
she's holding water.... on the side....
but she made it through 60 to 70  mph winds....
or better....
 
 


It's been fun....transforming the Tent....
from Mad Hatter...
to
Early...Iowa... Farm....
ahhhh...
Primitives....
Old...Tin... Baskets.... Feed and Seed Sacks.....
Graniteware...
Crocks...
and...
Loads...
of Straw!
{All....The Buildings...will be OPEN this Sale....
along with Several Tents....
and...
The Entire...
Lawn! }
 


The Old...Sow... is so...very Content...
nose... buried... in...Old Linens....
: )
I adore... this Old...Gal....
I reworked her...from the Mad Tea Party...display....
to... The Farm... House....
: )
She is...Happy... any which way...
I have two... that are for sale...
and...one...
that will Forever... be The Door Greeter....
at The Rabbit Hole...
Love... These... Hogs!
 


Fun...California...Folks!
from
Eton Studio
They popped in...on their way Home...
to Californy!
We Loaded Them Up!
I let them Dig...through the Sheds....
oh dear... : )
No Worries....
There will be...LOADS.... coming in...and some things... Buried.... that will be unearthed...
{I haven't seen...in Years.... }
at The Fall Harvest Sale...
This...Sale... Is Gonna Be...a Big One!
Wear Your Grubbies!
and...
Bring a TRUCK!!!!
{Truck... and TRAILER! Like My Californy...Friends!}
 


Tiffany...and...
Henry...
: )
I was Delighted to meet... 'Henry'... yesterday....
Two Weeks...Old!
and ...Absolutey... Precious!
Tiffany is...  Friend...Maurina's... Darling Daughter....
what a Gift...it was...to have them...stop by...The Rabbit Hole....
Maurina... popped out... a few days ago... as I began... taring things apart...for preparation... of The Fall Harvest Sale...
and...
refused...to leave me....
She has come...every day.... and busted butt....
She's gutting...The Hen House....
and... will be bringing things...to The Fall Harvest Sale....
I haven't seen...Maurina... for...ever....
what a Blessing...she has been...
Like...Carolyn....
and...our Peg...
she keeps my feet...to the fire...
I tend to Fall....Down...The Rabbit Hole... and play...with the Toys...
get...sentimental..... remembering....
where things...came from....
and... ponder... about their 'journey'....
{I drive...Peg...Nuts!}
Speaking...of Peg... Please...continue to keep her..in your Prayers...
she... is going through a 'rough patch'....  and...needs them...so....
: )
and...
I hope...with me...you'll Pray... for All... who Suffer...
I can't...watch the news...anymore....
I just...Pray....
and...play....
down the rabbit hole...
: )
{ I also... Thank God.... for All...of the Gifts...and Blessings....
yes... things... are a tuff....
but...
 We are All... so Very Blessed.... in...so Very...Many...Ways.... : ) }
Love...to ya...
Barb C.

{as I was painting...the Fall Harvest Sale...sign....
a friend... from years ago....
stopped...as he was driving past...
I've known him...since I was 16...
He asked what I was up to....
Lord... I was a Mess...
Dirty...bare feet... wearing... the day...before's... clothes....
no... make up....
sweating...
{it was...HOT...}
hair...pulled up...in a Messy...Twist....
{oh dear.... and...I have put on...MANY...Pounds....oh dear...}
we visited.... as I kept...painting..away....
we said...our "Good-byes"....
he began...to pull away....
stopped....
and said...
"Hey...Barb... you sure are lookin' good"....
THAT....
made my day....
I know... I'm not....
yet...
I bowed....The Mad Hatter... Curtsy... and Thanked Him....
tho...
my first...inclination...was to Fiercely...Argue...the fact...and tell him to go directly to get his eyes....examined!!!
instead...
I...took...that compliment...
I needed... it...
and...felt...Blessed...by it....
You...Never...know...what a Kind...word.... can do...for a person....
I told him...I loved him... for that...
: )
Tell somebody... they're 'Lookin' Good'... on your travels... today...
and watch 'em...SMILE! }
 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall Harvest Sale... October 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th... 8 a.m. 'til Dusk...Daily...

Fall Harvest Sale
October 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th...
8 a.m. 'til Dusk...
Daily...
Friends and Neighbors
will be Filling The Lawn...
The Buildings will be Brimming...
with Old... Treasures...
Early Iowa...
Farm and Farmhouse...
Pieces...
Linens...Lace...Clocks...
Cupboards... Harvest Tables....
Quilts... Concrete Statuary...
Primitives... of every shape and size...
Early...Glass...Silver, and Silverplate..
Feed Sacks... Nesting Boxes...
Oil Paintings... Prints... Crocks...
Woodenware....
always...at affordable prices...
Wear Your Grubbies...
and
Bring a Truck...
Located on Hi Way 151
Fairfax, Iowa...
{look for the '49 Ford Panel Truck on the curve}
 


Monday, September 16, 2013

Keep Growing...

 
I slept in...
this morning...
It was a long...last week....
It felt so...good... with the cool... sheet... wrapped around me...
and Polly... snuggled up...next to me....
when I awoke...
the Hot... nights... a thing... of the past....
It feels...like Fall...
finally...
My mind...has been whirling....
this morn...
with the conversations... I enjoyed... with folks...
throughout the last many days...
and... thinking back...on the discussions...
I have had... with friends...{Mentors...} who are long... gone...away...
Eudora... Libby...Dad... Chery...
and those... I haven't seen... for so long...
yes...I hear them...
I don't know... if it's because... I am a bit weary....
or...
at a 'Turning Point'...a 'Cross Roads'...
in my life...
that sends my mind... and thoughts... so...very deep....
I sat...and explained... or...didn't...
I tried...
to a dear friend... Saturday...
to put my finger... on exactly... what I am... reaching for...
but... could only show her... by gesturing... in thin air... feeling...'it'...or something...
that was so...close... yet... I can't quite... grasp it...
Thinking about it now....
it was like... Scarlett... in Gone with the Wind...
having a reoccurring Dream...
and running through the 'mist'....
searching... for it... but... never quite.... finding it...
When she was asked...what was she searching for...
she said...she didn't know...
"It was hidden in the Mist"....
I have visited...with The Lord... in depth...
about it...
I watched... Joel Osteen... this morning...
a wonderful... sermon...
"Keep Growing"...
I think... that's all... I can do...
keep...busy....
keep...working....
keep...thinking...
keep...
growing...
and.. hopefully...
catch up...with whatever...
 is
hidden...
in
The Mist...
and...always... be so...very...
Thankful...
for those...
here and...beyond...
that... listen...
guide...
and...
encourage...
Love to ya...
Barb C.
 
 


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dancing In the Moonlight


The Mad Hatter Shook Off His Shoes!

It was a Crazy...
Day...
Preparing for the Mad Tea Party!
I was Flyin'...
Thank The Lord...for Liz...and Carolyn A.
Then...as I was running to the House...
LATE...to get dressed...
for The Party...
Linda R. pulled in...
and I asked her...if she would help Liz...
put the food out...
She was...so Kind!
Then...
I couldn't find my Hatter Shoes!
{think I left them...at Gold Rush!}
so...
I remembered my Sweet... Print... from The Botanic Garden Show...
Grabbed it... and placed it on... The Hatter's Tea Table... : )
and explained... to everyone...
why... the Hatter... had no shoes... : )
He Shook Them...Off!
Perfect!


oh dear....
 


 


I snapped this... yesterday.... as I sat at the Tea Table...
The Roses...
are...Simply...
Beautiful...
They Opened up... just in time...
for The Party...
: )
sweet....
The Shop is Open Today!
11 'til 6!
{Thanks to Everyone...who popped in...yesterday...
as well....}
Love to ya!
Barb C.
{I had wanted to write this... last night... started to... then...had to lay down...for a minute...
tired....
didn't wake up... until 6....
oh my...
: ) }
{while I was writing the below post... I was thinking... about what song... should go with...
"Dancing in the Moonlight"
came Strait to my Head!
Yes...
It was...Lovely...
Everyone...was Laid Back... and totally...
Outta... Sight...
Yes...
This...will Have to be...
and Annual..
Event! }